The first-ever Pantone color of the year experience has been brought to life in the heart of London by Airbnb. The two brands have joined forces to create the ‘outside in’ house in Clerkenwell, immersing guests in a universe of ‘greenery‘. The bookable apartment features a woodland reception area, an indoor greenhouse that doubles as a dining room, a garden bedroom with mown lawn, a tented nook for children, an herb garden kitchen, and botanical life interspersed throughout. (via Designboom)


Colour is literally on the menu at Pantone’s new pop-up café in Monaco. Located on Grimaldi Forum, the temporary establishment provides a brilliantly hued counterpoint to the already-colourful backdrop of Larvotta beach, where vacationers can ‘Taste the Colors’ until early September.

Founded in 1963 by Lawrence Herbert, the New Jersey-based colour systems company has enjoyed a cult following for years, inspiring everything from a chocolate colour chart to an entire hotel. The photogenic space – realised by Monaco Restaurant Group (the same firm behind Mozza and Song Qi) – pays homage to the iconic Pantone Matching System, with numerical codes and swatches assigned to the tables, napkins, and chairs.

The café serves up an extensive menu of salads, sandwiches, ice cream, granitas and more – all of which have also been matched to a Pantone chip and accordingly packaged. (via Wallpaper)

Pantone Café runs until 9 September 2015. Open daily from 10am to 8pm and until 10pm on Thursdays.

Grimaldi Forum
10 Avenue Princesse Grace
98000 Monaco

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Just recently Pantone launched their Plus Series, the next generation of the classic Pantone matching system. To celebrate the release, the Agency Base Design worked with film director Greg Mitnick and producer/editor of Cool Hunting Ami Kealoha, to create a four and a half minute film that gives a behind-the-scenes look into Pantone. The Plus Series, adds 566 colors to the Pantone Matching System. (via Swisslegacy)