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Przemek Sobocki Brings Design and Colour To W Maldives

December 8, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

Coming directly from Japan to the Maldives, the Tokyo-based Polish illustrator and designer Przemek Sobocki brings W Hotels’ passion for design to life at W Maldives. The artist is taking his illustrator’s skills to create custom designs for the resort’s new luxury golf cars, key rings, luggage stickers and tags.

While Przemek’s background is in Interior and Fashion Design, he is dividing his professional time between Tokyo and London, where beside editorials his work also covers collaborations, packaging, murals, space and display design. Przemek’s award-winning client list includes Louis Vuitton, Shiseido, Guerlain, Bally, Farfetch, Alain Mikli Japon as well as publications such as Numero Tokyo, Vogue Japan, Madame Figaro Japon, Elle Japan, Harper`s Bazaar (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), A Magazine Curated by Stephen Jones to name few.

For his projects for Alain Mikli Japon and Vermeerist Beams, the artist received three DSA Japan Space Design Awards in 2015 and 2017. In 2005 he won the prestigious V&A Illustration Award for Best Editorial. Przemek is also a Lecturer of Design Basics and Drawing at VANTAN Design Institute in Tokyo.

Through his haunting and soulful illustrations, Przemek is a masterful storyteller who depicts gloriously magical and cinematographic worlds that are tinged with a dash of mystery and occasional humour.

“During my artistic residency at W Maldives in September 2017, I tried to catch the uniqueness of the Fesdu island. The inspiration came from the natural environment as well as from the intimate atmosphere of this W Hotel, which is called a ‘W Escape’ for a particular reason! I have always been attracted to the contrast of the light and shadows, and here I found stunning patterns of the shadows being cast by the rich flora of the island. After selecting eight different species of the indigenous plants, I mixed their leaf shapes with the W vibe and its bold colours. In total eleven color combinations were created for all eleven buggies at the resort.

The key rings, luggage stickers and tags were also inspired by the colourful fauna of the island, crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, tranquility, twinkling stars and, of course, the hospitality of the W team.” says Przemek.

The above items will also be available for purchase in the Escape’s W The Store.

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