For the first time since its debut in 2016, the .Wonder Book reveals a new approach to architecture and interior design, a departure from the usual hospitality projects.
This is not a choice dictated by the abrupt slowdown of the hotel sector caused by the pandemic. It is the result of a concrete editorial orientation formulated several years ago, which urged the search for “concrete and useful beauty” through other types of architecture. In normal times, the hospitality sector has its own natural inertia, due to its intrinsic characteristic: constant and often excessively spontaneous demand. To some extent, this has anaesthetized creative all over the world, with some rare exceptions – as we have emphasized – arriving from the Asia Pacific region and China.
The hotels you will see in this .Wonder Book stand out for their hybrid spaces, not just places for F&B services, open to all, but also and above all situations combined with co-working spaces, or guestrooms that can be transformed into offices, even for just one day.
Right around the corner, a look at the world of residential, office, mixed-use or retail facilities and common areas enables us to discover how the concept of space with its interpretations becomes the focus of interesting and appealing projects, increasingly impacted by new rules of social demeaner.
The Color Stories of this new Spring Summer collection tackle two hot topics of the last year and the new future: the relationship with national healthcare systems and smart working, each with its own Story and its own chromatic interpretation. Not to be missed, given the timeliness of the themes addressed.
The Special Guests of this new .Wonder Book reflect some profound differences, which is precisely why they can make a profound contribution in cultural and design terms. The conversations with Micky Rosen and Alex Urseanu of Gekko Group, Sara Duffy of Stonehill Taylor and Yu Ting of Wutopia Lab reveal stories that have led each of them to formulate an unmistakable style, parallel to styles of living and involving a very interesting and personal concept of space.
Every so often, a pause to peruse these “Wonders” can offer a great variety of fertile inspirations.