From a “Japandi” café to a video game-themed office, these are the interiors projects that have caught our attention.
Brew92, by Liqui Group
Liqui Group has tapped into the Japandi trend – a blend of Scandinavian and Japanese visuals – for its design of Brew92’s flagship space in Saudi Arabia. Home to a café and roastery, the store is situated within an angular building – a mix of Brutalist-inspired architecture and concrete and glass. In honour of its surroundings, Brew92 is decked out with concrete columns which aim to “add a sense of structural grandeur to the interior”. Liqui has also used plenty of oak for the interiors – on screen walls, window shutters, and as dividers throughout the space. These are not only decorative, they also help to provide protection from the sun’s glare (thereby cutting down on the need for air conditioning), the design team explains.
Stüssy Paris, by Willo Perron
Willo Perron – the designer behind the sets for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty sets – has collaborated once more with streetwear fashion brand Stüssy on its Paris-based store. Opening in the Marais district, the new space incorporates a mix of materials – from sheet metal to wood and glass. Its goal? To bring “a Southern California point of view to the City of Light”, says Perron. The minimalist space is broken up with huge perforated metal pillars and lilac colour notes. It will house a number of exclusive Stüssy products, with ample shelves for a lot of sneakers. “With each chapter I try to have something consistent and recognizable while introducing new items and materials, tailoring it for the city and the space,” Perron says of the store. Oak cabinetry from previous stores has been reused, which aim to provide a contrast with the stainless steel counters.
The Alice Hawthorn, by De Matos Ryan
The Alice Hawthorn is the last remaining pub in the village of Nun Monkton, North Yorkshire. Over the past decades, the destination has suffered from socio-economic changes and even closed for a period of time. The brief for De Matos Ryan was to broaden the Alice Hawthorn’s use, with a suite of guest bedrooms. The new space had to provide tourists and the local community with a “high-quality but affordable basecamp” to explore the local surroundings, explains De Matos Ryan director Angus Morrogh-Ryan. The rethought space clusters timber frame buildings, brick outbuildings and Douglas firs around a newly-created courtyard – a “notional extension of the village green.” According to the design team, sustainability was at the forefront of the project. A ground source heat pump assists with heating and hot water, while low energy lighting is used throughout.
Source : https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/28-march-3-april-2022/interiors-inspiration-design-weeks-favourite-new-projects/