Posts Tagged ‘colorful interiors’
April 10th, 2013 – Australia’s QT Hotels are gaining a reputation for their laid back, vibrant beach side vibe that has been arranged by Nic Graham, creative director of g+a. Graham designed contributed his colorful brilliance to the whole hotel, but recently completed the last phase of the project – SpaQ. The spa is outfitted with light tones of wood, then complemented with unique lighting fixtures, one of a kind furniture pieces, and local spun accent pieces. Bright colors and patterns offset smooth timber finishes for a cluster of designs and ideas that is vivid but not overdone. Each of the treatment rooms are designed to suit different personalities, guests are able to choose which rooms they best relate too. The spa even has a wet zone featuring a unisex hammam and ice fountain.
Photographs Courtesy of QT Hotels
Fabio Novembre says “drawing a rainbow to connect Heaven and Earth in that constant state of human balance we maintain with our feet in the mud and head up in the stars.” Novembre’s quote is the defining concept for his new exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. The “rainbow” is an artistic metaphor for an “intangible pathway ” from Heaven to Earth, which is represented in the colorful exhibition. Novembre explained that creating the exhibition “involved exhibiting something absolutely new compared to previous editions, a selection of carefully chosen items confirming the theory that there is only one Italian school of graphics,” continuing on to explain “even though it has no proper structure, hardly surprising since the same could be said about everything connected with our dear old unpredictable country.”
Novembre was asked to add a third dimension to graphics – which are almost always two dimensional. The third dimension came in the form of a built space: full of color and divided into nine sections consisting of books, letters, magazines, culture and politics, packaging, advertising, visual identity, video and signposting. The clever designer imagined the space as a blank book, then decided to introduce the color spectrum to the empty white pages. “using color as an authentic graphic hypertext to support material, which, nevertheless, require more complex codes in order to be fully interpreted.” There’s some food for thought for ya!
(Photography: Fabio Novembre)
A cheerful and quirky new hair salon is now gracing the streets of South Korea. The Permy Salon, designed by local firm M4 uses sky blue accents, translucent upside down trash cans over the ceiling lights, and cartoon graphics to make this friendly establishment the next go-to hair salon. The tiny 36 square meter shop has a simple layout; the main salon is in the front of the store, while three small private treatment rooms retreat to the back.
Leading designers, Young-sub Yun and Kwang-hyun Han of M4, created a translucent facade which incorporates a glass door in order to attract people from the street and showcase their fresh design. With only two main colors, sky blue and white, the shop is able to remain exciting in its own simplicity because of the added design features such as the trash can light ceiling and the cartoonish graphics on the exterior and interior.
(Photography by Lee Pyo-joon)