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The award-winning team of Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran combines more than 20 years of experience in residential interior design in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, and on international projects in Asia. This particular interior design project in Pacific Heights, located on a hill in San Francisco, features furniture pieces that our readers will instantly fall in love with.


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Vernon Applegate was educated at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he received a B.S. in Architectural Studies, and has taken additional courses at the University of California. Prior to opening ATI, he worked for several prominent interior design firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors

Gioi Tran is a strong creative force influencing many different fields. He has long been passionate about visual arts and dance but has built his career in the design field.

He earned a B.S. in Interior Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and in 1999 co-founded with Vernon Applegate, Applegate Tran Interiors, a San Francisco-based firm specializing in residential design with projects in France, New York, Hawaii, Panama City and Vietnam.

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A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors

Dining Tables Boca do Lobo

See Also: How To Get The Look Of A Celebrity Home?

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A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors

When they take an interior design project in hand, this team pays attention to all the details and focuses not only on the interior design but incorporates the entire interior design of the rooms to blend them together and create the most brilliant modern room decorations.

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A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors

A statement piece that blends the old with the new, suggesting a grand combination of grandeur and playfulness. The Newton Side Table is extremely versatile and can easily be converted into a stool. This charming piece of furniture will add a classic yet modern appeal to any setting and it would be the perfect choice for a prominent home style.

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See Also: A Brightly-Colored Modern Design in The Midst of Moscow City

In 2007, Gioi has launched a furniture line manufacturer that is now represented in San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors

With each and every interior design project they create, they take the time to listen to their clients to get to know them and their lifestyles. With all this information, they design the most amazing, beautiful, and functional spaces.

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A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors
A Golden Interior Design Project by Applegate Tran Interiors

Did you like this interior design project?

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With 52 years of experience designing hotels around the world and more than 1,500 completed projects in over 80 countries, HBAHirsch Bedner Associates – has won more than 200 global design awards over the past decade. Today, HBA has 23 offices worldwide and counts 1,400 designers around the globe.

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Their strong international presence, years of experience, and detailed industry knowledge allow designers to spot interior design trends right at the source. They can predict new directions and innovations and influence standards on a global scale. HBA‘s ultimate goal is to add value, raise standards, and strengthen a project owner and operator’s brand.

With an impressive hospitality design work that leaves no one indifferent, HBA is one of the most sought-after interior design firms by the world’s most recognized names in the hospitality industry.

Are you ready to be amazed by some of their projects?

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination,” and we can add that your luxury experience also runs through where you will sleep.

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The redesign of Hilton London Heathrow Airport by HBA London was inspired by the views you get when flying in and out of Heathrow Airport, while connecting guests with the great British countryside. The new design builds on the existing architecture and includes a complete refurbishment of the ground floor entrance hall, café, bar and restaurant.

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The hotel, which has been named Leading Airport Hotel four times by the World Travel Awards, will use its new look to cement its reputation as the perfect venue for travelers and event organizers alike.

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Perla on Broadway – HBA Los Angeles

Located in the historic center of Downtown Los Angeles, along the famous Broadway street, this luxury hotel features stunning interior design by HBA Los Angeles. The Perla on Broadway is a modern, 35-story original that blends classic style and modern character with today’s luxury and contemporary design.

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The boutique hotel-inspired lobby and luxurious lobby lounge provide a true sense of arrival, reinterpreting the features of opulent 1920s style from a contemporary perspective. At the heart of Perla‘s extensive facilities is a four-story atrium with an array of amenities including a fitness room, library lounge, meeting rooms and flexible workspaces. Three lushly planted outdoor terraces offer breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and beyond.

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HBA is the birthplace of hospitality design and determines the future of hotels globally.

Hirsch Bedner Associates

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Address Sky View – HBA Singapore

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In the heart of Downtown Dubai, there are two magnificent towers connected at the top by an architectural marvel Sky Bridge that provides the most sweeping views of the Dubai skyline. This is
Address Sky View Hotel.

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Every nuance of comfort and elegance has been catered to in the rooms, suites and residences at Address Sky View, while unparalleled views of the city beckon from the infinity pool. Wellness is offered holistically through spa and fitness experiences that are infused with a new way of thinking.

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Source: Hirsch Bedner Associates

A Sense Of Place

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Hualuxe Wuhu Hotel by HBA Singapore | Source: Hirsch Bedner Associates

The world’s leading hospitality design firm creates inspiring, brand-enhancing design experiences that evoke a distinct sense of place while delighting the world’s most discerning travelers. Around the globe, HBA continues to set new standards for luxury, comfort and innovation in hotel interior design.

Which hotel did you love the most?

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Heading to the West Coast this summer? Los Angeles has the most recent design hotels ready to welcome you. After a year of lockdown, the world seems to be opening slowly. By now, we are missing traveling, exploring new places, or going back to where we were happy once. And at the end of a full day, the idea of wearing a plush and comfy robe, enjoying room service in bed, and finally, falling asleep on soft white sheets makes us already dream!


The best part of the quarantine was the time it gave us and what we decided to do with it, and this design hotel did take the best out of it! Lala Land’s famous Fairmont Century Plaza has spent about $2.5 billion on a makeover and has already open doors.

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Source: Architectural Digest & Fairmont Century Plaza

The new space, located in a former 1950s movie studio, is the hotel equivalent of pure luxury. Although the original midcentury-modern structure from the architect Minoru Yamasaki remains. Right now, the refurbished Fairmont Century Plaza is almost unrecognizable inside – in the best possible way!

