Champions of women in design and creators of bold and adventurous spaces, Ara Salomone and Alessandra French take Perth by storm.
Hogg & Lamb deliver Gemelli and Tano, a Brisbane restaurant and bar inspired by the Mediterranean.
You liked it, we listened! We bring to you just a small sample of the built environment’s best projects from the year gone by.
We couldn’t pick all of our favourites, but here’s a small sample of the best hospitality projects produced this year.
Giving “vegan dining the glamour it’s been missing”, Shannon Martinez has launched Smith & Deli, a colossal vegan dining hub in Collingwood.
Raise the topic of hospitality and retail and your mind instantly jumps to far-out fit-outs and awe-inspiring interiors. But before you even reach that finished product, there are many moving parts to negotiate first.
As the world’s most locked-down city begins once more to welcome the prospect of visitors, Australia’s first Hyatt Centric has opened its doors.
From hyper-real run-ins to fragmented customer profiles, Russell & George “slams” typologies to design spaces that make you put down your phone.
Indesign #85, the ‘Social Spaces’ issue is out now. Indesign Editor Alice Blackwood brings us up to speed on the retail and hospitality design topics informing this edition’s theme.
In just 10 days’ time, when Indesign’s ‘Social Spaces’ issue launches, we’ll be taking you on an intimate tour of Society. Until that time, we’re here to give you a sneak peak of what’s to come.
In Fuzhou, China, Karv One Design has combined terrazzo, gridded metal and greenery to conceive a dream-like cafe.
Hotels and resorts, Airbnb and pensione come in all shapes and sizes – including this delightfully different guest house in provincial China designed by ZJJZ.
In this edition of the Indesign Edit, Milliken-Ontera creates a new generation of contemporary commercial flooring solutions with their new collection, Hospitality: Modular Landscapes.
HERO ACMI the winning project in The Social Space at the 2021 INDE.Awards is a refined and pared back restaurant designed by Chris Connell Design.
Australian-based French designer Léo Terrando has left his 14-year post at SJB to start his own boutique design firm, focused on premium luxury interiors.
Wall coverings have never looked or felt so good. Materialised introduces two new wall covering collections from Momentum, beautifully designed to liven up your interior space.
A magical, boutique hotel by Planetaria Hotels, Leon’s Place is an enchanting symphony of beautiful design both old and new.
Simply known as Elk at Falls, this boutique-style mountain lodge at Falls Creek has been given a huge makeover by Coy Yiontis.
Designed to create extraordinary experiences, Woven Image’s Embossed Acoustic Panels perform to commercial industry standards for interior wall linings.
Available now for online readers, the 82nd issue of Indesign largely focuses on hospitable design, it’s trends and it’s importance.
Throughout the industry, the Embossed Acoustic Panel Collection by Woven Image is one of our favourites. Here, we meet Gem: the third panel in the design-led acoustic range.
As an Australian designer and manufacturer of commercial furniture since 1989, Krost is proud to launch its 31st catalogue.
At Bentwood, designer duo RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN embraces heritage with a layered, bold and charming soul that’s made for Melbourne’s energetic coffee scene.
Capitalising on the power of Instagram, SALT of Palmar is injecting more youthful energy into a traditionally older tourism market.
Hong Kong-based o&o Studio took a very specific, and very romantic, image as the inspiration for the branding and design of an uber-cool craft beer and whisky bar in an old grease factory in Shanghai’s South Bund.
Cloudstreet by greymatters possesses all the operational sensibilities for a fine-dining establishment without falling prey to aesthetic stereotypes.
Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is a new five-star hotel by dwp and Bates Smart that puts fashion – and sustainability – first
The city’s most sought-after residences have just reimagined Sydney. But One Barangaroo’s architect, Chris Wilkinson, says “It was a question of bringing the refined, sculptural elegance this great city deserves.”
One of Japan’s leading architecture and design firms, Case-Real looks to integration as a key element across their practice, both in materials and environment.
Yuloo Studio combines colour, texture, lighting, and scale to create a cosy evening environment for lovers of wine and fresh produce in Moscow.
UNSW is upping the ante on university hospitality venues, employing design to attract and retain talent. The Lounge, designed by Bates Smart, is UNSW’s new hybrid space for academics
The new Microsoft Technology Centre in Sydney is all about creating a bold welcome, it’s hospitality fused into a workplace, designed by Tom Mark Henry.
The hotel industry is being disrupted, we talk with Marriott International’s Toni Stoeckl on the value of customer experience, sustainability and wellness to stay one step ahead in the hospitality space.
Inspired by the 1984 film masterpiece, Bicycle Thieves is a light-filled eatery that celebrates Italian culture and creates captivating food with a contemporary twist.
