Axor Citterio E by Hansgrohe features in final of Sleep 2015 competition

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    Areen Hospitality is one of five esteemed interior design practices which have been selected as finalists for this year’s Sleep Set competition at this year’s Sleep Event.Using a common theme in fairy tales of transportation to another realm, the hotel room design from Areen communicates two overlapping worlds offering the guest different sensory experiences.

    Axor Citterio E from Hansgrohe SE is the collection chosen for the bathroom along with Axor Universal Accessories, all in polished black chrome finish to create dark contrasts. Central to the design scheme is two worlds and two spaces offering different sensory experiences. This is communicated through contrast in materials and also colour; the two worlds also determine furniture finishes, lighting and textures.

    The bathroom has an architectural feel and has elements of fantasy and the two worlds, but could also function in a real build situation. This is also true of the bathroom where all the items specified from Axor and other suppliers are practical and functional.

    “It is a 4-piece design, but with a twist. A couple of the items are bespoke and combined. Axor Citterio E is stylish and functional which fits with the strong lines of the room. It has no decorative embellishment or flourishes, but the product still has a striking look,” head of Areen Hospitality Design Andrew Linwood said.

    Areen’s proposal for the Sleep Set is different but also achievable. “It would be easy to produce something that could never be produced! Our challenge was to create a functional room that could be picked up by the market,” Linwood said.

    “Products within the room that are designed to be used by guests on a frequent and continual basis clearly play an important role in this. “We specify Axor because they are very good quality and the functionality is excellent,” he added.

    The winning design will be announced in the Sleep Bar on 24th November at 7pm.

    Daniel Fountain / 17.11.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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