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Recently, Pendry added a new property to its luxurious portfolio, Pendry Hotel in West Hollywood – the first in Los Angeles. Designed by the giant Martin Brudnizki, this design hotel features 149 stylish guest rooms inspired by ocean waves and dusky skies, and 40 residences with exhilarating views of the Hollywood Hills.

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“When I think of Los Angeles, I think of color. There aren’t many cities that offer such a vibrant and iconic palette.”

Martin Brudnizki at Architectural Digest

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For Brudnizki, the sense of style of West Hollywood is about comfort and glamour and both should mix seamlessly. For that reason, the interiors needed to feel soft and tactile while being a little decadent. To contrast the soft lines, Martin‘s used some geometric elements in the wall coverings, upholstery, and flooring to give the interiors a sense of energy and dynamism.


Definitely one of the best design hotels you will stay in this summer! Downtown L.A. Proper is the most recent Proper Hotel, also designed by the queen Kelly Wearstlerone more to add to her stunning portfolio.

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In a completely redesigned 1920s California Renaissance Revival building, the space exceeds expectations: Kelly Wearstler has dressed the walls in a muted, jewel-toned palette of seafoam green, rich lavender, and matte copper, opting for complementary pieces in earthy tones and soft textures. A globetrotter, Kelly finds influences everywhere from Mexico to France to Morocco, with hints of classic modernism and elements of the 1920s.

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Source: Architectural Digest & Downtown L.A. Proper


Welcome, high-tech lovers! This one is for you – and for all the design lovers out there, of course. After being in cities like Paris, Copenhagen and Taipei, it’s time for Los Angeles to receive CitizenM, more specifically in downtown.

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With an ultra-modern design – faithful to a high-tech style – the idea behind the cutting-edge brand is to offer a refined experience at its finest, but without the price tag that usually comes with it.

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Source: Architectural Digest & CitizenM

The 315 rooms, designed by the brand’s longtime design partner Concrete, are stacked above a colorful lobby that invites guests to linger, eat and drink. In other words: If CitizenM were a high school, the cool kids would hang out in the ultra-modern lobby.

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Located on the foothills of Griffith Park there’s Cara, a design hotel that immediately takes us to a tranquil 60-room spa.

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Decked out in bright white, hand-woven rattan and glossy greenery, the former 1950s motel is a unique nod to California living as we’ve never seen it before. In addition, Cara Hotel is full of natural light and organic elements, including light oak and cream-colored limestone.

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Source: Architectural Digest & Cara Hotel

The cherry on the cake? An open-air courtyard with a reflecting pool, a cozy seating area, and 100-year-old olive trees.

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Aiming to create a tale where time stops and magic happens David Charette, founder and principal of Britto Charette partner up with CIRCU Magical Furniture in the creation of a place that unlocks kids’ imagination and encourages children to dream and write their own fairytales of adventure.

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As an avid traveller, David Charette believes that travelling can serve as a great inspiration for everyone, especially children. He used CIRCU’s products, as well as pieces from the Covet House brand and some of his favourite vendors, to create luxury kids room designs that embody the glamour, magic, and sense of wonder that comprise the travel experience.

The Sleeping area: the place that stops time and adventures begin

This timeless tale starts in a residence in the heart of Montreala place where winters are long and cold and daylight hours are few.

Wanting to create a space that would be warm and bright all year round, David Charrette created this enchanted project where “light and bright” was central to the overall design.

This tale starts with the de Gournay hand-painted wall covering in a fresh mint colour and accented with flying butterflies perfectly complements the butterfly shapes of the KOKET Nymph Wall Lamp and the soft curves and organic shapes of CIRCU Tristen Bed. David Charette loves the Tristen Bed, not only because of its youthful vibe but also for the “ergonomics of the piece and the fact that it’s easy for children to climb in and out of“.


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The modern lines of the bed were paired up with the unique design of Boca do Lobo Wave Nightstand and the funky style of Delightfull’s Billy Table Lamp.

By combining these modern pieces with romantic and classic elements on the decor of this luxury kids room, David Charette created a unique room that gives a natural breeze of inspiration to kids’ rooms.

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The 22’ ceilings of the bedroom provided a unique opportunity for Britto Charette to use a standout Giraffe Chandelier by Marc Antonio that Jay Britto saw when visiting iSaloni.

“It was a perfect fit! We love the whimsy and beauty that combine in this extraordinary piece and believe it adds depth and interest to the overall design that highlights Circu’s products”

This luxury kids room also features a relaxing seating area where the little kids can read their favourite fairytales while seated on the CIRCU Dainty Armchair. Specially created for kids, this delicate armchair brings elegance to the room and a pop of colour with its pink velvet shade. And to make this space feel as it is separated from the rest of the sleeping area, David Charette picked Boca Do Lobo Gold Folding Screen.


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The Play and Study area: where fairytales are created and dreams come true

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As a lover of adventure and travel, David Charette wanted to create a special place with an Out of Africa Vibe that will stir a child’s imagination and encourage lifelong travels and adventures.

Since camping was a big part of the designer’s childhood he wanted to convey its happy memories by incorporating the Teepee Tent that will allow children to feel like they are camping in the middle of an enchanted forest, without leaving the comfort of their room. This nature-inspired theme is complemented by Fornasetti wall covering from Cole & Son and  Filigree Cricket Wall Lamp, clever insect-shaped wall sconces by Boca do Lobo.

