Design Hotels launches an original series of art prints inspired by its latest book

Berlin – Following the recent launch of Taste and place: the design hotel bookthe forward-thinking brand has released a series of art prints that capture the broad and inclusive exploration of food in the book.

In a first for Design Hotels, its much-loved annual book focused on a single topic: delving into the holistic connectivity of food and its essential role in purposeful travel. The Art Print series that accompanies the book highlights two photographs of two of his most inspired food stories, capturing the essence of a dish and its emotional connections, which start from the ingredients and extend to the community and the world. entire.

Source: Design Hotels
Source: Design Hotels
Source: Design Hotels

Chapter three of Taste and Place, “Terroir”, spotlights hotels taking a hyperlocal approach to produce, including Rastrello in Umbria, surrounded by 900 olive trees. The accompanying art print, also titled Terroir, is a richly saturated still life by photographer Vivek Vadoliya, which captures the simple abundance of an Umbrian harvest season. Sowing, growing, picking and storing a single ingredient, like an olive, with one’s own hands can reconnect with local produce and flavors that can only be experienced at that time and place.

The second art print is Maureen Evans’ ode to Oaxacan cuisine from chapter seven, “With Reverence.” Conceived by Tessa Watson, the photograph uses rough textures and light to celebrate both the ordinary and the remarkable, highlighting how even something as mundane as freshly laid eggs engages with culture and the history in how livestock and products are cared for and used.

Overall, the two prints are embodiments of how “the flavors are alive, breathing records of a time and a place,” as award-winning writer and photographer Nicholas Gill puts it. “Each taste is felt. We ingest their story. They become part of us.

Featuring stories from Design Hotels members including Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica, Bursa Hotel in Ukraine and Satoyama Jujo in Japan, Taste and place: the design hotel book reveals how a hotel’s ecosystem seen through the lens of food provides the perfect microcosm for better understanding larger, systematic changes. From regional terroir to cuisine to the community that connects us, the book unveils a plethora of topics spanning social engagement and respect for cultures and ingredients, as well as rethinking food waste and hospitality at scale.

The two Art Prints, which function as stand-alone works of art or as a poetic diptych, are available in A0 (€195) and A2 (€95) sizes with blind embossing on 290 gsm museum quality paper made from 90% bamboo. fibers and are printed in Germany.

Buy the Art Print series here, and Taste and place: the design hotel book here (€59.90).

About Design Hotels

Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 300 independent hotels in over 60 countries around the world. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an “Original”, passionate about genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each “Original” represents the individual, aesthetic and service-oriented experience that its hotel offers.

In 2017, Design Hotels™ launched Further, a traveling laboratory of experiential hospitality that transforms hotels around the world into temporal centers of thematic exploration. The mission behind Further aligns with the forward-looking values ​​of Promad, a new generation of travelers embracing progressive travel and global nomadism. First identified by Design Hotels™ in collaboration with future consultancy The Future Laboratory, the goal-driven, self-actualizing Promadic movement is poised to shape the future of hospitality.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members in-depth knowledge of the travel industry, from advice on market trends to international sales representation. The company is headquartered in Berlin with branches in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore. In 2019, Design Hotels™ partnered with Marriott Bonvoy, enabling its member hotels to have both a broader and more selective reach while offering its Community the benefit of the industry’s leading loyalty program.

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