Getaways for Design Lovers
From luxe-rustic lodges in Rwanda and trendy cocktail bars in China to rainforest retreats designed by one of the biggest names in the design industry today, each of the below have something unique to offer for the diehard design fans amongst us.
Capella Ubud – a weekend with Bill Bensley:
Capella Ubud will host an exclusive design weekend with world-renowned Bill Bensley, who is the name behind the incredible rainforest camp. Guests will be able to get up close and personal with Bill, enjoying an art tour through the camp grounds and surrounding villages and sketch classes together. Each guest will also walk away with a signed copy of Bill Bensley’s coffee table book, Escapism, and a personalised drawing of the tent they reside in over the weekend.
The once in a lifetime experience is valid for stays from 1st – 3rd November 2019, with rates starting from USD 1,300++ per night.
Singita – the opening of Kwitonda Lodge & Kataza House on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
Kwitonda Lodge has 8 beautiful suites and Kataza House is an exclusive haven with 4 suites, less than ten minutes from the Volcano National Park headquarters and easily accessible for the life-changing gorilla treks through the Volcano National Park, home to 320 mountain gorillas – one-third of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population.
The properties were designed by South African based Cécile & Boyd, GAPP Architects and HK Studio to convey the sense of place of the Volcanoes National Park, the story of the endangered Gorillas and the incredible people of Rwanda. These designers took inspiration from Rwanda’s cultural heritage to ensure the lodge and exclusive-use villa reflects Singita’s enormous responsibility to protect the strong, yet vulnerable gorillas.
The Opposite House, Beijing – the launch of UNION
The Opposite House (part of The House Collective) is currently undergoing a refresh, and UNION is the latest F&B concept to open. The stunning space is set to become Beijing’s hottest new drinking destination; inspired by the ancient Silk Road, the space is designed to respond to the versatility of the needs of international guests at The Opposite House