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    100% Design unveils 2019 plans

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    100% Design unveils 2019 plans

    With less than three months to go, 100% Design unveils this year’s plans with Hotel Designs on board as a media partner… 

    100% Design will  this year celebrate its 25th anniversary with an array of show stopping brands, thought-provoking features, interactive experiences and world renowned speakers. A host of carefully curated world leading interior brands will form Design London including contemporary Italian furniture company, da a, ArperBenchmark, Dare Studio, Boss Design and Antonio Lupi, plus Swedish furniture makers Gärsnäs and Bsweden.

    From global launches to an immersive pavilion and a tactile materials showcase – this year’s show has it all. Take a look below to find out about just some of the exciting content you can expect to uncover. Register now for your badge and be the first to hear more about exciting plans for #100Design25.

    Voted the happiest country in the world for the second year running, the Finland pavilion will allow visitors to experience the sounds, sights, touch, smell and taste of Finland in the middle of London. A Sense of Finland will feature a specially built eco log house filled with the very best of Finnish furniture, products and lighting which are focused around sustainability, well-being and healthy living environments.

    Located within one of Olympia’s lavish Victorian reception rooms, Detail London will showcase the latest high-end contemporary soft furnishings and wall coverings from international design companies, like Amsterdam based Studio Desimone Wayland (above), Glamora and Barbara Osorio Fabrics.

    Created in collaboration with Material Driven, Material Studio will showcase 22 innovative materials with a number of them being shown in the UK for the first time. The feature will address some of the key issues of our time such as sustainability, performance, energy efficiency, waste and wellbeing.

    Speaker programme

    This year’s talks programme will feature 50+ in-depth conversations and debates with designers, architects and a specialist look at trends and current issues from the likes of David Rockwell, Marcel Wanders, Karen Haller and Suzy Hoodless. There will also be an hour each day in the Forum dedicated to architecture. Register now and be the first to hear when the full
    2019 programme is announced.

    The show continues to act as a platform for a mix of new interior brands and established names to showcase their latest products. Benchmark will launch the Sage Collection by award-winning architect David Rockwell focussing on health and well-being within the built environment.

    Meanwhile, the West Kensington Design District will be brought to life by an array of partners including Kirkby Design who will bring an original 1967 Victoria Line tube carriage to the show. The tube will be upholstered in Underground Volume II fabrics, a new collection of velvets which recreate iconic moquette train seats.

    SLEEP & EAT: Sleep Set design and architecture firms unveiled

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    SLEEP & EAT: Sleep Set design and architecture firms unveiled

    Sleep & Eat has confirmed the designers and architects who will create this years Sleep + Eat sets, two of which were finalists of The Brit List 2018… 

    Sleep & Eat, which takes place in Olympia London on November 19 – 20, has announced the architecture and design firms that will create the 2019 Sleep & Eat Sets. The roll call reveals an intriguing roster of new and long-established, multi-cultural practices based in Paris, London, Manchester and Singapore.

    The firms are twenty2degrees, Miaja Design Group, Hat Design and Barreca Tibblin, who will each create a concept guestroom. Meanwhile, NAME architecture and Space Invader will both realise a restaurant and bar Set. With the theme for 2019 of “Social FlexAbility”, the six design and architecture companies have been challenged to design flexible and engaging spaces in that guests can activate the social experience of their choice. Once again, the Sets – a cult favourite amongst Sleep & Eat visitors – are poised to provide a conceptual playground which, this year, will explore one of the major issues of our technology-enabled age – connection with other human beings.

    twenty2Degrees is one of the most prolific hotel interior design firms in London today. “We are thrilled to be a part of the creative team of designers involved with this year’s Sleep & Eat sets,” says Joseph Stella of twenty2degrees who was last year a finalist in The Brit List. “We look forward to delivering a design that not only encapsulates our studio, but also responds to the challenge of this year’s brief. Our aim is to design a space that feels fresh, excites those who visit and inspires others in the way that we have been when visiting The Sets in previous years.”

