Hotel Akelarre is located in San Sebastián on the north side of Monte Igueldo facing the Cantabrian Sea. Designed by Madrid-based architecture studio Mecanismo, headed by Marta Urtasun and Pedro Rica, the boutique hotel consists of five stone volumes positioned around a three-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef Pedro Subijana. With the central focus of integrating with the locality, the hotel features elegant, minimal interiors that open up generously to the landscape. Each of the 22 rooms, set over two levels, is oriented towards the sea and includes floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace. Panoramic sea views can also be enjoyed from the decking and landscaped gardens connecting the terraces, from the sunken outdoor lounges on the rooftop deck, and from the wellness area that includes a swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, and treatment rooms. Public and private spaces are united by the use of natural materials including stone, wood and linen. Wood-panelling is used in abundance, including in the lounge where guests can enjoy the comfort of Throne Lounge Chair designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada.

Photo credit: Kike Palacios and Juantxo Egaña

In partnership with Flattered Apartments, De La Espada created a rentable holiday home in Porto’s Foz do Douro neighbourhood right next to the sea. The Flattered founders, Miguel Mateus, Catarina Silva, and Catarina Alves, worked with architect José Carlos Cruz to design the interior architecture, reflecting an empathy for locale and the building’s past: local materials and original features serve as the framework for a space that is contemporary yet rooted in history. Flooring is made from wide boards of local pine heated from below, windows overlooking the city are framed by original granite, and the washroom is clad in Carrara marble with beautiful sky views through the large window.

The split-level apartment includes a dining room on a raised platform, a living room with a hidden pullout bed, and on a mezzanine level, a private bedroom with a pitched roof and skylight. Furniture made just an hour’s drive away at the De La Espada factory in Mira features throughout: Capo Dining Chair, Shaker Round Table, and Lianou Stool by Neri&Hu; Stool, Bench, Companions Writing Desk, and Companions Bed by Studioilse; Mira Lounge Chair, I-Beam Side Table, and Coniston Rectangular Mirror by Matthew Hilton; Ladder Bookcase by Autoban; and Stanley 3-Seater Sofa, Kim Bench, and Kim Side Table by Luca Nichetto. The home harnesses the thoughtful hospitality of Flattered and combines it with exclusively De La Espada furniture and styling.

Photo credit: Carlos Teixeira

In partnership with Flattered Apartments, De La Espada created a rentable holiday home in Porto’s Foz do Douro neighbourhood with panoramic views of the sea. The Flattered founders, Miguel Mateus, Catarina Silva, and Catarina Alves, worked with architect José Carlos Cruz to design the interior architecture, reflecting an empathy for locale and the building’s past: local materials and original features serve as the framework for a space that is contemporary yet rooted in history. Flooring is made from wide boards of local pine heated from below, windows are framed by original granite, and the washroom is clad in Carrara marble with beautiful sky views through the large window.

The split-level apartment includes a dining room on a raised platform, a living room with a hidden pullout bed, and on a mezzanine level, a private bedroom with a pitched roof and skylight. Furniture made just an hour’s drive away at the De La Espada factory in Mira features throughout: Duet Chair, Shaker Round Table, Trio Console Table, Trio Round Coffee Table, Trio Side Table, Frame Sofa, Solo Bench, Extend Mirror, Capo Lounge Armchair, Capo Bed, Commune Stool, and Lianou Stool all designed by Neri&Hu; and Ladder Bookcase designed by Autoban. The home harnesses the thoughtful hospitality of Flattered and combines it with exclusively De La Espada furniture and styling.

Photo credit: Carlos Teixeira

Roomers is a 281-room hotel located in Munich’s Westend neighbourhood with interior design by Amsterdam-based firm, Concrete. A member of the exclusive Autograph Collection® group, the hotel combines contemporary elements with unconventional touches and exceptional art, creating the feeling of a private boutique hotel. Roomers Munich was conceived as a place for locals and international guests to come together, and accordingly includes assets to Munich’s nightlife scene including IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar, Roomers Bar, and Hidden Room.

IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar, part of the Amsterdam-based THE ENTOURAGE GROUP, is a shared-dining concept offering modern Japanese cuisine with South American influences. The largely monochrome interior combines blonde wood with black leather, stone and timber. Floating over the large communal table, an essential and reoccurring element within IZAKAYA, is an intricate fish mobile made of natural beech wood. Below, diners sit on Butterfly Chairs designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada.

Next door to IZAKAYA is the Roomers Bar, inspired by the award-winning Roomers Bar in Frankfurt, and Hidden Room, a room-in-room directly adjacent. The Hidden Room offers events and nightlife in its striking red geometric interior and features Box Armchair designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada.

Photo credit: Gekko Group / Steve Herud

Leicester Square Kitchen is part of the Edwardian Hotels London group, along with May Fair Kitchen and Monmouth Kitchen. Located on the ground floor of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, the restaurant serves modern Mexican and Peruvian small plates in sleek, understated interiors. Materials including wood, leather, stone and metal in a restrained colour palette of black, white, grey and caramel brown are used throughout the space for a warm utilitarian aesthetic. Floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to blanket the interior, and an outdoor terrace overlooks the square. Seating designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada is used throughout including Butterfly Chair and Butterfly Bar Stool in two heights.

Nestled in Seven Dials village, Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street offers luxury accommodation in the heart of London’s theatre district. The 137-room hotel includes a fitness room, conference rooms, a guest library and in-room spa treatments, as well as a luxury bar, lounge and restaurant. Interior spaces are designed in calming, muted shades with tactile fabrics and original artwork. The hotel lobby features natural materials, plush fabrics, and soothing dark tones punctuated by a restrained use of vibrant colour. De La Espada furniture including Elysia Lounge Chair, Stanley Sofa, Stanley Armchair, and Steve Pouf by Luca Nichetto; and Hepburn Sofa by Matthew Hilton feature throughout the space.

The hotel restaurant, Monmouth Kitchen offers a contemporary selection of Italian and Peruvian small plates complemented with the finest wines and signature cocktails. The space, largely monochrome, combines wood, stone, metal, and leather for an exciting juxtaposition of textures, and an atmosphere that is at once sophisticated and relaxed. Seating designed by Autoban and made by De La Espada is used throughout including Butterfly Chair, Butterfly Bar Stool in two heights, and Box Sofa.

Photography courtesy of Edwardian Hotels

The May Fair Hotel in London was opened in 1927 by King George V and Queen Mary, quickly earning a reputation as one of the most elegant and stylish hotels in Europe. Since the 1950s it has been a destination for global icons of the music, fashion, and film industries. In 2004, the hotel underwent a transformation by Edwardian Hotels with the addition of new wings and floors, and a contemporary aesthetic achieved through the application of glass, leather and marble. The 404 room hotel features twelve unique signature suites as well as the May Fair Spa, May Fair Theatre, and May Fair Kitchen.

May Fair Kitchen offers a selection of Spanish and Italian small plates complemented by the finest wines. The restaurant makes use of natural materials throughout from the hardwood flooring and panelled walls and furniture to the bronze top and marble top tables. Large latticework screens create a layering effect that divides the space, while maintaining a feeling of openness. Floor to ceiling windows run the full length of the restaurant, inviting sunlight to spill over the space throughout the day. Butterfly Chair and Butterfly Bar Stool in two differing heights designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada features throughout in white and black leather.

Photography courtesy of Edwardian Hotels

The Lock Bar and Kitchen at the runnymede-on-thames hotel in Surrey, England, is an informal restaurant and bar with interior design by Conran & Partners. A bright, comfortable space, the design maximises views of the River Thames, and includes garden terraces for summer al fresco dining. An open kitchen clad with glazed white tiles brings a central focus to the interior, uniting the restaurant and bar and extending the fresh and honest atmosphere. The menu – the work of Head Chef David Coutts—is a celebration of home style cooking, featuring familiar, much loved dishes made from the highest quality fresh seasonal ingredients. Natural materials are used throughout the interior including oak, zinc, leather, wool and linen. Deer Chair and Deer Armchair by Autoban feature in the dining area.

