The brand’s distinctive one-of-a-kind pieces blend modern, high-quality materials and cutting-edge craftsmanship with an aesthetic inspired by the 1960s and 70’s. Elemento’s goal is to use luxury materials – including an incredibly rich collection of patterned, multicolored textiles – to create cozy and comfortable settings. The beauty of the brand is that it seamlessly blends into all environments, whether retro or contemporary, large or small, private or public. Goldberg’s designs have adorned individual homes and livened up public spaces including hotels, restaurants and offices, both locally and abroad. Elemento acts as a unique beacon of excellence that shines in a dark sea of machine-made, mass-manufactured industry prevalent in today’s world, and brings the focus back to the individual, human touch.

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Casa Cook Chania, Crete, Greece

K-studio architects in collaboration with Lambs and Lions interior design studio created a modernist Mediterranean resort which combines large, open-planned public spaces with quieter, intimate private villas.

The resort is a choreographed interplay of light, shadow and texture, the smooth concrete forms gradually separate and transform into more brutalist structures that seem to emerge, almost mythically, from the sand.

Casa Cook Chania is a continuation of the Casa Cook brand’s image of laid-back luxury, this time adapted to suit the gentle hillside location on the Cretan coast.

The 106 single-story villas – clad in concrete and timber – descend towards the sea in a visually arresting program of interlocking terraces, graphic forms, and floating planes. The exposed concrete, muted palette of warm hues and the textured local stone echo the surrounding rugged landscape, allowing the project to contrast with the vernacular costal architecture.

The sharp angles and Brutalist abundance of warm grey concrete and stone is softened by the lush tropical softscape and woven cane outdoor furnishings. Within, a mid-century inspired interior features a mix of stone, dark timber and earthy textured linens & rattan weaves.

Elixir Bunn Coffee Roasters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Coffee in Saudi Arabia is well-rooted into the local culture and could be traced back to times prior to the formation of the Kingdom.

Today the coffee industry in Saudi Arabia is flourishing. To match that progression, famous Saudi coffee roasters Elixir Bunn opened their new location in Riyadh, designed by Azaz Architects that created the space as a “Deco Temple” to take coffee seekers into a modern day spiritual-like experience.

The shape of the historic Islamic arches combined with the mud finishing contributed to the feel of local sanctity. The shop has a modern edge to it thanks to metropolitan touches such as the use of sustainable Italian Terrazzo for the floor and the deep blue spiral staircase. The new Elixir Bunn shop, designed by Azaz Architects, has become a landmark among the fast-growing coffee shop industry in Saudi Arabia.

WOOD coworking space, Lisbon

WOOD was conceived as a premium co-working space for Lisbon’s freelancers, start-ups and other nomadic professionals, combining the flexibility of shared workspaces with the amenities of members clubs under the motto “work is good”. Located in central Lisbon, WOOD is housed in a 1960s eight-stories building, which has been transformed by architecture and interior design studio Anahory Almeida into a relaxed, cheerful environment of modernist-inspired contemporary elegance.

Echoing the building’s modernist architecture, the designers have imbued WOOD’s interiors with a mid-century elegance filtered through a contemporary lens. Inspired by the original mosaics cladding the facade, the spaces are swathed in a subdued color palette of green and blue hues complemented by natural wood finishes – as the brand’s name dictates – and soft leather upholstery in sumptuous brown hues. Lush indoor plants, colorful artisanal tiles and framed illustrations further imprint a laidback feel.

the aim is enhancing members’ productivity and balancing their professional and personal life so it also features regular yoga classes, a beauty salon and a wellness center, a ground floor restaurant, and a library.