    Headquartered in Singapore, Miaja Design Group has been bringing artistic design to hotels & resorts, luxury residential and F&B developments since 1995. The founder, Isabelle Miaja, says: “I am very excited to participate in Sleep & Eat 2019. Innovation and inspiration have always been a driving force for me in creating my designs and this event embodies these precepts.”

    Paris-based Hat Design already enjoys a hospitality portfolio across Europe. Anne-Marie Sabatier believes that their quest is to design destinations and new experiences of wellbeing that engage all the guest’s senses. “With the prodigious opportunity offered at Sleep & Eat, we will be sharing our vision of relaxed aesthetics and transformable social collaboration,” she explains. “Sleep & Eat is an opening for HAT to a global audience, prestigious representation where functional business design matters.”

    Barreca Tibblin was founded in London just last year, an interior design company combining the Scandinavian and French heritage of creative duo Emilie Barreca and Maria Tibblin.Maria Tibblin. “’Tradition of the future’ is my inspiration when designing a space,” says Tibblin. “It honours our heritage and welcomes the next generation. A timeless design combined with the creative sense of tomorrow. When I visited the Sleep & Eat event last year, I was so inspired and eager to be part of the show to share my ideas with a wider audience.”

    Based in London and Paris, NAME Architecture is an award-winning architectural practice led by Nathalie Rozencwajg, whose experience ranges from landmark museums to residential spaces and luxury hotels. Rozencwajg was also a finalist in last year’s Brit List. “We are looking forward to contributing to a leading event in the hospitality sector and sharing our vision for the future of the industry,” she says. “Sleep & Eat is a driving force that bridges today’s solutions with visions for tomorrow and designing a Set is a unique opportunity to contribute to the debate and explore the power of design to personalise a social experience through a spatial one.”

    Katie Edgar is the interior designer behind Oddfellows On The Park, Hotel Designs’ most recent interactive hotel review. “At Space Invader, we are always looking for new ideas that inspire us as interior designers,” says Edgar. “The Sleep & Eat event is a must for us as it combines new products, thought leadership, opportunities to speak to key figures in our industry and a chance to soak up the buzzing atmosphere. The opportunity to design a Set was a no brainer and a chance for us to come together as a design studio and create something special.”

    Sleep & Eat 2019 returns to the National Hall, Olympia London, on 19th-20th November. For more information or to register for a complimentary pass, visit www.sleepandeatevent.com/visit/register-your-interest.

    Main image credit: Sleep & Eat

     

    designjunction to return to Kings Cross

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    designjunction to return to Kings Cross

    The highly anticipated trade and consumer event, designjunction, will return to Kings Cross, London from September 19 – 22…

    designjunction, which annually arrives fashionably late for London Design Festival, will return to Kings Cross in London from September 19 – 22. The trade and consumer event, which last year for the first time in its history took place on the city’s Southbank and was attended by more than 27,000 visitors across five days, will present more than 200 global design brands across multiple King’s Cross locations surrounding UAL Central Saint Martin’s building.

    Following mass transformation to the area, King’s Cross is home to Coal Drops Yard, which is a shopping and restaurant district designed by architecture firm Heatherwick Design Studio. The area is now the home for 67 acres of inspiring businesses including Google, Universal Music Group and Tom Dixon Studio. With an annual footfall of approximately 20 million people, the area has become a vibrant cultural scene.

    Presenting the latest in cutting-edge design each year during the LDF, designjunction is described as London’s leading contemporary interior design show, facilitating connections between architects, interior designers, retailers and exhibitors. Encompassing the best in furniture, lighting, jewellery and home accessories, the event is a place for industry leaders to gather with the widest variety of influential and international designers.

    “We are absolutely thrilled to be returning to this vibrant, connected part of London, and to once again be working closely with King’s Cross,” said designjunction’s Director, Mark Gordon. “Coal Drops Yard has opened since we were last at this location, so there’s a whole new experience we can offer our visitors. This is an incredibly exciting year for designjunction and our return gives us the opportunity to continue working with the best designers in the industry to create fantastic installations.”

