Focused on understated elements of classic Chinese motifs including an arrangement of traditional cherry blossoms and geometric patterns. Sleek and elegant, the restaurant features contemporary palettes of black, satin bronze, deep blue and gold accents, offering an opulent contrast to a white travertine floor. Seating flows from a center of round banquettes at the heart of the restaurant under an eye-catching gold dome and three-tiered chandelier. Custom screens separate a semi-private dining area while the main dining room offers views of the bar area and raw bar, designed as a jewelry box displayed along the opposite walls. A private lounge and dining room feature opaque wine vaults for an elevated, exclusive setting.
W Bogota featured interiors that draw inspiration from Colombia’s legend of El Dorado. Studio Gaia sought to recreate this and other similar stories throughout the entire hotel. A bronze and resin butterfly installation, inspired by the butterflies from Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, sets the tone in the lobby. In W’s Living Room, strands of golden strings suspended from the ceiling create intimate seating zones around the focal bar. On the floor, modern textile interpretations of traditional Wayúu—Indian communities that inhabit the Peninsula of La Guajira— pair with brightly colored ottomans and seating resembling gold stones.
Located north of Tel Aviv, the 12-storey property will feature a Ritz-Carlton hotel, while the top six floors will be devoted to The Residences. Studio Gaia has created the interior design of the new elegant seaside retreat. Boasting well-appointed studios to luxuriously decorated one- and two-bedroom units, chic duplexes, and stylish penthouses, these vacation residences are inspired by the luxury marina lifestyle, with terraces offering sweeping views of the Mediterranean.
The Thompson Hotel is located at Freed's new 550 Wellington West condominium complex. The chic 102-guestroom hotel shares some amenities with the 336 condo units in the modernist architects Alliance-designed building. The hotel's lobby though, is not one of them. Separate from the condominium lobby on parallel Stewart Street, the hotel lobby.
The lobby lounge, with funky wall-mounted cityscape by renowned Spanish artist Javier Mariscal(most of which is painted on the wall, while some extends from it
The Dream Hotel envelopes the lobby with large scaled, organic architectural gestures clothed with an elegant ‘dream’ luster that softens the space, paired with the warm wood tones evoking extreme ends of the spectrum, while inviting one to explore beyond the visible perimeters.
The boundaries between contemporary and classical design are endlessly blurred throughout the hotel, creating a fresh take of elegance. In complimenting the design, the custom designed furniture pieces were carefully tailored to maximize the guest experience from lounging in the lobby to relaxing in the guestrooms, without skipping custom design in between.
In continuing the architectural ‘dreams’ formed through the lobby, the guestrooms provide a dynamic, yet subtle blend of architecture and artwork, seamlessly inviting the guest to lay down and relax, and essentially become a part of the cocoon, pushingthe traditional boundaries of ‘look, don’t touch’. The unassuming muted tones through the room augment the enchanting vibe providing a tranquil end to an evening.
The bar’s furnishings and subtle design details are all one of a kind. Handpicked lamps, created by the self-proclaimed Steampunk Illusionist Terry Peikin, are made out of brass and copper with vintage pressure gauges, Edison bulbs and perforated diffusers and are situated throughout the space. Guests can enjoy their drinks while lounging on plush, velvet sofas and chairs, or at one of the barstools that align the large wrap around marble bar. Hidden in the back corner of the intimate, dim-lit lounge stands an unsuspecting DJ booth.
The hotel's design is characterized by a combination of modern and classic features and styles, and in its uncompromising accommodation standards which consider and respect the region's special atmosphere and surroundings with emphasis on its vineyards and wines. By manipulating natural materials with different finishes and installation techniques, the designers created a sense of continuity that could be modulated to match the mood of the spaces.
Pregnancy and delivery of a child is considered as the most important moment in woman’s life. Yet, majority of women’s hospitals in Korea are still perceived as cold and clinical.
Dongtan Woman’s hospital is one of the first maternity hospitals offering a truly unique experience, treating the hospital as a luxury hotel rather than a typical hospital. It starts with the perfect location in the city of Dongtan, located 30 minutes away from downtown area of the capital city of Seoul, where thousands of modern and educated families found their new home.
For the first Asian outpost of the W boutique-hotel brand, and the hotel chain’s second international destination, W Seoul-Walkerhill established the company’s truly international appeal, and is unlike any other hotel the W has ever created. Situated in a new building on the Han River, adjacent to the Sheraton Walkerhill, W Seoul, like its counterpart W Mexico City, were the first hotels built from scratch, and not refurbished former hotels like their U.S. counterparts.
