Presenting, Night Fever 5: Hospitality Design (Frame Publishers), a book I co-wrote with Carmel McNamara, Evan Jehl and Matthew Hurst. This inspiring book unveils show-stopping hospitality interiors from across the globe, as an overview of design trends for bars, restaurants and hotels.
As much of a barometer of design as its successful predecessors, Night Fever 5 is a global overview of the prevailing trends in hospitality design. The luxurious volume consists of three chapters; the first covers bars and clubs, the second features restaurants, and the third is devoted to hotel interiors. This book offers readers 100+ fresh and exciting projects featured on a total of 496 pages. Interiors are featured on 2 to 8 pages that are filled with photos, drawings, sketches, floor plans and of course a description of the design.
Projects are selected based on their original concept, creativity, innovative approach or the project’s unmistakable wow-factor. An extensive index at the back of the book describes each featured design studio including their contact details and the addresses of each venue they have designed.
Tom Dixon’s Himitsu
Some of my favorite projects include Tom Dixon‘s dark and mysterious Himitsu, a cocktail bar in Atlanta, Georgia. The atmospheric speakeasy lounge, with its vivid colour palette and luxurious textures, was largely inspired by Japanese mixology, American prohibition and Todd Murphy’s painting King of Birds.
playfully juxtaposes sleek, smooth metallic surfaces with rougher, natural materials
Döðlur’s Oddson Hostel
Another favorite is design studio Döðlur‘s concept for Oddsson Ho(s)tel, located in Iceland’s capital. By taking on a mix of design extremes, putting them in a melting pot and producing a simple yet very powerful idea, Döðlur created a vivid and eye-catching space combining industrial elements with cult design classics.
(Read: A playful design ho(s)tel in reykjavik mixing minimalist and brutalist designs)
the interior radiates freshness, playfulness and originality
Albert Caiola’s Shanghai cafe
Albert Caiola‘s design for a cafe in Shanghai is another brilliant example that can be found in Night Fever 5. Celebrating coffee’s alluring pleasures, Alberto Caiola puts a sculptural ceiling reminiscent of the elixir’s aromatic vapours at the centre of his design. Flowing from the back of the room, the installation becomes at once a canopy and a stage under which baristas can perform their craft. Rich and dark in colour, the ceiling’s form winds forwards, up and beyond the venue’s retractable glass facade, providing a partially covered area for seating on the street.
an architectural testament to the cafe’s love for the signature brew
Discover more inspiring projects in Night Fever 5: Hospitality Design. Get your copy here.
Release: 13 December 2016
Written by Evan Jehl, Angel Trinidad and Matthew Hurst
Graphic design by Zoe Bar-Pereg
230 x 297 mm
496 pages / full colour / hardcover