Advertising
Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam
446

Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam

Fashion Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August.

THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam
445

THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam

Food Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS opened in June 2015 in Amsterdam’s historical KAS Bank building and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Exquisite products are the star du spectacle in a fresh and elegant cuisine and cocktail menu. From breakfast until dinner. Co-founders of THE DUCHESS Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP along with CEO Stephanie Pearson and Executive Chef Hari Shetty continually aim to set the new standard for modern hospitality.     “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is always aiming to raise the bar.” –Yossi Eliyahoo, founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP         THE DUCHESS cuisine:   THE DUCHESS dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite produce become praised dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Beef Wellington and THE DUCHESS Seafood Pasta. All dishes are carefully prepared in the state of the art and custom-made Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table. In 2017 THE DUCHESS received her crown jewel, a star in the Michelin Guide 2018.     THE DUCHESS menu:   In addition to the elegant dinnertime, THE DUCHESS welcomes her guest during the day with the same graceful poise. Breakfast at THE DUCHESS includes morning classics such as Pain au Chocolat and poached eggs, which are prepared with the most beautiful of ingredients. As one could expect of nobility, the Afternoon Tea earned a prominent role at THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of sweets. The extravagant display of cake tiers in the Tea Room offers a spread of niche pastries. They are joined by savoury delicacies and scones served with signature marmalades and homemade macaroons. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a glass of champagne.     THE DUCHESS beverages:   All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of ‘French and Savoy Apéritif’. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era, the 1920s and 1930s, and a tailor-made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe. The bar was awarded Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in Esquire’s Best Cocktail Bar Contest 2015 and 'Best Cocktail Bar' in the Entree Awards 2015.     THE DUCHESS interior:   THE DUCHESS imperial setting is designed by BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The overwhelming central hall features stained-glass ceiling. Black marble details, beautiful hand- crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.   "The restaurant is known for their shared dining experience, and the experience in my eyes is incredible. Their signature dishes truly stand out with a a great wine parring, a great suggestion for a date, a dinner with friends or a business lunch or dinner. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam. We highly reccomend it." - Timotej Letonja   THE DUCHESS | Spuistraat 172 | 1012 VT Amsterdam | the-duchess.com  info@the-duchess.com | +31 (0) 20 8113322       AWARDS LUX Magazine 2018: Restaurant Group of the Year: THE ENTOURAGE GROUP LUX Magazine 2018: Best Gourmet European Restaurant: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2017: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2017: Liran Wizman, The Entourage Group Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2015: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2015: Yossi Eliyahoo, The Entourage Group World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017: Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality and Style Award 2015: Best Cocktail bar: THE DUCHESS Esquire’s best cocktail bar contest 2015: Best Hotelbar: THE DUCHESS     SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: THEDUCHESSAmsterdam Instagram: @THEDUCHESS_official Hashtags: #THEDUCHESSAmsterdam #THEENTOURAGEGROUP Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS opened in June 2015 in Amsterdam’s historical KAS Bank building and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Exquisite products are the star du spectacle in a fresh and elegant cuisine and cocktail menu. From breakfast until dinner. Co-founders of THE DUCHESS Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP along with CEO Stephanie Pearson and Executive Chef Hari Shetty continually aim to set the new standard for modern hospitality.     “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is always aiming to raise the bar.” –Yossi Eliyahoo, founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP         THE DUCHESS cuisine:   THE DUCHESS dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite produce become praised dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Beef Wellington and THE DUCHESS Seafood Pasta. All dishes are carefully prepared in the state of the art and custom-made Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table. In 2017 THE DUCHESS received her crown jewel, a star in the Michelin Guide 2018.     THE DUCHESS menu:   In addition to the elegant dinnertime, THE DUCHESS welcomes her guest during the day with the same graceful poise. Breakfast at THE DUCHESS includes morning classics such as Pain au Chocolat and poached eggs, which are prepared with the most beautiful of ingredients. As one could expect of nobility, the Afternoon Tea earned a prominent role at THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of sweets. The extravagant display of cake tiers in the Tea Room offers a spread of niche pastries. They are joined by savoury delicacies and scones served with signature marmalades and homemade macaroons. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a glass of champagne.     THE DUCHESS beverages:   All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of ‘French and Savoy Apéritif’. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era, the 1920s and 1930s, and a tailor-made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe. The bar was awarded Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in Esquire’s Best Cocktail Bar Contest 2015 and 'Best Cocktail Bar' in the Entree Awards 2015.     THE DUCHESS interior:   THE DUCHESS imperial setting is designed by BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The overwhelming central hall features stained-glass ceiling. Black marble details, beautiful hand- crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.   "The restaurant is known for their shared dining experience, and the experience in my eyes is incredible. Their signature dishes truly stand out with a a great wine parring, a great suggestion for a date, a dinner with friends or a business lunch or dinner. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam. We highly reccomend it." - Timotej Letonja   THE DUCHESS | Spuistraat 172 | 1012 VT Amsterdam | the-duchess.com  info@the-duchess.com | +31 (0) 20 8113322       AWARDS LUX Magazine 2018: Restaurant Group of the Year: THE ENTOURAGE GROUP LUX Magazine 2018: Best Gourmet European Restaurant: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2017: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2017: Liran Wizman, The Entourage Group Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2015: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2015: Yossi Eliyahoo, The Entourage Group World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017: Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality and Style Award 2015: Best Cocktail bar: THE DUCHESS Esquire’s best cocktail bar contest 2015: Best Hotelbar: THE DUCHESS     SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: THEDUCHESSAmsterdam Instagram: @THEDUCHESS_official Hashtags: #THEDUCHESSAmsterdam #THEENTOURAGEGROUP