“The clouds on the ceiling further the idea of camping (in this case “glamping”) and dreaming, and the Circu Cloud Suspension lamps add to the dreamy camping vibe.”

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Keeping with the adventurous vibe the designer selected the CIRCU NODO Suspension Chair, which is a must in every luxury kids room wince not only brings outdoor fun into the room with an elegant touch but also provides a comfortable place where kids can relax and read their favourite stories.


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Aiming to bring to the room a sense of freedom and to highlight more kids’ imagination, the designer picked one of his favourite CIRCU pieces, the Sky Desk. Due to its playful design and inspiration, this aeroplane-shaped kids’ desk will be the centre of kids’ plays and will turn homework into a more exciting time.


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By designing this luxury kids room David Charette from Britto Charette hoped that his design will serve to encourage children to dream and play and to develop a respect for nature as they embark on their own incredible adventures. Furthermore, because he designed them to be “transitional” bedrooms that can take children from toddler years to adolescence, he hopes parents will see the value in purchasing Circu products and other items that are special and outside the scope of mass-produced children’s designs.

Entrega de los IX Premios a la Decoración y el Interiorismo Casa Decor 2021

La entrega de los Premios Casa Decor 2021, que se en el madrileño Palacio de Linares, sede actual de la Casa De América, congregó a más de un centenar de profesionales y empresas del mundo del interiorismo, la arquitectura, el diseño y el arte, cumpliendo con los nuevos protocolos de seguridad indicados por las autoridades.

Como en la reunión de amigos que en realidad se convirtió, fue transcurriendo la noche, entre emociones, entregas de premios y agradecimientos. Abrieron la velada Kersti Urvois, presidenta de Casa Decor, y seguidamente Alicia García Cabrera, directora general de Casa Decor, quienes con sus palabras de bienvenida a los allí congregados, quisieron poner de relieve el esfuerzo, el entusiasmo y la entrega de todos los participantes, como del equipo de Casa Decor por el éxito de la edición en este año tan particular y difícil que nos ha tocado vivir.

Jurado de los Premios Casa Decor 2021

El jurado de expertos de la IX Edición Casa Decor 2021 que otorgó los Premios al Mejor Proyecto, al Mejor Diseño Original de Decorador y Mejor Diseño de Producto Aplicado, así como de las Menciones Especiales, estuvo formado por Lorna de Santos, arquitecta y Premio al Mejor Proyecto Casa Decor 2020; Rafael Sitges, interiorista y Premio de Honor Casa Decor 2021; Jesús María Montes-Fernández, director de Flash Moda de TVE1; Iván Martínez-Cubells, director de la revista Fuera de Serie, y  Miguel Muñoz-Yusta del Álamo, director de la Fundación Fernando de Castro.

Como en ediciones anteriores, los visitantes de Casa Decor fueron los encargados de otorgar el Premio del Público a través de sus votos directos. También, Casa Decor premia el entusiasmo y fidelidad de sus visitantes con el premio a la foto ganadora del concurso #MiFotoCasaDecor 2021. En esta ocasión, la imagen ganadora fue elegida por Nacho Uribesalazar y Luis Hevia, fotógrafos oficiales de Casa Decor.

PREMIO de Honor Casa Decor 2021
Rafael Sitges

Este año, el Premio de Honor a la Trayectoria Profesional Casa Decor 2021 ha recaído en la figura del interiorista Rafael Sitges, uno de los profesionales más reconocidos de la decoración. A lo largo de su fructífera trayectoria de más de 30 años, ha realizado proyectos integrales en hoteles, edificios históricos, casas de campo, arquitecturas efímeras y, por supuesto viviendas: trabajos de diferente índole y un estilo inconfundible: sobrio, elegante, clásico y atemporal. 

«Su trayectoria constante, en la que destacan proyectos de gran envergadura y calidad, ha consolidado una carrera coherente y sin aristas, demostrando que el buen hacer, profesionalidad y gusto exquisito son cualidades que resisten los bandazos de cualquier moda. Sus proyectos, de elegancia atemporal y factura impecable, rezuman sensibilidad por el arte y las antigüedades, a la vez que indagan sobre la armonía de los elementos arquitectónicos y la funcionalidad del diseño. Desde su primera intervención en Casa Decor 1992, ha formado parte del gran proyecto de Casa Decor en nueve ediciones, cuatro de ellas para la Fundación Carmen Pardo-Valcarce, lo que muestra una faceta humana y solidaria de su trabajo que también queremos destacar.»


Josep Puigdomènech, de The Room Studio, María Peguero y Guido Schmitz, de Gira, recibieron su premio de manos de los miembros del Jurado: Lorna de Santos y Rafael Sitges.

Espacio Gira “Modern Times”, por  The Room Studio

The Room Studio, fue el encargado de crear el nuevo espacio de Gira en Casa Decor 2021. Con el teletrabajo en casa como inspiración inicial, Meritxell Ribé y Josep Puigdomènech, crearon el despacho «Modern Times», un ambiente de trabajo en casa recogido y sereno, alejado de ruidos externos, pero que al mismo tiempo con un carácter  funcional.

En sus consideraciones, el Jurado valoró que «se trata de un proyecto resuelto con brillantez, muy equilibrado en colores, materiales y forma. La armonía y la coherencia que emana en su conjunto favorecen un ambiente particularmente relajante y agradable, que puede variar a través de diferentes escenas controladas por los sofisticados mecanismos domóticos de Gira. Un espacio elegante y minimal, que se apoya en la iluminación para transmitir diferentes estados sensoriales».

