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Sculptural island makes a dramatic statement

For the design of his own New York apartment, interior designer Jamie Drake had to overcome the challenge of a large structural column in the middle of the living area. His solution was to make it even bigger, turning it into an attractive feature for the TV, books and storage. The same materials used to surround the column were then also used for the kitchen cabinetry.

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The world of hotel design is changing, with a move away from bland repetition of a chain’s design template to giving guests a unique experience that reflects the location they’re visiting. In this issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at how that’s been implemented in three quite different hotels – the TWA Hotel in the iconic 1960s TWA terminal at JFK Airport, the Sudima Christchurch City and Montreal’s new Hotel Monville.