Vondom continues to expand impressively in the Chinese design-project market. We are delighted to unveil the latest luxury hotels and facilities furnished with design pieces by the Spanish firm.
Our journey in China begins at Sheshan Mountain, 50 kilometres from the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. November 2018 saw the inauguration of the exclusive InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland hotel, a stunning 18-storey resort whose architecture is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings. Buried some 90 metres deep in an old quarry – with only two floors above ground level – it is believed to be the deepest hotel in the world. ATKINS was the brain behind the design of the concept and the façade, while the interior design was undertaken by CCD/Cheng Chung Design. To enhance the feeling of harmony and serenity of this space, Vondom chose to use pieces from collections by designers Ramon Esteve (Faz and Ulm), Javier Mariscal (Mora), and by Archirivolto (Fiesta).
Designed by the renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects, the spectacular Morpheus hotel opened in Macau in June 2018. The huge, twisting geometric façade – which makes this 40-storey building unique – is its hallmark feature, allowing you to pinpoint the hotel from anywhere in the city. Vertex chairs, created by Karim Rashid, imbue the lobby of this artistic and sculptural hotel with modernity, elegance and refinement.
In 2019, Vondom also provided furniture for the WAITAN-BFC gym in Shanghai, and for the Vanke Longcheer Yacht Club.
Founded in 1998, the Vanke Longcheer Yacht Club is located between the Dapeng Peninsula and Daya Bay. It has been used as the competition’s base for the China Cup International Regatta for six consecutive years. Designed by the well-known dock manufacturer, Bellingham Marine, and the Deson design studio in Shenzen, the main building’s facilities include the club house, apartments owned by members, a breakwater, yacht berths, and yacht repair workshops and facilities. Collections supplied by Vondom grace the outdoor terraces and the open-air platform on the first floor of this luxury yacht club: And created by Fabio Novembre, Sabinas designed by Javier Mariscal, Biophilia by Ross Lovegrove, Bum thought up by Eugeni Quitllet, and Ulm.
The WAITAN-BCF gym covers 3,000 square metres and is located high up in Shanghai’s Bund Financial Center. Offering a variety of areas for specific sports, it also has a pool with gorgeous views of the financial district. The gym features Faz chairs, pieces from the Wing collection designed by A-Cero, Roulette armchairs by Eero Aarnio, and Adan stools by Teresa Sapey.