When we heard that Conran was involved in the interior design of the newly opened South Place Hotel, we couldn't wait to experience it. Subtle shades of grey dominate the hotel while bursts of orange, red and purple can be seen in the accessories. Conran-designed illuminated numerals, neighbourhood maps, luggage labels, slippers, vanity units and the ubiquitous matchbox can be found scattered throughout the property. Based in the heart of London's East End, the hotel has taken inspiration from the area's thriving arts and culture scene, decked out with work from some of London’s hottest artists. Here's a little preview of what to expect...
You'll be welcomed into the hotel lobby by the airplane chandelier designed by British lighting designer George Singer. Striking yet simple, the chandelier is a little travel reference for guests checking in from around the world.
Holly Allen Cooper’s photographs of park foliage have been placed on the back wall of the lift giving the sense of flying through the trees as it descends.
Located on the top floor, suite 610 comes with panoramic views of the city's skyline and is a showcase of art and design, including Tom Gallant's Victorian-inspired work. It's made by applying delicate folding and cutting techniques to vintage paper.
In 30 of the bedrooms, photographer Gavin Mitchell has created a number of artworks. Each image represents some element of British culture through an abstract vision created by using material found in London's junk shops and car boot sales. It has got up inspired to take a trip down to Spitalfields Market this weekend to source a few vintage finds for ourselves...
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Keya Modessa, ACHICA Features Writer
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