Rotterdam-based design studio The New Raw, run by architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki, presents oversized entrance furniture Stratum. Inspired by geological stratification, the sculptural 18m-long multifunctional element invigorates the entrance area of the new office building of a pioneering online food shopping company in Utrecht, The Netherlands…

Furniture with personality, its own design signature and individual interior design concepts are must-haves in the contract sector. The Austrian hotel and contract furnishing company Symphonic by ADA produces special furniture with tailor-made concepts and offers its partners complete solutions with the highest level of comfort and in exclusive style. The conditions for this are optimal: as a wholly owned subsidiary of ADA Möbelwerke Holding AG, the largest upholstered furniture manufacturer in Austria, Symphonic by ADA can draw on decades of experience…

The Crystal VAYA Unique hotel is a unique gem at an altitude of 2,000 metres in the Tyrolean Ötztal. Two building complexes are connected here by a glass bridge, the radiance of which is multiplied by the sunlight. However, the true splendour of the hotel unfolds in its interior, where minimalist Alpine chic prevails. And of course, a little glitter is also a must.

HOW TO MAKE GUESTS HAPPY? WITH THEIR FIRST HOSPITALITY PROJECT, NILS AM SEE, VERENA WOHLKÖNIG AND JÜRGEN HAMBERGER FROM MEZZA-MAISO HAVE PROVEN THAT THEY KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE HOLIDAYMAKERS SMILE. IN AN INTERVIEW ABOUT HOTEL DESIGN, THE FOUNDERS OF THE VIENNESE INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM REVEAL HOW ROOM CATEGORIES AND COOKING INGREDIENTS ARE CONNECTED, WHAT THE SALT IN THE SOUP HAS TO DO WITH ART AND WHY IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RIGHT FEELING.

FLUID SHAPES, UNUSUAL MATERIALS AND COMBINATIONS OF MATERIALS, A COLOUR PALETTE THAT RANGES FROM RESTRAINED TO GAUDY – IT’S NOT EASY TO CATEGORISE THE STYLE OF CHRISTINA PETROU, A CYPRIOT ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER. EVEN SHE HERSELF FALTERS AT THE QUESTION. BUT THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO DETRACT FROM HER SUCCESS. WITH HER DESIGN STUDIO CHRISTINE KALIA, SHE CREATES FURNITURE, RENOVATES HOUSES AND RECENTLY FITTED OUT THE CHLOÉ STORES.