Mattress startup Casper has opened a space where New Yorkers can relax and refresh, and even sleep for a short while in tubular wooden pods.Located in Manhattan’s Soho neighbourhood, adjoining Casper‘s main retail shop that opened earlier this year, The Dreamery was designed by the brand’s in-house team in collaboration with architecture firm Hollwich Kushner.It was created as a place for visitors to rest and freshen up, “bringing better sleep to more people and to more places,” according to the brand.
A range of influences, from 1970s Italian design to art deco details, informed designer Camilla Deterre’s interiors for this bar and lounge in Tribeca.Primo’s opened last week at 129 Chambers Street in the Lower Manhattan neighbourhood, as a spot for cocktails and light bites.The concept for the space was created by Aisa Shelley, who wanted to mix the “leisure of beachside service with the welcoming sanctuary of an established neighbourhood staple”.”Primo’s draws the inspiration for its comfort and refreshments from the mid-century resorts of the Italian Riviera and the jocular Long Island social clubs of yesteryear,” said a statement from the Primo’s team.
Lithuanian practice Aketuri Architektai has paired pale grey interiors with dark timber joinery for this family apartment in Vilnius.The apartment, which is shared by a couple and their young child, is set within a recently-built residential development.Being frequent travellers, they approached local practice Aketuri Architektai to create a series of contemporary yet comfortable rooms that they can relax in whenever they’re in Vilnius.”It had to be a place for recreation, comfort and composure,” said the practice in a statement. “Willingness to make interior spaces calm, pure, and free of unnecessary details was one of [the project’s] ruling intents.”
Subtle stepped levels and intersecting volumes of grey terrazzo break up this Beijing pizza-restaurant interior, designed by Italian-German architectural practice MDDM Studio.Called Lievito Gourmet Pizza, the restaurant is located on the ground floor of a hotel building in the city’s Maizidan Residential district by the Landmark River.MDDM Studio designed the restaurant’s long and narrow interior that stretches from the lobby of the hotel on its south side to the river on its north side. Arranged across three subtle levels, the interior incorporates both open and more intimate dining spaces.
Design duo Chad and Courtney Ludeman have renovated a modernist residence in New Jersey, turning it into a rentable cabin that can act as a snug winter retreat.The 1960s A-frame residence was overhauled by the Ludeman’s to serve as a private lodge and rural alternative to their Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia.Located in the woodlands of Dorchester along the Maurice River, about 50 minutes drive from the city and 20 minutes from nearby coastal towns, it can be used as an urban getaway in winter and summer.
New York designer Anna Karlin has given a print shop in the city, which was ruined in a fire, a new life as her studio and gallery, decorated with rough plasterwork, Shaker-style furniture and bulbous lamps.Karlin runs a small design team – working across a range of disciplines like furniture, lighting and jewellery – from the space in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighbourhood. Located at 108 Eldridge Street, the two-storey workplace features a showroom and studio on the ground floor, and workshop in the basement.
Faded frescos offer a backdrop to contemporary furnishings in Brolettouno Apartment, a holiday home in northern Italy that has been refurbished by local studio Archiplan.The property is located in Mantua, Lombardy, in a building that dates back to the 15th century. It belongs to a young couple, who asked Archiplan to transform the space into a getaway for tourists. Their only requirement was that costs for the revamp be kept to a minimum.Left with this largely open brief, the designers decided to make very few changes to the property – choosing instead to honour its timeworn aesthetic.”We tried to keep together two worlds – the one of the old and the one of the new – in a balance able to guarantee the identity of both of them,” said Archiplan, which is led by designers Diego Cisi and Stefano Gorni Silvestrini.
The forms and colours of a David Hockney painting are referenced in this Berlin poke restaurant, designed by Ester Bruzkus Architekten to feel “as relaxed as a day at a California pool”.LA Poke, which serves Hawaiian-style Poke Bowls, is based on Hockney’s 1967 painting A Bigger Splash, which depicts a splash in the swimming pool beside the British artist’s modernist Malibu beach house.”It embodies the chill mood of the West Coast for me,” explained Bruzkus, who is also based in Berlin.Fresh pastel shades of pink and blue are infused with vibrant splashes of bright yellow, blue and red. To represent Hockney’s pool, these are accompanied by tubular furniture, reflective stainless-steel surfaces and patio-style flooring.
Interior architect Arjaan de Feyter kept to a material palette of blackened steel, dark walnut and deep-green marble to create this pared-back office for a lawyer near Antwerp, Belgium.The office is located within one of four new mixed-use blocks called The Cubes, which occupy the site of a recently redeveloped malt distillery.Arjaan de Freyter previously designed an apartment inside The Cubes, which is dominated by warm-hued timber cabinetry and brass fittings. The architect was also charged with overhauling the distillery’s former silo building, in which he created a host of monochromatic living spaces.This intervention called for the architect to create a new workspace for Dutch law firm Deknudt Nelis. The company – which also has offices . in Brussels and Courtrai – requested that their third office should evoke a sense of “authenticity and honesty”.