Tag: interior branding
The first – and smokin’ hot – installation and collaboration between Vitra + Artek recently opened at VitraHaus loft in Weil am Rhein. Officially joining forces in 2013 after Vitra acquired Artek, the two furniture companies enlisted the help of Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse who created a glorious space to introduce the union of the two brands. Rather than simply display their products alongside each other, the shared brand is introduced in the form of a story: an imaginary home of a fictitious Finnish-German couple, Harri and Astrid.
The Awesomeness of Aesop will hardly be news for any of you guys. Since their humble beginnings in 1987 in Melbourne, the brand has gone from strength to strength. Year in and year out, product after product, store after store – Aesop continues to smash it out of the ballpark with their commitment to superlative design. But not just the sort of design that spends a certain amount of money on expensive finishes and insists on ostentatious detailing and high-brow design. No sir.
Aesop Kyoto store at 97 Aburaya-Cho Sanjo was created by Simplicity team under Shinichiro Ogata, drawing inspiration from many Japanese aesthetics.
Ace Hotels really do live up to their name. Each one has a unique style, a fascinating history, and an Ace Philosophy at its heart. For Ace, hospitality is “compassion” and the hotel is a “potential for real, fluid community.” Ace Hotels are iconic around the world for their fresh approach and for changing the way of the hotel industry across the board. Since Alex Calderwood, the late founder of Ace Hotels, decided to convert a maritime workers’ hotel in Seattle with his friends and open the first Ace Hotel in 1999, hotels haven’t been the same. With passionate, creative ideas driving them, Ace has lead the way for boutique hotels with a difference.
01 | “Hotel Black” Temporary Installation by Studio Guilherme Torres at MostraBlack, Brazil. 02 | Ett Hem Hotel by Studio Ilse // Stockholm, Sweden. 03 | Hôtel Paradis, Paris. 04 | Monsieur Bleu by Joseph Dirand at Palais de Tokyo // Paris, France. 05 | Sea Library by ETAT Architects // Awashima, Japan. 06 | Old Chalet Refurbishment by Bergdorf & Nick Ruef // Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. 07 | House of Salad by Metaphor // Bangkok, Thailand. 08 | Volkshaus Basel Bar and Brasserie by Herzog & de Meuron // Switzerland.
Weiss—heiten have designed the first signature store in Germany for Australian skin care brand, Aesop. The store recently opened on Alte Schönhauser Street in Berlin, Mitte. Reflecting Aesop‘s approach to build unique site-specific stores that reflect local qualities, Weiss—heiten explored the unique character of Berlin, it’s tension between the contrast of old and new, roughness and beauty, urban and nature. Inspired by Gerhard Richter’s colour studies and monochromatic canvases and by the city’s industrial history and everyday charm, the interior assumes a palette of leaf-green and a quietly clinical aesthetic…