The Duomo Hotel, Rimini by Ron Arad
Object: The Duomo Hotel, Rimini
Designer: Ron Arad
Category: Architecture and Construction
Price: $300-1,000 per night
Lust Factor: Warm
Description: The hotel is a new member of the Design Hotels chain. I find these hotels to be a bit like yuppie Disneyland, which is a bad thing. However, one of the joys of staying in a design hotel is simply to experience it as if it were a laboratory for my own designs. I get to see high concept in action to feel if it reaches a higher social realm. Sometimes it’s just fluf to the extreme, in the duomo hotel’s offering, it’s shiny fluf. Still, Disneyland is awfully fun.