Chelsom create custom lighting for Europe’s first Rosewood hotel

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    Rosewood London is the first European opening for the group, ideally located a stone’s throw away from London’s cosmopolitan entertainment hub, Covent Garden. As part of a magnificent restoration project of the timeless Edwardian Belle Époque building, Chelsom were commissioned to provide an entirely bespoke lighting scheme for the guestrooms in addition to refurbishing a number of original public area fittings. The impeccable interior scheme as devised by New York-based Tony Chi and Associates, effortlessly blends English heritage with contemporary sophistication, a concept which is echoed throughout the 262 guestrooms and 44 suites. The accommodations convey the feel of a stylish London residence featuring a rich composition of materials that lend understated glamour to the interior.

    The lighting concept designed for the guestroom and suites is the ultimate in simple elegance, seamlessly marrying stylish design and functionality. Specially designed fittings were specified for the bedside, comprising of suspended vertical pendants with polished chrome square tubular frames encasing seeded glass chimneys positioned around the light source. These custom designed pendants were teamed with off- white textured silk shades offering excellent light output through seeded glass bubbles. Elegant polished chrome wall lights were selected for the bathroom lighting, rotating through 130 degrees on a neat swivel joint and also featuring seeded glass chimneys within textured fabric shades.

    In addition to the pieces created for the guestroom, Chelsom also refurbished a series of public area fittings including crystal chandeliers and wall lights. The fittings were taken off site and refurbished by a team of restoration experts at Chelsom’s factory where they were cleaned, refinished and rewired making them compatible with the exacting energy requirements outlined in the brief.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.10.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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