COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation

Monaco Projects sponsors the COCC cycle ride in aid of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation

Monaco Projects is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC) charity cycle ride that took place on 30th April.

 

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

The ride started at 8am in St Tropez and finished on the port in Monaco after 140km and 8 gruelling hours in the saddle for the 90 participants.

Monies raised from the event will, as in previous years, be donated to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. This year the charity’s focus is a first aid and CPR training complex in Loumbila, Burkina Faso, a joint project with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkinabe Red Cross.

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

The facility will include an Aquatic Rescue Centre, financed by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, to allow the training of rescuers and lifeguards from Burkina Faso and other countries in the region. The mission will include a water-safety programme and swimming lessons available to the thousand plus local high school students, many of whom have never had an opportunity to be in a pool, but who are often at risk of drowning during floods.

Monaco Projects’ Managing Director, Rozz Marcel, was unfortunately forced to withdraw from the event at the last minute due to injury but was, nevertheless, on hand throughout the ride to give assistance and encouragement.

 

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

We are delighted to have contributed towards the impressive sum raised in this year’s event and Rozz promises that he will be in training very soon to ensure that he is completely ready for the 2018 ride!

Interior Design by Monaco Projects – Space-enhancing design ideas 1

Concealed Storage 

Space in Monaco, as in many cities, is at a premium. In order to maximise your space and to enrich your living experience, you need to make every square centimetre count. How do you do this? By making every part of your apartment multi-functional.

In this first article of a series focusing on clever, cool space-enhancing ideas, we are looking at concealed storage.

Concealed floor storage

 Before:

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The floor is used simply as a place for the furniture to rest on. Much of the room height is wasted.

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By creating a 35cm high platform, accessed by two steps along the window side of the room to maintain a safe window-ledge height, you make use of the space gained by insetting panels into the floor that hinge up allowing access to large storage units beneath.

In addition, drawers can be built into the front edge of the platform creating even more valuable storage space.

Note the insertion of the mirror behind the sofa, a useful design idea to give an extra feeling of space.

The final benefit is that the platform adds a strong architectural element to the room enhancing its aesthetics – beauty and functionality!

 

Concealed wall storage

 

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When closed, the wall panels show a clean, uncluttered space.

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Sliding back the panels reveals a library, created taking only 20cm of depth from the room.

Monaco Projects specialises in space-enhancing interior design to bring functionality and style to your project. Please contact me for more information at gisela@monacoprojects.com.

 

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Buying a property in Monaco? Expert renovation advice before you buy

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Expert advice before buying your property in Monaco and the Côte d’Azur

Monaco Projects offers a unique new product for clients in Monaco and the Côte d’Azur, the Property Pre-purchase Advice Service.

Rozz Marcel, MD of Monaco Projects explains: “we often become involved in a client’s renovation or interior design project after the property has been purchased, when the client has learned to their dismay that the modifications that they hoped to carry out will not gain the approval of the planning authorities, or that the works will cost significantly more than expected.

We can attend property viewings with purchasers to give immediate advice on the feasibility and costs of a project. This refundable fee-based service will give enormous reassurance to clients and help them buy the correct property at the correct price.” Please feel free to contact us if you are thinking of buying a property in Monaco.

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo opens today

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, the new luxury lifestyle members’ club in Monaco (http://www.39montecarlo.com) with state-of-the-art sports floor, renovated by Monaco Projects, opens today in the presence of H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Ladies’ vanity area

Two years of hard work by an amazing team have produced an incredible result of which we are all very proud. Monaco now has a members’ club which is the envy of the world!

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Men’s changing rooms

 

We are putting the final finishing touches to Thirty Nine Monte Carlo today ahead of its official opening this evening.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Cosmo chandelier

The images show the amazing attention to detail that has been lavished on the club. The club logo appears on tables, doors and even the door handles!

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – door handle with club logo

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – table design with club logo

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – door design with club logo

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Interior Design Kitchen trends 2017

In this article we are looking at interior design kitchen trends 2017. If you are looking at renovating your kitchen check out black which is the er, new black:

Black stainless steel “white” goods

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LG Black fridge, cooker and dishwasher

Polished stainless is out, being replaced by the sophisticated, clinical look of brushed black stainless steel. LG and Samsung both produce a range of fridge/freezers, cookers and dishwashers.

A word of warning, black stainless steel is not scratch resistant so, while it will look good now, it may not look as good in a couple of years.

