We’ve had a lot of fun last week judging the Workspace and Retail Interiors categories in London. The calibre of entries was exceptional and it was great to hear our expert panels deliberating over stunning projects from around the world – look out for the results, which will be published later this month.
In the meantime, Team WIN has been concentrating on the Hospitality categories. We have already received some fabulous entries, a small selection of which we’ve featured in this issue of INSIDE, along with some cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels that grabbed our attention.
We have two interviews this week; we meet David Abrahamovitch, brainchild of ‘Hip’ coffee chain Grind & Co., and his partner, Australian DJ and musician, Kaz James. We also chat with Paul Semple, Partner at architectural practice HASSELL (Singapore), who shares with us his views on how the hotel industry is evolving and talks about his exciting new project Woolloomooloo hotel in Sydney.
I know many of you will be heading off to Milan for Salone Del Mobile, I hope you have a fabulous trip and do tweet any highlights to us
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Annalisa Hammond, Editor. P.S The Hospitality categories close 29 April; so get your entries in quick!
Interview: DAVID ABRAHAMOVITCH CEO & CO-FOUNDER & KAZ JAMES CO-FOUNDER – GRIND & CO. Take one excellent cup of coffee, add a dash of attitude, some seriously wicked playlists, evening cocktails and a large helping of ‘hip’, and voilà: you have Grind & Co. – the Melbourne-inspired café chain that’s been taking London by storm. Founded in 2011 and now in its fifth year, Grind is the brainchild of London... READ MORE HERE
BEACHCRAFT MEYER DAVIS The design of Beachcraft by Meyer Davis Studio translates the warmth and sophistication of Crafted Hospitality restaurants to an airy coastal setting. Guests are greeted by a lush green wall that leads to the entrance of the two-level restaurant. The ground floor features the 85-seat dining room, outfitted with natural materials such as wood and stone, bronze lighting, and caramel leather banquettes. An expansive, concrete-topped bar with seating for 22 anchors the space, and an outdoor patio brings... READ MORE HERE
HEART ATTACK & VINE NICKY ADAMS Café by day, bar by night - Heart Attack and Vine is a considered addition to Lygon Street, Carlton. A challenging narrow shop transformed into “an espresso bar come café come cicchetti and aperitif extravaganza. A chameleon of sorts which takes on a different charm with every sitting.” (Melbourne. Arts. Fashion). The clients had a narrow space (4m) with limited natural light, varying levels and a tight budget... READ MORE HERE
ROOK CAFÉ & DELICATESSEN BLLEND DESIGN OFFICE Bllend is a multidisciplinary design and research office developing unique identities in the fields of Architecture, Landscape, Interiors, Furniture and Lighting Design. The name of this café inspired the designers to have a chess based theme when it came to their design concept. This design looks at the interplay between black and white... READ MORE HERE
HOTEL ADRIATIC STUDIO 3LHD Adriatic is a unique hotel with art providing an unrepeatable ambient in which fantasy and reality interact through artistic interventions and everyday objects. The existing building situated on an attractive site next to the sea was constructed in 1913. By a comprehensive reconstruction and a collective effort of creative artists from Croatia... READ MORE HERE
MUDDICA STUDIO DIDEA Studio DiDeA converts a former tailor's shop in Muddicaí, into a two rooms restaurant and Sicilian deli shop. The client asked for a cosy and friendly place to sit and eat or just for buying traditional products. The architects answered the brief by creating two levels: the bottom part is dedicated to tasting and eating, while products are displayed on the top part on iron shelving system... READ MORE HERE
THE RABBIT HOLE MATT WOODS DESIGN The design begins by taking advantage of the former industrial sites inherent architecture. Concrete floors are polished; herringbone strutted timber ceilings are unearthed; original brick walls are revealed. The softening of this masculine architecture is achieved through the white washing of these newly exposed elements, & through the addition of enlarged northeast facing windows, which allow light to flood in to the interior... READ MORE HERE
THE KIPLING SUITE AT BROWN'S HOTEL OLGA POLIZZI Brown's Hotel in London, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has opened the doors of its re-designed Kipling Suite following a three month renovation, led by Olga Polizzi, the group's Director of Design. The original Kipling Suite has been merged with the Albemarle Suite and reimagined to form the largest space now available to guests of Brown's Hotel... READ MORE HERE
PAUL SEMPLE PRINCIPAL – HASSELL, SINGAPORE For the baked goods box, the idea was simple: make everyone who bought or received baked goods from Mr Holmes feel special. We wanted our packaging to represent the quality that was inside. Too often you see bakeries just stamp a plain craft paper box, and even though we know this was the (much) more expensive option, we knew that we wanted it to feel like  you were receiving a birthday present... READ MORE HERE
KILIMANJARO, ISTANBUL  AUTOBAN Located inside the recently developed Bomonti Historic Brewery, Kilimanjaro is a casual restaurant-bar that is an integral part of Bomontiada – the new art, culture and entertainment base of Istanbul. With interiors designed by Istanbul-based, multidisciplinary studio Autoban, the venue boasts a contemporary social environment inside a historic, industrial building, with careful attention given to its scale and original texture... READ MORE HERE
THE UGLY DUCKLING HECKER GUTHRIE The bar is made up of a restrained palette, industrial detailing along with unexpected playful moments that see you through to the atrium. Stepping across the bluestone entry threshold into the bar, it is lined by compositional ink-blue tiles that create strong, dynamic movement in the space where a monolith-like bar rises from the floor to take centre stage... READ MORE HERE
THE LASLETT WALDO WORKS Occupying five terrace houses on Pembridge Gardens, the Laslett celebrates the characterful and eclectic cultural heritage of Notting Hill. With 51 bedrooms and ground floor café, bar, bookshop and pop up space, it has all the comforts of a friend’s townhouse with the feeling of being connected to the community... READ MORE HERE
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