Hyatt International opens the Park Hyatt Milano, its first Italian hotel, on 15 October. Interiors at the 117-room, five-star hotel are designed by Paris-based US designer Ed Tuttle, who recently worked on the Amanresorts brand. As well as guestrooms, Tuttle has created bar and restaurant interiors, a health spa and public spaces. Tuttle says he has tried to respect the standalone palazzo’s ‘historic style’, while giving it a ‘refined, contemporary attitude with clean lines’. Italian Travertine stone, walnut furniture and silk and velvet are used throughout the building to create a feeling of ‘tranquility’, a Hyatt spokeswoman says.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.