Retail and hospitality sectors globally are collectively shifting to customer experience-driven models. Who is leading the way? And how are they doing it?
Tea drinking may be steeped in tradition but 蜜葉裡 Ambrosia in Shenzhen has been designed by Biasol for the modern, mindful tea drinker of today.
Japanese dining goes grungy at Hong Kong temakeria TMK, where Charlie & Rose took design inspiration from 1980s Japanese punk rock.
C.C. Babcoq is a playful and bold carvery and cocktail bar, with colour, pattern and personality inspired by its muse.
Here’s a hotel that puts you at the centre of its live theatre. Ovolo The Valley appeals to the independent, spirited traveller seeking a little more customised curation from their hotel stay
Hogg & Lamb provides a contemporary Cantonese experience that celebrates the true meaning of extravagant hospitality and luxury opulence at Sydney’s new rooftop palace.
Referencing the rolling hills of Icha Chateau brand’s own tea plantations, Spacemen created a sculptural destination for Shanghai’s discerning tea drinkers.
To the architecture community, Di Stasio is an institution. And now a new venue, designed by HASSELL, brings restaurant, art gallery and homage to brutalism alive at Di Stasio Città.
A timber canopy wraps around the ceiling and walls of Hunan Slurp, evocative of the slippery strands of noodles served in the New York City venue.
The circular economy comes to hospitality with Zero Waste Bistro where food and waste management, as well as water efficiency, is paramount.
Studying film and cinema before undertaking architecture has set Olaver Architecture up for creating atmospheric spaces. Gontran Cherrier in Hawthorn is just one example of this approach.
Ban Ban’s interior by Genesin Studio is a low-tech K Pop minimalism treat for the eyes in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD.
Bringing colonial design flavours in a thoroughly modern execution, John Anthony restaurant by Linehouse is a feast for the eyes.
2018 saw plenty of outstanding projects, and in the hospitality sector, these were the ones that had you hungry for more.
Architect Ricci Bloch makes the most of High St Society’s compact site, ensuring the high-traffic café offers patrons easy accessibility, clear circulation and a welcoming ambience.
Finding a way to integrate multiple facets of the built environment, Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office not only creates contemporary projects but has opened a real estate agency and construction company all under one roof.
KICKS Sports Bar swaps sporting jerseys for sporting references with a design inspired by athletic arenas and sporting equipment
Sustainability and meaningful experiences are key drivers in the hospitality sector today, as Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith shares with the studio’s latest regional hotel offering.
As an antidote to modern-day stresses, pastels are relaxing and relieving, capturing those escapist holiday vibes.
Itsy bitsy aeroplane luxury – why do we love it so much? Buzz takes the essence of high-end brands and reimagines it into a ‘signature moment’ that only happens when you’re 30,000 feet above earth.
Full Circle is a new brew bar inspired by Ubud’s surrounding environment and relaxed atmosphere.
Seeking an inclusive café experience for a venue in Indonesia, AlvinT Studio makes a colourful interlude to step outside the box.
A fresh and modern interior is in keeping with the Novotel brand and revitalised Darling Harbour area.
As we set the table for a new era of hospitality design, Zenith presents innovative, unique solutions that balance style and performance.
Designer Hana Hakim of The Stella Collective hopes the food and design at Middle Eastern café Naim will inspire curiosity and help bridge cultural divides.
If your business was a person, who would it be? Kingsleys in Sydney had already workshopped its brand strategy and came to SJB with an intriguing brief: to personify Liam Neeson. Looking beyond the Hollywood glamour, SJB has translated this quirky concept into a fit-out that speaks to both its locality and Liam using an interior palette filled with character quirks.
This South American-inspired bar and diner in London is all kinds of delicious with a distinctly retro vibe, designed by Sella Concept.
We often talk about the customer experience in hospitality design, but is this conversation inclusive of a venue’s service staff? From an in-depth conversation in print to a real-life panel at FRONT – get an insight from the inside.
One venue for daytime and another for the night. Linehouse has designed a pair of F&B spaces in Shanghai’s former French Concession with an emphasis on relaxed simplicity. And plenty of rattan!
Leave it to perennial game changers MONA to design a restaurant where guests are led at random into a James Turrell exhibit, and the tableware makes eating and drinking a unique experience.
Behind every memorable hotel stay is a carefully curated brand experience. From environmental design to placemaking, wayfinding and more, Fabio Ongarato Design has been an early pioneer of the narrative-led hotel.
Taking a bowerbird’s approach to design, The Park House Food Merchants by Alexander & Co in the Mona Vale Hotel offers a sense of eclecticism that feels like it has been built up organically over time.