Soho Roc House Mykonos
438

Soho Roc House Mykonos

Travel Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.   Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.  

Advertising
Advertising
MOMO Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Amsterdam
426

MOMO Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Amsterdam

Food Finally! The 1st restaurant, where it all started for THE ENTOURAGE GROUP 11 years ago, will open its doors again from Tuesday the 1st of September. MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge will be open every day for lunch and dinner. We look forward to welcome our guests back at the restaurant and give them an amazing and incredible dining experience.     Creative mastermind and entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo, owner of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP, made his debut in The Netherlands in 2008 with MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. A debut that introduced high-end Asian cuisine to the Netherlands and so defined a new standard for the Dutch hospitality industry. The start of MOMO 11 years ago, was the start of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.     Are you looking for a more private and intimate experience? MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge also has a ground-breaking private dining concept. Any celebration or special occasion will be a unique and custom-made experience to never forget. From canapés to cocktails and decorations to desserts – MOMO attends to every detail. For more information please visit our website: momo-amsterdam.com or privatedining@momo-amsterdam.com They will have a strict reservations policy and therefore bookings must be made in advance. Please contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation. Bookings for MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge can be made via:Opentable+31 (0) 20 671 7474info@momo-amsterdam.com. Finally! The 1st restaurant, where it all started for THE ENTOURAGE GROUP 11 years ago, will open its doors again from Tuesday the 1st of September. MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge will be open every day for lunch and dinner. We look forward to welcome our guests back at the restaurant and give them an amazing and incredible dining experience.     Creative mastermind and entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo, owner of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP, made his debut in The Netherlands in 2008 with MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. A debut that introduced high-end Asian cuisine to the Netherlands and so defined a new standard for the Dutch hospitality industry. The start of MOMO 11 years ago, was the start of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.     Are you looking for a more private and intimate experience? MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge also has a ground-breaking private dining concept. Any celebration or special occasion will be a unique and custom-made experience to never forget. From canapés to cocktails and decorations to desserts – MOMO attends to every detail. For more information please visit our website: momo-amsterdam.com or privatedining@momo-amsterdam.com They will have a strict reservations policy and therefore bookings must be made in advance. Please contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation. Bookings for MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge can be made via:Opentable+31 (0) 20 671 7474info@momo-amsterdam.com.

Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome
412

Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome

Fashion On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy

Soho House Amsterdam
346

Soho House Amsterdam

Design Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com

Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“
228

Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“

Art In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com

Exploring China
180

Exploring China

Travel Travel image story by Ashley Soong. Travel image story by Ashley Soong.

Bvlgari Hotel London
119

Bvlgari Hotel London

Travel On 28th May 2012 Bvlgari Hotel London opened in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, as the first brand new luxury hotel build in the city for 40 years. Bvlgari Hotel London pays tribute to Bvlgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noblemanufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, coupling Bvlgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel are made exclusively for Bvlgari crafted by Italian manufacturers.   The 85 rooms and suites feature exquisite detailing throughout, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bvlgari jewellery designs, and bed side table lamps by Bvlgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues throughout the hotel with handcrafted Italian detailing such as the two stunning handcrafted solid silver Bvlgari chandeliers in the Ballroom, creating a dramatic centrepiece. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000 sqm Bvlgari Spa London is spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone. Highlights of the Spa include 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room; a 25m swimming pool, created from Vicenza stone and featuring a shimmering green and gold mosaic; and a 150m2 fitness area with a fully-equipped, state of the art Workshop Gymnasium.   Bvlgari Hotel London celebrates its silver screen heritage with the luxurious 47-seat Richard Attenborough Screening Room, offering state of the art cinema-quality sound and vision and an exclusively-curated library of more than 300 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. The Screening Room is also capable of hosting press events, advance screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.   Bvlgari Hotel London provides sumptuous meeting facilities flexible enough to accommodate events of all kinds with two boardrooms and two private offices, as well as two private dining rooms and a ballroom with private foyer that can cater for up to 140 discerning guests. In the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Sampling Lounge rareand vintage cigars can be sampled and purchased.   As a brand new build in the heart of Knightsbridge, the state of the art Bvlgari Hotel London, employs pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and has been developed according to best practices in design set by BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. To meet the strict BREEAM criteria the hotel features such initiatives as anecologically designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric carcharging points within the vicinity of the hotel, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.   Combining heritage and modernity, refinement and effortless elegance, Knightsbridge is the natural setting for Bvlgari Hotel London that emphasises these same exceptional qualities. Everything that is singular and remarkable about London can be found in Knightsbridge. Here are the city’s most exclusive addresses, its most distinguished cultural venues, its most luxurious department stores and boutiques. The grand cornerstones of Knightsbridge – from the Royal Albert Hall to the Victoria and Albert museum to Harrods – have not only stood the test of time, they have gained lasting elegance and cultural relevance. This is London’s mostprestigious neighbourhood, and one of its most liveable, with the full, appealing expanse of Hyde Park stretching out to its north.   Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Bvlgari Hotel London is just steps from leafy Hyde Park and the shopping of Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Cultural and historical landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum are a short walk away. The 85 light filled rooms and suites are amongst the largest in London. Many look over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and each is a well-considered oasis of calm comfort andunderstated luxury. Bvlgari’s attention to detail is evident in the use of exquisite marbles,fine woods and unique detailing. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 and 220 square metres, the seven Bvlgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London. Sette restaurant, independently operated by LDV Hospitality, is the first London locationof New York City’s Scarpetta Restaurants, bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. In true ‘Dolce Vita’ style, the evenings continueafter dinner at Sette, downstairs in the ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named afterNew York’s most charming neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, Nolita Social brings the energy of ‘the New York night’ to London, with a heady mix of crafted cocktails, livemusic and DJ’s. The Lounge features a honed black granite floor and fireplace alongside the Italian- made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics that complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring space for guests to enjoy a light breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge at Bvlgari Hotel London has established itself as the premier Knightsbridge destination for connoisseurs in search of truly exceptional vintage cigars. Arranged over two levels, the spacious 2000sqm Bvlgari Spa London reflects a contemporary Italian design ethos, influenced by the rich heritage of Bvlgari. The Vicenza stone and refined colour combinations of cognac-like golden tones and shades of green used throughout the spa, inspires complete relaxation, calm and escapism from the busy world of Knightsbridge. Bvlgari Hotel London lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. The stunning facilities are flexible and feature the latest technology.   