The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv
The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv

Wallpaper* City Guide launches in Tel Aviv

The Norman hotel provided a swanky White City backdrop to celebrate the publication of the new guide

Tel Aviv’s movers and shakers descended on The Norman hotel on Saturday night to celebrate the launch of the latest Wallpaper* City Guide.

One of 30 stylish new destinations in the Tel Aviv update, The Norman is a refurbishment of a 1920s eclectic-style mansion at the heart of the UNESCO-listed White City quarter.

 

The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv
The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv

Designers, architects and artists featured in the guide, including Yoav Messer, who was responsible for the hotel’s transformation, Guy Yanai, Naama Hofman, Orli Tesler and Itamar Mendelovitch, mingled in the intimate back yard.

The party was organised in collaboration with Xhibition and sponsored by Grey Goose vodka, and free-flowing negronis and Moscow mules relieved the midsummer night’s heat, while rising star DJ Yogo provided a deep house and disco soundtrack.

 

The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv
The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv

Also in attendance were creatives Nurit Koniak, Erez Ella, Teddy Cohen, Assaf Reeb, Naomi Maaravi, Natalie Tal, Kaie Bird and, of course, the local contributors to the Wallpaper* City Guide – author Gili Merin, photographer Sivan Askayo and insider Meital Weinberg Adar.

First published in 2007, the third edition of the Tel Aviv guide features a brand-new Art & Design chapter, now introduced across the series. In Israel’s cultural capital, it champions galleries such as Alon Segev, Dvir, the CCA and MoBY, and design visionaries like Itay Ohaly.

 

The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv
The Wallpaper* City Guide launch at The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv

The new edition also features the usual raft of happening bars, restaurants, fashion stores and boutique hotels. Buy it here.