Studio Munge is the fresh iteration of Italian designer Alessandro Munge’s over 20 years of experience creating extraordinary interiors. Driven to create an unforgettable design, Studio Munge has cultivated award-winning projects based on partnerships with the world’s preeminent hotel and restaurant groups, development companies, and top chefs. In this article, we will be talking about the most unforgettable bathroom designs from Studio Munge!
With an ever-expanding scope of work which now includes hospitality programming, design architecture, FF&E design and procurement, Studio Munge is simultaneously defining a new era of luxury interiors. Perfectly situated at the intersection of maturity and evolution, Studio Munge’s growing portfolio is a testament to its ability to overcome business challenges with emotive design solutions.
Driven by a passionate curiosity in the human experience, and believing that a sense of wonder and discovery are key to the creation of meaningful environments, Studio Munge creates luxurious design experiences that are warm and timeless, but also surprising and dramatic. Their unique approach combines the clients’ business needs with unparalleled design solutions that will yield emotive, functional, human-conscious, beautifully designed interiors.
Nestled atop the Hollywood Hills, this 4,400 square-foot residence benefits from a secluded site and unobstructed views of Los Angeles. The interiors maintain a neutral palette of exquisite building materials and richly textured furnishings that impart a retreat-like quality to the home. The open-concept living spaces feature sleek profiles that enhance the property’s architecture and offer clear views of the surrounding landscape vistas, harmonizing the exterior environment with the interiors to create a true modern respite. Featuring full-height windows and a travertine patio, the distinction between outside and inside fades as walls become transparent and the outdoor spaces appear to extend into the indoor living areas. The use of floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the residence captures natural light during the day, transforming the interiors with the sun’s movement, enhancing the home’s natural patterns and textures and giving the space vibrancy.
A beacon of contemporary design among rural Ontario, this private residence embodies the holistic relationship between architecture and interior design. Set atop a hillside and integrated into the landscape, the home’s magnificent views of the sprawling countryside simultaneously evoke sensations of calmness and purity. Intriguing architectural layers evolve throughout the home, revealing more depth and spacious modern conveniences. Across two wings and six-tiered floors, the study, multiple lounges, spa, kitchen and bedrooms are connected by minimalist staircases and continuous floor-to-ceiling windows. Creating a true sense of place, all Canadian-sourced materials were exclusively incorporated into the home’s modern design: Sapele wood exterior finishes and millwork, white oak flooring, Eramosa limestone as well as Algonquin limestone in a variety of finishes including sandblasted on the outer walls, smooth-honed in the entrance-way and polished on the entrance floor tiles. This property’s original foundation is a celebrated structure from gifted Canadian architect Ron Thom. Thom’s signature ability to bring the outside in effortlessly creates zen-like moments found and perpetuated by Studio Munge in his own redesign.
Innovators in modern architecture, Foster + Partners and Studio Munge will reshape the fabric of residential living in Toronto with the rise of 50 Scollard in 2020. Across 41-storeys and 65 units, the luxury tower will feature open floor plans and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Yorkville, offering residents an elevated lifestyle unseen within the city. The property’s Presentation Gallery will capture 50 Scollard’s distinct tranquillity.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s re-design by Studio Munge is a dazzling rejuvenation of the hotel’s interiors, reflecting the luxury, glamour and sophistication consistent with the Rosewood brand. Preserving elements from the iconic 1920’s building, including terrazzo flooring, elevator cab detailing and the original clock and staircase in the Grand Hall, Studio Munge implemented a contemporary FF&E program that included custom-designed furnishings and detailed millwork, custom-designed light fixtures and contemporary artwork. For bringing this great dame back to life, Studio Munge has garnered a City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honor; enRoute Hotel Design Award; International Hotel Award and the Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Rating for both the Hotel and Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
Located in the heart of lively Williamsburg, The William Vale is reshaping Brooklyn attracting travellers and locals alike with a refreshing combination of interactive hospitality programs and innovative design. Just opened and already recognized by many as a groundbreaking, Vogue Magazine calls the property The Most Fashionable New Hotel while Harper’s Bazaar describes Studio Munge’s interiors as eye-catching and innovative. Very early on, everyone involved in the project was aligned: the interiors should not be contrived nor thematic if only plainly reflecting Williamsburg’s surrounding and its iconic brick warehouses. This building had to represent a new generation of thinking inspired by Brooklyn’s individuality, its local art community and infused with the area’s industrial strength. In this new building, it meant creating an authentic design solution by breaking away from the exposed brickwork and distressed timber that has become mainstream.