    Cubitt House will be the go-to-place to see more than 100 international furniture and lighting brands. The Canopy will shelter a curated mix of design-led products and high-end accessories to cutting-edge tech, jewellery, ceramics and stationary. Cubitt Park will become the discovery area, where the show will present the latest cutting-edge design alongside eateries, bars and installations.

    For eight years running, designjunction has attracted thousands of architects, interior designers, specifiers, retailers, buyers and consumers to its show doors. Each year its exhibitors make lasting connections with influential figures in the design industry, designed to create partnerships that are made to last.

    Main image credit: designjunction

    Meet Up North: Headline Exclusive Partner announced

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    Meet Up North: Headline Exclusive Partner announced

    Hamilton Litestat has been confirmed as the Exclusive Headline Partner for Meet Up North, which takes place at Hotel Gotham on July 1, 2019…

    Following the announcement yesterday, which unveiled the details around Meet Up North, British manufacturer Hamilton Litestat has been confirmed as the event’s Exclusive Headline Partner.

    The technology accessories lighting solution company, which sponsored The Brit List 2018 and Meet Up London 2019, will attend the event that will be attended by the industry’s leaders and visionaries.

    “The decision for Hamilton Litestat to become the Exclusive Headline Partner for Meet Up North was one that was made following the success of its previous networking events, including Meet Up London last week,” said Gavin Williams, Head of Marketing at Hamilton Litestat. “We look forward to being in Manchester with the team from Hotel Designs in order to promote our brand and our innovative products in the north to designers, hoteliers and architects.”

    This year’s Meet Up North will take place at Hotel Gotham’s Club Brass rooftop VIP lounge on July 1.

    Early bird tickets now available

    Between now and April 30, 2019, early bird tickets for the event are available to purchase:

    Suppliers: £99 + VAT (£150 + VAT after early bird offer expires after April 30).
    Designers, architects and hoteliers: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after early bird offer expires after April 30).

    If you are a supplier to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North, click here.
    If you are a designer, architect or hoteliers to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North, click here.

    There are various sponsorship opportunities and packages available for Meet Up North. If you would like to discuss these with our team then please contact Zoe Guerrier by either emailing z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk or calling 01992 374059.

    Main image caption: The Hamilton Litestat team attending Meet Up London as Exclusive Headline Partners

    Hotel Designs launches into a stylish new era at Meet Up London 2019

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    Hotel Designs launches into a stylish new era at Meet Up London 2019

    The hotel design industry’s finest gathered at Minotti London last night for Meet Up London, Hotel Designs’ first networking event of 2019, which unveiled many causes for celebrations…

    London was at the centre of the design world once more last night, as hundreds of designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers descended on city’s Fitzrovia district for Meet Up London.

    Providing the perfect stage for Hotel Designs’ first networking event of the year, Minotti London opened its showroom doors to the sea of leaders and visionaries who attended the event.

    Among the guests were young designers, directors and principals from studios such as Richmond International, Conran & Partners, WATG, Jestico + Whiles, ARA Design, Scott Brownrigg, Gensler and many more.

    Unique to this year’s format, Meet Up London hosted the final of Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 initiative. All 40 shortlisted finalists were invited, courtesy of Hotel Designs, following the title’s aim to help bridge the age gap in international hotel design. “Tonight’s concept, and its very important theme, has evolved in order to make our networking events more relevant to our audience,” said editor Hamish Kilburn who made the sofas of Minotti his stage for the evening. “Since the success of The Brit List 2018 Awards last year, we have decided to lightly theme each of our networking events. Tonight, it is about celebrating and profiling young designers and architects who are proving themselves to be true leaders in the making, if not so already.”

    Following the unveiling of the final 30 Under 30, the evening’s programme gave guests a sneak peek of Hotel Designs’ new branding and website ahead of its highly anticipated launch that was announced today. “I am delighted that we are turning this page so publically here this evening in order to start our new chapter.” explained Kilburn. “Our new slogan is: ‘Defining the point on international hotel design,’ and we believe that events like these that are attended by so many of you, our readers, do just that.”

