You can find this beautiful Haymarket hotel on a quiet street the Townhouse – London however it is few meters far from metro station Piccadilly circus. What a great Firmdale´s style!
I love design of this hotel in London and it is hard to choose between this and others Firmdale´s hotels. NUMBER SIXTEEN is located close to the metro station South Kensington.
This gorgeous CROSBY STREET HOTEL of Firmdale´s hotels you can find in SoHo neighbourhood, NY. Everything is on the doorstep including some of the worlds most exciting shopping, bars, restaurants, cafes and galleries.
I stayed breathless when I found these hotels designed by Kit Kemp. All of them are beautiful examples of fresh contemporary English style and most of them is located in London and one in New York. Kit can mix colour and texture, modern and antique together with an impressive art collection that finally the place looks so welcoming that you almost cry when checking out and you quickly begin to plan your next stay. These hotels won Award for International Trade in 2000, 2006 and 2009. Kit Kemp was awarded the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year for 2008. Last opened hotel under label Firmdale was opened in October 2009 – NUMBER SIXTEEN HOTEL
Read more about each of 7 Firmdale´s hotels in following posts.
Pictures from: www.firmdale.com
Patricia Urquiola was born in 1961 in Oviedo, Spain. She studied architecture
at the faculdad de arquitectura de Madrid.
after transferring to Italy she graduated from the Milan polytechnic
in 1989 (with a thesis mentored by Achille Castiglioni).
From 1990 to 1992 she assisted in the courses held by Achille
Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli, both at the Milan polytechnic
and at the ENSCI, Paris.
In 1991 she started working for the furniture company de Padova
in Milan, heading the product development office, where she
also designed her first furniture items (together with Vico Magistretti).
Between 1993 and 1996 she opened an associated studio with two
friends, working on architecture, interiors, showrooms and restaurants.
From 1996 to 2000 she became manager of the lissoni associati design
group and in 2001 she opened her own studio in Milan, focusing on
product design, displays and architecture. She became best known
through her many pieces for Moroso. Patricia has won many design
awards and spoke at conferences and seminars in various
international universities. Her recent work includes projects for
Depadova, Moroso, agape, B&B, Alessi, Driade, Foscarini, Kartell, Flos,
Molteni, Artelano, and others.
/All this text above was taken from designboom.com. For full article click here./
I realized that I meet news about her or her work quite often however I didn´t know about her like a person much. She seems to be a bit out of gossips and completely grounded in what she is doing and she is doing great stuff. She is also very sympathic to me as she finished university at the age of 28 which is kind of my way. As I find her very inspiring here is some of her work:
It´s a grey day today here in Stockholm so I watched a movie. And believe it or not it just blew me away, even during that movie I had to pick a blank paper and paint a bit. And I got some nice idea about trying to make models – architectural models of buildings, sheds, shacks, … those are such a great source of inspiration.
12 – 15 AUGUST 2010
This sounds like a perfect get away for short holiday in the summer. Sure, hundreds of hot-air balloons drifting silently across the summer skies is magic but you can also enjoy motorbike stunts, racing camels, live music and a fabulous French food market. It´s 31st fiesta birthday this year. Hot-air balloons start at 6am and then at 6pm. There is about 500 000 people coming to look up the sky every year.
Children can enjoy fairground, bouncy castles, a paintball alley, camel racing, and „Heaven“, the interactive „festival within a festival“ which includes clowns, animals and a Punch and Judy show among its entertainments.
You don´t need tickets as site entrance is free.