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Mies is 126 TODAY! (; by Ashlie Mauldin

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the architect that is  responsible for the “Modern” direction of Architecture, would have been the “ripe” age of 126 today. -wink wink- In all seriousness, had he still been around influencing the structure of today’s buildings, one can only imagine just how that would reflect.

In honor of the life of Mies, here are a few extravagant captures of his extraordinary illustration of:  “Less is More”, a quote and way of design that he is famous for.

Illinois

Barcelona

Berlin

Czech Republic

The only design implemented by Mies in the state of Washington

[Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – Great Hall]

 Many may not be aware, however, Mies is also responsible for the innovation of “Barcelona Chairs.” As one of our designers, Cindy Chang says, “The chairs are very slick, sleek, and unique to the designers time; people flip through magazines every day lacking the awareness that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the mind behind this design. He MUST  receive the credit well deserved.”

The Barcelona Chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Happy Birthday to an Architect that we shall forever remember and remain thankful to for the lesson that “Less is More.”

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Hotel Whitcomb – San Francisco Project by Ashlie Mauldin

Futura Interiors was fortunate enough to acquire and complete an interior design project for a hotel in San Francisco by the name of Hotel Whitcomb. The hotel was established in the early 20th – century and holds an array of history.  The historical landmark’s vision was customization, allowing for a number of suite concepts with the ability to appeal to different consumers and residence of the hotel for the duration of their stay. In order to achieve this, each individual suite was designed apart from another, creating different atmospheres within the spaces.

In addition to the design aspect of the project, Futura Interiors bared the resources to supply all FF&E for the project. Futura Interiors is extremely proud of the outcome and was happy to assist Hotel Whitcomb in the renovation of their suites. On the Hotel’s website, under “Rooms and Suites”, Hotel Whitcomb raves, “The hotel’s 460 spacious and beautifully-appointed guestrooms and 12 parlor suites deliver a luxurious hospitality experience with an array of modern amenities and exceptional value.  For an unforgettable experience, the Penthouse Governor’s Suite offers spectacular views of San Francisco.”   As well it is described by the facility itself as, “A unique mix of vintage hospitality and urban convenience.”

Here are some photographs of the suites, designed and supplied by Futura Interiors:

Penthouse Governor's Suite