2024
Photo by James McDonlads. Amazonico Monaco.
Amazonico Brings the Jungle to Monte Carlo
April 12, 2024
Amazonico, the latest addition to Monaco's glitzy restaurant scene is here! The newest Elite Traveler's article illustrates it "The Latin American-inspired concept returns to European shores with the opening of Amazonico Monte Carlo, which launched amid an expectedly grand party, attended by the Prince of Monaco himself, HSH Prince Albert II. In the same vein as its elder siblings, Amazonico Monte Carlo is already promising to be a riot of wild décor, punchy flavors and late-night dinners; “quiet” is not the vibe here."
Claridge's Presidential Suite
Level up at The Residence, Claridge’s new André Fu-designed penthouse
April 5, 2024
In this latest article, Wallpaper magazine describes Claridge’s penthouse "Occupying a purpose-built two-tier glasshouse, The Residence unfolds over 300 sq m and two storeys to feature two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a private outdoor hot tub overlooking London’s skyline.  The result is a visual treat, the panoramic floor-to-ceiling wrought iron windows shedding natural light onto interiors layered in rich details, textures and luxurious materials, such as intricate stained glass, antique brass and solid oak. Taking centre stage is a sensually curved spiral staircase that connects the two floors and leads to a small family salon and the second bedroom, complete with two bathrooms and views of London’s skyline."
“Tokyo Edition Ginza” ──The second act of the edition has revealed its full story! Kengo Kuma talks about the one and only hotel opened in the special town of Ginza
April 5, 2024
Vogue Japan reviews Edition Ginza: "The second edition in Japan, following Toranomon, which opened three years ago, is the only one that has built a close relationship with the city of Ginza, through a collaboration between architect Kengo Kuma, who was appointed as the designer, and Ian Schrager, the brand's creator. It became a unique space. You can also experience the sophisticated service of Edition, which is loved all over the world. We will report on the full details of "Tokyo Edition Ginza" ahead of time."
EDITION Hotels Makes Its Debut in Mexico
EDITION Hotels Makes Its Debut in Mexico
February 27, 2024
Hospitality Design beautifully describes the newest Edition Kanai: "The Caribbean coastline has welcomed the Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai, the hotel brand’s first property in the region. Nestled amongst a 620-acre nature reserve in Kanai—a new luxury resort community in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula—the property gracefully rises amid mangroves and tropical flora, situated along two miles of white sand beachfront."
Private Residence Taipei
Home Tour: The minimalist Taipei home of art collector Pierre Chen
February 23, 2024
Discover this beautiful home through the eyes of Tatler Asia, "Designed by Studio Liaigre, this graceful apartment in Taipei perfectly showcases Yageo Group president Pierre Chen’s remarkable art collection within a poetic space that offers a nod to cloistered courtyards in Europe. Art certainly is the key driver for the considered design of this abode, especially for the owner and mega collector, who counts pieces by blue-chip names the likes of Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali, among the highlights of his treasured assemblage. Chen was thus heavily involved in the curation and placement of art throughout his home, selected from his extensive collection with care and purpose for each area of the apartment. The simple material and colour scheme selected for the abode is deliberately understated to keep the focus on these prized paintings and photographs."
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Kengo Kuma on making Tokyo Edition Ginza ‘warm, intimate, and spiritual’
February 12, 2024
In an interview with Wallpaper, Kuma explains: "The Ginza location is key. More precisely, it’s the district’s uradori (back streets), where a grid of low-rise lanes with countless layers encloses generations-old businesses, galleries, restaurants, and bars. There are many big shops on the main street of Chuo Dori. But the back streets, or uradori, are more vibrant and active, often only wide enough for humans. That kind of hidden feeling is the basis of Ginza. The Edition Ginza faces these back streets, so the life and activity of the uradori and the Edition are very much connected. We tried to bring this into the interior to create a continuity with the exterior. That’s the basis of my design. The idea of ‘weaving’ together the different elements of Ginza is embodied in the fabric-inspired façade: interwoven ‘threads’ of extruded aluminium in three colour tones flow irregularly across the building, both horizontally and vertically, among vertical gardens."