De izda. a dcha., el creador del espacio, Fabián Ñíguez; los Jurados, Lorna de Santos, Rafael Sitges; y Alfredo Cabezas, de Geberit.

Espacio Geberit “La Dolce Vita”, por Fabián Ñíguez

El interiorista Fabian Ñíguez recreó en el Espacio Geberit, un elegante, equilibrado y suntuoso cuarto de baño «La Dolce Vita»,  en el que destacaba la utilización de materiales nobles, sostenibles y naturales, y textiles lujosos para recrear una atmósfera cautivadora y de fuerte carácter.

«Por el tono neoclásico de su atmósfera, la riqueza de la composición y el concepto que envuelve la historia del proyecto. Especial valor concede a la conexión con el mundo de la moda, al utilizar tejidos de alta costura en la puesta en escena, de la colección CRClass by Roberto Diz. Destacables, también, son los paramentos verticales, que crean una caja muy equilibrada y ordenada sobre la que reposan los diferentes elementos de la firma Geberit. En definitiva, un gran ejercicio de interioriorismo, que se nutre del rico trabajo artesanal de ebanistas en el panelado circular de Alvic y de expertos canteros en el corte y colocación de la piedra de Stone Capture by Alvic y de expertos canteros en el corte y colocación de la piedra de Stone Capture by MármolSpain.»

María Herrera, Francisca Muñoz, Manuel Herrera, de Estudio Muher Art-chitecture, con Alicia García Cabrera, directora general de Casa Decor.

Restaurante “Biocontrastes”, por Estudio Muher Art-chitecture

El equipo de Estudio Muher hizo del restaurante «Biocontrastes», una propuesta ecléctica basada en la concienciación y protección del medio ambiente, que recrea la experiencia del espectador recorriendo las cuatro estaciones a través del color inspirador de la naturaleza.

«Por resolver un espacio muy complicado y de grandes dimensiones, organizándolo en diferentes zonas, a las que dotaron de una identidad e historia propias. La transición entre espacios se hace de forma fluida, sutil y permeable, creando un conjunto estructurado y habitable. La potencia de los colores en cada zona y la cuidada iluminación crean sensaciones idóneas para un espacio de restauración. En conclusión, el restaurante «Biocontrastes» es un espacio explosivo y atrevido, que lleva al visitante por un extraordinario viaje desde la selva a los fondos oceánicos, utilizando el arte como hilo conductor».

La consejera de Economía, Empresas y Empleo, Patricia Franco y el interiorista Miguel Muñoz, junto a la directora general de Casa Decor Alicia García Cabrera.

Espacio Artesanía Castilla-La Mancha «Adunia», por Miguel Muñoz

Con un toque diferencial y único, Miguel Muñoz ha sido el encargado del proyecto «Adunia», logrando integrar en perfecta armonía una serie de piezas y productos arraigados a la tradición más noble y popular de la artesanía castellanomanchega, alejándose de todo lo industrial y acercándonos a las creaciones artísticas y renovadas de los mejores artesanos de la región.

«El Jurado de los Premios de Casa Decor 2021 ha decidido otorgar una MENCIÓN ESPECIAL al espacio ARTESANÍA CASTILLA-LA MANCHA, el salón «Adunia» realizado por Miguel Muñoz, en reconocimiento a la gran labor integradora de piezas de una veintena de artesanos locales en un contexto contemporáneo. En este espacio se intenta relanzar y recuperar todo el valor de nuestra artesanía y pone en relieve los oficios artesanos de forma armoniosa, hilvanada, elegante y con un guiño de humor.»


De izda. a dcha. Miembro del Jurado, Iván Martínez-Cubells, Patricia Ávarez, de la Embajada de Dinamarca; y los premiados, el diseñador del mural Erico Navazo y David Parra, de Escayola Saz.

Erico Navazo por el mural diseñado para el espacio «Danish Desing Plus, realizado por Escayola Saz

El espacio Danish Design Plus, proyectado por Erico Navazo para la Embajada de Dinamarca, pone en valor la universalidad y atemporalidad del diseño danés, en este caso interpretadas por un diseñador español, amante de la artesanía, el patrimonio cultural y lo ecléctico. Para este espacio, el interiorista diseñó en la zona de comedor y cocina, un espectacular mural de pared realizado por Escayola Saz.

«Se trata de una estudiada composición de volúmenes geométricos, que sirve de transición entre los espacios. El panel le da un punto de modernidad a un espacio decimonónico, consiguiendo un equilibrio perfecto con las molduras tradicionales que adornan la cúpula. En definitiva, una mezcla muy lograda entre los elementos clásicos originales y la modernidad geométrica del diseño danés.»

El trabajo e instalación realizado por Escayola Saz también ha sido considerado por el Jurado como un valor añadido por su complejidad y riqueza artesanal.

Túnel del Auditorio Must Wanted, por Comad Arquitectos

Para acceder al Auditorio de Must Wanted, Comad Arquitectos diseñó una gran estructura arquitectónica a medida para el espacio y compuesta por paneles de acrílico de distintas tonalidades, que daba una cálida bienvenida al visitante. Se trata de un elemento lleno de intenciones y referencias a la cultura mexicana: Barragán y su maestría, introduciendo la luz, los reflejos y el color.

