TOPHOTELDESIGN collaborates with Maison&Objet

by | 08 Oct 2021 | Design

TOPHOTELDESIGN has teamed up with Maison&Objet Academy to create a series of videos examining how design trends are being brought to life in hotels around the world.

Industry professionals can see countless inspiring examples of hospitality embracing fresh ideas and concepts.

An original video series

Hotel design gallery TOPHOTELDESIGN is delighted to announce that it’s working with Maison&Objet Academy, the new Netflix-style service focusing on decoration and design, on an original video series. Projects Behind the Trend considers how the most talked-about topics among architects and interior designers are feeding through into spectacular hotel projects worldwide.

Each video in the series is presented by Guy Dittrich, Sleeper’s editor-at-large and an independent commentator on hotels and design, who draws on his expertise to analyse some of the key trends shaping hospitality. As well as choosing the featured topics, he also selects standout hotel projects from TOPHOTELDESIGN to illustrate his points, and identifies the design studios that are pioneering new and innovative approaches.

Bamboo, biophilia, pink and concrete

To date, four episodes have been recorded, of which two are currently live. Each one explores a different subject – bamboo, biophilia, pink and concrete:

Luxury and nature: The use of bamboo in hotels. This episode explores the growth of bamboo as a sustainable, flexible and beautiful material in interior design, highlighting its use in welcome arches, ceilings, dining pods, flooring, furniture and more. Featured projects include: Keemala, Phuket (architecture: Space, interior design: Pisud); Ulaman Eco Retreat: Bali (architecture and interior design: Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios); and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo (architecture and interior design: Blink Design Group). This video is available to watch now.

Committed to being green: Biophilia in the hotel industry. This episode looks at the use of biophilic design to improve the sense of human connection with nature, showcasing schemes that make great use of planters, living walls, nature-inspired chandeliers, woven-grass pendant lights, honeycomb-style ceilings and more. Featured projects include: Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia (architecture and interior design: Din Studio); Mercure Neglinnaya Moscow (interior design: Sundukovy Sisters); and American Trade Hotel, Panama (architecture: Hache Uve, interior design: Commune Design). This video is available to watch now.

La vie en rose in hospitality. This episode reflects on the way that the colour pink is increasingly used to create interior design concepts that really catch the eye, whether that be welcome desks, wall murals, curtains, sanitaryware, cabinetry and more. Featured projects include: W Suzhou (architecture: Nikken Sekkei, interior design: Rockwell Group); Temptation Cancun Resort (architecture and interior design: Karim Rashid); and Hotel Sacher Vienna (architecture and interior design: BWM Architekten). This video is due for release in October 2021.

A concrete revival. This episode considers the rehabilitation of concrete as a material that can be stylish as well as robust, with reference to schemes that brilliantly use it in external façades, lobbies, staircases, walkways, pool areas and more. Featured projects include: Olea All Suite Hotel, Greece (architecture and interior design: Block 722 Architects+); Sir Adam, Amsterdam (interior design: Icrave); and Wyndham Grand Frankfurt (architecture and interior design: Baranowitz + Kronenberg). This video is due for release in November 2021.

Videos and photos showcasing design excellence

Hotels can be a great platform for designers to try out new approaches in real life, not least because they enjoy such high footfall and attract instant feedback from a demanding, international clientele. As such, the hospitality sector is full of daring and dazzling projects, and many of the suppliers involved exhibit at Maison&Objet, Paris’ trendsetting decoration, design and lifestyle trade fair.

To watch the Projects Behind the Trend video series, users first need to subscribe to Maison & Objet Academy. Content can then be accessed via the streaming channel’s website or Android and iPhone apps.

TOPHOTELDESIGN is the design-focused platform from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS team. It presents only the very best, curated images of award-winning hotel design and the studios behind them.

To browse a handpicked selection of stunning hospitality schemes from around the world, visit the TOPHOTELDESIGN website.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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