Monthly Archives: June 2016

Via Carluccio’s – Tottenham Court Road, London

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Annalisa

DesignLSM, have recently completed the interior design for the launch of Via Carluccio’s in Tottenham Court Road.

The new fast casual concept from the Carluccio’s brand combines their authentic Italian food with efficient and speedy service for busy Londoners on the go.

Via (meaning street in Italian) was inspired by founder Antonio Carluccio’s train travels across Italy.
The intention is to bring his experience of real Italian food on the move to the bustling retail and restaurant hub of Tottenham Court Road. DesignLSM’s brief was to create a natural extension of Carluccio’s existing deli offer, adopting a simple yet bold interior to reflect the quality and authenticity associated with the brand.

Their designers utilised a minimal palette of materials made up of concrete, light timber and bespoke vinyls, maximising the natural day light of the space and allowing the fresh and vibrant produce on display to be the main focus. The ceramic works of the late Italian designer and architect Gio Ponti inspired the striking design of the wall coverings giving ‘Via’ a separate identity from it’s parent brand.

DesignLSM are delighted with how well received this new addition to the Carluccio’s family has been since it’s opening saying ‘Our design team are proud to continue our work with Carluccio’s adding to their ever-increasing portfolio across the UK and internationally’.


Posted on June 21, 2016 by Annalisa

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of director Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Centre, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on the arts and human studies, Slamp joins the “ART of the Treasure Hunt”, an exclusive experience organised by art collector Luziah Hennessey starting June 30, 2016.

La Traviata, the light sculpture designed by Robert Wilson for Slamp, will be the star of a site-specific installation in the historic Felsina cantina in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena. Wilson’s three light sculptures create a “polychrome” landscape suspended above the immense wooden barrels of Chianti Classico, as seen in the exclusive photograph shot by Massimo Listri.

In parallel, an additional two “La Traviata” light sculptures are on display in the Relais & Châteaux Borgo San Felice chapel.

At the same resort, Dame Zaha Hadid is honoured with an installation of the Aria Gold, a new collection presented this past April. The lamps’ haunting aura will cast an air of mystery in one of the Winery’s hidden vinsantaie.

Robert Wilson and Zaha Hadid’s works will be on display, every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until October, 2016. The wineries are ten kilometers from one another.

New Boutique Hotel in Twr y Felin Wales

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Annalisa

Designed by Aedas Interiors, the contemporary art Twr y Felin Hotel in St. David’s Pembrokeshire region, Wales, UK, just opened its doors.

Twr y Felin Hotel is the first ‘Art Hotel’ in Wales, re-established from a historical windmill tower and designed in a contemporary flair with over 100 pieces of original artworks from urban artists.

It is the third regeneration project by Retreats Group, which aims to rejuvenate the Wales community by respectfully restoring and transforming the historical and much-loved buildings into luxury, boutique hotels. Its sister hotels, Roch Castle Hotel and Penrhiw Hotel, are also designed and reformed by Aedas Interiors.

‘We worked with the existing awkwardly shaped and sized room configurations and considered the preservation of original architectural elements including the bronze traceried windows and original wood and stone flooring. The designs drew strongly on the relationship from the exterior landscape to the interior space with the use of colour palette and textures, which were inspired by the outdoor setting of Wales’, said Greg Farrell, Executive Director at Aedas Interiors, who is based in Hong Kong.

All restoration work and labour were commissioned to be delivered by local workers of Wales. The design team also managed to source as many materials locally as possible. Tailor-made furniture and artworks from local artists are incorporated into each hotel that embodies the cultural reference and tells the story of the local heritage of Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Posted on June 3, 2016 by Annalisa

Interior design brand Moooi, known for its daring playful design collections has opened a new showroom and brand store in the heart of the Capital, situated just north of Soho in London’s Fitzrovia.

The showroom and brand store occupies the ground floor space of the Moray House building and represents a celebration of Moooi’s signature designs and lifestyle ideas in the context of the brand’s evolution.

To complement the featured collection, a selection of carpets will bring colour and depth to the interior, adding another layer of beauty. “A complete Moooi world in the heart of London”, comments Moooi CEO Robin Bevers. “This Moooi showroom and brand store represents a very important step in the international growth and evolution of the brand”.

Moooi envisions the brand store becoming a focal point for architects, designers and design lovers.