«El pasillo crea una sensación de perspectiva y amplitud, transformando este elemento en algo mágico y desconcertante. La experiencia de atravesar ese mundo de color se potencia con el espejo en el techo, que amplía e ilumina el espacio. El diseño, inspirado en los colores del gran arquitecto mexicano Luis Barragán, provoca un interesante efecto caleidoscópico y cromático que genera sensaciones alegres y positivas en el visitante. Además, es de destacar la recuperación del metacrilato como un material versátil y lleno de posibilidades lúdicas y decorativas».

Jaime Jurado recibe su premio de manos de Iván Martínez-Cubells, director de la revista Fuera de Serie.

Mostrador, diseñado por Jaime Jurado

En esta edición de Casa Decor, Jaime Jurado presentó una propuesta de lobby de hotel inspirado en una mezcla de diferentes estilos: un viaje por el diseño italiano, escandinavo, o japonés con la sencillez y autenticidad de la esencia mediterránea, buscando un look minimalist, cálido y relajante en un ambiente sereno y equilibrado.

«Siendo un elemento rotundo que ocupa una parte central del espacio, está perfectamente integrado en el proyecto y crea una sensación de ritmo y continuidad con el resto de piezas decorativas. Se ha valorado el refinamiento en la mezcla de materiales: ladrillo artesanal y porcelánico negro para la encimera y blanco para la base curva, ambos de Laminam».

José Manuel Gómez, del equipo Delta Cocinas, subió a recoger su premio de manos de Miguel Muñoz-Yusta del Álamo, director de la Fundación Fernando de Castro.

Huerto hidropónico de Delta Cocinas

La firma Delta Cocinas nos presentó, de la mano de José Manuel Gómez, el espacio Delta ECO: sostenibilidad más allá del mobiliario, fabricada con materiales libres de tóxicos y con acabados barnizados en base de agua. El espacio incorporaba un original jardín hidropónico vertical, un sistema completamente digitalizado de producción vegetal intensiva, en este caso abastecido de plantas aromáticas para cocinar, que el Jurado consideró merecedor del Premio al Mejor Producto Integrado. Gracias a este huerto vertical, el espacio completa el ciclo alimentario, con el autoabastecimiento de productos sanos y ecológicos.

Miguel Muñoz-Yusta del Álamo, director de la Fundación Fernando de Castro, junto a Macarena Velilla, del equipo de Casa Decor, que recibió la Mención en nombre de Tubes Radiatori.

Radiador “Milano”, de Tubes Radiatori

En su espacio «Una cocina propia», el equipo de Dosde Interiorismo colocó el radiador Milano/horizontal, con un elegante acabado negro, debajo de una amplia ventana permaneciendo suspendido a pocos centímetros del suelo. Este elemento fue calificado por el Jurado como un producto que conjuga diseño, elegancia y tecnología, y que se integra con versatilidad en cualquier proyecto de interiorismo. Macarena Velilla, del equipo Casda Decor recogió la Mención en nombre de la firma.

SILLÓN “Sorä”, de LDK Garden

En la terraza de la Casa Tomás Allende, escenario elegido por la empresa LDK Garden para presentar su mobiliario de exterior. En El Cielo de Canalejas, el proyecto por Alterespacio para esta firma, encontramos algunos de sus diseños. Entre ellos, los sillones Sorä. Innovación tecnológica y artesanía conviven en este sillón de formas armónicas y sólidas, donde destaca el anudado “sinfín” y los textiles técnicos resistentes a la intemperie, pero que requieren menos recursos y agua para su elaboración. El Jurado valoró  el hecho de que se tratara de un diseño ergonómico, realizado con tejidos sostenibles y manufactura artesanal.

Espacio Must Wanted – Auditorio «Con Mucho Arte», por Comad Arquitectos

El estudio de arquitectura e interiorismo Comad Arquitectos, liderado por Beatriz Enríquez Amo y Teresa Enriquez Amo, fue el encargado de dar vida al Espacio Must Wanted  «Con mucho arte» que, además de exponer una exquisita selección de obras de artistas mexicanos, contaba con el valor añadido de un interiorismo y un diseño especialmente ideados para crear una experiencia sensorial única, que ha sido el proyecto que más votos ha recibido por parte de los visitantes a Casa Decor.


Restaurante «Biocontrastes», por Estudio Muher, y Espacio Jacob Delafon «Cleo», por Devesagenjo Interiorismo

Por segunda vez en la noche, Estudio Muher (foto superior) pisó el escenario de la gala, en esta ocasión para recoger el segundo premio como espacio más votado por los visitantes de Casa Decor. Por su parte, Devesa & Agenjo Interiorismo se alzó con con el tercer premio, por su espacio para la firma Jacob Delafon, convertido en el lujoso y calmado cuarto de baño «Cleo».

Javiescobar por el espacio «Latidos»

«En reconocimiento a la expresión, inspiración y labor artística de un creador singular y de gran talento que ha realizado un concepto de espacio artesanal, íntimo y personal, que se completa con una pieza audiovisual conmovedora, que pone de manifiesto el origen y el proceso creativo de su proyecto».

Patrocinado por Drimdeco by Cuadriman

Durante esta edición y con el hashtag #MiFotoCasaDecor2021, el público asistente a Casa Decor subió a Instagram cerca de 2000 mil fotos. Entre todas ellas, Nacho Uribesalazar y Luis Hevia, fotógrafos oficiales de Casa Decor, eligieron esta cautivadora y artística toma del Espacio ABB Niessen captada por Jesús San Vicente con el perfil de Instagram @jesussanvicente. El premio consiste en un cheque regalo de 300 € para la adquisición de cualquier producto de la galería de arte de DrimDeco by Cuadriman. 

