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on October 16, 2017 in
Not even the rain could dim the lights on the Howard Hughes Corporation’s launch of its winter experience, Sea of Light: An Interactive Journey Through Light and Sound, in Manhattan’s Seaport District this December, which will run through March 2018. Free to the public, each guest was given a wristlet that lit up in accordance to the choreographed light show, as well as performances from America’s Got Talent opera singer Laura Bretan and headliner AlunaGeorge.
The instillation itself, located in Seaport Square near the historic Wavertree and Ambrose ships (both to be decorated with a holiday tree in line with past traditions), is made up of a series of light sculptures up to 9 feet tall that house more than 150,000 individually programmable LEDs to resemble multiple rising suns. Each structure’s lighting is mapped in a 3D space, with sophisticated animations that feature a variety of evolving content, with ambient, natural colors melting together. Continue reading →
on August 3, 2017 in
Last week, Benjamin Moore brought together leading interior designers, architects, and influencers for an exclusive unveiling of the brand’s 2018 color of the year. Held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, the formal affair used the iconic walls of this city staple to project the hue that will set the tone for the upcoming year.
But arrangements of vibrant red roses atop islands in the bar area teased the result: Caliente AF-290. “Strong, radiant, and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate, and makes people feel special, like [getting] red carpet treatment,” Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence Ellen O’Neill says in a statement. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red turns heads, signaling surprise and adventure.”
Walls with Caliente AF-290
After the reveal, the white walls and dimmed lights in the Guggenheim ran red in celebration. Continue reading →
on June 8, 2017 in
The team here at HD—after sifting through quite literally hundreds of products for our soon-to-be-debuted August products issue—are enamored with a few of the industry’s current trends. In the issue, we take you on a tour of products inspired by nature, made of mixed materials, with bold colors, and shooting for the stars. But these are hardly the only en vogue movements we’re seeing right now, so here are three more to keep an eye out for.
1. Traditional Plaids
Traditional plaids have never not been classic, but Valley Forge’s Manor Check brings a contemporary feel with its oversized repeat, available in seven different colorways. But textiles and fabrics aren’t the only place to find this eye-catching repeat. THG Paris’ West Coast faucet features inlays within the handles in either black or white onyx to form a calculated pattern. Meanwhile, the funky checkered ceramic cylindrical base of Cappellini’s Valeria mirror makes a statement. Continue reading →
on April 26, 2017 in
Last night, the winners were announced for our 13th annual HD Awards, in a ceremony held at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. And before you ask, no, La La Land did not win, though the team for the Asbury did get called up to the stage three times in a row for their achievements in the Midscale categories.
Best in Show project winner: Sanya EDITION
We’ve been working on the awards for the better part of 2017, forcing HD’s staff to remain tight-lipped on the most exciting, deserving projects and products in hospitality (not an easy task for a team passionate enough to spend every day writing about the industry).
Best in Show products winner: Spokes Large from Foscarini
Along with all the winners announced last night, we also named our Best in Show winners. For projects, Sanya EDITION took home top honor. For products, the winner was Spokes Large from Foscarini. Continue reading →
We are looking forward to HD Expo, which is only a week away (!!!). This year, we’ve added something new to the mix with a virtual reality booth led by innovation and design studio ICRAVE. In collaboration with Hospitality Design magazine, the two day virtual reality-focused workshop at booth #1359 (and sponsored by RH Contract) will showcase cutting-edge visualization and digital experimentation during HD Expo, held next week in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. Along with demonstrations, ICRAVE is also hosting a beer pong tournament (finally, a college skill put to good use), completely in VR, starting Wednesday, May 3rd at 2 p.m.
An apartment at 21 West End in New York, designed by ICRAVE, which the firm rendered in VR as a sales tool for the building
“We created the beer pong game through our interactions with video game designers and developers,” says Elizabeth Von Lehe, director of strategy and brand architecture for the New York firm, who will be overseeing the demonstrations and the contest. Continue reading →