And in Miami, IS The hotel launched its first art program at Art Basel, with an exclusive installation by Carlos Betancourt that saw totem poles created from abandoned objects found in the neighborhood (EST Hong Kong and Beijing will follow). He will be there until January 14. Elsewhere, a large-scale light installation by famous American artist Jenny Holzer will be projected on the facade of the Gstaad Palace until January 22.
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6. Everything goes wabi sabi
Bye hygge. With all eyes on Japan and the 2020 Olympics, it seems natural that the predominant design aesthetic at the start of this new decade should be wabi sabi: the Japanese idea of ââauthenticity, understated elegance and appreciation of beauty in imperfections. Newly opened Sowaka Hotel, a former teahouse in Kyoto’s Geisha Quarter, embodies the whole-hearted principle: original features such as oval windows, raised alcoves, and interior gardens, while more than 100 artisans worked on the reconstruction of the main building using traditional materials and age-old techniques.
Nobu Hotel in Barcelona, ââwhich also just opened, is inspired by Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery with precious metals: think of broken ceramics, filled with liquid gold, in a column of the restaurant on the 23rd floor. In London, the new Prince Akatoki uses traditional features of wabi sabi, including ikebana flower displays.