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When interior designer Marén Niehoff from HMG MBH & CO. KG was asked to create a modern, stylish and comfortable lobby area for a new five-star Fleming’s Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt main-riverside, Germany – part of the Flemings Group – she was looking for the perfect fireplace.
When designing a contemporary new single dwelling from scratch, architectural and interior design firm SAAJ Design in Melbourne was given carte blanche to celebrate as many design opportunities as possible, creating a highly private home with strong connections to the exterior.
The brief was clear: to create a cosy environment in an open, exposed space on the terrace of a Brisbane high-rise apartment.
Moving to modern
EcoSmart Fire breathes new life into acclaimed art deco fireplace. Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the magnificent Manchester Unity Building has a special place in the history of Melbourne and the hearts of its citizens.
It’s described as one of Berlin’s top 10 cocktail bars, and the Shochu in Berlin is fast becoming as well known for its classic and exotic cocktails as it is for the sleek and sophisticated interiors. Located near the Brandenburg gate, in the Adlon Hotel and adjacent to the renowned Uma Restaurant, Shochu was created by acclaimed designer Anne Maria Jagdfeld.
The iconic outdoor amphitheatre the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles is as renowned for its live performances as it is for its architecture – a ‘band shell’ comprised of a distinctive set of concentric arches. It was also the key driver for a third generation Southern Californian resident who wanted to transform her backyard.
Home away from home
The premise is to provide the creature comforts of a permanent residence and the amenities of a high-end hotel in one package – and the AKA Sutton Place in New York certainly doesn’t disappoint. The boutique property, designed for extended stays, offers its guests all-inclusive amenities, including the striking a.lounge, a place where residents can relax and enjoy coffee and pastries in the morning and wine and cocktails in the evening.
Design professional Susan Jay has a simple design philosophy: “I believe my clients’ lifestyle dictates the design,” she says. “The design is a portrait of their lifestyle.”
Fire and water
MiCorp is a Sydney building company with a clear objective – to build and provide quality homes and renovations with a personalised service that exceeds expectations. Not a declaration to be made lightly, MiCorp prides itself on listening to clients to together create beautiful architecturally-designed homes, renovations or landscaped gardens.
Best in show
A new house, commercial premises – and everyone has the same dilemma: Will the colour scheme create the right ambience? Will the new piece of furniture work in the new room? It’s the reason why interior design guru Carsten Batterman has created a purpose-built design studio where architects, interior designers and builders alike can visit, see innovative products in situ and be inspired.
Achieving understated elegance inside this beachfront penthouse apartment in Newcastle was the prime objective for Coco Republic’s Senior Interior Designer Natasha Levak.
The New American Home has been acclaimed as a symbol of energy efficiency and innovation.
Fire is at the heart of many indigenous myths and it’s also essential for the regeneration of the landscape. It therefore made sense for the element to be part of Longitude 131°.
When Daniel Vandenbark walked into this newly built loft-style condominium in Houston Texas, he knew exactly where a fireplace should be positioned. “The second I walked in, I knew this particular wall would be ideal,” Daniel says. “It would mean you could see the glow of the fire from the TV room and surrounding living spaces.”
EcoSmart Fire is well placed at Criniti’s. The FAMILY chain of Italian restaurants in Sydney prides itself on offering the best of the best – and with EcoSmart Fires installed in two of the four restaurants, they are in good company, whether it’s Ducati motorcycles suspended from the ceiling in one of the restaurants, or a Ferrari engine forming the structure for the light fitting in the private dining room.
The dramatic tension between fire and water created when EcoSmart XL900 burner was incorporated into a pool house was the perfect design solution for the Portsea Private Pool Pavilion project.
New York entrepreneur and creative force behind acclaimed US custom home furnishings company DESIRON, Frank Carfaro has always had a passion for beautiful design and artisanal craftsmanship. And when he first discovered EcoSmart Fire, he knew his design values were very much aligned.
For over four years, internationally renowned San Diego based custom furniture designer and maker Jamie Huffman has embraced the element of fire, working closely with EcoSmart Fire to incorporate fire design into his stunning custom furniture pieces.
On the coast of WA lies a home created to give its owners a taste of holiday luxury every day. In particular, the room that encapsulates this perfectly is the master suite; located on the first floor, the room enjoys ocean and garden views, whilst serving the dual purposes of bedroom and bathroom.
Located in the heart of one of the trendiest and most expensive areas of New York City, 1 Union Square caters to those living the high life. So when Peggy Leung, owner of Peggy Leung Design, was asked to create a private lounge for the apartment block, she knew it had to be the epitome of elegance and style.
Two Melbourne homes, two EcoSmart fireboxes installed in their kitchen island benches. But according to architect Nicholas Murray, that’s where the design similarities end.
In amongst a cluster of new townhouses in the Adelaide suburb of Lochiel Park is a completely sustainable, zero-carbon, zero energy home; although, just by looking at them, you would be hard pressed to guess which one it was. But that’s the idea, says Paul Hendy, director of TS4 Living, the company behind the design and construction of this remarkable house.
Creating a spa-like, luxurious environment within a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center was the task New York architect Jeffrey Berman was met with when he was approached by a new client to help create the Farber Center for Radiation Oncology.