LUKASZ KOS

Lukasz Kos is an internationally recognized and published architect. New York’s Interior Design Magazine recently awarded him the Best of Year 2018 International Residential Interior Award for his Cloud Villa project in Shanghai. A Licensed architect in Canada, he has worked in major architectural design offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Shanghai. At Frank Gehry’s studio he developed projects in Los Angeles for Mandarin Oriental Hotels, and flagship stores for Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co., along with a major renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

His experience ranges from small scale award winning restaurant projects in Beijing, to high-end residential projects, to mid-sized and large scale hospitality concepts worldwide. His restaurants have been recognized by both the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in London, the AD Trophy Awards in Hong Kong, and Mercedes Benz. His 4treehouse project was published internationally by major design book publishers including Taschen. Giorgio Armani featured the tree house in the Acqua Di Gioia 100 Drops Of Joy Ad Campaign of 2010.

Licensed Architect in Canada

Ontario Association of Architects

Professional

Frank Gehry Partners LLP, Los Angeles | Architect
Gehry Technologies, Los Angeles | Architect
Cannon Design, Shanghai | Senior Design Architect

MJM Architects, Toronto | Senior Design Architect
Bruce Mau Design, Toronto | Architect

Academic
Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design | Visiting Critic
University of Hong Kong in Shanghai | Visiting Critic
University of Southern California, Los Angeles | Visiting Critic 
University of Toronto | Adjunct Professor
University of Waterloo | Adjunct Professor

Education
Master of Architecture (Honours) | University of Toronto
Master of Arts | Jagiellonian University, Poland
Bachelor of Environmental Design | University of Manitoba

GRACE PLAWINSKI 

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Grace Plawinski is an award-winning interior designer, director and business strategist currently based in Marseille, France. Over the last 20 years she has developed relationships with the world’s top design leaders and operators providing creative and innovative design solutions and management expertise.  Grace is well versed in all areas of the design process, having worked in Toronto, New York, Asia and now Europe with all major five-star hospitality brands, high-end retailers, as well as exclusive residential clientele. Grace’s refined sense of style and energetic love of design leaves an indelible mark on all projects she has headed to date.

 

Her clients include: Park Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, W Hotels, St. Regis, Four Seasons, Sofitel, Westin, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Crown Plaza, InterContinental, Baccarat, Tiffany’s, as well as numerous residential and retail clients throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Professional

Graceland Studio + Objects | Founder | 2017-Present

Bar Studio | Melbourne | Design Director | 2016 - 2017

Peddle Thorp Architects | Shanghai | Design Director | 2011 - 2016

Yabu Pushelberg | Toronto | Team Leader | 1999 - 2009

 

Noted Interiors Expertise 

Park Hyatt | Niseko & New York City

Four Seasons | Tokyo

Luxury Collection | Hainan, China

Le Meridien | Hohhot, Mongolia & Chongming Island Shanghai

Tiffany’s | New York City

Mandarin Oriental | Mumbai

Baccarat Resort | Turks and Caicos & Hawaii

St. Regis | San Francisco & Mexico City

W Hotel | South Beach, Florida & Dubai

Las Alcobas | Mexico City

Primus Hotel | Shenyang, China 

Amore Pacific | New York City

Smyth | New York City

Sofitel | Los Angeles

Westin | Hainan, China

 

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