Singapore-based Ascott Limited has opened its new luxury residence property in Tokyo, the Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo. The design concept pays homage to the four seasons. The wall coverings and ceilings feature organic imagery – trees, blossoms, leaves, water and clouds –juxtaposed with linear elements inspired by the surrounding high-rise architecture, resulting in playful and warm textures and layers. An understated color palette of warm earth tones and pastels is used throughout.
The ground-floor foyer has shades of brown, bronze and soft gold. In the reception area, residents encounter a multi-layered circular installation comprising charcoal pieces suspended from transparent nylon threads – a sculpture piece from Seoul artist Bahk Seong Ghi.
The hotel’s floors also nod to the seasons — spring on the 23rd and 24th floors, summer on the 25th and 26th, autumn on the 27th and 28th, and winter on the top floor. In the lounge, large, medium and small copper pieces rendered by Japanese artist Shinnosuke Tojo are intended to be a reminder of beauty in nature and the passage of time. While artists of various nationalities create the artworks and sculptures throughout the residence, all have a common thread of Japanese aesthetics with a focus on simplicity.
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