Crown Towers Macau


In the Las Vegas of the eastern world, Bates Smart was challenged to create the new standard for an international, luxurious, six star style hotel at Crown Towers, City of Dreams, Macau. A project that subsequently won the Australian Interior Design Award for Best International Design in 2010.

Rich in its history, Bates Smart has a philosophy of creative collaboration with clients to achieve solutions through both straightforward and unexpected designs. Projects are astutely brought to life through a rigorous and highly creative design approach, realised through consistent application.

The need for robust, practical and aesthetic designs drew the designers to Designer Doorware’s door furniture for this benchmark project.


Project Brief

Macau is a rising star as a playground for those with opulent and lavish taste. Crown Towers at City of Dreams was to be a world benchmark in contemporary and luxurious hotels, hospitality and gaming interiors. Bates Smart’s brief was to create a hotel with unparalleled grandeur.

Response to the Brief

ctm_2.jpgBates Smart decided to create a sequence of interesting spaces, varying spatial volumes, adorned with intricate detailing and layers. They found inspiration in traditional oriental designs and patterns, and created a modern interpretation of classic motifs in screens, furniture and carpet designs in a range of different sizes.

With emphasis on high quality, finely crafted, individualised interiors, Bates Smart drew on the elegance of Designer Doorware’s contemporary architectural door hardware. The door handles were intentionally over-scaled as a dramatic interpretation of the type of architectural hardware found on traditional, lacquered jewellery boxes.

The Architectural Door Hardware Solution

ctm_3.jpgThe design concept was clear for Bates Smart, and Designer Doorware had the door furniture to complement their vision. Designer Doorware provided modern design and architectural quality, as well as meeting all the client’s performance criteria for fire safety and assured security. With professional, specialist know-how and an efficient work ethic, Designer Doorware worked seamlessly with Bates Smart to deliver unparalleled luxury.

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About Designer Doorware's Capabilities

Designer Doorware designs and manufactures superior quality door furniture and architectural hardware including hingesdoor handles and door knobs, door pull handles, sliding door hardware, door hardware accessories, door closers, locks, cabinet door handles, and bathroom accessories. Our products offer timeless qualities to suit a variety of architectural styles and budgets, with thousands of product options and combinations to choose from.

If you are looking for something extra special, our custom design service can create hardware to complement any commercial or residential project, no matter how unique your requirements. We regularly work with Architects, Designers, Developers and Builders on award winning projects of all sizes across Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA. With know-how gained through many years of specialised design experience, a well-established international network and best-of-breed manufacturing capabilities, we can operate to short lead times and quickly deliver doorware and accessories anywhere in the world.

Our new Selector Tool makes it easy to visualise, compare and select architectural hardware online. You can review a wide range of products, find related products, get tailored specification sheets, make them into a PDF book and request a quote for your specified products. We also make doorware selection easier with customer services that incorporate interior design advice, specifying, scheduling and more. Contact our friendly, highly qualified team to help create that final complement to your project.

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