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The hotel’s lobby houses contemporary art and furniture, as well as historical references to a nearby river, including the LED-studded steel sculpture of a steamship funnel at its center.

Group (IHG) boutique chain to open in Asia. In all, that seven-year-old ag consists of about 40 properties, and IHG says each is designed to re ect the culture, character and history of its surrounding neighborhood. Hence all those river-themed features in the Shanghai locale’s lobby. But HBA also adopted several other design motifs to inject a local avor into the 184-room hotel. Those various looks, in turn, were jointly created by HBA’s interior designers and staffers from Canvas, the rm’s in-

house art group. “The teams worked together to create a concept that was based on the neighborhood, its history and how Shanghai residents see their place in the world,” says Julian Coombs, a Singapore-based project director with HBA. “The result is an environment that’s designed to respect history without being overwhelmed by it, by blending traditional details and contemporary touches.” Consequently, to counterbalance the lobby’s historical touches, designers added

such features as a wall painting showing contemporary visitors walking the streets of Shanghai and curvy, modern chairs at the reception desk. The new and old also intermix in the hotel’s other public spaces, as well as in its guest rooms. The Quay Cafe, for example, features a dining space modeled after a traditional tea house, as well as an ultra-modern, pod-like lounge for TV viewing. In the guest rooms, Moore says, “we put a lot of emphasis on using locally produced building materials that might

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - March/April 2011

Boutique Design - March/April 2011
From the Editor
Contents
Boutique Buzz
Off the Wall
Shanghai Surprises
Q+A: Luisa Flynn
Big Apple Slices
Betting on a Boutique
DreamBook: Creative Genius
Call for Nominations: The Boutique 18
Showroom: Bath & Spa
Showroom: Surfacing
The Last Detail: Rolling Stone Restaurant, Los Angeles
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Boutique Design - March/April 2011
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Cover2
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - From the Editor
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 3
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Contents
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 5
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Boutique Buzz
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 7
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 8
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 9
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 10
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 11
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Off the Wall
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 16
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 19
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Shanghai Surprises
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 21
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 22
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 23
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Q+A: Luisa Flynn
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 25
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 27
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Big Apple Slices
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 31
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Betting on a Boutique
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - DreamBook: Creative Genius
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 41
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Call for Nominations: The Boutique 18
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - 43
Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Showroom: Bath & Spa
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - Showroom: Surfacing
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Boutique Design - March/April 2011 - The Last Detail: Rolling Stone Restaurant, Los Angeles
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