Patricia Urquoila’s recent luxury retail store design is a perfect combination of creativity and sophistication. Panerai, the luxury Italian watch brand commissioned her to design its first US flagship store in Miami. Designers really do make the world tick, no pun intended.
The leading Spanish designer and architect has challenged the status quo. By creating an ultra-modern environment with class, she translates the brand’s ethos beautifully. We like the way fashion and design come together.
The luxury store complete with luxurious finishes like gold, marble and bronze has design elements. They cleverly pay an ode to the inner workings of watches. A large wall clock resembles one of the brand’s watch faces. An open stair also mimics the teeth of a gear.
According to Donna Karan, “Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable”.
We’re inspired by Patricia’s ability to exhibit this approach effortlessly time and time again. Last year, she designed her SHIMMER glass furniture collection which we shared in a previous blog post.
Story and images via Dezeen
This time last week, we were down south in sunny England enjoying the sights and sounds of Syon Park. This was the chosen venue for Decorex International 2015 – the luxury design event of the year.
The design scene in London was buzzing last week. The London Design Festival kicked off with Decorex right at the start of the week from 20-23 September. The venue was filled to the brim with contemporary luxury furniture, lighting, wallpaper and a variety of home décor from a host of notable luxury brands. The four day event is the leading event for design professionals, interior designers, tradespeople and consumers to find out what’s trending and new on offer in the interior design industry.
Right there at Stand F17, Moody Monday was present with seven other talented designers specially selected by Design Nation. We were there to showcase a preview of the new designs we’ve been working on with our wallpaper and cushions (more to come on our official launch).
Some of Moody Monday’s new vibrant designsSome great interactions at our Group Stand with Design Nation
You might not have been able to catch this year’s event so we captured just a few snippets to share with you.
Stunning lighting by Luum
Garden sculpture by David Harber
Exquisite table setting by Harlequin London
Hand blown glass sculptures by Enemark and Thompson
Next year’s event will be at Syon Park, London again from 18th – 21st September 2016. Save the dates in your diaries.
Giving us the opportunity to understand and engage in other cultures through design is something that many successful lifestyle brands continue to do. It can be argued that the overall experience is as equally important as the product or service provided. Today, we’ll share a little about a brand which recently caught our attention – Tiipoi.
Founded in 2013 by Spandana Gopal, this is a lifestyle brand dedicated to showcasing the Indian culture and design ethos, where nothing is wasted in a simple yet profound manner. Good materials combined with practical and thoughtful design form the foundation of what every Tiipoi product represents.
Just imagine a dining experience with this contemporary tableware range on offer. An instant journey to the sub-continent is almost unavoidable.
The timeless design and beauty of these two sets shine through. The set of platters below also come in both copper and brass variations, absolute stunners!
“Rather than say, I am creating contemporary Indian design, which I may or may not be doing, I am going back and looking at where Indian design already exists in the everyday. To me, good design is invisible to the eye – it’s taken for granted because it’s so effective”. Spandana Gopal, PORT Magazine
We at Moody Monday love to share great design when we see it. To see more of their work, visit their website.
All images sourced from tiipoi.com