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Casa Decor 2021 con los salones y salas de estar de la Casa Tomás Allende

Salones y salas de estar en Casa Decor 2021

Empezamos nuestro repaso por los espacios que forman la edición Casa Decor 2021 con los salones y salas de estar de la Casa Tomás Allende. Además del lobby Mixture Time, de Jaime Jurado y del salón Adunia, diseñado por Miguel Muñoz para Artesanía de Castilla-La Mancha –proyectos que presentamos hace unos días–, en la Exposición encontramos otros 10 espacios que nos descubren novedades, tendencias, soluciones decorativas y nuevas formas de vivir.

Espacio VG Living

#MissYourKiss se llama el salón que Virginia Gasch, de VG Living, ha diseñado en el recibidor del ala derecha de la segunda planta: un espacio dedicado al beso en un tiempo en el que la pandemia nos ha cortado las alas y nuestras emociones se han quedado en suspenso. La interiorista ha creado un salón moderno, colorista y vitalista, donde el arco –una de las tendencias decorativas de esta edición– es el hilo conductor del espacio, que envuelve al visitante a través de sus formas redondeadas presentes en el suelo de mosaico ecológico, en las paredes y el mobiliario.

El suelo se cubrió con un mosaico Art Factory de Hisbalit, un diseño de Virginia creado con 4 referencias en formato cuadrado en tono rosa, marrón, beige y blanco, una gama cromática inspirada en los besos.

Espacio Bang & Olufsen por Marisa Gallo

En esta edición, Bang & Olufsen confió en Marisa Gallo, de Interiorisimo, para crear el salón Beoliving, una sala de relax donde disfrutar de los productos audiovisuales de la firma danesa, entre los que destaca el televisor Beovision Harmony. Bajo éste, una repisa de piedra natural de Granith recorre todo el frente.

En el pasillo que encontramos nada más entrar al espacio, se creó una barra de desayunos y comidas rápidas donde, además de colocar varias botellas de The London Nº1 GIN, se instalaron cafeteras de La Marzocco. A continuación, el espacio principal se dividió en dos ambientes mediante una celosía diseñada por la interiorista. Para cubrir el suelo, creó un patrón de líneas geométricas en blanco y negro, y decoró las paredes con revestimientos murales, de Arte International. Además, paneles 3D, zócalos y cornisas de Orac Decor enriquecen el espacio.

Entre las piezas del mobiliario, destaca la imponente butaca en piel camel Imola de Bo Concept, un diseño de Henrik Pedersen, inspirado en las líneas de una pelota de tenis, y objetos sostenibles como la mesa auxiliar fabricada con materiales 100 % reciclados. El uso reiterado de tejidos es una seña de identidad de la interiorista, que utilizó textiles y tapicería de Sunbrella .

La domótica Lutron y reproductores de Bang & Olufsen permiten el control de todas las instalaciones del espacio, como la iluminación, el audio-video y las cortinas.

Completan el espacio distintas obras de arte: una escultura de Alberto Guerrero; la obra pictórica «Mudas promesas», de Débora Sánchez Viqueira y una fotografía de 27 MM-Enric Gener para Mar de Frades. La dirección y ejecución de obra corrió a cargo de Arquitalia Obras y Proyectos.

Espacio Verónica Montijano

Caelum. En el tercer cielo es el salón inspirado en el cielo de la Divina Comedia de Dante, proyectado por Verónica Montijano en el recibidor del ala derecha de la tercera planta. Un espacio monocolor, con escogidas piezas de mobiliario y una chimenea decorativa diseñada por Verónica para esta edición de Casa Decor. Las paredes originales se revistieron con una elaborada carpintería lacada efecto charol y frentes de cristal tintado en el mismo tono, mientras que el suelo se cubrió con una moqueta de lana virgen. Las cortinas verticales de madera lacada son de Luximperium.

Espacio GM Group por Cristina Amigo

El gigante indio GM Electric Group abre la puerta al mercado europeo a través de su espacio en Casa Decor: el recibidor del ala izquierda de la 5ª planta que Cristina Amigo ha convertido en una acogedora y moderna sala multifuncional. El espacio, gracias a las soluciones de GM, puede transformarse en salón, dormitorio o lugar de trabajo. Además, en Atelier Living, las piezas del mobiliario –diseñadas por la interiorista– también tienen distintos usos. Así, el sofá Circle, realizado y tapizado por Ormo’s, se transforma en cama, y el biombo Curve que hace las veces de cabecero o tabique móvil. En el espacio hay también una silla giratoria de Mobliberica y una lámpara de techo, de Oliva Iluminación. El suelo veteado es de Neolith.

Espacio Sofía Oliva Arquitectura

Madera, tejidos naturales, piedra y escayola son algunos de los componentes principales de Lienzo en Blanco, el salón proyectado por Sofía Oliva, en el ala derecha de la tercera planta. La arquitecta ha logrado recrear una atmósfera serena y calmada a través de un minimalismo confortable. En el espacio han colaborado Jung, con los mecanismos, y Lizzo/Pepe Peñalver, con los textiles.

