FBEYE International Designs The Ultimateluxury “Home-Away-From-Home” At Prestigious Makati Diamond Residences
FBEYE International is proud to launch its latest design project- the Makati Diamond Residences in the heart of Manila’s Central Business District.
Developed and styled as the ultimate luxury ‘home away from home,’ the Makati Diamond Residences has been developed with the elegance and refinement of a 5-star hotel to complement the prominent location of the new 28-story, 400-room landmark on Legazpi Street, across the street from the fashionable Greenbelt shopping centre.
FBEYEdesigned all the public areas for the ‘hybrid’ residential residences – from the lobby, restaurant, club floor, lounge bar, deli bakery and scotch & cigar bar to private cinema, function & meeting rooms, boardroom, bridal shop, lift lobbies and washrooms.
A warm and homely yet confidently elegant ambience of a gentlemen’s club was created throughout the main public spaces with beautiful grained cherry timber, cream-panelled walls, portoro black marble highlights and marble floors. Huge, contemporary chandeliers shimmering against silver-leaf ceilings add warmth to soaring space greeting guests.
The reception becomes a welcoming oasis with framed indoor greenery leading to the Bar & Bakery, which share the same luxurious finishes with leather bar stools and tufted banquette seating for small groups or intimate evening cocktails.
Sculptural lighting of the All Day Dining restaurant with diverse wire-structural forms reflects “transition” of functionality from day to evening, while maintaining a constantly luxurious atmosphere throughout – enhanced by inset carpeting with spatial forms and undulating floor-to-ceiling windows.
The function rooms, board room and meeting rooms were designed along a similar club-style theme, with wall-to-wall carpeting and cherry timber veneer panels. Catering for both residents and guests, they accommodate a wide range of functions, from small gatherings to elaborate celebrations.
The club floor, private cinema and scotch-cigar bar, reserved exclusively for resident guests and members, likewise continue the warm concept, with darker, richer tones bringing an evening mood. Leather upholstery and plush velvet fabrics against a backdrop of grey travertine marble, stainless steel accents and copper & brass finishes underline an ambience of achievement and success.
FBEYE used Sculptural lighting in the All Day Dining restaurant to showcase the venues smooth functionality from daytime to evening
Warren Foster-Brown, Managing Director of FBYEYE states: “Having worked with the same client on other prestigious properties in Manila, we were well aligned with their tastes and expectations for the brand. Clear communication and past experience working with them was the key to successfully translating their vision into reality with an elegant, modern residential sanctuary rivalling if not surpassing other new condominium and five star hotel facilities in Manila.”
Foster-Brown continues: “As a specialist in designing award-winning 5-star hotel and resort projects, working with numerous brands round the world, we pride ourselves on delving into all details to ensure no stone is left unturned through all aspects of design – from concept and documentation to furniture, lighting, fabric selection and architecture.
FBEYE is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the region’s leading independent hospitality design consultancies delivering some of the most ground-breaking interior design projects around the globe.