Infinity pool by Herzog & de Meuron aims to "blend into the waters" at Lake Como
Infinity pool by Herzog & de Meuron aims to “blend into the waters” at Lake Como
February 9, 2024
As shown in this recent article, Dezeen articulates with eloquence "Inside the spa building next to the pool, Herzog & de Meuron focused on drawing daylight into the existing spa areas – which comprise a wet spa and a dry spa – and establishing new visible connections to the outside."
Meet the man who brought Paris’s Hotel Costes to Sloane Square
Meet the man who brought Paris’s Hotel Costes to Sloane Square
February 2, 2024
As The Times beautifully describes "Stepping inside One Sloane, there is no denying the serious capital that has gone into this project. To transform a 19th-century mansion block into a 21st-century hotel, with a new underground bar and sixth-floor restaurant, the earl took on the London architects ReardonSmith, totally gutting the building while maintaining the listed 1889 front by Edwin Thomas Hall (who designed the Liberty building). To create a destination that was both sexy and heavyweight — like the Portman estate did in Marylebone with Chiltern Firehouse — Cadogan utilised the skills of Jean-Louis Costes, the man still widely seen as having created the most fashionable hotel in Paris, Hôtel Costes. And for interiors with gravitas he turned to Graf. Together they’ve created a destination like nowhere else in London: a made-to-measure 30-bedroom boutique hotel with all the dark naughtiness of Hotel Costes, but the classical finishes and finesse of a grand, private art nouveau mansion."
First in: The Singapore Edition - Edition’s first Southeast Asian hotel has style to spare
Edition Hotels arrives in Southeast Asia
January 29, 2024
In this Sleeper magazine's article, the new Singapore Editions Hotel is accurately described. "At the core of the architecture and interior design scheme is access to nature, with sweeping vistas and greenery integrated throughout, including a skypark and lushly planted sunken garden that offers a tranquil escape from Singapore’s shopping district. Guests step through the hotel’s bronze and glass facade into the white marble lobby, where simple purity is contrasted by a domed ceiling covered with gold leaf. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows are sheathed with the broad planes of plantation louvres, their broad slats gently evocative of the tropics."
First in: The Singapore Edition - Edition’s first Southeast Asian hotel has style to spare
First in: The Singapore Edition – Edition’s first Southeast Asian hotel has style to spare
January 26, 2024
As Condé Nast Traveller states "No one does “cool” luxury quite like Edition, and this slick, greenery-bedecked hotel looks set to become the new clubhouse of Singapore’s creative crowd. And it’s well located on the quieter edge of Orchard Road, Singapore’s vibrant retail and dining precinct. The Singapore Edition delivers a true sense of arrival once you’re ushered through its main doors, with a dramatically spare lobby that evokes Greek temple-meets-Zen minimalism. Its white, circular walls are left unadorned to place emphasis on the gold leaf-covered domed ceiling that’s gently illuminated to resemble a glowing moon, as well as a seductively solid Venetian plaster staircase (an ancient lime-plaster technique currently enjoying a renaissance) that spirals to the floor below."
Photos show Diller Scofidio + Renfro's "surreal and magical" Blue Dream house in the Hamptons
Photos show Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s “surreal and magical” Blue Dream house in the Hamptons
January 5, 2024
This Dezeen's article on the Blue Dream House quotes "A sloping fibreglass roof and a glass facade characterise New York studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro's first completed single-family residential project. It was the studio's first completed residential project and is the subject of a recently published monograph by architectural critic Paul Goldberger – the first public showcase of the home since its completion – which has been photographed officially for the first time by Iwan Baan."
2023
Season's Greetings
Season’s Greetings
December 19, 2023
The Studio will be closed from 23rd December 2023 to 1st January 2024.
Dion & Arles creates "salon in which you can dine" for Il Gattopardo restaurant
Dion & Arles creates “salon in which you can dine” for Il Gattopardo restaurant
December 15, 2023
As Dezeen's article on Il Gattopardo restaurant quotes: "Soft lighting is diffused through fabric resting between the ceiling beams, which was designed to mimic a sunset. An illuminated onyx bar adds to the warm lighting scheme."
2022
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
September 13, 2022
Following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II last week, Isometrix have made the decision that following the announcement of the public holiday, on the day of the funeral of Her Majesty on Monday 19th September 2022, our offices will be closed as a mark of respect.