At night, the scene of the hotel is a multisensory experience of lighting. The scene of the hotel is set by the nighttime view of Seoul across the Han River, as viewed through the generous, all-glass back wall of the bar and common area. And inside, the din of night is created by the pulsating flat screen monitors, flush against the back wall of Woo bar, as well as the candles spread through the various tables within the sea of egg and pod-shaped seating environments.
“Milan meets Tuscany”; old-world elegance and Italian sophistication meets rustic, comfortable farmhouse/barn. Playing of contrasts in a subtle and nuanced way to create a simple yet dramatic setting to complement the food. During the daytime the natural light streams in and creates a relaxed, cosy lunchtime atmosphere. At night the central chandelier comes to life and becomes the main focus in a theatrical food setting, with candlelight and shadows creating an intimate mood. We wanted our diners to feel at ease and comfortable in a relaxed yet refined setting, in order to fully connect with the food and each other.
This 200 square-meter restaurant was conceived as an elegantly modern Mexican dining experience within the unique Qatari sands. Theatrical tapered columns with Mexican motifs soar 4.5m high to create a dramatic yet subtle ambiance. Taking our cue from the local environment, we selected muted, sandy tones of upholstery, plastered walls and polished sandstone floors to create a warm and comfortable setting. A swirling, 16m long feature wall evokes the shifting sands of the Sahara desert and provides an eye-catching backdrop for the abstract sculptures of Mexican artist Paloma Torres. Meanwhile, circular banquettes and sheer drapery partitions allow diners to have an intimate eating experience.
DONOVAN HOUSE – A THOMPSON HOTEL injects an element of sensuality and sleek sophistication into the Washington Hotel scene offering a fashionable option for travelers. Throughout the property, colors in olive green, deep purple, and burgundy are paired with clean architectural materials like alabaster, limestone and dark teak wood to create a modernized version of Washington D.C. In the lobby, platform seating with glowing alabaster panels, custom hanging egg chairs and Studio GAIA’s interpretation of the “club chair,” creates intimate conversation areas for patrons waiting to dine in the hotel’s destination restaurant or head upstairs to their guest room.
The W Hotel in Mexico City, like the city it inhibits, is a juxtaposition of modern ideas and indigenous culture which is both vibrant and serene. Upon your introduction, a cascading full height water elements sooths your check-in experience. This water theme continues into the living room lounge. Its relaxing sounds travel throughout the space where the native volcanic stone and sisal rugs mingle with Studio GAIA’s signature clean architectural and furniture forms. Relax and take in the multi-level "peek-a-boo" lobby. While sitting in your banquette, you can spy on the restaurant patrons dinner choices or scope out the scene in the sultry Red Lounge.
Occupying nearly three floors and 40,000 square feet within the Venetian hotel, Tao Las Vegas supersedes the scale of the first Tao, its New York counterpart, also designed by Studio GAIA. The three-level space is located within the main shops of the Venetian. Two glowing, red thresholds indicate to visitors that while the interior is adorned with Buddhist statues, this restaurant is a thoroughly modern interpretation of Southeast Asian décor. Upon entering, circular, Chinese-inspired portals invite guests inside into the 400-seat, double-height dining room. With a second level mezzanine which looks down upon the dining space, and a third-level club that looks down onto both, the new restaurant and night club brings the theatrics to a new level.
This multi-level Japanese restaurant features a dimly lit bar and lounge downstairs with a more formal dining on the two floors above. A beautiful bamboo sushi bar and a exquisite tatami room are among the striking features. After successfully completing this project for owner Jonathan Moor, he invited us to build build many Sandbox restaurants as well as his APT club and lounge.
The overall concept of the Busan Paradise Hotel is modern classic. It has some of the elements of traditional classic spaces with a modern GAIA touch. The lobby which has a traditional colonnade that leads into an open height vertical area with sunken seating living rooms and over size modern/classic chandeliers above every seating area. With the hotel’s geometry “grid”, the space flows tranquilly into each other. Every niche and space has its own character. The lobby entrance acts as a contemporary art gallery. Bright materials, smooth surfaces and luxurious stone flooring were selected for this area. The lighting is mostly indirect, creating a soft, warm ambience. Although geometric lines and simple shapes predominate, the space is enhanced by a carefully thought-out range of colors and textures incorporated into the furnishings and elegance décor.