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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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Ingo Maurer, October Issue of Azure

How do you transform the dim confines of a 200-year-old Georgian winery into a luminous five-star hotel? You turn to legendary German lighting designer Ingo Maurer, as the Radisson Hotel Group did after taking over a crumbling 4,000-square-metre site in the village of Tsinandali, about two hours from Tbilisi. “When they offered this to me, I was unsure if I could take it,” says Maurer, “because we had never done a project of this size.” Well-known for his inventive takes on contemporary lighting, the 87 year old was tasked with developing an artistic plan for the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby, restaurants, lounges, a shop, meeting rooms and a ballroom. “Fortunately for us, the building had very strong walls,” he says, “so...

Ingo Maurer Energizes an Ancient Winery Hotel in Georgia

In the small village of Tsiandali, a bold lighting program by Ingo Maurer transforms a 200-year-old winery into a stupendous hotel.

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