2020
West Hollywood Edition
Lighting Design Awards 2020 – Isometrix shortlisted for the Hotel Project of the Year category
October 13, 2020
We are delighted to announce that two of our projects have been shortlisted for this year's Lighting Design Awards. Both The Times Square Edition and The West Hollywood Edition are spectacular developments that are a testament to what great teamwork and collaboration can achieve. Good luck to all of this year's participants!
Christian Liaigre Tribute
Christian Liaigre Tribute
September 9, 2020
Christian Liaigre 1943 - 2020 I want to pay a very personal tribute to Christian Liaigre who passed a week ago.  I have known and worked with Christian for many many years.  He was an artistic inspiration and a true design master.   His minimalist elegance his perceptual artistry his attention to excellence and his ability  to create remarkable environments were a gift to his clients and to those of us who were fortunate enough to work with him  Christian was an icon a visionary influencing both his contemporaries and the up and coming generation of designers.  His work has been in my opinion incredibly important and timeless in its impact.In the years I knew him and collaborated with him I learned a lot from him in his ability to distill things to its essence and achieve a simplicity in the design that was elegant and sophisticated.Along with being a great artist, Christian was a great friend.  I cherished my friendship with him.  My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and his design colleagues in his wonderful firm.   I know they will continue his work and his legacy.Rest in peace Christian.  All of us at Isometrix are thankful for the relationship and friendship we had with you and your teams.   You will be missed but never forgotten. Arnold Chan
Pace Gallery Interior
Pace Gallery in New York
January 8, 2020
As Dezeen's article on the gallery accurately quotes: "The building has been designed as an integrated and dynamic space for artists, collectors, curators, gallery-goers and Pace's international team alike".The lighting scheme was designed by our London studio with a focus on making it as adaptable as possible to fit the dynamic nature of the space, whilst maintaining a complex level of control over both light levels and color temperature and keeping it all discrete and hidden from view.
2019
Annabel's Club London
Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2019
October 9, 2019
Isometrix Lighting Design + Martin Brudnizki Design Studio declared winners of the UK Lighting Category at this year's Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards now in its eleventh year is a globally recognized competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.Judged by a panel of some of the most influential personalities in design, hospitality and lifestyle globally, this annual edition of the Awards attracted over 1000 entries from the UK and 70 other countries. In the words of Aqua Group founder David Yeo ‘The lighting designer had to deal with many lighting scenarios that were all handled with great attention to detail that matched the theme of each room.’
Royal Academy of Arts Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley Exhibition at the Royal Academy
October 9, 2019
Isometrix were delighted to be a part of the lighting collaboration for the Antony Gormley Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Working directly with Antony, the design brief was to use daylight to maximum potential.  When daylight is not an option, to achieve homogeneous shadowless lighting throughout the exhibition that will allow the sculptures to shine without any light being shone directly on them. The RA's architecture and massive skylights were instrumental in achieving this goal but they were also the source for some of the project’s greatest challenges. Building a 156 sq meter skylight is a challenge in itself but making it completely comply with the brief, meant there were even more obstacles to overcome. The 13m x 12m custom built skylight (pictured above) for "Clearing VII " allows natural light to flood the space during the day and evenly lights it up when daylight becomes insufficient.  For other spaces, track lights with special optics were used to create wall washes that blend seemingly with natural light, tacitly engulfing the space in thousands of lumens of warm white light. We are passionate about light and its ability to enhance the special flow of a building and we could go on writing about it indefinitely.   There are no amount of words or images that can truly describe the experience of the meeting of great architecture, good lighting and the work of an amazing artist such Antony Gormley.
Most anticipated buildings of 2019
Most anticipated buildings of 2019
September 12, 2019
We were very proud that our very own, Arnold Chan, was mentioned in Architectural Digest's article: "The 14 most anticipated buildings of 2019" published back in December, last year. We are even prouder now that the project is nearing completion and the team's hard work will enable visitors to experience art in an environment where "the lighting system will adjust to fit the hue and/or mood of any given exhibition on view". The experience will be further enhanced by the freedom "to view the art at any distance - column-free layout of the space - courtesy of the creative minds at Bonetti Kozerski Architecture".