Espacio Singular Living

La mansión del gran Gatsby que Francis Scott Fitzgerald describe en su novela inspiró a Elena Jori, de Singular Living, el diseño del espacio Long Island: summer of 1922una sala de estar en la que ha logrado recrear un ambiente acogedor, singular y con personalidad, gracias a la mezcla del interiorismo de las casas regias de Madrid de principios del siglo XX con el maximalismo contemporáneo. Materiales como el latón pulido, mármol, formas geométricas, elementos vegetales art decó y marquetería en techos y paredes consiguen trasladarnos a los felices años 20. Entre las piezas de mobiliario destacan los aparadores de la colección Adara de Momocca, con un singular acabado en curva.

Espacio Ethan Chloe por Guille García-Hoz

De la mano de la empresa Ethan Chloe, Guille García-Hoz nos propone una jaima muy particular, ubicada en el hall del ala izquierda de la 4ª planta. Con muebles, lámparas y complementos de esta firma de mobiliario y decoración, el diseñador apostó por un mix de estilos que encaja con la personalidad aventurera del personaje Ethan Chloe, un trotamundos con mucha clase. En el espacio también ha colaborado Levantina con el porcelánico de gran formato Sahara Blanche, de Techlam, que Guille escogió para revestir el frente de la chimenea, la celosía decorativa y parte del suelo.

Espacio Nometri

En el ala izquierda de la tercera planta, se encuentra Be My Guest, el salón proyectado por Ana Mª Fernández, de Nometri. La diseñadora de interiores se ha inspirado en la filosofía Hygge para crear un espacio relajado y confortable que invita a disfrutarde un buen libro, tomar una taza de té, escuchar música o simplemente charlar. Para ello, no ha dudado en combinar diseños clásicos, como la hornacina con vajillas de porcelana de Vista Alegre, con mobiliario contemporáneo, de Mobliberica, como la mesa auxiliar Sol, el aparador Miles, de Dressy, el sillón Salinas de Musola y prints de insectos. La alfombra que viste el espacio, así como el papel pintado que decora uno de los frentes, cortinas y cojines, son de CRClass by Roberto Diz. Las lámparas de techo pertenecen a la colección Nightbloom, diseñada por Marcel Wanders para Lladró. En el espacio también ha colaborado FEDE, con los mecanismos.

Espacio La Redoute por Mónica Garrido

Por segundo año consecutivo, La Redoute ha confiado en Mónica Garrido para el diseño de su espacio, ubicado en la 5ª planta. Family Room es una estancia multifuncional, con una mesa central como elemento principal que hace las veces de mesa de centro y de comedor. Alrededor de ella se colocó el resto de elementos: un sofá donde relajarse, una zona de librería y un rincón de lectura o relax junto a la ventana. Un espacio cálido y acogedor creado con piezas de calidad de la reconocida firma francesa de tiendas online..

Espacio Lorna de Santos

También en la 5ª planta, en este caso en el ala derecha, encontramos el salónIkigai,de Lorna de Santos, que se inspira en la vuelta  a la vida tras la pandemia, y nos insta a entrar en contacto con nuestro origen y la naturaleza. La arquitecta ha diseñado el espacio con materiales naturales como los revestimientos de mortero de arcilla, de Ecoclay, en las paredes, en tanto el suelo de madera se ha tratado con un barniz de Bona. El lino en el techo y el tronco de madera que recorre la estancia del fondo son recuperados de su sala de estar Topografías del Placer, espacio ganador del Premio al Mejor Proyecto Casa Decor 2020, en un gesto de responsabilidad ecológica.

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Casa Decor is now preparing its 56th edition, which will be held in Madrid between May and June 2021, when the effects of the pandemic have subsided. Quite a challenge for this popular interior design, design and lifestyle exhibition, the most important in Spain and the only of its kind in Europe.

Casa Decor will return with all the experience gained during the 2020 edition, when it was forced to close its doors on 12 March, only 7 days after opening, leaving the exhibition “frozen” in time. Nevertheless, Casa Decor remained open digitally over these three months, launching an intense campaign on all of its online channels: website, social networks, newsletters, videos of the spaces and, for the first time in its history, a virtual tour. This activity provided a burst of positive energy during the difficult months of confinement, and we never lost hope of being able to reopen the Exhibition, as was ultimately the case. At the beginning of June, Casa Decor opened its doors once again for over a month, after having implemented all necessary health and safety measures: control of the number of visitors, online sale of tickets, visits organised in time slots, marked routes, safety distance and hand sanitiser on all floors. While many similar events and fairs cancelled or postponed their dates, Casa Decor was able to open successfully under new and particularly delicate circumstances. Fortunately, no incidents were reported and the Exhibition took place with complete normality. Armed with this prior experience, Casa Decor does not fear the future and is firmly committed to opening its 2021 edition under the same safe conditions.

We have spoken to Alicia García Cabrera, Director General of Casa Decor, to tell us more about this new edition.

What are the challenges faced by Casa Decor 2021?

Our biggest challenge is continuity: to continue with the safety measures that we implemented last year with great success; to provide the same number of exhibitors with the opportunity, including both participants and brands; to find a similar or better venue than the last one; to exceed our media coverage figures… And, no matter what, this will all be done with a positive vision, as everything will be more exclusive and focused, maintaining the synergies created by Casa Decor each year. In this pandemic situation that we are currently experiencing, our challenge is continuity and maintaining the standards of quality that characterise the Exhibition.

Why is it currently more important than ever to continue to implement sensory marketing campaigns of this type?