Rising 35 story’s above the Sheung Wan district in Hong Kong’s northwest end, renowned for its heritage buildings, esteemed schools and eclectic shopping, Studio Munge’s design for Kensington Hill embodies the area’s refined sophistication. Modern luxury and timeless elegance take centre stage in this upscale condominium, featuring natural material finishes, a rich tone-on-tone palette throughout and a contemporary FF&E program that includes custom-designed furnishings, detailed millwork, custom lighting and artwork. The interiors of Kensington Hill are designed to feel more like a hotel than a condominium, offering the warmth and comforts of home yet reflecting the luxury consistent with the world’s most exclusive hospitality brands. Taking inspiration from the elegant penthouses of New York’s Upper East Side and London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, Studio Munge applied a neutral colour palette for the interiors, defined by soft crèmes and ivories and accented by the hard finishes in Macassar ebony wood, and dark polished stone.
A celebration of Vancouver’s cultural diversity, Hawksworth Restaurant, in the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia, has emerged as the city’s eponymous fine dining establishment. Studio Munge’s interior design reflects Chef David Hawksworth’s relentless drive for perfection and enthusiasm for contemporary Canadian cuisine. Exuding world-class luxury and elegance, Hawksworth is comprised of three distinct rooms, each inspired by the structure of the heritage building: the Rodney Graham Room and Bar Lounge are ideal for casual, daytime dining while the Pearl Room serves as the perfect backdrop for elegant evening meals. The interior design’s functional and authentic elements, combined with signature original artworks, embody the chef’s culinary creativity and make Hawksworth Restaurant one of the top modern fine dining rooms in the country.
Located within an exclusive residential condominium building in the heart of Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, this two-storey, 4,500 square-foot penthouse illustrates how a luxury condo can still have all the comforts of a traditional family home. With 360-degree views, a sprawling terrace and airy interiors, this inspired setting is an ideal home for clients and their family. The interiors feature a soft, neutral colour palette accented by sculptural elements and natural material finishes, including a leather-finished, two-way Costa Azure marble fireplace in the main-level dining room and sculptural spiral staircase separating the living and dining areas.
Among Vancouver’s energized downtown core is a sanctuary of wellness inside the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, the SENSE Spa honours the hotel’s lavish past through an experiential journey of intimacy and rejuvenation. As the only Forbes 5-Star rated spa in Canada, hotel guests and local urbanites alike are treated to a full range of tranquil, locally inspired treatments in Studio Munge’s soothing upholstered lounges and intimate rooms. In addition to the premium therapies, a soaring double-height volume hosts a 52-foot saltwater lap pool framed by ivory stone columns and a black marble feature wall. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light pours into space, brushing the stone and elevating the thermal experience. Soft and refined, the custom design elements ease guests into serenity, allowing SENSE Spa’s holistic remedies to calm the mind and refresh the soul.
Among Yorkville’s lifestyles of leisure comes an artistic journey through imaginative design. Sofia, with her bold contrasts of colour and form, is a culinary experience for those with a taste for the modern and the unexpected. Exploring the depths of Italian cuisine, Studio Munge imagined Sofia as a curated tale of one’s exclusive residential estate. The property, partitioned into uniquely fashioned spaces, greets the clientele in the front foyer- a prism of high contrasts that sets the tone of what has yet to come. The lounge features a circular bar wrapped in rich merlot leather, surrounded by sapphire banquettes and black chrome accents.
Emerging in September 2017 from Vancouver’s entertainment district, the JW Marriott parq Spa will offer a luxurious pause of tranquillity. Studio Munge‘s design will embody the majestic grandeur of the surrounding coastal landscape. In an effortless elegance, the Spa is wrapped in bright white marbles and soft hues of seafoam green and rich natural wood. Reminiscent of the ocean’s floor, textured marble spans across the public corridors leading guests into their private rooms of escape. In the heart of the JW Marriott hotel, the Spa features men’s and women’s steam rooms, a beauty salon and offers a full range of purifying wellness treatments. (Ultram) Through soothing natural elements, the Spa at the JW Marriott parq Vancouver offers a therapeutic sanctuary for the senses.
Studio Munge has brought yet another Clique Hospitality experience to life with the modern revitalisation of the Palm’s iconic Ghost Bar. The once notorious Las Vegas hotspot reopened as the Station Casinos’ avant-garde rooftop bar and lounge. As guests ascend into wonder and excitement, a 360-degree NanaWall reveals limitless views of Las Vegas. A lustrous black, gold and white geometric floor reflect the buildings abstract diamond architecture. The graphite and sapphire statement bar entices the thirst of high-rollers and hotel guests alike. Supporting the Palms’ impressive art collection, four sculptures from renowned contemporary artist Dustin Yellin will intrigue guests as they observe their humanistic form.
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