The most important part of this project is that YC used a unique mosaic method to combine the art of Temple of Khai Dinh by art photo with the combination of technology and hands to create a striking highlight in the Main Hall, Extra Hall, and European Restaurant. The concept was developed by the stories about the history and culture of the country, people and life, but still maintain the style contribute to the maximum functionality. The Style of the design is a mix of East and West as well as always giving customers value. The spirit of culture and approach between the current development and the past is evident throughout the layout of the property ranging from the material to the detailed manner for each product whether it is fabric or desks, chairs or more 1 highlights that small corner store on one of the products.
Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour is a newly built precinct competitively situated within Sydney’s Central Business District. A constantly bustling location, the owner and hotel operator’s vision for the hotel was to create a city oasis well-suited to business travellers and families alike. Aligning with the ever-changing landscape of the city and its various events and celebrations across the years, flexibility in functionality was also an important design component across all areas. The lobby and lobby cafe were designed to create a strong connection with the surrounding CBD area with flexible layouts catering to various scenarios.
DESIGNER PROFILE: JEFFEREY WILKES PRINCIPAL OF DESIGNWILKES SDN BHD
How would you describe your personal interior design style? Eclectic…I am a big fan of Mid Century Modern, Art Deco but also appreciate the intricacy of a carved Dutch colonial cabinet from Sri Lanka. I love to mix styles, love using colour and pattern. Antiques in a contemporary setting and vice a versa, make for an interesting layered experience.
Where does your design inspiration come from? Inspiration comes from the world around me, a walk in the park in the morning, the view from a plane window. Travel around the city, around the country and around the world will always continue to inspire me, from a natural aspect to the wonders of man- made. Indigenous culture and crafts, folk-art are all wonderful resources that allow us to create meaningful interiors.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense? Interior Design is about an experience. The design movements of the 19th and 20th century all contribute to a richer more layered design. There is openness towards history and details. The recent has seen clean almost futuristic controlled interiors, now we delve into creative almost overdone interiors…its really about the experience. And, an instagrammable moment, which has it pluses and minuses. A WOW factor is very important, that’s the plus side, but a timeless interior perhaps is not as popular, so finding the right balance is key.
Applications are now open for The International Hotel and Property Awards 2021.
For over 10 years now, The International Hotel and Property Awards have supported the global interior design industry and brought together an elite group of companies and are constantly regarded as “the pinnacle of recognition within the industry.”