The hotel offers incredible amenities as well as truly amazing service amongs other things. The rooms are very beautifully designed and very private. A few of our favorite amenites were the Bvlgari Spa as well as the Italian restaurant Sette with a tasty Italian insired menu.  more on bulgarihotels.com On 28th May 2012 Bvlgari Hotel London opened in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, as the first brand new luxury hotel build in the city for 40 years. Bvlgari Hotel London pays tribute to Bvlgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noblemanufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, coupling Bvlgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel are made exclusively for Bvlgari crafted by Italian manufacturers.   The 85 rooms and suites feature exquisite detailing throughout, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bvlgari jewellery designs, and bed side table lamps by Bvlgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues throughout the hotel with handcrafted Italian detailing such as the two stunning handcrafted solid silver Bvlgari chandeliers in the Ballroom, creating a dramatic centrepiece. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000 sqm Bvlgari Spa London is spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone. Highlights of the Spa include 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room; a 25m swimming pool, created from Vicenza stone and featuring a shimmering green and gold mosaic; and a 150m2 fitness area with a fully-equipped, state of the art Workshop Gymnasium.   Bvlgari Hotel London celebrates its silver screen heritage with the luxurious 47-seat Richard Attenborough Screening Room, offering state of the art cinema-quality sound and vision and an exclusively-curated library of more than 300 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. The Screening Room is also capable of hosting press events, advance screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.   Bvlgari Hotel London provides sumptuous meeting facilities flexible enough to accommodate events of all kinds with two boardrooms and two private offices, as well as two private dining rooms and a ballroom with private foyer that can cater for up to 140 discerning guests. In the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Sampling Lounge rareand vintage cigars can be sampled and purchased.   As a brand new build in the heart of Knightsbridge, the state of the art Bvlgari Hotel London, employs pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and has been developed according to best practices in design set by BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. To meet the strict BREEAM criteria the hotel features such initiatives as anecologically designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric carcharging points within the vicinity of the hotel, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.   Combining heritage and modernity, refinement and effortless elegance, Knightsbridge is the natural setting for Bvlgari Hotel London that emphasises these same exceptional qualities. Everything that is singular and remarkable about London can be found in Knightsbridge. Here are the city’s most exclusive addresses, its most distinguished cultural venues, its most luxurious department stores and boutiques. The grand cornerstones of Knightsbridge – from the Royal Albert Hall to the Victoria and Albert museum to Harrods – have not only stood the test of time, they have gained lasting elegance and cultural relevance. This is London’s mostprestigious neighbourhood, and one of its most liveable, with the full, appealing expanse of Hyde Park stretching out to its north.   Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Bvlgari Hotel London is just steps from leafy Hyde Park and the shopping of Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Cultural and historical landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum are a short walk away. The 85 light filled rooms and suites are amongst the largest in London. Many look over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and each is a well-considered oasis of calm comfort andunderstated luxury. Bvlgari’s attention to detail is evident in the use of exquisite marbles,fine woods and unique detailing. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 and 220 square metres, the seven Bvlgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London. Sette restaurant, independently operated by LDV Hospitality, is the first London locationof New York City’s Scarpetta Restaurants, bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. In true ‘Dolce Vita’ style, the evenings continueafter dinner at Sette, downstairs in the ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named afterNew York’s most charming neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, Nolita Social brings the energy of ‘the New York night’ to London, with a heady mix of crafted cocktails, livemusic and DJ’s. The Lounge features a honed black granite floor and fireplace alongside the Italian- made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics that complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring space for guests to enjoy a light breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge at Bvlgari Hotel London has established itself as the premier Knightsbridge destination for connoisseurs in search of truly exceptional vintage cigars. Arranged over two levels, the spacious 2000sqm Bvlgari Spa London reflects a contemporary Italian design ethos, influenced by the rich heritage of Bvlgari. The Vicenza stone and refined colour combinations of cognac-like golden tones and shades of green used throughout the spa, inspires complete relaxation, calm and escapism from the busy world of Knightsbridge. Bvlgari Hotel London lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. The stunning facilities are flexible and feature the latest technology.   The hotel offers incredible amenities as well as truly amazing service amongs other things. The rooms are very beautifully designed and very private. A few of our favorite amenites were the Bvlgari Spa as well as the Italian restaurant Sette with a tasty Italian insired menu.  more on bulgarihotels.com

