Design Trade

Design Trade featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

12,000 Francs

In 1795, Napoleon offered a prize of 12,000 francs to whoever could invent a way to preserve food for his army, this provided the inspiration for this restaurant in Hong Kong. 12,000 Francs boasts an elegant exterior decorated with geometric tiles. As guests walk through the threshold, stylish interiors exude a seductive and evocative other world atmosphere distinctive from the chaotic and bustling neon lit streets steps away. Napoleonic inspiration weave their way through out the design.

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F Bistronome

As the night falls F Bistronome can be seen as a transparent jewel box elevated above the Central Business District in Beijing. Taking its place amongst the most glamorous of Beijing’s many fine dining spots, this restaurant pays homage to the Art Deco movement with its dynamic copper trusses, jewel dripped chandeliers and channel tufted seating. The gemstone colour scheme of sapphires set in gold are reflected within the mirror paneled columns and support F Bistronome ambience as a sophisticated jeweled crown of a restaurant.

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Global Bazaar

Located in the Global Bazaar Food Hall, the dynamic concepts are the first of its kind in that the fast casual concept completely changes over from breakfast to lunch/dinner, offering travelers the best of all day parts. Each concept maintains its distinct branding and look while undergoing the transformation from breakfast to lunch/dinner. The exterior store signs and food hall signs transition using methods similar to that of theatrical set designs. Food Hall signs also change in a similar fashion.

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Oases

At Newark Liberty International Airport, previously underutilized corridors containing moving walkways were re-purposed to feature expansive food and beverage offerings in fresh "oases." Each oasis has a different restaurant or bar and is approximately three meters wide by forty-six meters long. Going beyond simple structural solutions, the designs create an appealing sense of place in the formerly bleak airport hallways. The experience is further enhanced with the numerous site-specific artworks that have been commissioned from established artists and incorporated into each oasis.

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Tofana

In the demolition and reconstruction of the Hotel Tofana in San Cassiano in Badia Valley (Italy), the surrounding mountain range served as inspiration for the new architecture and interior design. The concept of the new -Explorer's Home- transfers the athletic spirit of the owner family to the entire building... From building to landscape: the design celebrates the evolutionary transformation of an originally compact building - into a layered structural landscape that sustainably reflects its surroundings... the house brings nature into the house.

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The Experience Floor

The Experience Floor at Hotel NH Brussels Bloom is a new meeting concept designed to emphasize artistic inspiration and relaxation. When companies or organizations meet somewhere other than in the online space, the experience calls for something special. NH Brussels Bloom secured Virserius Studio to meld clever art and design to make meetings more productive. The opening of the space in Fall 2016 was important in more ways than one; it coincided with the hotel’s 10-year anniversary, and it also signaled continued faith and confidence in Belgium's hospitality industry.

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