Boutique Design - June 2018 - 18

Chisley™ PANEL ©2018 modularArts, Inc.

FUSION FEST
Piero Lissoni's vision for The Middle House unites
Asian materiality and European architecture.
BY ORIANA LERNER

Lucy™ TILE w/ gold & silver mirror inserts ©2017 modularArts, Inc.

PANELS & TILES
light-weight and durable, natural gypsum
for continuous, uninterrupted wall features.

There's nothing average about The Middle House. The giant chandelier in
the 111-room hotel's (excluding its residences) lobby is just the first hint that
Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni is thinking in macro terms for
the Shanghai hotspot, part of a city-center mixed-use development (yes,
the location gave the hotel its deceptively median name). Sure, it helps that
Swire Hotels, the owner/operator behind the House Collective (other properties include The Opposite House, Beijing; Temple House, Chengdu; and
The Upper House, Hong Kong), has a penchant for high-octane, provacative design. But, even self-confessed architect/designer-driven brands need
to find a fresh offer within their own niche. That's why Lissoni knew he had
to draw on his own experiences, outlook and vision, rather than try to add
a fourth chapter in Swire's narrative. So, he started his vision board halfway
around the world.
"As a European, I organized the space in a different way," he says. Lissoni
imported the concept of intimate seating groups, low sight lines and informal
lobby layouts. Café Gray Deluxe's volume is divided by hard-edged partial walls,
while Studio 50 (the smallest of the hotel's six room types) guestrooms' seating
areas face the bed in a conversation zone.
Even the most cosmopolitan style still needs a local grounding. Lissoni says
he wants to make sure guests know they're in Shanghai. Having brought his



Boutique Design - June 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - June 2018

Boutique Design - June 2018
Contents
From the Executive Editor
In This Issue
Check Out boutiquedesign.com
The Buzz
Shape Up
Heroes and Mavericks
Good Innings
Bdwest Review: Master Class
Products: Art + Accessories
Products: Carpet + Rugs
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Intro
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Boutique Design - June 2018
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Cover2
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 1
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Contents
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 3
Boutique Design - June 2018 - From the Executive Editor
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 5
Boutique Design - June 2018 - In This Issue
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 7
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Check Out boutiquedesign.com
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 9
Boutique Design - June 2018 - The Buzz
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 11
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 12
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 13
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 14
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 15
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 16
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 17
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 18
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 19
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Shape Up
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 21
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 22
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 23
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 24
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 25
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 26
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 27
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Heroes and Mavericks
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 29
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 30
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 31
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 32
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 33
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 34
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 35
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 36
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 37
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 38
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 39
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 40
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 41
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Good Innings
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 43
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 44
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 45
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 46
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 47
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 48
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 49
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Bdwest Review: Master Class
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 51
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 52
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 53
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 54
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 55
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 56
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 57
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 58
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 59
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 60
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 61
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 62
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 63
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Products: Art + Accessories
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 65
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 66
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 67
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 68
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 69
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 70
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 71
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Products: Carpet + Rugs
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 73
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 74
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 75
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 76
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 77
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 78
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 79
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 80
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 81
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 82
Boutique Design - June 2018 - 83
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Exit Interview
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Cover3
Boutique Design - June 2018 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/boutiquedesign/201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/boutiquedesign/20190102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20180708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20180102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20170102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20160708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20160102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20150708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20150102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20140708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20140102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20130102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20121112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20120910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20120708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20120506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20120304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20120102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20111112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20110910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20110708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20110506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20110304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20110102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20101112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20100910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/emerald/boutiquedesign_20100708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20100506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20100304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20100102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20091112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20090910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20090708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20090506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_200903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/BMG/boutiquedesign_20090102
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com