Louis Vuitton opens a new boutique in Amsterdam
90

Louis Vuitton opens a new boutique in Amsterdam

Fashion Louis Vuitton announces the opening of the new boutique, located at 140 P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. For the first time in the Netherlands, the entire Louis Vuitton collection for both men and women, including ready-to-wear, leader goods, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, perfumes and an exquisite selection of Objects Nomades, the exclusive furniture collection of the French House, is available. In addition, visitors of the new boutique can discover the House's unique services for personalising items: hot-stamping, My LV Heritage, My LV World Tour, My LV Belt and Now Yours Run Away sneakers. Louis Vuitton Amsterdam, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 140 - 1071CE Amsterdam louisvuitton.com Louis Vuitton announces the opening of the new boutique, located at 140 P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. For the first time in the Netherlands, the entire Louis Vuitton collection for both men and women, including ready-to-wear, leader goods, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, perfumes and an exquisite selection of Objects Nomades, the exclusive furniture collection of the French House, is available. In addition, visitors of the new boutique can discover the House's unique services for personalising items: hot-stamping, My LV Heritage, My LV World Tour, My LV Belt and Now Yours Run Away sneakers. Louis Vuitton Amsterdam, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 140 - 1071CE Amsterdam louisvuitton.com

Japan
83

Japan

Travel Exclusive images of Japan, photographed by Ashley Soong. Exclusive images of Japan, photographed by Ashley Soong.

