The Thief Hotel in Oslo | Hotel Design

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I love how trendy hotels are realizing the importance of interior design and furniture in creating a distinct image for their venue. To be honest, I was first intrigued by the name, but then I fell in love with the whole concept. The 118 rooms all have beautiful views.  Furniture was mainly used from B&B Italia, Minotti, and Tom Dixon.

International and Norwegian designers such as Antonio Citterio, Bruno Rainaldi, Tom Dixon, Anne Haavind and StokkeAustad are behind the furniture and decor. The hotel’s own art curator has hand-picked art for every single room and suite from the THIEF ART collection.

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Cassina Teams Up with Louis Vuitton for Limited Edition Chaise Lounge

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Cassina, the Italian luxury furniture brand, has collaborated with Louis Vuitton to create a tribute limited edition LC4 Chaise Lounge. The collaboration was unveiled during Art Basel Miami at the Cassina Showroom in honor French designer Charlotte Perriand.

The LC4 chaise was originally designed by Perriand herself along with Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret in 1929. The re-issue comes covered in the buttery cowhide of Vuitton’s leather.  The chair is upholstered in pale rose-colored leather, with contrasting dark brown hide on the foot and headrest.

Defined as the ‘ultimate relaxing machine,’ only 1000 of the Cassina & Louis Vuitton Limited Edition LC4 Chaise Lounge will be made. The LV logo is no where to be found, it will be priced at $8000.

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Designer in the Spotlight | Jassim Al Shehab

Kuwaiti’s are most passionate about their food, this is what I learned in the past couple of years of living in Kuwait. The good thing is that they really know what they are doing, their restaurants offer the tastiest and most creative dishes, and the people behind these concepts are extremely talented. This post, however, is about one of Kuwait’s upcoming young designers, Jassim Al Shehab, who has done a great job in two very popular venues so far, one of which is the recently opened sushi place in downtown Kuwait, Tatami.

The restaurant feature a blend of finishes giving an industrial vibe at times, and another mellow ambience and clean cut structures as per Japanese norms.

The exterior of the restaurant was composed of elements that allow the venue to stand out and contrast against the glass structure of the building its located in, the colors are harmonious and soothing. The planters created the restaurants border separating it from the street.

The other project he worked on earlier, was Posh Café, located on Kuwait’s latest popular  Mall 360.

The materials used give a sense of luxury, the colors are brilliantly put together to give a sense of elegance and simplicity at the same time. This has to be one of the most well designed venues in Kuwait in terms of proportions and finishes.

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