dwp receives ‘Honourable Mention’ from IIDA Global Excellence Awards

Mai Khao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand.

dwp has won an ‘Honourable Mention’ from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)’s 2nd Annual Global Excellence Awards 2011 for the Hotels Category, with its architecture and interior design for Mai Khao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand.

A reception will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Maison & Objet Show in Paris, where IIDA will present its certificates in recognition of outstanding international interior design projects.

“On behalf of dwp, I am delighted to have this project recognised at these Global Excellence Awards 2011. We are proud and honoured that our designs are being singled out among our peers and the industry,” said Brenton Mauriello, CEO, dwp.

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The words ‘Mai Khao’, in Thai, mean ‘white wood’, which was the defining accent for the design concept of the Mai Khao Dream Villa Resort & Spa.

The client’s vision for the resort, was for contemporary Thai style luxury villas, aimed at a 6-star experience that would emphasiSe prestige and elegance.

The design brief included the creation of 22 exclusive opulent villas, with pools and jacuzzis, an all-day dining restaurant, clubhouse with fitness centre and a spa.

Ensuring that the resort attained an authentic Thai touch, the brief was translated to an exquisite ethereal feel, where white is a dominant feature throughout the resort.

Inspiration was primarily drawn from Thai fabrics, textures, artworks and historical drawings, as well as ocean-washed beach houses, to tie in with its seaside location.

White-washed woods and natural teak met with textured cement and hints of turquoise in furniture fabrics and gold accents.

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