Every week we highlight those submissions which have been frequented by our readers and jury, in the lead up to the reveal of Interiors of the Month winners and honourable mentions. Here are the five most-viewed spaces between 12 and 19 March 2021, shared with comments left by this month’s jury members.

Photos: Random Studio

1. BOTTEGA VENETA SEOUL POP-UP

Random Studio

For the launch of Bottega Veneta’s AW20 collection in Seoul, Random Studio devised a spatial listening experience inspired by the neighbouring Hyundai Card Music Library. The Pop-Up (currently scored at 7.2) and product display is upon the Acousmonium, a sound diffusion system pioneered by Francois Bayle in 1974. Random Studio’s rendition is a reflective, inflatable box structure with 24 loudspeakers playing a range of ambient sounds. ‘This is an engaging brand activation point that goes beyond the pure function of selling a product,’ says Sergio Mannino, founder of his namesake studio. ‘It’s visually stunning – and I’m sure it’s a lot better in person.’

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Photos: Allan Tagino

2. DISNEY X KEITH HARING VIRTUAL POP-UP

Coach

In the running for Best Use of Colour (7.11) and Best Use of Light (6.93), Coach’s Disney x Keith Haring Virtual Pop-Up spans five rooms that take visitors through an interactive journey of the brand collaboration. From an unexpected host – an AR manifestation of Mickey Mouse – to an immersive NYC-influenced subway station where people can paint their own street art, the bright yellow space reflects the meeting points between Disney and Keith Haring’s iconic visual languages with a variety of playful surprises. ‘There’s a fantastic use of colour, bringing some synergy between the various rooms and also highlighting the products and artwork,’ thinks Alter-Projects founder and curator Anne-Laure Pingreoun.

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3. BLACK WAVES

Leegong

Minimalistic Seoul hospitality space Black Waves is designed to fully activate the five senses. Created by interior studio Leegong, the counter-style Restaurant (6.53) features a wave-like wall installation that curves seamlessly into the ceiling, a backdrop for the open kitchen. The centrepiece, crafted with shiny cork cladding, balances harmoniously with light and black wood. ‘I appreciate the simplicity and the notion of dinner as theatre,’ comments Waad El Hadidy, design director at SH Hotels and Resorts/Starwood Capital Group. ‘There’s nice use of materials too.’

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4. PARK OFFICE INTERIORWORKS

Tétris

The team behind Amsterdam workspace Park Office InteriorWorks calls it an ‘organic work environment where one can experience the outdoors while being indoors’. Tétris developed the Small Office (6.54) for clients that sought a ‘future-proof sustainable office environment’ ideal for collaborating and educating clients and employees. Upcycled materials, sustainable solutions and interior landscaping were combined to achieve this. From a solitary concentration booth and regular workstations to a group arena and low-seated conference spaces, there are many different types of areas to work, maximizing user flexibility.

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Photos: Zooey Braun

5. LA VISIONE

Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects

Italian Restaurant La Visione (6.39) is central within German carpet supplier Object Carpet’s networking space Object Campus – City of Visions at its headquarters in Denkendorf. Its interior and branding designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group, La Visione is a graphic, colourful space that also serves as a co-working and meeting area. The designers explain that their aim was to ‘render Object Carpet’s furnishing expertise tangible – in a subtle yet palpable way’. Mannino celebrates the ‘complex and intricate assembly of materials, colours, patterns and textures’, also commended by creative director and design Martijn Hoogendijk.

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