Beijing Design Week & Design Triennale 2011

November 1, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT No Comments

Lots going on in Beijing the past week, the first Design Triennale opened at The National Museum at Tiananmen and events going on all over the city in Dashilar by Qianmen and 798’s 751 D-park. Panda chairs by the Campana brothers. British architect Thomas Heatherwick’s “Spun” Chairs Guerrilla exhibit in the hutongs @ Dashilar by … Read More

Maison Martin Margiela Beijing

October 27, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

The world’s largest Martin Margiela boutique has opened in Beijing’s trendy Sanlitun district, at The Village North Sanlitun. The 4,300-square-foot out fit houses the complete Maison Martin Margiela range: from men’s and womenswear to accessories and his home design range. The main feature of the store is a whimsical slide that connects the different levels. … Read More

Leica x Swire Hotels Photography Project

October 6, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE, EAT 2 Comments

Following the initiatives of working with local creative talent, Swire Hotels’ House Collection: The Opposite House, Beijing and The Upper House Hong Kong have collaborated with Leica camera, commissioning four local photographers, two from each of the respective cities to photograph the properties with the themes of “Beijing opposites” and “Hong Kong views from the … Read More

Kengo Kuma on His Top 5 Designs

August 5, 2011By Swire Hotels SocialCULTURE No Comments

The soft-spoken architect behind a string of stunning projects – including The Opposite House, Beijing and bamboo house at the commune by the Great Wall in Beijing – shares his favourite 5 buildings. 1. “Villa Mairea” , private residence (architect: Alvar Aalto, location: Finland) 2. “Falling Water”, private residence (architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, location: USA) 3. … Read More