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In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

Milano-based Studiopepe does it once again with their ‘Winter Bloom’ dressing for Milan furniture showroom Spotti. Setting a vibrant domestic scene, Studiopepe did away with cosy colours embracing the full spectrum of vivid blues creating energetic styled montages.

The monochromatic stage is highly textured with rough rendered walls in battleship grey and peacock blue. Scenes are layered with quilted circular fabric backdrops and uniform rugs (both plush and distressed) sitting on jet black floorboards. Cole&Sons ‘Royal Garden’ wallpaper, with its berries and birds, is the one exception to this minimalist pattern party.

This story is distinctly Studiopepe with their good-natured, restrained epitome of style. Their own hands-on-hips ‘Kora vase’, along with Flos Lighting’s ‘Snoopy’ lamp sits cockily atop Superstudio’s ‘Quaderna’ table. George Nelson ‘Bubble’ pendants are reflected above Marsotto’s sublime ‘Topkapi’ console, while Lamp Gras’s ‘N°214’ surveys the scene. Finn Juhl’s ‘Chieftain Chair’ keeps company with Maxalto’s ‘Febo’ bed, the only room where a touch of pink has been allowed.

With a smorgasboard of design classics and contemporaries at hand, Studiopepe’s ‘Winter Bloom’ is a carefully curated vision of the modern European winter den.

Credits: Trendland

‘WINTER BLOOM’ BY STUDIOPEPE

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

‘Sculptor Barber’ in Taiwan perfectly marries the nostalgic with minimalism. For the well-heeled gentlemen it is a sanctuary of serenity where men preen for the benefit of us all. Hats off to them!

Gallery-esque bones and walls of windows allow generous light to flood in creating a zen base. Lean-to panes of mirror and neon font offset saddle leather, dark timbers, and the classic comfort of traditional barber chairs. The added touch of banana palms and ficus fig trees give the space a punch of colour and organic energy, while Rubn ‘Vox’ pendants in brass and etched glass add just the right amount of masculine adornment.

Thumbs up to ‘Union Atelier’ for creating a well-rounded grooming salon for the 21st century man!

Credits: Union Atelier

OUT/ABOUT: SCULPTOR BARBER

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

Nestled in a former Milan factory sits Carolina Castiglioni’s family home. Full of soul it is a treasure trove of vintage eclecticism, bursting with colourful vitality.

Carolina is the Director of Special Projects for Marni, and daughter of Marni’s Designer, the talented Consuelo Castiglioni. Looking at her house you can see why she would be perfect for such a job. It’s not overdesigned but a testament to her commitment for pieces that have historical context. As she puts it “I tend to gravitate towards vintage design that has a more innovative aspect”. Surrounded by heroes of the past certainly gives you the momentum to explore the future. Take for example the wonderful terrace chairs from Marni’s ‘Animal House’.

Shared with her husband, Architect Federico Ferrari, and their son, Filippo, first and foremost it is a family home full to the brim with things of beauty. Each piece loving sourced like the inky black dining table, initially in bad nick they restored the black lacquer to its now mirror finish. It’s a tribute to Carolina’s creative mind, and so with this insight into her daily life, we look forward to the next ‘special project’ from Marni.

Credits: The Selby

Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

Aaahhhhh welcome to ‘El Fenn’. Set in the heart of Marrakech this luxury retreat fully embraces the romantic artisan architecture and age-old crafts of Morocco. In a city littered with lively riads ‘El Fenn’ stands out from the crowd, thoughtfully engaging a traditional home with contemporary furniture and art.

When Vanessa Branson (yes sister of) and her business partner stumbled across this majestic but dilapidated home they knew that it was a gem too bright to keep to themselves. Respectfully restored and renovated, intricate metal and timber detailing is abundant, glorious stone and mosaic tiled floors are scattered with Berber rugs, ceilings are high and considered, and colour is BIG, oh so wonderfully BIG.

It’s been a progressive project that now includes 28 rooms, a massive roof terrace, rose gardens, numerous pools, a family of tortoises… are you getting the picture? Complementing the magnificent textural and visual architecture of this hotel is Branson’s private collection of artwork. Ranging from David Shrigley to Terence Donavan and Bridget Riley this is part gallery, part traveller’s haven.

‘El Fenn’, it’s only fitting for such a bewitching city!

Credits: El Fenn
Photography Credits: David Loftus, Joanna Vestey, Terry Munson

OUT/ABOUT: EL FENN HOTEL

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotelv

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

Munich welcomes ‘The Flushing Meadows’ a new design hotel by three very savvy dudes. Gastronomist Niels Jäger and architects Sascha Arnold and Steffen Werner are no strangers to entertaining, with three other bars in Munich, guests have access to some of the hottest establishments in town.

Building within the top floors of a 1920s post office, they didn’t touch the institutional façade of the building, and managed to maintain the high ceiling in the 3rd floor loft rooms. Generous spaces – all individually developed in collaboration with an actress, musician, pro surfer, DJ and industrial furniture designer – these rooms have personality plus. Ranging from Nordic white minimalist into deep warm sage and dusty blush pinks, they are more like apartments than hotel rooms.

The penthouse studios are more classic in their styling, charcoal blues with highlights of sunshine yellow and hot pink. Carpet and upholstered walls embrace their guest, giving a sense of cosy luxury.

