Giovanna Dunmall

Giovanna Dunmall

Giovanna Dunmall is based in London and writes about architecture, design, travel and culture for publications such as the South China Morning Post, 1843, Guardian, Frame, Azure, Sleeper, Metropolis and Wallpaper*.

Latest from Giovanna Dunmall

Bicycle, high-speed rail, smart suitcase: Chinese design past, present and future on show

From the ‘not always beautiful’ objects of post-war years to modern consumers’ demand for quality and uniqueness, exhibition at biennial in France shows Chinese design’s advance, and suggests what’s to come.

From the ‘not always beautiful’ objects of post-war years to modern consumers’ demand for quality and uniqueness, exhibition at biennial in France shows Chinese design’s advance, and suggests what’s to come.

7 Apr 2019 - 9:35PM
Helsinki’s new Hotel St George – a culinary and cultural destination featuring high concept design without the doormen

A 400-piece art collection featuring an Ai Weiwei dragon sculpture in the lobby is certain to draw the It crowd

A 400-piece art collection featuring an Ai Weiwei dragon sculpture in the lobby is certain to draw the It crowd

3 Nov 2018 - 6:00PM
20 Dec 2017 - 9:35AM
Hong Kong family part of dining revolution in Canadian prairies’ heart, where cultural diversity inspires young restaurateurs

Maple-glazed, cherry-wood-smoked bacon fried rice with Chinese barbecue pork is just one of the inventive dishes created by chefs using local produce from Manitoba and Saskatchewan 

Maple-glazed, cherry-wood-smoked bacon fried rice with Chinese barbecue pork is just one of the inventive dishes created by chefs using local produce from Manitoba and Saskatchewan 

20 Dec 2017 - 6:27PM
How a Chinese-Italian chef hopes to foster a slow-food revolution in China

Wild tea from Yunnan, sweet rice biscuits from Hebei, donkey jerky – food from dozens of Chinese artisanal producers was on show at a recent festival in Italy; soon Ling Kuang Sung and allies will give them a similar showcase in China

Wild tea from Yunnan, sweet rice biscuits from Hebei, donkey jerky – food from dozens of Chinese artisanal producers was on show at a recent festival in Italy; soon Ling Kuang Sung and allies will give them a similar showcase in China

7 Oct 2016 - 2:56PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Architect David Rockwell launches made-in-China furniture collection

With two hotels in China, for W and Langham, due in 2017 and his first furniture collection, for China's Stellar Works, out now, the American founder of Rockwell Group compares public and private design. 

With two hotels in China, for W and Langham, due in 2017 and his first furniture collection, for China's Stellar Works, out now, the American founder of Rockwell Group compares public and private design. 

4 Jun 2016 - 11:13PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
The Beaumont: a weird, wonderful central London hotel

You can sleep in an immersive, womb-like cubist sculpture for HK$16,000 a night, or take your pick from 72 art deco rooms. There's a louche cocktail bar and a classic grill restaurant popular with A-listers, writes  Giovanna Dunmall

You can sleep in an immersive, womb-like cubist sculpture for HK$16,000 a night, or take your pick from 72 art deco rooms. There's a louche cocktail bar and a classic grill restaurant popular with A-listers, writes  Giovanna Dunmall

9 Jan 2016 - 11:15PM
20 Jun 2016 - 3:38PM
24 Jan 2017 - 12:46PM
Designers from Shenzhen to Beijing make a splash in London

Chinese design has moved on from traditional elements to embrace abstract concepts and functionality, and London Design Festival showcased designers familiar with international tastes but confident in their own roots.

Chinese design has moved on from traditional elements to embrace abstract concepts and functionality, and London Design Festival showcased designers familiar with international tastes but confident in their own roots.

30 Sep 2015 - 10:21AM
How London's Battersea power station will become luxury living hub

The iconic building and its grounds will be transformed into homes, retail and office space, a cinema, cafes, and restaurants with soaring, glass-roofed atriums; the project involves architects Frank Gehry and Norman Foster, among others.

 

The iconic building and its grounds will be transformed into homes, retail and office space, a cinema, cafes, and restaurants with soaring, glass-roofed atriums; the project involves architects Frank Gehry and Norman Foster, among others.

 

29 Jul 2015 - 5:50PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Park Hyatt New York shines bright in midtown Manhattan

Park Hyatt's ultra-swanky flagship occupies the first 25 of the 90 floors in a new midtown Manhattan skyscraper.

Park Hyatt's ultra-swanky flagship occupies the first 25 of the 90 floors in a new midtown Manhattan skyscraper.

7 Feb 2015 - 10:31PM
30 Dec 2014 - 5:45PM
16 Dec 2014 - 1:05PM
2 Oct 2014 - 2:52PM
29 Sep 2014 - 2:36PM
Breakfast dining goes international in London

One of the best food trends to make its way across the Atlantic to London is the resurgence of breakfast. Restaurants open earlier and menus are a panoply of eggs, granola and porridges.

One of the best food trends to make its way across the Atlantic to London is the resurgence of breakfast. Restaurants open earlier and menus are a panoply of eggs, granola and porridges.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:10AM
Hong Kong-born Chi Wing Lo makes a name for himself in Italy as designer

At this month's annual Milan furniture extravaganza, known as the Salone del Mobile, all roads seemed to lead to Chi Wing Lo.

At this month's annual Milan furniture extravaganza, known as the Salone del Mobile, all roads seemed to lead to Chi Wing Lo.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:39AM
22 Jan 2014 - 5:24PM
Andre Fu, purveyor of ‘New Asian’ design, offers a refuge from the hectic world

Purveyor of 'New Asian' design offers privacy and refuge from the world that allows hotel guests to feel at home, writes Giovanna Dunmall.

Purveyor of 'New Asian' design offers privacy and refuge from the world that allows hotel guests to feel at home, writes Giovanna Dunmall.

12 Apr 2017 - 12:04PM
Food critic Andy Hayler says local Michelin Guide gets it badly wrong

Food critic Andy Hayler has eaten at every top Michelin restaurant in the world. He tells Giovanna Dunmall how the Hong Kong and Macau guide has got it horribly wrong.

Food critic Andy Hayler has eaten at every top Michelin restaurant in the world. He tells Giovanna Dunmall how the Hong Kong and Macau guide has got it horribly wrong.

6 Dec 2013 - 5:39AM
Italian firm Essentis breathes life into dying art with traditional farmhouses

The typical star- and barrel-shaped vaulted stone ceilings of traditional Apulian architecture are a sight to behold. Each piece of the pale and soft local pietra leccese and tufo (limestone and sandstone respectively) required to make it are cut by hand and placed so the ceilings can stay in place without the use of mortar.

The typical star- and barrel-shaped vaulted stone ceilings of traditional Apulian architecture are a sight to behold. Each piece of the pale and soft local pietra leccese and tufo (limestone and sandstone respectively) required to make it are cut by hand and placed so the ceilings can stay in place without the use of mortar.

13 Nov 2013 - 5:54AM
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16 Aug 2013 - 4:37PM
16 Aug 2013 - 4:14PM
Estate in Cotswolds, UK, offers holiday homes with a difference

Owners fear break-ins or burst pipes in winter, and if you don't have a friendly relative or neighbour prepared to check on your home from time to time, you can feel compelled to go and stay even when it's not convenient.

Owners fear break-ins or burst pipes in winter, and if you don't have a friendly relative or neighbour prepared to check on your home from time to time, you can feel compelled to go and stay even when it's not convenient.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:07AM