Bold and Bright Hospitality Designs
Hospitality is back and the settings are brighter than ever.
Drinks & Co, Paris, by Saguez & Partners
A hybrid bar and liquor store in the 8th arrondissement is a veritable enchanted forest—albeit one rendered in an effervescent blue—with 20-inch-thick acoustic sound dampeners shaped into leaves descending from the ceiling and murals painted with the herbs that compose the libations offered on-site.
Lunar, Shanghai, by Sò Studio
The delicate scent of pressed tea bricks wafts through the contemporary eatery with a menu based on the 24 seasons of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, while its curved wooden canopy, natural boulders, gauzy bamboo curtains, and paneling with a hand-applied pale-peach pigment evoke a moonlit simplicity.
Rishon, Moscow, by Sundukovy Sisters
Inside the former Bakhmetevsky public bus garage, now the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, is a café that riffs on the 1926 building’s Constructivist architecture and unusual parallelogram floor plate via a mise en scène of industrial elements and slanted cylinders, cubes, and rectangles.
Esperanza, Los Angeles, by Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design
Inspired by the sand dunes of the restaurant’s Manhattan Beach location, concrete swoops to form the expressive tone of the white-hot destination, where a carved plaster wall, bevy of perforated-clay pendant fixtures, scallop shell–reminiscent stools, and bronze-backed bar shelving up the breezy-chic factor.
Relativity Architects Renovates a Decades-old L.A. Warehouse for the Fear of God Label
See how Relativity Architects transforms a 1930’s warehouse into a combination showroom, design studio, and office for the Fear of God label.
This Connecticut Home on the Water Offers an Invitation to Slow Down
Interior designer Sashya Thind draws on natural materials and a cool color palette for this Connecticut home with views of Long Island Sound.
These Boutique Hotels Utilize Bespoke Elements to Nod to Their Locales
From Toronto, Canada, to Tbilisi, Georgia, these boutique hotels offer subtle nods to their surroundings with unique accents.