Yong Yi Ting lounge space by dash design, Mandarin Oriental Shanghai, photo: Xu Fei /: 徐飞
New York-based interior design firm dash design, partnered with Brandimage in Hong Kong and Shanghai, have created several new dining venues within the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Hotel in Shanghai. The venues include three restaurants – the Chinese restaurant Yong Yi Ting, the modern-French Fifty 8º Grill, the all-day restaurant Zest – and the Mandarin Cake Shop.
Cristian Zuzunaga's new urban-landscape-inspired collection for Danish design-textile brand Kvadrat, shown at their London showroom during the 2010 London Design Festival
In the (unfortunate) hierarchy of design disciplines – just ask any architect and they’ll confirm this – textile design has traditionally occupied a less-than-superior position. Spanish-born Londoner Cristian Zuzunaga has been troubling the creative order of things recently, however, with his conceptually and technically innovative work for such leading textile manfuacturers as Kvadrat and Nanimarquina. The interesting thing, though, is that he’s not a textile designer, at least in terms of training. Architonic met up with Zuzunaga at the Design Post in Cologne during this year’s Orgatec fair to pick at some threads. (more…)