Fosbury & Sons opens in Amsterdam
25

Fosbury & Sons opens in Amsterdam

Design Fosbury & Sons has moved into the former Prinsengrachtziekenhuis (Prinsengracht Hospital) in Amsterdam. The final redevelopment phase has been completed - the building, listed as national monument, has been entirely transformed into stylishly appointed offices and work places, inspiring meeting rooms, event spaces, and a restaurant where entrepreneurs and companies can meet and mingle. Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht, the first international location of the eponymous Belgian co-working concept, occupies 6,000 sqm. (64,583 sq.ft.) of an imposing monumental building. The iconic premises offer room for more than 250 companies and entrepreneurs. The founders of companies such as Blendle, Van Moof, TicketSwap, Ace & Tate, Top Notch, Tony Chocolonely, The Media Nanny and Temper are among the first members of Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht. ‘It’s our first location outside Belgium’, says Stijn Geeraets, co-founder of Fosbury & Sons. ‘It speaks for itself to launch in a leading business hub such as Amsterdam. While researching suitable locations we came across the building’s owners, Millten (Foppe Eshuis and Lennard Rottier) and Million Monkeys (Maarten Beucker Andreae). As partners we opted for a joint venture to operate the former Prinsengrachtziekenhuis. It’s almost unreal that we’ve been able to occupy this beautiful canalside building with so much history. Obviously, we treated it with utmost respect, and we set out to make it a special place for locals. Also, we believe the Netherlands are ready for our vision of beautifully appointed work places with a professional yet welcoming atmosphere’. Art & Design The interior design of Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht has been created by design duo Going East. The aim to restore the structure’s former glory and grandeur has been used as a starting point. ‘We decided to reinstall parquet flooring in the suites, just like we had seen in old photographs’, says Going East designer Anaïs Torfs. We intended to recreate an authentic Italian palazzo atmosphere alongside the canals. We emphasized the beautiful arches and some of the dilapidated ceilings have intentionally been retained. This has resulted in an interior where contrasts take centre stage: old vs. new and classic vs. modern, along with detailing in colourful marble, rich wool fabrics and vintage design. Beside design, art plays a pivotal role in the interior design. In collaboration with Grimm Gallery and The Ravestijn Gallery the communal spaces are adorned by modern art and photo works. On display are eye-catching sculptures by American artist Nick van Woert, all curated by Grimm Gallery. Additionally, works by lensman Koen Hauser (The Ravestijn Gallery) are presented which feature a bold and contemporary take on still life. Last but not least, a series of custom artworks by artist Sarah Yu Zeebroek add a Belgian touch. Fosbury & Sons Café Next to the stylish offices and meeting rooms, members are able to meet at the Fosbury & Sons Café. Occupying 230 sqm. (2,476 sq.ft.), it is situated alongside an idyllic and sheltered inner garden. Members can indulge in special dishes and international classics, all freshly prepared on a daily basis by its very own chef. The venue can also be accessed through a half-day membership (breakfast or afternoon treat included) or a full-day membership (lunch included). The building which Fosbury & Sons occupies a 19th century building which was known as Prinsengrachtziekenhuis (Prinsengracht Hospital) until 2014. Since 1994 it served as a branch of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG Hospital) and gained the status of outpatient clinic. The last beds disappeared two years later. In 2014 the building was sold to Millten and Million Monkeys. Commissioned by real estate developer Millten, and in collaboration with architect Roberto Meyer of MVSA Architects, the monumental building has been thoroughly renovated over the course of five years. About Fosbury & Sons Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht is the first branch outside Belgium of Fosbury & Sons. The company was founded in 2016 by Serge Hannecart, Stijn Geeraets and Maarten Van Gool who set out to radically change the office world with the motto ‘Not Your Ordinary Office’. Following the first location at the WATT Tower in Antwerp, a 7,000 sqm. (75,347 sq.ft.) was launched on the premises of a modernist landmark building in Brussels by Polish-Belgian architect Constantin Brodzki. Additionally, Fosbury & Sons opened two other venues in Brussels in 2019. Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht is the first Dutch location of the Antwerp-based company. A second Dutch location in the Amsterdam Westerdok area is currently being developed and is expected to open by the end of this year. Additional branches are to open shortly in Antwerp, Valencia, Ghent, and The Hague. Fosbury & Sons is the answer to bland office space and monotonous work by offering its members not only a pleasant environment, but also full autonomy, flexibility, connectivity with other entrepreneurs and companies, and a necessary dose of fun. Fosbury & Sons adheres to the importance of a balance between work and private life and offers members a professional work place, including useful services which help raise the quality of the aforementioned balance. As a member, you are able to enjoy a professional office with living room-inspired comfort, the services and atmosphere of a hotel, and the fun level that equals having a day off. Mind you, your friends and family are equally welcome to enjoy lunch together or to attend one of the many events held on the premises. Needless to say, it is a perfect example of how private life and work are intertwined hassle- free. for prices visit https://fosburyandsons.com Fosbury & Sons has moved into the former Prinsengrachtziekenhuis (Prinsengracht Hospital) in Amsterdam. The final redevelopment phase has been completed - the building, listed as national monument, has been entirely transformed into stylishly appointed offices and work places, inspiring meeting rooms, event spaces, and a restaurant where entrepreneurs and companies can meet and mingle. Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht, the first international location of the eponymous Belgian co-working concept, occupies 6,000 sqm. (64,583 sq.ft.) of an imposing monumental building. The iconic premises offer room for more than 250 companies and entrepreneurs. The founders of companies such as Blendle, Van Moof, TicketSwap, Ace & Tate, Top Notch, Tony Chocolonely, The Media Nanny and Temper are among the first members of Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht. ‘It’s our first location outside Belgium’, says Stijn Geeraets, co-founder of Fosbury & Sons. ‘It speaks for itself to launch in a leading business hub such as Amsterdam. While researching suitable locations we came across the building’s owners, Millten (Foppe Eshuis and Lennard Rottier) and Million Monkeys (Maarten Beucker Andreae). As partners we opted for a joint venture to operate the former Prinsengrachtziekenhuis. It’s almost unreal that we’ve been able to occupy this beautiful canalside building with so much history. Obviously, we treated it with utmost respect, and we set out to make it a special place for locals. Also, we believe the Netherlands are ready for our vision of beautifully appointed work places with a professional yet welcoming atmosphere’. Art & Design The interior design of Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht has been created by design duo Going East. The aim to restore the structure’s former glory and grandeur has been used as a starting point. ‘We decided to reinstall parquet flooring in the suites, just like we had seen in old photographs’, says Going East designer Anaïs Torfs. We intended to recreate an authentic Italian palazzo atmosphere alongside the canals. We emphasized the beautiful arches and some of the dilapidated ceilings have intentionally been retained. This has resulted in an interior where contrasts take centre stage: old vs. new and classic vs. modern, along with detailing in colourful marble, rich wool fabrics and vintage design. Beside design, art plays a pivotal role in the interior design. In collaboration with Grimm Gallery and The Ravestijn Gallery the communal spaces are adorned by modern art and photo works. On display are eye-catching sculptures by American artist Nick van Woert, all curated by Grimm Gallery. Additionally, works by lensman Koen Hauser (The Ravestijn Gallery) are presented which feature a bold and contemporary take on still life. Last but not least, a series of custom artworks by artist Sarah Yu Zeebroek add a Belgian touch. Fosbury & Sons Café Next to the stylish offices and meeting rooms, members are able to meet at the Fosbury & Sons Café. Occupying 230 sqm. (2,476 sq.ft.), it is situated alongside an idyllic and sheltered inner garden. Members can indulge in special dishes and international classics, all freshly prepared on a daily basis by its very own chef. The venue can also be accessed through a half-day membership (breakfast or afternoon treat included) or a full-day membership (lunch included). The building which Fosbury & Sons occupies a 19th century building which was known as Prinsengrachtziekenhuis (Prinsengracht Hospital) until 2014. Since 1994 it served as a branch of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG Hospital) and gained the status of outpatient clinic. The last beds disappeared two years later. In 2014 the building was sold to Millten and Million Monkeys. Commissioned by real estate developer Millten, and in collaboration with architect Roberto Meyer of MVSA Architects, the monumental building has been thoroughly renovated over the course of five years. About Fosbury & Sons Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht is the first branch outside Belgium of Fosbury & Sons. The company was founded in 2016 by Serge Hannecart, Stijn Geeraets and Maarten Van Gool who set out to radically change the office world with the motto ‘Not Your Ordinary Office’. Following the first location at the WATT Tower in Antwerp, a 7,000 sqm. (75,347 sq.ft.) was launched on the premises of a modernist landmark building in Brussels by Polish-Belgian architect Constantin Brodzki. Additionally, Fosbury & Sons opened two other venues in Brussels in 2019. Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht is the first Dutch location of the Antwerp-based company. A second Dutch location in the Amsterdam Westerdok area is currently being developed and is expected to open by the end of this year. Additional branches are to open shortly in Antwerp, Valencia, Ghent, and The Hague. Fosbury & Sons is the answer to bland office space and monotonous work by offering its members not only a pleasant environment, but also full autonomy, flexibility, connectivity with other entrepreneurs and companies, and a necessary dose of fun. Fosbury & Sons adheres to the importance of a balance between work and private life and offers members a professional work place, including useful services which help raise the quality of the aforementioned balance. As a member, you are able to enjoy a professional office with living room-inspired comfort, the services and atmosphere of a hotel, and the fun level that equals having a day off. Mind you, your friends and family are equally welcome to enjoy lunch together or to attend one of the many events held on the premises. Needless to say, it is a perfect example of how private life and work are intertwined hassle- free. for prices visit https://fosburyandsons.com

loading
More articles