Following the recent launch of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon, Bangkok, David Collins Studio has continued to extend its footprint in Asia with the opening of Le Meridien, Seoul.
As the first Le Meridien property in Korea, David Collins Studio was appointed to oversee the interiors for all of the public spaces and rooms. Employing David Collins Studio’s signature sense of refinement and craftsmanship, Le Meridien Seoul blends Parisian opulence with strong mid-century references.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon, Bangkok
The interiors concept is natural, crafted and layered, reflecting the precision of the building’s architecture as well as the homeowners’ appreciation for sophisticated interior concepts.
To root the hotel to its location, David Collins Studio drew inspiration from traditional Korean arts and crafts. While the lobby features a large-scale artwork made from traditional Korean Hanji paper, the décor and furniture incorporates elements of local artisanship applied to contemporary furnishings. The decorative woven and knotted thread (an ancient technique known as maedeup) has become woven metal, hammered metal tableware (Bangjja) turned into hammered metal door handles and the fine hand-stitched intricately patterned fabrics Korea is famous for, were reinterpreted for window treatments and used as trims on the drapery.
David Collins Studio
The London-based interior architecture and interior design studio has projects throughout the region, including Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and now Korea.