Travel guide for design addicted

The Orient Express inspired Studio Pepe’s project for a Parisian hotel

Last June 2019, the hotellerie group Okko opened its new Hotel in Paris, right inside the iconic “Gare de l’Est” station. Studio Pepe, the Italian studio founded by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, was called to design the lobby and common areas of the hotel. Studio Pepe conceived “Le Club”, a 400 sqm open space at the heart of the hotel that faces the station and acts as the ...

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The best design shops in the Shoreditch district of London.

Two weeks ago I attended the Amara Interior Blog Awards 19 event that took place in London, in the beautiful setting of One Marylebone. One Marylebone is a former Anglican church built in 1826 and today transformed into a location weddings venue and location for events. Also this year I got into the finals of the Awards in the Best Written Blog category: I did not win but being in the final ...

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ADAM, the Brussels design museum entirely dedicated to plastic

Last month I was in Brussels and I finally managed to visit the ADAM, Art & Design Atomium Museum di Bruxelles, opened in 2016. What is special about this museum? It is a museum entirely dedicated to plastic, with a unique collection of about 2000 plastic objects dating from the late 1950s to the 21st century. Of the entire collection, 500 are the products currently on display in the ...

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The story behind the chair that inspired Cassina’s “Hommage á Pierre Jeanneret” collection

You know that I like to talk about design icons and today I want to tell you the story of a series of furnishings that have long been "forgotten" but that today have been re-launched by the Italian brand Cassina. This year Cassina has in fact presented a re-edition of a series of furnishings (the 053 Capitol Complex chair, the 051 Capitol Complex office chair, 053 Capitol Complex padded chair ...

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Note Design Studio signs the interior of the Gina Tricot store in Stockholm

Note Design Studio, in collaboration with Open Studio, designed the first flagship store of the Swedish fashion brand Gina Tricot. The store occupies an historical building on Götgatan, one of the main shopping streets in the Södermalm district of Stockholm. The store was designed with the aim of giving the user a new shopping experience: "Instead of funnelling the visitor through a pre-set ...

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