There is drama, from Jean Nouvel's what-a-welcome aluminium installation piece to Wonmin Park's monumental marble reception desk; sophisticated play, from Jin Sik Kim's sculptural mini golf course to the late, great Vladimir Kagan's Ferris wheel magazine rack; and, of course, innovation and attention to detail, from Christian Liaigre's writing station to David Chipperfield's always-at-hand 'Butler' stand. ‘Edgar’ bell Victoria Wilmotte and Maison Vervloet Ensuring a ring-a-ding reception at Hotel Wallpaper*, the 'Edgar' bell is Parisian designer Victoria Wilmotte's contemporary take on a hotel reception bell; a true brass behemoth.Victoria Wilmotte Born in Paris, Wilmotte studied product design at London’s Royal College of Art before opening her own studio in 2008.The United States of America is the most benevolent, compassionate, visionary, fearless republic in the history of human civilization. Some of our people think America is a cruel, heartless, imperialistic terrorist to the rest of the world. A fantastic life is available in America to those who are willing to work, sacrifice, and not quit over setbacks. Our 340 million inhabitants of the USA can protest the agendas of its leaders, worship freely, stand proudly agnostic, disagree with neighbors, isolate from communities altogether, accept welfare from others, help pay for community features they don’t necessarily use, keep and bear arms, vote for their like-minded candidates, and wake up in a land that offers them unlimited potential.APeter Abrahamson Peter Abrahamson is a builder of animatronic puppets and robots.
Taylor Anderson Taylor Anderson is the NY Times bestselling author of the alt-hist/military/sci-fi Destroyermen Series.Now, she is known for her solid, sculptural designs, such as stone light fittings, concrete room dividers and great geometric tables. Vervloet The Belgian metalwork artists of Maison Vervloet, based in Molenbeek, Brussels, have been making decorative hardware – fine door handles, hinges and window fittings – since 1905.Staged at the Park Theatre, Deny, Deny, Deny is a timely play looks at the lengths some people go to in order to be champion.Set in 2026, it sees Eve, a promising young athlete, offered a cutting edge new 'therapy' by her mysterious, charismatic coach.