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Celebrating clients: in hospitality and inspiration Behind every great interior is a great client. It should go without that is intended to conjure up memories of British home life from saying, but the most successful, beautiful, and distinctive interiors are roughly the ’50s through the ’70s. Oliver and Bianco had a specific only possible with strong, design-savvy clients that have a vision for cuisine and dining experience in mind, and Blacksheep was able to their project and are able to empower the designers and architects to translate that vision in three dimensions from overall concept and fulfill that vision through fantastic design. aesthetics to details of the tables and menus. For the six hospitality projects featured in this issue, the design Three of the featured projects draw distinct inspiration from their firms listed on the cover receive credit and accolades. But it is the settings and cultures. At the ESPA spa (page 50) in the Edition Hotel in intelligent client who made each project possible. The clients of the six Istanbul, the traditional Turkish hammam experience is redefined by projects, many of whom are recognized global brands, are The Trump HBA for modern luxury. At the restaurant Lukshon (page 60) in Los Organization and its Trump Hotel Collection, British celebrity chef Angeles, the Sang Yoon restaurant by MASS Architecture & Design Jamie Oliver, pizza master chef Chris Bianco, ESPA luxury spas, delineates southeast Asian cuisine for a discerning southern California Starwood Hotels & Resorts and its St. Regis hotel brand, restaurateur palette. For the Nobu Beijing (page 56) restaurant, where Japanese Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Los Angeles–based chef Sang Yoon, cuisine with Peruvian touches is served, Rockwell Group carefully and world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa with his financial backers married Chinese cultural influences with the Nobu signature brand. including actor Jackie Chan. Notable names working with great designers to establish memorable hospitality interiors. enter the inspirations awards The Trump Toronto and St. Regis Bal Harbour were named As designers, you will often devote extra time and energy to complete by both Luxury Travel and Forbes magazines as the top two most a project for a client because your design is fulfilling a client’s inspired anticipated hotel openings of 2012, and we’re pleased to feature both mission. You personally feel strongly about that. And it is what here in Contract. motivates your effort, whether it be a project for the public good or one Love or hate Donald Trump, his politics, his television show, that will aid an organization’s egalitarian cause. Contract magazine’s and his tendency to be bombastic, this is undisputed: his Trump Hotel inspirations awards are intended to put the spotlight on such work. Collection is making a significant impact in the hotel industry. One You have just a few weeks—until May 11 to be exact—to enter your work might not think of Trump and Canada in the same sentence. But for in the Inspirations Awards. Sponsored by Tandus, the awards recognize Toronto’s II BY IV Design Associates, its design of the Trump work that demonstrates a commitment to social responsibility in International Hotel & Tower in Toronto (cover, and page 36) was an commercial interior architecture in two categories: built projects and opportunity to define a new level of five-star luxury aesthetic in practice-based initiatives. The winners will be honored at NeoCon® Canada’s largest city with a nod to the elegance of a bygone era. 2012, and will be recognized online and in an upcoming issue of Yabu Pushelberg designed St. Regis Bal Harbour (page 66) to Contract. Visit to learn more and evoke south Florida in the 1950s and 1960s for today’s international submit your entry online! traveler. Specifically, the designers were inspired by that era’s optimism for the future that seemed pervasive for the affluent Miami visitor. Also evoking roughly the same time period, but an ocean apart, Sincerely, the London firm Blacksheep collaborated closely with Oliver and Bianco to deftly design Union Jacks (page 44), a casual London restaurant John Czarnecki, editor in Chief 14 april 2012 PHOTO: MEG WALTON editorial

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - April 2012

Contract - April 2012
Industry News
Product Focus: What Goes Around Comes Around
Product Focus: Graphic Statements
Product Briefs: Hospitality, Indoors and Out
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
Union Jacks
ESPA at the Istanbul Edition
Nobu Beijing
St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Practice: ASID Profiles the Design Industry
Designers Select: Rugs and Carpet
Ad Index
Pritzker Prize

Contract - April 2012