Photography courtesy of the runnymede-on-thames

Tribeca Loft is a 1500 square foot loft situated in a 19th century brick building on the West Side Highway in Tribeca, New York City. The renovation by Workstead consisted of a complete overhaul of the apartment, with new flooring, walls, millwork, and furniture. The original ceilings were uncovered during the course of the renovation, and a new kitchen was installed, crafted of custom zinc panels to reflect the light of the Hudson River below. A white oak bench and a custom radiator shroud run the length of the apartment, while new wood and glass sliding doors create a subtle separation between the living and sleeping spaces. The bathrooms were inspired by a visit to Donald Judd’s own loft in Soho, and are made from stained oak boards supplied by LV Wood. New furniture from Espasso, coupled with Box Sofa by Autoban, pair well with a chair, coffee table, and bed designed and built by Asher Israelow. Minimal in approach, but rich in materials, the apartment is a reflection of the context of the building, and the landscape just outside.

Photo credit: Matthew Williams

Elizabeth II is a residence designed by Bates Masi Architects located in the bustling resort town of Amagansett, NY. The form was driven by architectural acoustics to shield the property from the sounds of the town, and to create a unique acoustic character for the house through manipulation of interior details. A series of parallel walls made from insulated concrete build from a human-scale wall at the entry to a high wall along the centre of the house. These walls provide excellent thermal insulation and an extremely low sound transmission. The custom stainless steel clips that attach the wide cedar board siding to the walls were designed to prolong the life of the siding, working with the natural movement of the wood. Inside, hinges hang cedar boards in front of a felt panel, allowing the central room to be acoustically tuned for intimate gatherings or boisterous parties. This central space in the home has a visual warmth enhanced by the use of natural materials, and includes Sledge by Autoban.

Photo credit: Bates Masi Architects

The Joule is a 161-room luxury hotel set in a revitalised 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building in the heart of Dallas, Texas. Integrating contemporary design into a timeless setting, the hotel includes a cantilevered glass rooftop pool, dramatic art installations, unique retail boutiques and a TASCHEN Library. In late 2013, a two year transformation and expansion led by renowned interior designer, Adam D. Tihany was completed. Combining the talents of top hospitality designers, architects and seasoned consultants, the expansion includes additional guest suites and penthouses; an 8,000 square foot subterranean luxury spa by ESPA; new event spaces including a rooftop garden terrace; a new restaurant; and an expanded lobby and lobby bar styled by TenOverSix. Autoban products including Butterfly Chair and Throne Lounge Chair feature in the lobby, and in the lobby bar, Throne Bar Stool.

Situated on one of Normandy’s most beautiful beaches in the heart of Trouville-sur-Mer, the Hotel des Cures Marines, originally built in 1903, underwent a transformation in 2015, with the restoration of the neo-classical façade, and interior design by Jean-Philippe Nuel. Historical features were preserved including original frescoes, brick walls, and the revival of the breadth and scale of the old thermal baths. Baroque and modern styles combined with a colour scheme of whites, greys and blues, captures a seaside elegance that is both modern and timeless. The hotel is dedicated to serenity and well-being, featuring 103 rooms, a restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, Thalassa Sea & Spa areas over two floors, and a terrace overlooking the sea. Nest lounge chair by Autoban features in the lounge areas of the hotel.

Photo credit: Gilles Trillard

An elegant office located on the top two floors of the oldest skyscraper in Zagreb was designed by Brigada. The design was inspired by the 1950’s, reflecting the decade in which the skyscraper was built, and its distinction at the time as the tallest and most contemporary commercial building in Croatia, along with the fact that the client is personally a fan of the period. The 550 square metre space has a visual warmth provided by the flood of natural light spilling through the glass facade, and the generous use of wood throughout the space.  Practical items from the 1950’s including television sets, radios and phones, are combined with custom walnut veneer furniture by Brigada, and mid-century design furniture classics by Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Pollock, Finn Juhl, and Herman Miller. The space also includes Box Sofa designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada. 

Photo credit: Domagoj Blazevic

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, designed by famed architect, Zaha Hadid in 2003, has been called “… the most important American building to be completed since the end of the cold war,” by The New York Times. It was envisioned as an "urban carpet" that connects the exterior and interior worlds.

