Kapuhala Koh Samui Tropical Farm and Training Retreat is a new boutique resort on Samui Island, featuring 5 luxury tent residences and 4 independent Seaview “farmhouses”, all with a breathtaking view of Chaweng Noi, one of the island’s most beautiful beach. The possibility of re-establishing a strong connection between human and nature was the main idea that guided the Area-17 Architecture & Interiors project, whose approach was focused on annulling the perception of the detachment between the serene outdoor environment and the comfort of indoor spaces.
Marino is a fast-casual dining concept for street seafood designed by Area-17 Architecture & Interiors. The interiors recreate a dreamlike atmosphere suspended between fantasy and reality. The decoration centers on a main character, Marino the fisherman ideated by the communication agency LIFE, that further develops into a detailed visual merchandising.
The Iris Ceramica Group showroom in London is a laboratory where people meet, interact, get inspired, learn, and nourish their creativity. Area-17 designed the interiors as if they were real-life environments, where the emotional and expressive potential of ceramics translates into furniture and solutions actively engaging visitors in the product’s storytelling. Distancing itself from a traditional way of exhibiting, the showroom revolves around a loose idea of connection, fully embracing the tentacular, dynamic vibe of the Old Street area.
A very young Italian fashion brand but already globally renowned in the fashion scene, Plan C, has opened its first international 100 sqm flagship store in Aoyama, an elegant district in Tokyo. Area-17 has developed and translated the original concept by Florentine-based artist Duccio Maria Gambi into architectural and exhibition elements.
Inside Greenhills Villa, a balanced mix of classical and modern style effortlessly brings to life a feeling of old European sophistication, made of refined details and precious materials. In a space of 600 square meters spread over 4 floors, Area-17 has designed a residence that is truly a "home" for the family who lives in it, where representative spaces alternate with spaces for the family following the common thread of an airy central staircase that connects the different levels with their designated functions.
During Coverings 2019, Area-17 received the “Best Inspirational Design” award at the largest international tile & stone show in North America for the Fiandre USA booth design that was a tribute to the ancient world of Italian artists’ vintage workshops, where intricate ceramic artistry took place for decades. The “Ceramic Atelier” exhibition space envisioned the concept of an inspirational workshop, like a gallery-atelier, where mixed sizes, collections, and ideas contributed to new trends and innovative projects.
The China Resources co-working offices were designed by Area-17 as a space that combines traditional values with modern functions. The nostalgic feeling of reminiscing the smell of ancient wood, solemn proportions of space, and the relaxing play of light on the porch with rustling leaves under your feet are an experience that one feels as if they brought you back into a mythical time of study and places that our collective consciousness relates to that experience.
On May 2019, Panerai staged the “Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes” event at the Minsheng Art Wharf in Shanghai. For the impressive happening, the Italian luxury brand recreated an underwater labyrinth complete with aquatic creatures and deep sea caverns to highlight the potential of its diving watches and chronographs.
This is the seventh opening by Area-17 Architecture & Interiors dedicated for Dispensa Emilia. The new prestigious venue is located within the wing side of the historic Central Station of Milan that overlooks Piazza Luigi Di Savoia. This area was recently renovated adding top-quality fast-casual restaurants exclusively accessible from the outside.
The new concept for Hema Mini, by Area-17, marks the end of a journey that Area-17 Architecture & Interiors and Alibaba took together in redesigning the group’s convenience store format. The new Hema Mini is a local store that is mainly targeting families located within residential neighborhoods.
Area-17 has designed and realised a whole new interior concept for this 400 sqm, 4 stories, high-end residential property owned by a Chinese Fine Arts collector in Sha Tin Hong Kong.
Bell is the snapshot of a movement. The truncated-cone volume synthetizes the shape of a real bell, whose oscillation is captured in a single instant. The incline of the lamp implies dynamism, an unstable temporary balance, which strikingly contrasts the obvious static nature that belong to an object of such great dimensions.