one of the main events at this year's art basel fair in miami was the grand opening of the mondrian south beach hotel. the hotel's interior is designed by marcel wanders, and creates a sense of space with large supporting spindle-like columns and ornately patterned staircases. the intention was to give the new mondrian's interior a romantic, fairy tale feeling. part of the interior design includes delft blue tiles with images depicting girls and sharks, chandelier showers and a small coach house entrance which features six large bell chandeliers. the hotel's sunset lounge provides views over miami's downtown skyline while golden candelabras and onyx jewel-cut stools are combined with ottomans and antiques creating contrasting visual elements between the imagined and the forgotten.
more marcel wanders: http://www.marcelwanders.nl