Mondrian Singapore Duxton set for March opening
Mondrian Singapore Duxton is gearing up to open its doors in March 2023, helmed by a team of all-star iconoclasts and change-makers ranging across the fields of hospitality, cuisine, design, fashion, nightlife and art.
Mondrian Singapore Duxton was designed from the ground up by the forward-thinkers at Los Angeles-based hotshop Studio Carter, led by the inimitable Robbyn Carter, and imbued with a philosophy of ‘deconstructed shophouse chic.’ Eschewing the traditional lobby, the space fully immerses guests in a bustling restaurant and bar from the moment they arrive. The 302 rooms and suites take inspiration from traditional Singaporean architecture and are executed with contemporary flair.
“Rather than a direct translation of the classic shophouse, we took its parts and deconstructed it into contemporary forms. We wanted to recognise it, but also reinvent it, that Singapore silhouette, and rediscover old details in contemporary and unexpected touches,” said Carter.
She also mined Singapore’s rich melting pot of cultures and trade route neighbours for inspirations for art, furniture and materials. “It’s a beautiful merger of the botanical green city, the shophouses, the cultural convergence, the new with the historical,” says Carter.
The Mondrian Singapore Duxton art collection further compliments the design narrative, inviting guests to broaden their horizons and journey through the property. The multi-disciplinary curated artworks feature both emerging and established Singaporean and international artists and were specifically selected for the element of surprise they create.
From the breathtaking Shophouse Suites that repurpose historical icons in bold and unexpected ways to a gleaming tower with 360-degree views from the rooftop, Mondrian stirs the spirit of the Duxton neighbourhood.
Duxton Hill has a colourful and controversial history; backtrack 100 years and its streets were filled with adventurers and thrill-seekers searching for a taste of the forbidden. Fast-forward to now, where Mondrian Singapore Duxton provides a gathering place for a creative community abuzz with barista cafes, world-class eateries and bars, avant garde galleries and boutiques.
Mondrian Singapore Duxton will be a food- and fashion-forward culinary destination for locals and travelers alike. A restaurant, café, cocktail bar, and rooftop bar will combine historic architecture from Singapore’s centuries-old shophouses with a new build of modern, contemporary influences.
Mondrian Singapore Duxton will continue and expand upon this drive to be different, offering a home, a hub and a hive for the dreamers, the change agents, the confronters, the avant garde, the unswerving, the action takers and the doers. – TradeArabia News Service