The influence of travel on design and interiors has always been one of my favourite themes to explore, because it truly seems as if the sky’s the limit. One of the reasons we travel is to be surrounded by art, architecture, the life of other cultures and people. Indeed, the effect of globalization has meant that specific styles particular to a region are no longer exclusive. The world is a collective and countries influence each other to derive one true standard of international style.
This issue is full, not only of great homes but great stories: from a chic abode reminiscent of a Parisian retreat in the French Concession of Shanghai (Pg 118), and a transportive family sanctuary that leaves us breathless with its spectacular location in Mallorca, Spain (Pg 86), to three family homes in Hong Kong (Pg 100, 110 and 129) that stand out with clearly defined aesthetics, smart home solutions, and strong influences from the homeowners’ many trips abroad.
In Report (Pg 77) we round up some of the best installations and booths at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan where the ingenious creations of celebrated brands and designers prove that selecting such pieces for your home and living with them is an experience in itself. The same can be said for the artists and craftsmen we’ve put the focus on in Insight (Pg 69), who are part of Wright & Smith’s global forum of artisanal workshops.
Finally, for those of you ready to kick start summer and looking to escape to paradise, look no further than the St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort (Pg 141). Awarded for its eco-awareness architectural concept, refined yet contemporary design effortlessly blends in with local craftsmanship at this retreat, while gastronomic fare from all over the world evokes a feast for the senses. Bliss.
我們的Report(第77頁)囊括米蘭國際傢具展的最前衛設計裝置和展廳，讓置身家中的你隨時隨地欣賞出眾創作，以另一種方式展開一場非凡之旅。細看本月Insight(第69頁)，領略設計公司Wright & Smith雲集全球藝術家作品背後的概念。這些精彩故事同時帶出運用精緻工藝品親手打造家園何其重要的道理。
最後，準備好迎接夏天的你必須細閱馬爾代夫度假天堂St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort的精彩內容(第141頁)。這個糅合環保建築概念和島嶼文化的度假村獲獎無數，連同各地佳餚美食定能全面滿足身心享受。