Studio Aisslinger designed the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin under the working title: Urban Jungle. The reason: half of the 149 rooms overlook the Berlin Zoo and the other half some of Berlin biggest landmarks. Using a warm design scheme with lots of natural colours, materials and custom furniture they have truly created a landmark.
Stairwells are in fashion these days. Agency Jouin Manku upped the ante with this insane structure in the centre of Brasserie Les Harras in Strasbourg. The brasserie is build inside a listed building and it has been made sure you can see this. The entire venue has the original wooden beams on show. Large organic shaped leather panels work as dividers and accent the wood and stone in the building brilliantly.
The skatepark is part of Selfridges Board Games Campaign and is fully functional. Want to have a crack yourself? Go down to Selfridges and you can rent a skateboard or take part in the classes they organise, more information here.
Photos by Brinkworth
It’s the Annual Milan Design Week. With the biggest names in furniture, interiors, materials and brands showcasing what they got.
Unfortunately Can’t Be Satisfied couldn’t report at the show but luckily there are plenty of blogs and magazine that are so we can enjoy the show as well.
Below a selection to get your design on.
Designboom is covering the show and they also have this handy map when you arrive on their homepage during the Milan Design Week.
It’s the Design Week in Milan and when its mainly furniture on display, brands have decided to make an impact as well. Nike have created this floating structuer called ‘aero-static dome’ together with miniwiz founder Arthur Huang. Miniwiz, famous for their innovative and eco design haven taken inspiration from the fly knit technology and based the massive structure on Leonardo Da Vinci’s triangular parachute and alexander graham bell’s tetrahedral kite. Inside each glass capsules units – anchoring the balloon structure – are shoes of the new kobe 9 elite low HTM displayed.
Via Designboom All images courtesy of NIKE