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    Top 5 stories of the week: New trends, emerging designers and a comic-book themed hotel

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    Hotel Designs’ editor Hamish Kilburn breaks down the week with the top five stories… This week at Hotel Designs we have identified fabric and soft furnishing trends, recognised two emerging design stars and reported on how a design firm worked to create a design hotel in Antwerp’s most iconic building. 1) 5 soft furnishing and fabric […]

    One designer’s harmony between music and interior design

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    Under blue, cloudless skies in London’s Clerkenwell district, Hamish Kilburn meets Mutina’s Ronan Bouroullec to understand more about his interior design partnership with Domus and how, with a new collection, he has opened up links between music and interior design… It was while I was watching a panel discussion on interior design tile trends at […]

    TREND ALERT: Jewel colours shine this season

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    As part of our spotlight this month on soft furnishings and fabrics, Jewel colours are said to be an in-season trend at the moment… Here is a sneak peek at a selection of new designs that will be on display at this year’s Decorex International. The pieces have been selected because of their sultry, jewel-like colour, […]

    5 soft furnishings and fabrics trends for 2018

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    To kick-start our spotlight this month on fabrics and soft furnishings, here are some of the hottest trends we are seeing at the moment… 1) Imperfection blends well It seems as if the ’70s are back this summer when it comes to colour in interior design. Bright, loud accents can really help an interior space […]

    The Middle East and Africa hotel construction pipelines continue to grow

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    Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the construction pipelines for the Middle East and Africa continue to grow resulting in 875 projects/216,045 rooms combined, according to LE’s recent Trend Report. The Total Middle East pipeline has 594 projects/170,490 rooms and is up 23 per cent by rooms Year-Over-Year (YOY). This is the 16th consecutive […]

    Seven minutes with Ed Ng from design house AB Concept

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    Hotel Designs caught up with co-founder of luxury design powerhouse AB Concept to discuss technology, trends and what’s next for AB Concept Following on from last month’s focus on restaurants, we caught up with co-founder of luxury design powerhouse AB Concept, which has recently completed Mei Ume, an east-meets-west designed restaurant in Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, London. Editor of Hotel Designs […]

    Seven minutes with lighting experts Robert and William Chelsom

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    Following the recently launched Edition 26, Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn caught up the father-and-son duo Robert and William Chelsom to understand how the firm is planning to light up the world, one hotel at a time… Two years after the lighting company’s last major launch, Chelsom has just debuted Edition 26 in the appropriately majestic One Marylebone in […]

    Editor’s round-up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

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    Wearing his comfy shoes, Hamish Kilburn heads into London’s creative district to discover what Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 has to offer… I arrived at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) on the hunt for emerging trends and new products that launch with the aim to really shake our industry up. Faced with the mass of open showrooms […]

    Seven minutes with HBA London’s creative director

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    Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn sits down with Constantina Tsoutsikou to discuss emerging trends, common pitfalls and future projects… “We would never design a hotel that felt out of place,” leaks a confident and assured spark in Constantina Tsoutsikou, creative director of HBA London. I first met the now award-winning designer at Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol […]

    Maximalist, revival, nomadic and haven are the four interior design trends gathering pace

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    Whether or not you’ve heard of the interior design trends in our title, it’s time to get on board with the new colours, shapes and textures that’ll be guiding interior designers this season. One of the fastest entry points to new trends are industry suppliers Style Library Contract, who have been guided by the newest work […]