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“I use colour as a way of starting a conversation” says designer Yinka Ilori

May 13, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Yinka Ilori

Architects should collaborate more with artists and designers to inject a sense of fun into their often-serious projects, London designer Yinka Ilori tells Dezeen in this exclusive interview. North London-born Ilori, who recently designed his vibrant new studio with architect Sam Jacob, told Dezeen of his belief in the importance of multidisciplinary creativity. “I want

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Ian Pablo Amores creates pink hotel with courtyard garden in San Miguel de Allende

April 27, 2022 James Brillon 0

Mexican architect Ian Pablo Amores has completed a boutique hotel in San Miguel de Allende with a pink facade and a landscaped garden lounge. The Quinta Amores hotel is located in the Los Frailes neighbourhood of San Miguel de Allende, a city in central Mexico that is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone

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Sulkin Askenazi arranges yellow school interiors around wooden tree

April 22, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The interiors of Ikigai Sisu elementary school

Splashes of bright yellow, round openings and a giant timber tree are among the playful touches Mexican design studio Sulkin Askenazi has included in Ikigai Sisu, a school in the Dominican Republic. Sulkin Askenazi arranged the elementary school around a central wooden tree in the lobby, which provides a playful feature for the children to

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Yinka Shonibare and India Mahdavi bring “a warm feel of Africa” to London restaurant Sketch

April 22, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Golden yellow interiors of Sketch, London

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare and architect India Mahdavi have redesigned the Gallery dining room at London venue Sketch, adding site-specific artworks, warm golden colours and textured materials to its interior. The project, which is the latest in a string of artist collaborations from Sketch, features a series of 15 artworks by Shonibare dubbed Modern Magic. These

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Forte Forte’s first US store features golden changing rooms and balancing stones

March 31, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Light fixtures inspired by James Turrell artworks, balancing stones, and a circular golden changing room feature in the interiors of fashion brand Forte Forte’s Los Angeles boutique. The Italian label’s art director Robert Vattilana designed the interiors of the store, which is located at 8424 Melrose Place in Los Angeles – the first Forte Forte

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Masquespacio puts colourful spin on traditional Italian restaurant concept

March 10, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Masquespacio restaurant Lyon

Colourful marble accents and looming arches characterise this restaurant by Spanish studio Masquespacio, which takes cues from traditional Italian eateries. Called Piada, the restaurant sells Italian flatbreads and is the second of its kind to be designed by Masquespacio in the French city of Lyon. The interiors of the latest Piada blends retro design elements

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Studio Rhonda uses saturated colours and glass bricks to revamp Zetteler’s headquarters

February 11, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Bright colours in Zetteler London office

Interiors firm Studio Rhonda has redesigned communications agency Zetteler’s London office using contrasting colours and tactile vegan and deaf-friendly materials. The studio, which is led by Rhonda Drakeford, created a distinctive feeling for each of the headquarter’s three zones – a main work area, a smaller cafe-style space for meals and relaxing, and a meeting

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Masquespacio designs cavernous restaurant interior that nods to adobe architecture

January 17, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Interior of adobe-informed restaurant in Valencia

Local studio Masquespacio added undulating, earthy-toned walls to an intimate Valencia restaurant that takes cues from the “organic forms” of Middle Eastern architecture. Living Bakkali is located in the Spanish coastal city of Valencia and features bespoke furniture designed entirely by Masquespacio, a design studio known for its use of colour in projects. The restaurant is

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Glass and steel form rooftop Cascada House apartment in Mexico City

January 3, 2022 James Brillon 0
A green roof extension surrounded by flowers

Architects Ana Nuño de Buen and Luis Young have used a green metallic frame to form the structure of an airy apartment built atop an existing building in Mexico City. The Cascada House was designed by Mexican architects Nuño de Buen and Young to provide a standalone unit atop a concrete building from the 1950s.

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Six purple interiors that nod to Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year

December 11, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Cafe Krujok

Colour company Pantone claims that its 2022 colour of the year is a shade of blue, but most people see purple. In this lookbook, we round up six interiors from around the world that are definitely purple. Described by Pantone as a “periwinkle blue,” the colour of the year – called Veri Peri – marries the “constancy” of

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