Ace Hotel, Kyoto’s New Fusion Hotel ⇒ The first Ace Hotel in Asia is soon to make its official opening as an East/West fusion establishment created by the collaboration of Commune Design and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
“We tried to honor Kyoto’s history by evoking the scale and materials of the city’s vibrant street culture,” commented Kuma of the architectural scheme used in Ace Hotel.
“Since this is a Western hotel in Asia, we underscored the cultural synthesis by combining the work of traditional and contemporary Japanese artists and designers with that of American and European designers who were influenced by Japan.” Roman Alonso from Commune Design added.
Especially seen in Ace Hotel’s restaurant area, this combination of cultures includes, for example, American Eames chairs combined with enormous light fixtures handmade by a Japanese family with a 200-year legacy of festival lantern making.
“Ace Hotel Kyoto is the culmination of over 20 years of being inspired by Japan,” says Kelly Sawdon, Ace’s chief brand officer. “The city reminds us of how magical and meaningful travel can be, and we look forward to welcoming future travellers everywhere.”
Source: Architectural Digest
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