During confinement, companies were forced to place greater importance on the digital field and reinvent their communication and marketing strategy. They had to find a window to the world where they could showcase their products, as many fairs and exhibitions were postponed or cancelled. While the digital world served as a communication channel for many sectors, there is simply no substitute for in-person events. However, at the moment very few places offer the safety, strength and prestige provided by Casa Decor. This was clear after the reopening in June, because quality is much more important to us than quantity, along with creating safe spaces where all these requirements are met. Casa Decor is a unique event due to its exclusive formula, which reaches visitors directly and allows them to interact in a very sensory fashion. Casa Decor’s experience, dating back to 1992, vouches for this: our formula is unique, reaching visitors in a very distinctive way. Our visitors are also unique and exclusive, with aspirational and inspirational profiles. The media coverage attained through Casa Decor is also hard to beat through other conventional platforms or channels.

How does Casa Decor deal with the digitalisation of an in-person event?

Even though it is an in-person event, Casa Decor has been working in the digital field for quite some time, as it complements the Exhibition and helps us to go beyond it. In fact, participation at Casa Decor includes a yearly campaign, from the time of hiring a space to the start of the following edition, and this visibility during months without any events is achieved through our digital media. We have adapted to the new times, our social networks are very powerful and we invest a great deal in the website and digital content. That is why we have grown so much digitally. The in-person model is a vital part of Casa Decor, a strength that we will never lose, but it also goes hand in hand with the digital side, which serves as a loudspeaker beyond the Exhibition. We have also digitalised the processes affecting both our participants and our visitors: digital tickets, draws, information through QR, etc. Digitalisation is not only important to lend visibility to projects and products, but also to interact with the world, allowing us to go beyond the Spanish market.

Last year you launched the sustainability campaign #CasaDecorSostenible. Will that be maintained in the 2021 edition?

Yes, of course, it is a permanent campaign for the next edition and for future editions. In reality, what we did last year was to attract attention, because we have been placing emphasis on this issue for quite some time now, but we wanted to give it form and visibility, and provide the public with information on materials and projects that are sustainable in any of their stages of production: manufacturing, assembly, disassembly, etc. There is no turning back now, we must embrace sustainability in all aspects of our life and, indeed, also in interior design. At Casa Decor, not only have we done this in terms of the exhibition, but also internally, in all our procedures and processes, eliminating paper and plastic and  using eco-friendly materials for our paperwork and everything we do as a company.

Space designed by Pía Paisajismo at Casa Decor 2020.

Photo: Nacho Uribesalazar

What do you think about the surprising impetus of the housing sector after confinement? Do you think it’s just a passing fad or something that has changed within society regarding the way that we live in our homes?

No, it’s certainly not a fad. Interior design is necessary, and the importance of our homes is clearer now than ever. During confinement, we identified all the flaws in our homes, realising that we need certain things that we hadn’t even thought about before: better lighting in rooms, a work area, a green corner inside the home, better interior air conditioning, better distributed spaces… And that is precisely what interior designers do, making them essential to the improvement of our homes, to ensure that they are not only healthy, but also beautiful and comfortable. At Casa Decor, professionals and the general public alike can discover the new materials and technological developments within the sector, to achieve homes that are more suited to our needs.

What can Casa Decor offer the luxury sector compared to other similar platforms or fairs in the sector?

Casa Decor is, in its own right, a luxury, a true gem, where products are showcased within real spaces, designed especially to draw attention to the brand, whether it is a tap, a sofa, a perfume or an exclusive liquor. Great care and attention is paid to how products are showcased within the luxury sector, and how the public interacts with them. The high-quality projects presented at Casa Decor provide this exclusive setting to showcase products naturally and organically, taking into account the integration of the products displayed. It is nothing like a showroom or a fair. Casa Decor revolves around an experiential, different and unique concept to draw attention and provide visibility to the materials and pieces on display. It is a platform that has been created specifically for the high-end sector, a platform within a setting of luxury, design, art and innovation.

Casa Decor is always held in different buildings, all spectacular. Is that the secret to Casa Decor’s success?

It is to a certain extent, yes. The building is the icon of each edition, the very essence of where it all begins. That is why we work tirelessly each year to locate “dormant” properties, which are losing value or deteriorating while they are closed. We really put the building on the city map, opening the architectural heritage to citizens, while revitalising the area and its businesses, thanks to the activity that we generate. The building brings together all the creativity within the sector, a collective and interdisciplinary project involving 200 participants, including companies and professionals, who create over 50 spaces where nothing is placed together randomly, and everything fits together like an incredible creative puzzle.

And finally, can you tell us a little bit about what we might see at Casa Decor 2021?

Casa Decor is a vibrant exhibition, showcasing trends that will then be seen on the street. Based on what we saw at the last edition, we are convinced that we will see a large number of biophilic designs with a lot of green, and that natural and organic materials (wood, cork, brick, sand, ceramic, etc.) will be present in many spaces. We will see elegant and sophisticated interiors, which will be modern and minimalist, yet still homely, with exquisite pieces of art and antique furniture. As has been the case in the past few years, we will also see a greater presence of handcrafted work and elements, thanks to the re-emergence of age-old trades, which are currently the height of luxury, as each piece is unique and exclusive, and very few craftsmen can perform such techniques nowadays. And, of course, all of this within a context of sustainability and environmental awareness, increasingly in line with current interiors.

Space designed by Lorna de Santos. Casa Decor 2020.