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2 0 19 G O L D K E Y AWA R D S

BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE
WINNER

SECRET ROOM AT
FIVE PALM JUMEIRAH
DUBAI, UAE

THE DESIGN FIRM: Studio Paolo Ferrari, Toronto
THE MUSE: Distill the essence of a speakeasy

into a classic destination bar. Distance the entry
experience from the standard, big-box dazzle of
Dubai luxe by sending guests through an underground passage to an unmarked door accessed by
a fingerprint scanner. Use inventive solutions such
as creative floor lighting, mirrors and reflective
surfaces to visually expand all parts of the venue.
THE MAGIC: Elevate what's essential to design
star status. In this case, rethink the bar as a sculptural centerpiece. Its dynamic, fluid shape serves as
a hypnotic architectural anchor for the space. Both
its sinuous lines and luminous metallic finish carry
over into the look of the host and DJ stations. The
theme gets a twist in the liquid-effect, clear resin
pedestals of the drink tables. The designers wanted
this "venue" to be authentic, so they sought out
top local fabricators and "pushed their limits," says
Paola Ferrari, the design firm's principal.

THE MAVERICK MOVE: Weaving Stanley Kubrick's iconic
take on futurism into the public restrooms. An optical illusion created with floor lighting makes the space feel bottomless. "The restroom flooring was a significant challenge-from
lighting and access to executing the perfect glass finish that
would offer enough texture and slip resistance without affecting
the visual impact of the design," says Ferrari.

FINALIST

FINALIST

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

NEW YORK

PARADISE CLUB AT THE
TIMES SQUARE EDITION

THE DESIGN FIRM: Hirsch Bedner
Associates (HBA), Singapore

THE DESIGN FIRM: Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto/New York

THE MUSE: Welcome guests into
an extravagant jungle with lots of
visual fun and games. There are the
metal chain ropes swagged in front of
metal-wrapped crystal pendants that
frame the bar and "bird's nest" rooms
where guests can preen against a
backdrop of feather-like textures
composed as an art installation.

THE MUSE: Use an explosion of color

THE MAGIC: It's all in the mix. Rosegold, mirrored-finish metal lines trace
the bar's rustic existing architecture,
framing an eclectic mix of seating in
rainforest hues.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: Terrarium,
the bar's private lounge, is located
inside an inverted terrarium, where
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OWNER: FIVE Holdings, Dubai; DESIGN FIRM:
Studio Paolo Ferrari, Toronto: Paolo Ferrari, principal;
Brandon Chan, Ali Mikawi, Austin Wang, designers;
ARCHITECT: FIVE Holdings, Dubai; PURCHASING
COMPANY: FIVE Holdings, Dubai; GENERAL
CONTRACTOR: Bond Interiors, Dubai; DESIGN
CONSULTANTS: Inverse Lighting Design (lighting
design); ART & ACCESSORIES: Ernesto Manera;
AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS: Sonido-Tech;
CUSTOM CAST RESIN: CMA Moldform; FABRICS:
Pierre Frey; LIGHTING: TM Lighting; VISO

guests become the animals on
display. Live birds, snakes and exotic
plants become a stunning backdrop.
SOURCES

OWNER: Le Thi Thanh Thuy; DESIGN FIRM: Hirsch Bedner
Associates (HBA), Singapore: Robbyn Carter, partner;
Hen'
a Yadav, project director; Julia Häusser, senior interior
architect; Green Gan, senior interior designer; Nadirah
Anwar, interior designer; PURCHASING COMPANY: Vplus
Interiors, Bangalore, India; ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS/
ART & ACCESSORIES: Sourced by Công Ty TNHH Xây
Dựng Và Nội Thất Vplus; AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS:
Công ty CổphầnThươngmạiDịchvụĐức PROAUDIO;
BATH & SPA: JKP Vo Ltd.; FABRICS/FLOORCOVERINGS/
FURNITURE: Công Ty TNHH Xây Dựng Và Nội Thất Vplus;
LIGHTING: KRISLITE; SIGNAGE: Click9 Studio; SURFACING
MATERIALS/WALLCOVERINGS/WINDOW TREATMENTS:
Sourced by Công Ty TNHH Xây Dựng Và Nội Thất Vplus

to fire up a playful, alluring, energetic space that serves as a highoctane counterpoint to the minimalist
elegance of the lobby and lobby bar.
Reference the unapologetic theatricality of Ian Schrager's Studio 54 (the
nightspot's cofounder also collaborated with Marriott International on
the creation of the EDITION brand)
with a central crescent moon-shaped
stage modeled on the notorious nightclub's original version, and frame it
with heavy red velvet curtains.
THE MAGIC: Lights, curves, color-

from the metal screen emanating a
fiery amber light behind the bar to
the crescent-shaped banquettes.

THE MAVERICK MOVE: Think big.
A custom ceiling starburst light fixture
with 1,952 individually controlled LED
nodes floats overhead. Hand-painted,
wall-to-wall surrealist murals recalling
scenes from Dante's Inferno add to
the drama.
SOURCES
OWNER: Witkoff Group, New York; Maefield Development,
New York; OPERATOR: Ian Schrager Hotel Company/Marriott
International; DESIGN FIRM: Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto/New
York; ARCHITECT: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, New
York; PURCHASING COMPANY: Purchasing Associates, Inc.
Peekskill, New York; MILLWORK: Petersen Geller Spurge
Millwork; PUBLIC SPACE AND GUESTROOM CUSTOM
FF&E: Saint Damase Furniture

C O U R T E S Y O F F I V E H O L D I N G S ( S E C R E T R O O M ) ; W I L L P R YC E ( A L L E Y 5 0 S A I G O N ) ;
N I KO L A S KO E N I G ( PA R A D I S E C L U B )

ALLEY50 SAIGON
ULTRA LOUNGE

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From the Editor
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All 4 One
Products: Lighting
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Exit Interview
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