Caroline Clements, Indesign‘s guest editor on The ‘Design Relish’ Issue, opens us up to new ways of thinking about hospitality design.
The newly opened Lesa, designed by Allistar Cox Architecture, uses a layered and textural material palette to give guests a rich dining experience.
With its subtle art-deco aesthetic and nostalgic undertones, Anchovy Bandit could be the setting of many a memorable movie scene.
HASSELL creates a duo of spaces that celebrate the art of enjoying afternoon tea with a unique take on the tropical colonial aesthetic at the Regent Singapore.
At Matcha-Ya by McCartney Design, complementary backdrops and distinctive design features encourage those sought-after Instagrammable moments.
Fresh off the press, the latest issue of Indesign magazine has landed just in time for the launch of FRONT. Which is timed perfectly to open up the conversation around our hospitality spaces.
With FRONT on the horizon, we caught up with Kylie Javier Ashton of Momofuku Seiōbo for the lowdown on Australia’s evolving bar and restaurant scene.
The art of ‘fusion’ has best been illustrated in the world of cooking. But blending flavour profiles from different cultures is no longer just about food.
Inspired by the hanami season in Japan, Wagaya is an immersive space designed to capture the sensory experience of sitting beneath the cherry blossom trees.
It’s traditional and timeless and it’s also trending – again. We check out the recent popularity of terrazzo in hospitality projects.
Zwei Interiors Architecture has looked to the universe for inspiration in a local Melbourne eatery, Lightyears. And the result is subtle and sophisticated.
Set within the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kazakhstan, of all places, is a multi-dimensional hospitality project – Mökki – by UK-Based studio Blacksheep.
The hospitality revolution is here, and bar design has never been hotter. Here are five great places to drink in some great design amongst the cocktails.
Biggie Smalls’ new Windsor restaurant blends street art and hip-hop influences with an elegant New York City diner aesthetic.
A poky subterranean space is reimagined as a lush garden restaurant and bar in Sydney.
At Fonda Bondi, Studio Esteta has looked to the work of Luis Barragán and Sydney’s seaside location to design a space where Mexican cuisine and local hospitality are dished up.
Luxury used to mean the consumption of precious objects and items. Then it became the consumption of exclusive services. Now, it’s all about “transformative experiences” – this is luxury 3.0. And Carr is pioneering this outrageous new archetype with one of 2017’s most Instagrammed projects.
This artfully composed Melbourne café worships all things materiality. Designed by Melbourne-based studio Architects EAT, we speak with Director Eid Goh on taking our industry’s total obsession with fine materials to the next level, and the value of specifying beyond aesthetic.
The George on Collins has transformed from a predominantly weekend venue to a versatile space full of statement furniture pieces that act as works of art.
Mim Design offers up a vision of post-millenium luxe with the new Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas. Welcome to resort living 2.0.
Wilson & Market is the new flagship restaurant located at the Prahran Market. The eatery includes a ‘hole-in-the wall’ take-away window, a café that extends into the market square and a brasserie and bar with an entrance off Commercial road – a reimagined model of a highly traditional format.
Designed by Melissa Collison, Neil Perry’s newest Sydney restaurant is inspired by Italy’s illustrious Amalfi Coast.
Monash University’s XO Dining merges informal learning spaces with social dining to create a space for enriching the student experience and university community.
Biasol has looked to Japanese craftsmanship and materiality to create a contemporary design inspired by Tokyo’s izakaya bars.
Two years in the making, London-based Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER will launch the AXYL collection for UK furniture brand Allermuir at the 2017 London Design Festival (LDF) next week.
Nick Travers of Technē gives an insight into next-gen pub design and orientation –shaking up Melbourne’s sleepy Docklands.
Melbourne-based Foolscap founder and director Adele Winteridge talks about the deconstructed, futuristic design of Sensory Lab’s first freestanding store on Collins Street, responding to the ritual of a morning coffee in the context of modernist architecture.
The newest generation of hotels is providing lively and connected design-led destinations for visitors and locals.
What defines the luxury resort of 2017? As the goalposts of modern travel continue to shift, Mim Design offers up a vision of post-millenium luxe with the news Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas. Welcome to resort living 2.0. Determined to balance the exoticism of 1980s glamour with time-honoured contemporary design, Mim Design lobbied for elements of the original hotel to be preserved and even reinstated.
Carr Design Group combines corporate, residential and hospitality design principles for a diverse and flexible function space at the Collins Square Events Centre. Have they created the ultimate new design typology for next-gen hospitality? We think yes…
A former cinema in the old fashion district of Melbourne has been given a new lease of life as a luxurious, boutique hotel where the old and elegant fuses with industrial-chic to stunning effect.
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