The common spaces are homely with plenty of layering, soft surfaces, Persian rugs, all complimented with honey natural timbers. The partners in this gregarious enterprise are all classics with copper tapware by Vola, Kvadrat fabrics, ClassiCon and Thonet furniture. Come in out of the cold and get cosy the rooftop bar is open till 2am!

Credits: The Flushing Meadows Hotel

Out/About: THE FLUSHING MEADOWS HOTEL

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

The latest collection ‘Shape Up’ by Seattle based duo Dylan Davis and Jean Lee from ‘Ladies & Gentleman Studio’ is serenely playful. Beautifully considered objects, this ensemble of pendants, table lamps and acrobatic assemblages of materiality are all compositions in compatible shapes.

The ‘Shape Up’ pendant – made up of a metal cone, glass sphere, cylinder, and arc, all threaded together with coloured cotton flex – is completely adaptable to any environment. Whether used in a combination or singular, heights are adjusted with solid brass counterweights and pulley hardware.

It’s not just the shapes of this collection that make them so covetable but also the use of materials. Brass, copper and timber nestle or hover on corian plinths. Blown glass baubles float on strings and cast glass shades, thick and weighty, ground their base.

Affectionately handcrafted, Davis and Lee create the metal, timber and corian components in-house and draw on the talents of contemporaries like John Hogan for his hand-blown and cast glass skills. It’s exciting to watch the progression of this talented duo as they go from strength to strength.

Credits: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

Shapeup – Ladies and Gentleman Studio

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

In/Out: Egg Collective

New York based Egg Collective’s trio, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petric are super busy creating the next generation of heirlooms. With backgrounds in architecture, woodworking and art, they continuously achieve furniture that is quietly highbrow.

True conception, seamless craftsmanship and a sublime choice of materiality ensures longevity. Each piece a hero in its own right, their collection also works as an eclectic complementary family. The ‘Ritter Chest’s warm grey lacquered wood body is topped in stone and floats above its petite bronze feet. The marble base of the ‘Hawley ‘ side table sits firmly on the ground while its hexagonal brass disc radiates invitingly. The ‘Hanger Bookcase’, ‘Turner Sideboard’, and ‘Morrison Sideboard’ are divine examples of storage in materials such as walnut, bronze, stone and leather.

This ensemble of wonderful talent are perhaps just in time to save us all from consumerism as their legacy of furniture will outlive us all.

Credits: egg collective

EGG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Château de la Resle

Wow! Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssen’s magnificent aesthetic is perfectly composed in their Burgundy hotel, ‘Château de la Resle’. Enthusiastic collectors of contemporary art and furniture, the new and old collide with poetic beauty in this 6-suite guesthouse.

The brilliance of this design is the commanding nature of the contemporary pieces against the majestic backdrop of such a robust old dame of a building. Original features like the marble fireplaces, intricate plasterwork, grand staircase and decorative timber paneling, are so striking in their level of craftsmanship that it only seems fitting to ensure their new companions are of the same ilk.

Roderick Vos’s kitchen dresser, heavy in black steel and timber, is a wonderful modern interpretation of a manor’s kitchen. While Patricia Urquiola’s bathware, ’Vieques’ for Agape is perfectly suited to this grandiose farmhouse.

Bouman and Franssen enlisted their favourite Dutch designers to create exclusive pieces for the hotel. The result was so successful that they have started their own ‘Chateau de la Resle’ label, so now we can all have a little piece of this design divinity.

Credits: Château de la Resle

Out/About: Château de la Resle

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In 2013 Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi co-founded Bower Studio, an artistic endeavour to make everyday objects into delightful forms while maintaining their purpose. The result is a playful collection ranging from paperweights to tables. Boy have they been busy!

The ‘Contour Table’, as its name suggests, is dictated by its form – each element embracing the other. Mirror or stone, inset into the walnut tops, cap their cylindrical legs. The ‘Moire Table’ fans out creating delicate patterns in its slatted top. Geometric forms dominate Bower’s ‘Shape Mirrors’ and ‘Shape Boards’ generating 3D visual effects. And who wouldn’t want a little bit of ‘Tipsy’ on their table, with their grounded brass bottoms and cheeky little pointed hats?  There is a hearty theme to Bower’s colour palette of muted apricots, mustards and sage, with bolts of blue and aqua.

These two super-likable lads are having a ball, making life fun. Humor plays an important role in their process, which comes across in their objects. So get on board, we’re sure it’s infectious!

Credits: BOWER

BOWER NYC

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

In/Out: Al Que Quiere

Al Que Quiere’ is an LA based design studio that explores the unreason of design. Headed up by Matthew Sullivan, this is a highly intellectual study into decoration. Bright, bold and graphic, his objects are emotionally responsive.

Frustrated with the earnestness of Modernist design, Sullivan has put himself in the mindframe of Post Modernism – creating visual delights that are more interested in their own identity than yours. As he puts it “The positive thing is that postmodernism has never been dealt with in a good way, because it was so bold—it didn’t get along with things in the room… these things are not necessarily easy to live with. But now it’s made it through a couple of decades and is coming out filtered.”

Invigorating and assertive, ‘Al Que Quiere’ is latin for “he who wants it”, which is apt for his collection of decorative arts. Painted wood, wall follies and sculptures burst with vitality. Sullivan believes in the “grammer of ornament”. His first ideas are formed through written word and so it’s no surprise that his website has an academic narrative that is responsive to his work. Completely refreshing and exhilarating ‘Al Que Quiere’ is bringing confrontation and spirit back into design.

Credits: Al Que Quiere

Al Que Quiere

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