    Meet Up London continued with an engaging talk from the London School of Architecture’s Director of Critical Projects, James Soane. Aptly entitled Repairing The Future, Soane’s presentation captured the audience’s attention and imagination into understanding how we can, as a collective creative industry, design and build better cities and hotels. “Are you doing what you believe in and are you practicing what you preach” Soane asked the audience. “Or are you just preaching what you would like to practice? Design can make the world a better place. It has a lot to do with equality and the future.”

    Attendees were then able to use the evening as a networking event to catch up with like-minded industry experts, while also learning about the latest products on the market from suppliers such as Hamilton Litestat (exclusive headline partner), Tarkett (event partner), Minotti London (style partner), Crosswater, Brintons, Laufen and many more.

    Ensuring that no guest left empty handed, gifting partner Aslotel supplied all attendees with a generous goody bag that included a selection of its luxury amenity products.

    The full gallery of the evening – and the details for Hotel Designs’ next networking event, Meet Up North – will be announced shortly.

    Meet Up London: 2 weeks to go!

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    In two weeks time, on March 28, Hotel Designs will host Meet Up London at Minotti London… 

    There are just two weeks until the industry’s leaders will gather at Meet Up London. The event, which takes place on March 28 at Minotti London’s showroom will be attended by leading designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

    As well as providing the perfect networking stage for professionals who are working on the hotel design scene, the event will also pay special attention to young designers as it will unveil Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 (the shortlist can be accessed here).

    The latest names to the guest list include designers, directors and 30 Under 30 shortlisted finalists from the likes of ARA Design, Denis Irvine Studio and Occa Design, as well as the general manager of The Beaumont London.

    They will join designers and directors from leading studios such as Richmond InternationalHBA LondonGenslerJestico + WhilesGoddard LittlefairProject Orange and WATG who are among the names that are also confirmed to attend.

    How to attend Meet Up London 

    If you are an interior designer, architect, operator or hotelier and would like to attend Meet Up London, click here to book your place.

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to attend the event, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or on z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

    For more information about becoming a Hotel Designs Meet Up sponsor, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or email z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk.

    Exclusive style partner: Minotti London

    Exclusive headline partner: Hamilton Litestat

    Event partner: Tarkett

    Gifting Partner: Aslotel

    MEET UP LONDON: 3 weeks to go

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    Calling all designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers: Meet Up London takes place on March 28 at Minotti London… 

    Designers, architects and hoteliers can purchase tickets here.
    Suppliers can purchase tickets here.

    There are just three weeks to go until the industry will gather together for Hotel Designs’ Q1 networking event, Meet Up London.

    Taking place on March 28 at Minotti London, the evening event is designed to bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

    Meet Up London will be attended by more than 200 hospitality professionals. As well as providing the perfect networking stage for professionals who are working on the hotel design scene, the event will also pay special attention to young designers as it will unveil Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 (the shortlist can be accessed here).

    The latest names to the guest list include designers, directors and 30 Under 30 shortlisted finalists from the likes of B3 Designers, Yasmine Mahmoudieh Design Studio, Scott Brownrigg and M Studio.

    They will join designers and directors from leading studios such as Richmond InternationalHBA LondonGenslerJestico + WhilesGoddard LittlefairProject Orange and WATG who are among the names that are also confirmed to attend.

    Agenda for Meet Up London: 

     

    How to attend Meet Up London 

    If you are an interior designer, architect, operator or hotelier and would like to attend Meet Up London, click here to book your place.

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to attend the event, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or on z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

    For more information about becoming a Hotel Designs Meet Up sponsor, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or email z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk.

    Crosswater becomes headline partner for The Brit List 2019

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    Following the success of last year’s event, leading bathroom manufacturer Crosswater has become the headline partner for The Brit List 2019…

    The Brit List, which is Hotel Designs‘ nationwide search to find the top interior designers, hoteliers and architects, has confirmed that Crosswater, part of Bathroom Brands‘ portfolio, will be the headline partner for the 2019 event.

