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    Top stories of the week: design love from Bangkok, hide and seek architecture and a new hotel chapter

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    With architecture and construction firmly in the spotlight, Hotel Designs has witnessed another jam-packed week full of interesting stories that highlights our love in design and architecture. Breaking down these headlines is editor Hamish Kilburn…  New York, New York! Is there anywhere else on the planet quite like it? In the original metropolis where possibilities […]

    Kobe’s is pretty in pink

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    It’s confirmed, the hottest shade of the year is officially pink! The global authority on colour, Pantone has announced its ‘Colour of the Year’ 2019 as Living Coral, a vibrant pink alternative, while paint manufacturer, Farrow & Ball has released its must-have shades for 2019, one being the moodily-named Sulking Room Pink. Luxury fabric specialist […]

    EDITION arrives in New York’s Times Square

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    The Times Square EDITION is the brand’s second hotel to open in New York… There simply has never been anything like it before in New York City’s famed cultural and entertainment mecca. Ian Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, has introduced the sophisticated The EDITION Times Square, which will shelter the first Michelin-starred chef ever […]

    Top 5 stories of the week: Lighting the mood, surface trends and Meet Up developments

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    Concluding January and looking ahead to the future of lighting, surfaces and hotel development, Hamish Kilburn writes the top five stories of the week… As January turns to February, there is much anticipation in the air around developing trends. The must-watch lists of hues, textures and materials that landed in my inbox on January 1 […]

    Top stories of the week: Trending interiors, suites at sea and anti-social hotel rooms

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    Following a bustling Maison&Objet and Deco Off, interior trends have been trending throughout this week’s headlines. Hamish Kilburn breaks down the top stories of the week… Whoever thought that January was a soft landing was seriously mistaken – or didn’t work in the hotel design arena. My inbox over the last 25 days has been […]

    Duravit launches solution for cluttered bathrooms

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    Duravit launches new furniture range specifically designed with small hotel bathrooms in mind…  A comfortable bathroom doesn’t need to be spacious. Creativity and the right products can ensure additional storage space and create a hotel for everyday bathroom items. Vanity units are true classics and can be found in almost every bathroom. These handy pieces […]

    In Conversation With: Sebastian Herkner, designer of the year

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    At just 37 years old, designer Sebastian Herkner who is known for straddling the boundaries between modernity and tradition, becomes  designer of the year at Maison & Objet. In between Herkner’s press calls and panel discussions, editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with the man of the moment discuss the evolution of his pieces… What makes […]

    Protocol’s Airwave furniture balances style, comfort and versatility

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    Montreal-based designer Charles Godbout has partnered with furniture Recommended Supplier Protocol to create Airwave for hotel communal areas… As a sector that is always having to be ahead of the hotel consumer curve – sometimes as much as five years ahead – the contract furniture market continues to push design boundaries in order to balance ergonomic design […]

    Spotlight On: A Year in Review – top products launched in 2018 (Part 2)

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    Continuing this month’s Spotlight On feature on ‘A Year In Review’ (Products of the year 2018), we have highlighted what we believed to have been the game-changing product launches of 2018. Here is part two of our ultimate throwback… Following popular demand of our first article that we published on the top products that have launched […]

    Smart tables for charging tables

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    Contract Furniture Store investigates technology in our furniture and how charger-friendly tables will soon become uniform in all hotel public space – or at least they should be…  With Smartphone usage at an all-time high, battery anxiety is becoming the new norm, as the panoply of Apps we use to run our lives or businesses, […]