In 2015, Paul Lechleiter and Jim Stapleton from leading global architecture and design firm, FRCH Design Worldwide, redesigned the lobby of the CAC adding a café, lounge and seating area for an active, friendly, and welcoming space. Fulfilling Hadid’s vision for an ‘urban carpet’, a series of illuminated columns allow artists to change the mood of the lobby and the surrounding streetscape and tell a story of what is happening in the galleries.  A neutral palette of soft stones and warm woods allows the building’s iconic architecture and contemporary artwork to remain the focus.  Butterfly Bar Stool and Deer Armchair, designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada craftspeople, feature at the bar and communal tables respectively.

Photo credit: Christian Dohn  

The Molitor is a private sports club in Paris with a luxury hotel, spa, restaurant, and rooftop bar. The interior design by Jean-Philippe Nuel has been conceived as a journey through time, charting the building's history. From post-war pool for fashionable society, to 20 years of closure when it became an internationally famous site for 'street art', the Piscine Molitor has been an emblematic part of Parisian life for a large part of the 20th century. The conversion charts this journey by preserving historic features including the mosaic floors, the ceiling in the restaurant, and the colours of the exterior, and thoughtfully complementing them with modern elements. The restaurant, characterised by the 1930's ceiling, includes large scale photographs by Thomas Jorion showing the graffiti-covered walls before demolition, which become like abstract paintings. Diners enjoy the comfort of Butterfly Bar Stool designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada craftspeople.

Photo credit: Gilles Trillard

Aromi Restaurant is part of the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice on the island of Giudecca. Inspired by water, the dominant feature of the lagoon city, the innovative space designed by Paolo Lucchetta + Retail Design project studio, recalls the world of sailing through a yacht club style and the use of a contemporary inky blue. The original exposed brick walls and the resin cement floor are a perfect complement to the luxury furnishings. The restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine prepared with raw ingredients of the highest quality, and an extensive Wine Library with a particular emphasis on Prosecco DOC. Diners enjoy these offerings from the comfort of Butterfly Chair and Throne Dining Chair, both designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada craftsmen.

Photo credit: Federico Sutera, X-Frame Studio

Located in Frankfurt, Germany, Chinaski Bar is an urban sanctuary where bohemia meets business, beauty blends with character, and art reconciles with commerce. Designed by architect, Ivo Goeckmann, the interior combines robust materials including wood, stone and metal for a comfortably luxurious space. Furniture includes Butterfly Bar Stool by Autoban.

Salero Tapas & Bodega which opened at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of The Emirates in November 2013, was created by an almost entirely Spanish team, led by Madrileño Chef Alvaro Roa, to bring authentic Spanish cuisine and culture to Dubai. The restaurant's menu features a combination of creative and traditional tapas as well as a wide selection of paellas and fresh seafood specialties. Designed by award-winning design agency, Sandra Tarruella, the restaurant evokes a warm contemporary atmosphere, featuring ceramic tiles, original works of art from all over Spain, wooden furniture and wicker pendant lamps. Spanish branding agency, RUN Extrabold, designed strong graphic elements using red, black, and white print on wood and craft paper. Seating includes Deer Chair and Deer Armchair designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada.

Studio Hermes, located on Selari Street in downtown Bucharest, is a restaurant and club with a refined vintage touch that resembles that of a 1960’s audition hall. The distinctive architecture and interior design by Cristian Corvin elegantly combines classic modernity with industrial style and contemporary details. Noble materials, like solid walnut, white marble and onyx, are perfectly balanced with raw concrete walls and an exposed ventilation system. Spread over three levels, two floors are dedicated to the audition hall with a stage, luxury bar and lounge. The 3rd floor is a bright, open orangery, where clients can enjoy freshly squeezed juices, tasty cocktails and fine wines. The project includes Butterfly Bar Stool designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada craftsmen.

Photo credit: Cosmin Dragomir & Sebastian Oros

Located on the fifth floor of the new Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Crafthouse is one of two D&D London restaurants split over two floors (the other Angelica), their first in the UK outside of London. With a wraparound planted terrace and panoramic city views, it is set to become a destination for locals and visitors alike. Designed by Conran and Partners and supplied by Conran Contracts their brief was for a bright and airy aesthetic.  Great attention went into the specification and procurement of comfortable and inviting furniture that would complement the environment and enhance the users' experience. The 144-cover space pays homage to Leeds’ rich culture and heritage with sympathetic design. Featuring Butterfly Bar Stool designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada.

