LULIE FISHER’S DESIGN FOR NEW VIDA HOTEL IN DUBAI FEATURES TIMBER COLUMNS AND PASTEL FURNITURE
Lulie Fisher Design Studio has completed the public spaces for the new Vida Hotel, Emirates Hills in Dubai, featuring a generous array of natural materials and forms such as circular timber columns, oak veneers, and woven wall coverings.
Situated between Jumeirah Lake Towers and Emirates Golf Course, Vida Emirates Hills is the hotel chain’s second property in the emirate, its predecessor being Vida Downtown.
Lulie Fisher was commissioned by Emaar to design the the main public areas for the hotel and residences including the main entrance lobbies to both the hotel and the serviced apartments; the main lobby lounge with check-in and concierge facilities; the coffee bar; the executive meeting suites and meeting lounge as well as the ADD restaurant, Origins.
The 12m high entrance lobby features circular columns that are clad with vertically ribbed timber, walls of silver grey and oak veneers that form niches and naturally woven wall coverings as well as cylindrical glass pendent lighting.
Two giant folded planes of ribbed oak outlined with sharp black metal folded plates stretch up either side of the entrance lobby walls; one forming a bridge and mezzanine leading to the second floor lobby lounge and the other reaching higher still and folding over to form the lobby ceiling.
Black linear slots are recessed into these ribbed planes to neatly house the lighting, supply and extract grilles and the plethora of other necessary MEP items whilst hidden lighting behind these planes washes the adjacent white wall surfaces with a warm glow. Read More…