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Luxury Hotel SOWAKA is all about soothing one’s soul and embracing nature. The property blends a mix of traditional elements – Japanese tea house, Zen garden – with contemporary features offering guests access to mountain views, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and 23 unique rooms. Planned to help calm the minds and please the senses, Sowaka has put well-being and inner balance at the forefront of the experience it offers to all its guests. 

The hotel’s renovation, led by Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates, organically transformed the main building – originally constructed in the Sukiya-zukuri architectural style that was prominent in Japan during the 1920-30s and closely aligned with the Japanese Arts and Crafts movement. 

The architect’s vision was to balance the structure’s history with authentic and contemporary aesthetics focusing on the finest details. Guest rooms are furnished with locally-inspired design elements, including carefully selected furniture, fixtures, and amenities – all of which have been chosen for their high level of craftsmanship and connection to Kyoto’s culture and history. 

Inside Sowaka’s main building, Shigenori Uoya chose to step outside of the Japanese tradition by incorporating a set of Hans J. Wegner’s CH26 dining chairs into the hotel’s reception area. “While selecting new furniture to go inside an old Japanese building,” says Uoya, “I felt that it would be interesting to choose pieces from outside of Japan, but pieces that still work well in a Japanese atmosphere.” The choice of the CH26 works well, explains Uoya, because of the chair’s simple elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. 

Architect, Shigenori Uoya:

“We needed chairs that would complement the Arts and Crafts atmosphere of the space, and the CH26 does that beautifully; this chair feels like it could have been designed here in Japan, even though it comes from Scandinavia.” 

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Palau de Casavells

Set inside a complex of historic buildings near Girona, Spain, Palau de Casavells by Luis Sendino and Jacobo Valentí is an eclectic combination of vernacular architecture, unique art and Scandinavian touches.


Baron House

Comfortably located in the lush Swedish countryside atop the footprint of old farms, Baron House is a new construction built by British architect John Pawson boasting white interiors, light and organic furniture.

The owners of the boutique hotel SP34 have taken hospitality to new heights using furniture so alluring that they invite for touching, along with an open façade that draws the street into the building.

The address represents a fusion between the energy, history, authenticity and art culture of Kazimierz, a dynamic district in Kraków where the hotel welcomes its guests with an eclectic mix of design classics.

ASW Architekci and Superfutures honor the Polish city’s rich artistic and historic heritage creating a boutique hotel with a blend of Hans J. Wegner designs and contemporary, post-industrial chic aesthetics.

Inspired by the nearby 1848 Thorvaldsen's Musem created by architect Gotlieb Bindesbøll, the interior team created a distinct color universe to complement the Danish Golden Age furniture style of the hotel.

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When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You will become part of a long and proud tradition of beautiful and distinctive craftsmanship where nothing is left to chance. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.

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