Photographs provided courtesy of Jim Ellam

Pharmarium is a cocktail bar and restaurant at Stortorget, a small public square in the old town of Stockholm, where Sweden's first pharmacy opened in 1575. Inspired by this historic moment, Erik Nissen Johansen of Stylt Trampoli incorporated the healing, beauty and magic associated with early pharmacies into the concept and interior design of Pharmarium. Rich, dark wood pharmaceutical drawers line the walls of the bar area, punctuated by beautiful leaded glass cabinets housing greenery. A seasonal menu by some of Sweden's top chefs is spiced up with medicinal herbs and accompanied by unique cocktails tailored to each dish. Visitors can enjoy the experience from the comfort of Throne Bar Stool designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada craftsmen.

Photography by Erik Nissen Johansen

Gaspar is a restaurant located in a building in Karakoy which was a printing house for nearly a century. Designed by Autoban, the interior reinterprets the comfort of a classic bistro, using humble materials inspired by the streets of Karakoy. The design references the concept of "Cabinet of Curiosities", an idea which flourished in Europe during the 16th century. A collection of interesting and thought provoking "types of objects whose categorical boundaries are yet to be defined" are arranged using the "Knolling" method - grouping the objects in parallel and at right angles as visualised through the plywood surfaces throughout the space. Sledge Blind-Tufted, designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada, is used in the lounge area next to the dining room.

Photo credit: Sergio Ghetti

Casa de la Luz is a private residential project by Mexican architectural studio, C Cubica Arquitectos. Located in Mexico DF, the two storey house takes its name, 'House of Light' from the abundance of natural light that pours through the glass facade to illuminate the interior.

A beautiful front door of Guanacaste wood opens to an impressive double height lobby with a wooden lattice which welcomes the visitor to the first floor of the house. Here a family room, living room, bedrooms and the kitchen can be found. Marble floors and walls, combined with a wooden ceiling and double height windows integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. Autoban´s Deer Chairs in walnut and microfibre silk are used in the dining area, where modernity, warmth and nature intertwine.

Photographs by: Victor Benitez

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is housed in the re-development of an elegant mid-20th Century building. The 98 room hotel offers highly stylised and spectacularly creative interiors by internationally renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Each of its stylish guest rooms and exquisitely designed suites showcase enduring contemporary design which incorporate subtle reflections of the Group’s oriental heritage. This extends to the lobby area which features Tulip Lamp by Autoban.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

New Sydney restaurant, The Bridge Room is a joint venture between Ross and Sunny Lusted and Fink Group, owners of acclaimed restaurants Quay and Otto Ristorante. Chef Ross Lusted’s unique cuisine is crafted using the best seasonal ingredients. The menu includes dishes inspired from Europe and Asia, some cooked over charcoal and slow smoked in the Japanese Robata style. The Bridge Room is housed on the Ground Level of a low-rise 1930’s Heritage Listed building, located on the corner of Bridge and Young streets, moments from Circular Quay. The 60 seater designed by Nick Tobias features an open kitchen with custom built charcoal grill. With hand-made ceramics designed by Ross Lusted, solid oak tables and Autoban’s iconic Deer Chairs, the dining room’s relaxed aesthetic is paired with informed and attentive service.

The Bridge Room

Designed by UK-based firm United Designers, the W Doha Hotel and Residences is the ultimate expression of style and sophistication. Conveniently located in the West Bay of Doha, the W Doha Hotel and Residences features an indulging Bliss Spa, which compliments luxurious and spacious suites all adorned with stylish furnishings and sophisticated decor. The King Lamp by Autoban features in the fantastic E Wow Suite, W Suite and Extreme Wow Suite.

W Hotel and Residences, Doha

Princi Pizzeria is an extension of the Princi Bakery located in London's SoHo neighbourhood. Created by restauranteur, Alan Yau, known for restaurants including Hakkasan, Busaba Eathai and Yauatcha, Princi follows the concept of food as a tool for dialogue, where quality should be available to everyone. The pizzeria is a place to enjoy a calm, leisurely meal as an alternative to the fast-paced bakery adjoining. The restaurant interior, realised in the vision of Alan Yau, has a neutral palette, combining three different stones of varying textures and colours with handmade white tiles. Hardwood tables with bronze tops are accompanied by Butterfly chairs by Autoban, manufactured by De La Espada in oak and leather.

