Monthly Archives: November 2017

L’arte Project: Milan Meets Dubai

In the heart of Dubai Design District (D3) is the LARTE Project. A restaurant that showcases the best of contemporary Italian design, culinary creativity and artistic expression in a casual café experience. LARTE Dubai is a joint venture between LARTE Milan and Roya Hospitality. Part of the prestigious Altagamma Foundation, a committee of high-end Italian cultural, fashion and design brands from different sectors that are united by a continuous search of innovation and quality. LARTE was founded as an entrepreneurial initiative by Allegrini, Baratti & Milano, Bellavista, Ca’ Del Bosco, Ferrari Trento, Feudi di San Gregorio, Illy and San Pellegrino. Following the flagship concept in Milan, LARTE Dubai offers an all-day dining experience combining a counter service ‘caffé’ and full-service ‘trattoria’. Living by the philosophy of ‘bello, buono e ben fatto’, meaning ‘the beautiful, the good and the well-made’, the concept is a model example...

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O Experience at O Concept: M3alem Takes Over Dubai

http://oconceptstore.ae/O Concept store in Dubai is now showcasing exceptional interior furnishing designs and home décor products. Sourced from across the world including France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Croatia, exclusive urban luxury collectables are exhibited at the O Concept Store and was recently part of the ‘O Experience’. Walk in anytime into this concept store. Some of our favorite items, and that is all fashion and accessories aside, include the Couchino sofa from France; the ByFly Lamp from Portugal and the Mannequin Floor Lamp designed by Goshhh from Italy… Our personal favorite is the work of Lebanese grafitti artist M3alem. His exquisite work of art shows a number of hero characters in one piece of work, depending on where your eyes look....

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Rami Kadi X DebiR Capsule RTW Collection

A couture designer by nature, Rami Kadi has always kept a passion for modern embroidery, captivated by the wilderness and extravagance of street trends. He sees in them a savage luxury and a tireless spring of change and creativity. It all begins with an illusion, infinite spirals of blacks and whites…The story of a downward whorl from dizzying heights, leaving behind the safe and familiar for a journey through twisted games of the mind and into the color bursting buzz of #RamiKadiXDebiRexclusive collection: Fantasy Forest. “The magic of the wilderness, its legends and fantasies, its method of transcending humans to become one with nature, this is the inspiration for everything I have done in this collection.” Rami Kadi has captivated flings of colorful floras, cactuses, lions, and zebras in a mixture of intense colors with engrossed black and white in his latest collection. And what...

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Up-Cycling: Vida Downtown Art Installation

Vida Downtown unveiled a unique art installation, Up-Cycling in collaboration with Concept ME in October. The installation finds inspiration in the contemporary hotel’s continuous work to promote sustainable development within the hospitality community. The installation was conceptualized in a design product that highlighted the effort of Vida Downtown as an eco-friendly property focused on reducing chemical use, energy and waste consumption, and implementing a recycling program. Designed by Nina Parvaresh of Concept Me, Up-Cycling reimagines the very essence of a hotel room combining to the idea of re-using and re-defining the regular setting, using objects that are used during and after a hotel stay. Using water bottles and luggage tags, Concept-Me got inspired by the two iconic items associated with the hotel industry. Explaining their use, Nina says, “the Vida Downtown branded water bottles form the repetitive elements of a hotel room ‘décor,’ as they...

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Inspired by the 70’s: Arco Furniture Collection

Masquespacio just finished the design of the Arco furniture collection for Houtique, a brand created by Really Nice Things. The design of the Arco collection starts clearly from its inspiration by the Seventies. Composed by a couch, chairs, tables and high stools this new collection designed by Masquespacio is builded up, as its name in Spanish indicates, from different rounded arcs that create a funny play of forms. It is especially interesting to see how combining a cold and industrial material like metal, it is converted in an attractive and emotional design through soft forms with vivid colors. Using a velvet produced and commercialized by Houtique it has been the intention to add a touch of warmth to the design, maintaining an authentic aspect.  ...

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