Gabriela Hearst’s first international flagship, and second retail store, is located in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, directly across the street from the iconic Claridge’s Hotel. The store, designed in collaboration between Gabriela Hearst and architect Lord Norman Foster, represents the brand’s commitment to sustainable design, and shares a core design sensibility with the New York flagship store.

The material palette comprises natural materials: blond wood, marble, non-toxic vegetable-dyed leather, linen, and cashmere wool. Rounded edges feature throughout, from the furniture to the moulded Art Deco ceilings, to recall the organic forms of nature. The oak herringbone parquet floor is made from wood reclaimed from the Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury, England, a heritage reflected in the antique porcelain soldiers and military drums used in the space.

The 2,000-square-foot bi-level store houses the Gabriela Hearst women’s, men’s, accessories and jewellery collections. The ground floor includes Throne Lounge Chair designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada as well as a bench and sofa customised from the Throne series. The lower level seating area for private client appointments features Belle Reeve Sofa designed by Luca Nichetto and crafted by De La Espada.

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Eloa by Cohen’s is a family-run restaurant in Vienna, Austria, specialising in Levantine cuisine, with a menu created by award-winning Israeli chef Imad Shurbaji. Located in the Quartier Belvedere development near Vienna’s Central Train Station, the restaurant caters primarily to businesses and commuters. The interior, designed by Tzou Lubroth Architekten, seeks to balance the aesthetics of the site, a grouping of stout cubic business towers, with the geographical origins of the cuisine, rooted in the Eastern Mediterranean. Industrial materials such as glass and metal are met by hand-glazed wall tiles and artisanal timber furniture.

The dining area is delineated by red wall tiles set in a herringbone pattern. Below, a wooden bench wraps around the room flanked by wooden tables and rows of oak Colombo Dining Chairs by Matthew Hilton. The combined bar area and open kitchen features green hand-glazed wall tiles with seating for guests in the form of Throne Bar Stool by Autoban in walnut and leather.

Photo credit: Bengt Stiller

Located just a few metres away from Tavira’s Old Town, Flattered Apartments Algarve consists of two holiday rental villas set in a Cistercian convent from 1509, converted and renovated by acclaimed Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. The former convent, now a multi-residential complex including two saltwater swimming pools and beautifully kept outdoor spaces, faces the centuries-old Tavira saltpans, part of the Ria Formosa marsh ecosystem. Nearby are secluded pristine beaches and delicious local gastronomy.

The interiors of the two Flattered villas continue the understated contemporary luxury of the architecture. Natural materials including stone, linen and solid wood are used throughout, with many De La Espada products in oak and walnut timber including Solo Oblong Table, Duet Chair, Capo Dining Chair, Capo Lounge Chair, Commune Bench, Commune Stool and Trio Tables by Neri&Hu; Welles Table by Matthew Hilton; Ladder Bookcase by Autoban; Kim Side Table by Luca Nichetto; and Companions Bed, Two-Seater Bench with Back, Bench and Stool by Studioilse.

Photo credit: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

The Gabriela Hearst flagship store is located on New York’s Madison Avenue adjoining the Carlyle Hotel. Designed by Zaher Katerji of ZARI Architects in collaboration with Hearst, the 1,900-square-foot store, housing the fashion designer’s entire range from clothing and shoes to accessories and jewellery, reflects the eco-luxury ethos of the brand with natural, chemical-free materials, excellent workmanship and energy-efficient lighting. A neutral colour palette and tactile materials including cashmere and silk wall panels, oak walls and furniture, and wood-and-marble tiled flooring, create a welcoming environment. Autoban’s Throne Dining Chair in oak and rattan features in a room dedicated to handbags.

Photography courtesy of ZARI Architects

A flamed Miracema stone plaza leads to the copper front door of this 830-square-metre residence on a golf course in Mexico City, hinting at the beautiful use of materials within. The interior space invites movement, each room flowing into the next, with framing elements layered throughout, from the rectangular openings between rooms, to the floor-to-ceiling windows welcoming the outdoor space. Designed by Emilio Cabrero, Andrea Cesarman and Marco Coello of CCubica Arquitectos, the home celebrates the versatility of materials including wood, stone, and metal utilising different types, species, and finishes to create contrast as well as cohesion. The Veracruz travertine marble used for the facade is continued indoors on select walls, met by black granite flooring. The varied use of stone continues with New Caledonia granite in the kitchen, and grey Milano marble in the bathroom. The versatility of wood is visualised through end-grain block wood, reclaimed wood, and traditional wood flooring and wall panelling; a console table showcasing the natural contours of a tree; and refined walnut furniture throughout. The dining area includes Deer Armchair designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada in Danish oiled walnut and leather.

Photography by Víctor Benítez

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The hotel includes Box Sofa and Suite Bed designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada.

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.

Qua Associates