LIVING, TRAVEL | September 1, 2008

A Peek at the Remodeled Mondrian Hotel

remodeled mondrian by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz :: ABYU Lighting feather lampshades

Gone is the design that Philippe Starck did at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California.

The hotel needed to update its Alice in Wonderland concept for some time now. The mastermind behind the new design at the Mondrian Hotel is Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz.

The party to launch the $40-million redesigned Mondrian is scheduled for September 4th, 2008. But I bring you a speak preview, thanks to Los Angeles Times.

What’s New?

The fanciful mirror works as a TV screen. You will see pieces from many superstar designers in the remodeled Mondrian next to affordable pieces like the installation of inexpensive hooks in the bathroom or the La Murrina and nickel lanterns made by Roost on the lobby.

I like the black and white polyethylene table on the guest room terraces designed by modern Dutch designers Marcel Wanders next to the Nest chairs by Tord Boontje.

The ABYU Lighting feather lampshades at the concierge’s desk are supposed to be something. I do not know if it is a different design than the one made for Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz and Steven Wine Private Residence.

The feather lampshades are becoming a signature since Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz used them in many projects since 2006.

SOURCING:
+ Mondrian Hotel
+ Nest chairs by Tord Boontie at Unica – price: $687 USD, in 8 colors
+ Roost Jumbo Nickel Lanterns at Velocity – price: $96 USD for medium, $120 for large
+ ABYU New York Custom Lighting
+ Images photographed by Mel Melcon for the Los Angeles Times
+ Bottom right image featured in Metropolitan Home in October 2006

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2 Responses to “A Peek at the Remodeled Mondrian Hotel”

  1. Thanks You , Perfect Docs

  2. 2 Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz said:

    Dear Kim
    Thank you for the nice mention in your blog of the new Mondrian Los Angeles renovation. We had a lot of fun doing it. And yes, the lampshades at the reception desk are similar to the ones that are in our apartment. These fixtures which are “sprouting” out of the concierge’s desk are alluding to mushroooms growing out of a larger mushroom (which is the concierge’s desk itself). Remember it from Alice in Wonderland, and now our new theme for the hotel, thru The Looking Glass.
    Take care
    Benjamin