One of our Mykon team members was lucky enough to visit the incredibly trendy Yauatcha restaurant in Soho, London recently and eat some of their amazing dim sum and mouth-watering French patisseries.
The restaurant is based in the ground and basement floors of the Richard Rogers Partnership-designed Ingeni building, which opened in 2002.
Designed by one of the French kings of design and all things cool Mr Christian Liaigre, the restaurant/tea room could be mistaken for being part of the set of the new Star Trek Enterprise. The whole place is futuristic in its design with black granite floors, brick walls studded with candles and bright blue almost jewel-like backlit glass panels.
The upstairs tearoom is a light and airy space with a black and grey theme, and some rather odd looking Ben Dawson made stools.
The downstairs evening dining area is a dark and sexy space with turquoise banquettes, a beautifully romantic starry ceiling and cherry blossom branches frozen behind glass. You can even see the kitchen staff moving at lightning speed to make the dishes behind frosted glass.
The most striking feature is the tropical fish tank that stretches the full length of the downstairs basement cocktail bar.
Image courtesy of Time Out (www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/yauatcha)
We can’t help but think that our blue Mykon B Clear coloured series acrylic panels would look right at home here. What do you think?
Mykon panels – what do you think?
Mykon CrystalGlaze has been installed at The Hotel Félicien, a brand new boutique hotel which opens in summer this year in the heart of Paris.
After catching the eye of famous French designer Olivier Lapidus, the decorative panels were selected to form part of a new range of baths called the Black Tears Collection – which will be showcased at the luxury hotel.
The baths have been manufactured in collaboration with Aquamass, a leading manufacturer of designer bathrooms.
The Mykon honeycomb-panel tubs include lights which enhance the appearance of the white core whilst obscuring the plumbing and pipework.
Located in the trendy 16th arrondissement, on the opposite bank of the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, the hotel has been described as “chic”, “innovative” and “sensual”. It is due to welcome its first guests in July 2013.
The Mykon panels were designed to fit around a bath with 45 degree angles at the corners. CrystalGlaze was chosen because the frosted acrylic skin would obscure the underside of the bath, whilst the white core was chosen to fit in with the white theme for the particular room that Lapidus wanted them to be installed in.
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Mykon, the Cambridgeshire-based manufacturer of decorative aluminium-core panels, will be joining its parent company to celebrate a landmark 25th anniversary this April.
Mykon produces a range of striking surface panels that can give drama to the concept of space and light. With their geometric design and exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio, these panels are used in both the architectural and interior design markets.
The parent company was established in 1988 and has since expanded into a highly successful British enterprise with a worldwide presence. The Mykon division first began producing bespoke architectural panels shortly afterwards. By placing aluminium honeycomb between toughened glass, acrylic or polycarbonate skins, the company produced translucent products offering high degrees of light transmittance. By fully utilising the expertise of its parent company, innovation hub Encocam, Mykon has been able to carry out an end-to-end production service. Today, all designing, development, manufacturing and sales processes are completed at its Huntingdon base by a group of employees who are highly knowledgeable in the production of composite materials.
As the company steps up its preparations for its 25-year celebrations, Managing Director Dr Mike Ashmead says: “To have achieved a quarter-century of successful business is a brilliant accomplishment. We owe our success to innovation, flexibility and a can-do attitude. We also believe that learning and continuous development is incredibly important. Over the last two and a half decades we have risen to a huge number of challenges and have always aimed to meet our customers’ wants and needs. I am extremely pleased to be able to celebrate 25 years of success this year.”
Mykon continues to develop new products for the interior design and architectural markets, working meet the needs of designers who require strong materials that retain a low weight. The next twelve months will include an exploration of new markets and a focus on continuous improvement.
Mykon continues to welcomes all enquiries from new and existing customers; for more information, visit its website (www.mykon.com) or call 01480 415070.
At the end of 2012, Mykon panels were used in a new range of baths created for Aquamass by the famous French designer Olivier Lapidus.
Aquamass is a leading manufacturer of designer bathrooms and Olivier Lapidus is the head of the Parisian fashion house ‘Lapidus’. The black and white core panels were installed in the new ‘Black Tears Collection’, which draws on patterns which have influenced fashion over the ages. The honeycomb represents the latest era of technology. We have a range of case studies describing interesting projects completed by Mykon – to find out more, visit our website. Alternatively, you can see the full press release below.
Aquamass Mykon Case Study – Black tears collection bath panels
With just two weeks to go before the Mykon team ‘breaks up’ for Christmas, we’ve been drawing all our unfinished tasks to a close, tidying, organising and deleting, ready for the New Year. The brand new Mykon staff offices are now coming on at a fast rate, and we’re looking forward to posting pics after Christmas. We’ve also got a list drawn up of the exciting topics and events we’ll be blogging about in the next 12 months – we can’t wait! We’re not the only ones analysing the success of 2012 whilst looking forward to 2013 – The Guardian has just published its analysis of the best architecture of the last twelve months and Interior Design Magazine recently crowned its winners of the 2012 Interior Design Best of Year awards. Details of all the finalists can be seen here; congratulations!
Meanwhile, Pantone has just announced its 2013 colour of the year, which is.. wait for it.. Emerald.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says, “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.” Expect to see this hue popping up in designs worldwide over the next few months – we’ve put together our own Pinterest board featuring some of our favourite emerald-toned items – view more at www.pinterest.com/mykonsystems.