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Hubertus

The Hotel Hubertus is located in Valdaora, at the foot of the famous ski and hiking area Kronplatz in the Puster Valley (Italy) at an altitude of about 1350 m. The family establishment was generously enhanced and enlarged with 16 new suites, a new kitchen with restaurants and -Stuben-, an entrance area with lobby, reception and wine cellar and a fitness and a relaxation room with panoramic terraces. The new 25 m long cantilevering pool, functioning as a connector between old and new, underlines the essence of this comprehensive renovation and renewal project.

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Riviera Palm Springs

Dating back to the 1960s, The Riviera is one of Palm Springs’ most storied hotels, having most recently boasted a 1970's glam aesthetic and a history of glamorous guests from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to Marylin Monroe. Rose Ink Workshop reimagined the space to jive with contemporary Palm Springs, creating a bohemian getaway that was stylish, eclectic, and cool. Inspired by the easy glamour of Slim Aaron's photographs, the new design emphasizes mid-century styles & vibrant playful colors with a just sprinkling of retro nostalgia.

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Rangla Punjab

Located on a roof top in a commercial premises, Rangla Punjab is a North Indian regional cuisine restaurant. One can get the feel of rural Punjab while you dine and enjoy North indian Punjabi Cuisine. Rangla in Indian language means colourful. Designers are inspired from the rural areas of Punjab state of India. Rural Indian people love colours and that can be seen on their attire, clothes, accessories they wear or even the decorations they do. Designers have attempted to take out essence of colours from the life of Punjab state and infuse in otherwise contemporary style.

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Cafe FLO Taikooli

Cafe Flo is located in Taikooli at Sanlitun District of Beijing and the mall itself is a must-see destination attraction for visitors, both domestically and internationally. The challenge was to create an inviting dining experience, with respect paid to the building’s existing imposing beams and columns. The color tones of this cafe were inspired by the elegance of bygone Napoleonic era Parisian blue and Brass gold. The overall design was base on the iconic French Art Deco style brasserie. The chandelier, with its honeycomb structure, can be traced back as a symbolic icon to Art Deco period.

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Afra Tafri

Afra Tafri, derives it inspiration from it name itself, Afra tafri in Hindi slang means mad mayhem. Thus a colorful, causal, breezy yet elegant design was charted out as a concept for this restaurant. a unique everyday drinking place that puts in together a unique lounge experience in a casual set out. Being located in an upmarket prime location in Kolkata in Inida, Afra Tafri, had to be very carefully balanced on an experience which is delightful, breezy, open, casual yet have a niche and a chic upmarket feel to it.

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Razzmatazz

RAZZMATAZZ: a new bar lounge concept based on the idea that you don't travel on top of a magic carpet…you journey inside it to another dimension in time and space, transported to an Oriental magical realm where not everything is what it seems. A late night cocktail bar with DJ, cosy and intimate yet with surprises: instead of looking at a single rug on a floor, Razzmatazz is like flying inside a rug: patterns of digital pomegranate flowers made of wool and leather pop out onto the walls, floors and ceilings. A theatrical lighting scenography include videos and pulsing glows.

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Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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