    “Operating in the UK, with its vibrant design community is an honour,” said Mike Bone, Director of Group Projects at Bathroom Brands. “So much of our success, as a business, is generated together with the creative visions developed by this community. Furthering our brand and products in the hearts and minds of designers and architects is critical to our future success.

    “Our decision to participate as headline partner at this year’s Brit List is a demonstration of our commitment to support, celebrate and recognise the very best of interior designers, architects and hoteliers today.”

    Attended by more than 200 interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers, The Brit List 2018 was hailed a success among the industry’s finest practitioners:

    “The Brit List recognises the UK’s best Hotel Design talent and we at IHG are proud to be recognised for the hard work we have done to the interior design of our brands in recent years. We are humbled by the huge amount of design talent amongst the other winners. Congratulations to all involved.” – Emma King, Head of Interior Design Europe, IHG

    “We are truly honoured to be included in the Brit List” – Bee Osborn, Creative Director, Osborn Interiors

    “Some moments in your life are special.  Some are more special than others, so it was a very very special moment for me to receive the Brit List 2018 Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Award.  I propose to enjoy the moment as Britain remains the very heartbeat of stylist design of the globe.” – Robin Sheppard, CEO, Bespoke Hotels. Winner of Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry

    “I am delighted to have been recognised as one of Britain’s top 25 hoteliers in The Brit List 2018. My team and I are proud of our continued hard work and extraordinary attentiveness to our customers’ satisfaction here at The Gainsborough Bath Spa. It is important to me to go the extra mile for both my guests and staff to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and memorable stay with us in beautiful, historic Bath” – Brian Benson, General Manager, The Gainsborough Hotel and Spa

    With further details around The Brit List 2019 to be unveiled soon, including how to nominate and how to apply for this year’s list, the concept will return to London this November. Venue and date TBC, for now.

    Headline partner: Crosswater

    Leading suppliers confirmed for Interior Design and Architecture Summit

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    The inaugural Interior Design & Architecture Summit, which will take place on April 29 at Hilton Tower Bridge London, has confirmed its current partners for the event… 

    Following the announcement of the ‘Rising Ceiling of Creativity’ panel discussion at the event, the Interior Design & Architecture Summit (IDAS) has just announced the first confirmed partners for the meet-the-buyers event.

    Ideavit, Marca Corona, Graphica Display, Tribu, Atlas Concorde, Hamilton Litestat and Timage are all among the companies confirmed to attend IDAS as partners.

    The event, which will take place on April 29 at Hilton Tower Bridge London, is aimed to bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

    About IDAS

    The one-day event is designed to connect senior executives working within the sector with product and service suppliers for face-to-face meetings and business networking.

    The Summit aims to support the design and architecture sector with a unique platform to help create long-lasting and mutually beneficial business connections.

    How to register your interest in attending

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top architects and interior designers, contact Victoria Petch on v.petch@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

    If you are an architect or interior designer and would like to attend the Summit, please contact Kerry Naumburger on k.naumburger@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

    Click here for more information about IDAS.

    Media partner: Future Contractor & Architect

    Meet Up London: 30 Under 30 launches early bird tickets

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    Early bird tickets are now available for Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, which this year will run with the theme 30 Under 30… 

    Until February 7, designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers will be able to purchase early bird tickets for Hotel Designs‘ highly anticipated Q1 networking evening, Meet Up London: 30 Under 30.

    The event, which is being exclusively styled by Minotti London and will take place in the showroom in Fitzrovia, will help to further bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers. “We hope that by launching the ’30 Under 30′ element to the evening that the event will become more than just a networking event for industry leaders,” said editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn. “We are excited to shine the spotlight on the rising stars of industry, to the individuals who are fast climbing the ranks to push international hotel design into a new and exciting chapter. This is therefore the perfect event for individuals from across the industry to gather to help further bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers of all ages.”