Princi

Alan Yau

Bella Sky Comwell Hotel is located in the middle of Orestad, just 8 km from Copenhagen city centre, built around nature and featuring a good mix of homes, businesses, schools, shopping, cafes and culture. Designed by 3XN, Bella Sky Comwell is Scandinavia’s biggest design hotel, with 812 rooms, 30 conference rooms, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa and wellness centre. The hotel features two towers that lean away from each other, creating an opening that ensures all guests fully enjoy the wonderful view over Amager Common Park and the vast Copenhagen skyline. Comwell follows the tradition of renowned Scandinavian design and is decorated with simple components in stylish materials that reflect the hotel’s exclusivity. The Library Restaurant found on the ground floor of the hotel features Butterfly Chair by Autoban alongside Le Klint lamps and Finn Juhl chairs.

Bella Sky Comwell Hotel

Mansarda restaurant occupies the sixth floor of the Quattro Corti business centre, designed by Milan-based architectural firm, PiuArch Studio. Located in the centre of St. Petersberg, the restaurant offers panoramic views over the city through its glass walls, the dome of St Isaac's Cathedral a stunning focal point. Run by Ginza Project, Mansarda offers delectable European cuisine, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of Deer Chair and Deer Armchair by Autoban.

Mansarda
PiuArch Studio

W Vieques is located off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico and opened as the second W Retreat in the world. Created by Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola of Milan-based Studio Urquiola, W Vieques boasts 157 stylish guestrooms and suites with private patios and balconies offering views of soft sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The design of W Vieques is as much inspired by the unique natural phenomena of the island as it is by the contemporary style of W Hotels. Throughout the property there was a meticulous attention to detail and craft, with a combination of locally recycled materials, organic forms, and Urquiola furnishings created exclusively for the project. The reception area is wrapped in reclaimed wood, serving as the portal to the W Living Room that features an oversized map of Vieques Island by Urquiola, Tiger Eye area rugs, plush Field sofas by Moroso, and Tulip lamp and Pumpkin side table by Autoban.

W Vieques

La Reserve Ramatuelle is a hotel/spa located near Saint Tropez and overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Designed by architect, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the spa feels like a private space, while offering 13 treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a steam room and fitness room. Stark white modernity is complemented by natural wood for an interior that feels expansive, calming and connected to the landscape. The Deer Chair by Autoban is featured in walnut and white leather, in perfect harmony with the surrounds.

Named Best New Hotel by Wallpaper Design Awards 2011

La Reserve Ramatuelle

Design partners Michael Tower and Mark Kolodziejczak of Studio Tractor conceived the new 8000 square foot TWG Law Firm space as an expansive loft environment with a warm modern sensibility. The modern interior celebrates the building’s historic loft heritage. Restored cast iron columns, historically-correct 8-foot-high wood frame windows, and exposed steam radiators in the conference room give voice to an era of grand industrial rawness. Smooth white plaster walls and ceiling express a crisp minimalism, while full-height translucent glass panels allow natural light to penetrate beyond the outer ring of offices and conference areas. Carved within the custom-designed white Corian reception desk, a luminescent blue glass panel creates a splash of color that resonates with the company’s blue logo. The Box Sofa by Autoban in solid American white oak is set against a solid oak floor. Two facing sofas create a welcoming seating area while making a strong visual statement.

Studio Tractor

The global headquarters of Grey Group, one of the world's leading marketing communications companies, is in a landmark building in New York's renowned Flatiron district. Studios Architecture worked with Grey to create a design that highlighted the original features of the building while creating a collaborative environment with a warm modernism. Authentic materials are used throughout from reclaimed wood to raw cork to the original restored red concrete flooring. Light floods the space thanks to the new 15-story glass curtain wall. Art installations in wood, neon and metal dot the building and add to the creative cachet. Modern furniture is used throughout from the likes of Hans Wegner, Flos, and Moooi. The project also features products manufactured by De La Espada including Hepburn Modular Sofa by Matthew Hilton; King Lamp, Mushroom coffee table and Sledge by Autoban; and Lin Bench by Leif.designpark.