Kitchens

The use of wood in kitchens is becoming less popular and the use of dark-coloured units is being used more in kitchen designs. If you decide to go for the black stainless steel appliances, you may be interested in a full-on black kitchen, something that was, until recently, unthinkable!

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LED lights that change from warm white to cool white

Lighting changes how we see our surroundings. It can affect our mood, from feeling awake and alert to feeling relaxed and calm.

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Lighting temperature chart

The chart shows how the “temperature” of light is measured. It goes from 2,700k, the warm light associated with old-fashioned bulbs in the home, through to 6,500k a blue/white light that is considerably more vibrant.

Lighting design, as part of the interior design of your new home or business, has just become more flexible and much more exciting with the new dynamic white range of LED lights.

The range of dynamic lights includes LED striplights to illuminate under cupboards, coves, or cabinets, downlighter bulbs that are often found in spotlights and LED light panels that are frequently seen in offices.

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Dynamic lights change from warm white to cool white at the touch of a button to suite a task or mood.

Instead of having to make one, permanent choice in your new bathroom of a cool white to apply your makeup or of a warm white to have a relaxing bath, you can choose warm white or cool white, and even dim your lights, depending on the time or day or your mood.

You can light your kitchen with a bright, cool light for food preparation and change it instantly to a dimmed, warm light when your guests arrive. Easy!

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Please contact our lighting team on info@monacoprojects.com for further information about dynamic white LED lighting.

 

 

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – train at 4,000m altitude – at sea level!

Monaco Projects has just completed final commissioning of the 2 altitude training rooms at THIRTY NINE Monte Carlo http://www.39montecarlo.com, a new luxury lifestyle members’ club with state-of-the-art sports floor which is being project-managed by Monaco Projects.

The highly specialist equipment adjusts the oxygen and nitrogen levels in the air of the training rooms to simulate different altitudes. This enables users’ bodies to adapt to training with less oxygen at up to 4,000m above sea level so that when they “return” to sea level their body is “turbo-charged” with the higher levels of oxygen.

This training method provides a performance advantage to professional athletes and keen amateurs. It is just one of the specialist training aids being installed in THIRTY NINE, which is located on the Larvotto beachfront in Monaco, and which opens in September 2016.

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Interior Design Impressions from the Milan Furniture Fair

Our team has just returned from a visit to the world-famous Milan Furniture Fair to explore the latest in interior design, furniture, bathroom and kitchen fashion and trends and to speak to the most exciting new suppliers in the marketplace.

In the furniture section of the show, we saw an increasing retro feel using fifties and sixties styling, with a modern twist, using high quality fabrics and leathers. What was most impressive were the suppliers of solid wood furniture for kitchens and gardens, with one manufacturer infilling wood with transparent resin to dramatic effect in their very thick, very solid, kitchen tables and worktops.

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Wooden table inlaid with acrylic

In the bathrooms section, we loved the bronze and copper finishes for bathtubs, a number of extremely innovative towel rails, with as much artistic impact as practical effect, and some beautiful sinks in stone and resin. One bathtub was even covered in fabric on the outside – interesting, but probably not appropriate for every client!

We returned with a wealth of catalogues and new, fresh, contacts ensuring that we can give our clients access to the most up to date and breath-taking high quality furniture, fixtures and fittings.

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sculpted marble sink

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Stylish and functional towel rail

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – completion of the new exclusive private members’ club in Monaco

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, a new exclusive private members’ club situated on avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco, which is being project managed by Monaco Projects is now approaching completion.

This multi-million euro, 2 year renovation and construction project, one of the biggest of its type in Monaco, will offer a 700m2 state of the art fitness suite, as well as spa and beauty rooms, a hair salon as well as Michelin star cuisine in its private members’ lounge and private function room. The total surface area being developed is 1,800m2.

Work is continuing apace to finalise the fitting out of Thirty Nine Monte Carlo after major works which have included not just renovation but also excavating 2 levels below the existing terrace to create 400m2 of additional space. We are working with all contractors to ensure that we remain on schedule for the club’s opening in September 2016.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – bar

 

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – spa area

 

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Major New Construction Project on Port Hercule Monaco

It has been announced that the Caroli Group will be lodging planning permissions by the end of April 2016 for the construction of a major new development of 42 apartments, plus offices, shops, restaurants, bars and museums together with a pedestrian promenade at the end of the new breakwater beyond the former Monaco Yacht Club.

Work on this futuristic-looking development is scheduled to start at the end of 2016 and to be completed in 2021.