    Early bird ticket prices

    Suppliers: £99 + VAT (£150 + VAT after early bird offer expires after February 7)
    Designers, hoteliers and architects: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after early bird offer expires after February 7)

    To purchase your tickets, click here.

    Venue:
    Minotti Showroom,
    77 Margaret St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8SY

    Date: March 28, 2019

    How to apply for the 30 Under 30 list

    If you are/or know of a deserving designer, architect or hotelier who is 30 years old or younger, please send in your application/nomination to: h.kilburn@forumevents.co.uk with the following:

    • 200-400 word bio, which acknowledges achievements to date and why you/he/she deserves to be recognised
    • Name of company you/he/she currently works for
    • Profile image

    The final 30 will be confirmed to attend the event with Hotel Designs‘ compliments and the winners will be notified in due course ahead of the networking evening.

    How to attend Meet Up London: 30 Under 30

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to attend the event, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or on z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

    If you are an interior designer or architect and would like to attend the Hotel Designs Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, click here to confirm your attendance.

    Exclusive style partner: Minotti London

    Hotel Designs announces 30 Under 30 Meet Up

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    Taking place on March 28 at Minotti Showroom London, 30 Under 30 Meet Up will bridge the age gap between interior designers, hoteliers, architects and industry suppliers… 

    With the aim to recognise and celebrate the rising stars within the industry who are fast climbing the ranks, Hotel Designs has announced that its London Meet Up event on March 28 will run with a 30 Under 30 theme.

    Exterior shot of Minotti Showroom

    Image credit: Minotti London

    Following the success of The Brit List 2018, the exclusive networking event will be styled by premium furniture brand Minotti, which will host the evening at its luxurious London Showroom. “We are delighted that, by becoming the exclusive style partner for Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, we are able to support and celebrate young talent within this creative industry,” said Anke Summerhill, Managing Director and Creative Director, Minotti London. “Hosting the networking evening at our London showroom further allows us to connect with designers, architects and industry suppliers of all ages – and we thoroughly look forward to welcoming both leading practitioners as well as the next rising stars in hotel design to our London hub.”

    Designed to bridge the gap between designers, hoteliers and architects of all ages, the event will officially unveil the 30 Under 30 and will – from start to finish – have a clear focus on giving young designers, architects and hoteliers a platform to amplify their work.

    Venue:
    Minotti Showroom,
    77 Margaret St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8SY

    Date: March 28, 2019

    How to apply for the 30 Under 30 list

    If you are/or know of a deserving designer, architect or hotelier who is 30 years old or younger, please send in your application/nomination to: h.kilburn@forumevents.co.uk with the following:

    • 200-400 word bio, which acknowledges achievements to date and why you/he/she deserves to be recognised
    • Name of company you/he/she currently works for
    • Profile image

    The final 30 will be confirmed to attend the event with Hotel Designs’ compliments and the winners will be notified in due course ahead of the networking evening.

    How to attend Meet Up London: 30 Under 30

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to attend the event, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or on z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

    If you are an interior designer or architect and would like to attend the Hotel Designs Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, click here to confirm your attendance.

    Exclusive style partner: Minotti London



    SLEEP + EAT reveals sneak peek of this year’s Sleep Sets

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    The first glimpse of this year’s Sleep Sets for Sleep + Eat have been revealed…

    Sleep + Eat, which takes place at London’s Olympia on November 20 – 21, has unveiled a glimpse of this year’s highly anticipated Sleep Sets. Reflecting recognition of the role Sleep Set plays in moving the design conversation on, the participants are all leaders in their field: luxury hotel and residential designers AB Concept from Asia, international design polymath Yasmine Mahmoudieh, the London studio of the global design firm, HBA, and the UK office of Australian born architects, Denton Corker Marshall. Each team has been brought together in a unique pairing with a much-loved but most definitely non-hotel brand, to create a hotel bedroom. Enter Penguin Books with Yasmine Mahmoudieh, Maison Pierre Hermé Paris and AB Concept, West Ham United Football Club tackled by Denton Corker Marshall, and the Natural History Museum to be explored by HBA London.