Grey Group

Designed by Joel Tobman and Lukas Armstrong, the Last Defence Lounge provides and upscale, inviting atmosphere for both graduate students and faculty at the University of Calgary. The extensive use of wood ensures a warm feel to the space and a graphic mural of silhouetted trees along the west wall not only provides a strong identity, but also mimics the windows on the south and east walls. In front of the graphic, solid Douglas Fir timbers were custom milled to create comfortable and flexible bench seating. A fireplace tucked into the corner of the room is surrounded by Bergere chairs by Autoban, providing coveted space for relaxation.

Joel Tobman Design

People's Place is the restaurant, bar and lounge in Tommy Hilfiger's head office in Amsterdam which functions as cafe by day, and a bar restaurant in the evenings. Dan O'Kelly Studio designed the space as a modern take on a classic 1950s interior. Original oversized windows allow light to flood the restaurant. Brick and concrete are offset by the warmth of the wood floor and velour curtains. The mezzanine functions as a lounge, with comfortable seating including Box Sofa by Autoban.

Dan O'Kelly Studio

In 2010, Autoban’s first interiors project outside of Turkey opened in Hong Kong. 208 Duecento Otto offers rustic Italian cuisine from chef Vinny Lauria of New York’s acclaimed Babbo restaurant. The interior reflects the signature Autoban aesthetic, with its playful spirit and nod to the diversity of Istanbul, while embracing the local culture. Autoban utilised their signature raw materials as seen in steel pillars, marble tabletops and solid walnut floors and ceiling. Ceramic tiles, another signature, are specially designed for the location, blue and white and printed with Chinese illustrations. The project includes products manufactured by De La Espada including Nest lounge chair, Box Sofa, Holy Table, Butterfly chair and Butterfly Bar Stool.

Elle Decoration China awarded 208 Duecento Otto 'Best Restaurant Design' in 2010.

208 Duecento Otto

The Botanist, located on London's Sloane Square, is a restaurant from Tom and Ed Martin, whose gastro-empire includes The Gun and the Empress of India. Named after the pioneering naturalist, Sir Hans Sloane, the interior design reflects both nature and the chic urban setting. Designer, Laura Van Zeveren used warm neutral tones combined with a generous use of wood to create a contemporary interior inspired by the natural world. Floor to ceiling windows illuminate the focal point of the dining room - a mural by artist Adam Ellis, featuring illustrations from Sir Hans' journals. Upon oak flooring rest oak tables accompanied by Deer armchair by Autoban.

The Botanist Restaurant and Bar

Farina, located in San Francisco's Mission District, offers natural, simple, homemade Ligurian cuisine made from quality organic ingredients in respect of seasons. The restaurant, designed by Brett Terpeluk and Monica Viarengo, reflects the ethos of the food through the use of robust, solid materials coupled with a keen attention to detail. The exposed joists, floor to ceiling subway tile, and lacquered wood paneling, all tinted with varying hues and gloss of creamy white, are offset by the grays of the concrete floor, blackened steel, and zinc counters. Free-standing linear counters are composed of reclaimed hand-hewn Genovese marble sinks, cut and re-assembled to form a sculptural presence. Double Octopus by Autoban illuminates the space, suspended above custom built communal tables made from solid Guanacaste wood. Windows of curved laminated glass wrap around the facade, allowing daylight to spill over the dining room during the day.

Farina Focaccia and Cucina Italiana

Georgian Terrace Hotel, a luxury accommodation located in the heart of the business and cultural district of Atlanta, Georgia offers a variety of suites, event and meeting spaces. This landmark building was designed in 1911 in the Beaux Arts style and features classical details such as turreted corners, floor to ceiling Palladian-styled windows and wide wrap around columned terraces. In 2009 a renovation of the common areas of the hotel brought a modern update to the building while maintaining many of the original features. The grand lobby includes Pumpkin side table by Autoban.

Georgian Terrace Hotel

Istanbul Suites is a luxury hotel designed by Autoban, located in the Cihangir neighbourhood of Istanbul. Through the windows, you can view the entire historic quarter, including Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower and the big mosques in Sultanahmet. Keeping a modernist approach, the sandstone facade of the building was inspired by the imposing appearance of the Tophane-i Amire Building at the end of the street. The long windows and French balconies of Istanbul Suites reflect the architectural style of the Italian Hospital just opposite the hotel.

Each room was designed as one open plan space where you can eat, rest and sleep. Laser cut wood or iron create layered patterns, and combine with existing Autoban furniture. Some of the furniture has been adapted to the hotel concept. The bathroom walls are made of traditional Marmara marble which is the main material in the Ottoman architectural style. The whole ambiance provides a unique experience where the visitors can broaden their horizons and breathe Istanbul.

Autoban designs from the Autoban Built By De La Espada range found in Istanbul Suites include Box Sofa, Sleepy, Booklamp, Magnolia, Ring, Bergere Bed, King, Tulip, Scrub, and Woody.

Istanbul Suites

Tres Encinas is a well-known seafood and fish restaurant serving since 1967. In 2010, Autoban redesigned the interior with a focus on being true to local materials- the essential base of the Arts and Crafts movement- concentrating on tiles, furniture, glass and metalwork. The ceiling recalls Art Nouveau with an ornamental metal lattice, a feature continued to the design of the doors separating the main dining rooms. The walls are embellished with custom made tiles with pictorial stories about fishermen and sea life. The floor has a classical style parquetry which is repeated in the ceiling of the bar area, the wood bringing a sociable warmth to the restaurant. Deer chair and Deer Bar Stool manufactured by De La Espada for Autoban, feature throughout.

Tres Encinas Restaurante Marisqueria

Pon headquarters in Amsterdam features a new boardroom level designed by Qua Associates. Based on openness and transparency, glass is used generously throughout from the exterior glass curtain facade to the interior walls and staircases. Additional materials include natural wood, metal and stone, reflecting the long-term stability of this family run company. The design includes a terrace with lounge, meeting rooms, coffee bar and indoor lounge. The indoor lounge features Box Sofa and Box Armchair by Autoban and Fracture Coffee Table by Matthew Hilton.

Qua Associates

Aveleda

Set in the historic building of Alfandega do Porto, the Aveleda restaurant at The Oporto Show 2008 benefited from stunning original features including dramatically high ceilings and grand, oversized doors and windows allowing the Porto sun to spill across the space. Designer, Paulo Lobo created a contemporary dining room using natural materials to complement the wood and stone features present in the building. The backdrop for the space was formed from large wooden shipping pallets stacked and intersected to recall the contours of a cityscape. Upon the stone floor rested mirrored café tables, like reflective ponds upon which cutlery floated. Fifty Bergere chairs and eight Bergere Sofas by Autoban helped define the natural, contemporary aesthetic while providing relaxed seating for guests. Tulip lamps by Autoban punctuated the space, illuminating select areas of the sun soaked room.

Autoban's redesign of The Marmara Şişli Hotel, a member of Turkey’s most prestigious hotel chain, began with the replacement of the existing façade. Custom-made aluminium pipes divide the façade into three sections, making the high-rise building an attractive feature of the cityscape. Spread over eleven floors with eight rooms per floor, the new Marmara Şişli offers three types of accommodation: Candy rooms, Capsule rooms and Wagon rooms. All bedrooms feature Autoban’s usual raw and contrasting materials, the ceilings bearing bold motifs on concrete. Taking cues from the Japanese-style capsule hotels, Autoban designed 6,5 m2 rooms for the mezzanine floor. These compact rooms are ideal for the lone traveler, and increase the hotel’s capacity to 104. To turn the lobby into a lively public area, an all-concrete bar is placed near the main entrance and the reception desk is unusually situated at a rather rear location. The overall result is 50’s modernist.

The Marmara Şişli Hotel

Muse is a luxury boutique hotel located in Ramatuelle, France. The gardens that embrace the hotel were designed by landscape architect, Sophie Agata Ambroise, complete with their own ecological water supply. Elegantly modern suites in a palette of white and beige open onto private pools and gardens and provide magnificent views of pine forest and the sea. The Muse Spa onsite creates health and beauty products from nothing but essences from the garden including lavender and thyme. The Muse Bar rests at the edge of a sunken pool stretching out to the gardens. Nest Lounge Chair designed by Autoban offers comfortable seating for guests enjoying detox juices or signature cocktails in the bar.

Muse, Hotel de Luxe