    While the final designs are strictly under wraps until the show opens, the teams have now released a taster of what to expect…

    AB Concept x Maison Pierre Hermé Paris

    Ed Ng and Terence Ngan are taking inspiration from FETISH, one of the celebrated French patissier-chocolatier Pierre Hermé’s seasonal collections, to develop the sensual and provocative Fetish Suite – a safe haven for guests to indulge in their guilty pleasures. A space of coquettish hide and reveal, and a sense of voyeurism, will be created through the use of frosted and reflective mirrors and secretive spaces, adding to a tantalising experience as visitors journey through the room.

    “Inspired by lust, seduction and indulgence without inhibitions, our set is a multi-sensory, indulging experience that invites you to come in and find out more”say Ed Ng and Terence Ngan of AB Concept.

    HBA London x Natural History Museum

    Awakening the curious explorer in us all, HBA London will be inviting Sleep + Eat’s visitors to discover the unexpected in the most immediate of surroundings. Stimulated by the beauty of the natural world and the importance of our connection with it through design, the set will encourage the uncovering of treasures, the examination of exciting specimens and the drive to learn.

    “We will be inviting visitors to awaken their inner explorer and discover new meanings in the world that is around us. Ours will be a room for today’s explorers, a space for wandering minds and new insights. We all respond to nature emotionally, intellectually and physically and now, more than ever before, hotel guests are seeking experiences that rejuvenate, inform and remind them of natural wonders,” says Constantina Tsoutsikou, Creative Director of HBA London.

    Denton Corker Marshall x West Ham United Football Club

    Denton Corker Marshall will explore the transition between collective and individual space, while reflecting upon the layers of history and ritual of the club. The concept room will offer both moments to engage and to reflect, creating new personal experiences for each guest.

    Angela Dapper of Denton Corker Marshall says: “To belong to West Ham United is to belong to a community deeply entrenched in history and ritual; a group of unique individuals unified in a collective by moments in time. Whether creating new experiences amongst a crowd or alone at a personal level, each is dependent on the individual”.

    Yasmine Mahmoudieh x Penguin Books

    Inspired by literary themes of happiness, love and wisdom that transcend space and time, Yasmine Mahmoudieh has created a narrative for her Sleep Set based on three different Penguin Books from diverse authors from varying points in history: Plato’s The Symposium, Selected Poems of Rumi, and Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Each area within the room set will take its cue from a book, bringing leitmotifs to life and giving thoughtful visual expression to canonical written material.

    “The Sleep Sets are the ultimate in giving design firms free license to be innovative and thoughtful, to reflect an aspect of the world in a hotel room and to nudge the design conversation forward” says Sleep + Eat Brand Director, Mark Gordon. “This year will undoubtedly be exciting – four international practices, each matched with a much-loved non-hotel brand and challenged to translate the essence of their brand into a guestroom. Once again, I’m sure, the Sleep Sets will be a must-see for all our visitors.”

    As part of its evolution this year from Sleep into Sleep + Eat, the event is expanding its immersive offering to include three Eat Sets – a restaurant designed by ECHO Architecture, a café from 3Stories and a nightclub by Shalini Misra.

    Main Image caption: AB Concept teaser landscape

    Don’t miss out on the 2018 Hotel Summit

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    If you haven’t already, now is your time to secure your place at the 2018 Hotel Summit.

    This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the Summit, which will take place on June 4 to 5, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted.

    Over the course of the two days, attendees can enjoy interactive seminars and networking opportunities, while taking part in one-to-one business meetings.

    Places are limited and on a first come, first serve basis, so if you’d like to join us at this year’s 20th anniversary Summit, please click here to confirm your place.

    Suppliers already confirmed to take part include the likes of Chroma, Simba Sleep, Salto, Wandsworth and Trivago, who will also be hosting a speaking session –  more details will be announced on the session soon.

    For more information and what to expect from the two-day event click here.

    If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2018 event, please contact Jennie Lane now on 01992 374098 or j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.