BCFA member Chelsom have collaborated with design team ICA to create a stylish urban lighting scheme that marries design and quality with the latest technology. Following the completion of The Point and Player & Media Centre, the 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground has further cemented the stadium’s reputation as an outstanding sports and events facility.
The new 4 star contemporary hotel is the final piece of the venue’s multi-million pound redevelopment with the hotel scheme costing £15m for the demolition of the old hotel and building of the new, more than doubling capacity in the process.Offering timeless design with a modern twist, a selection of lighting from the latest Chelsom collection was specified and modified where necessary to meet the brief. All 150 guestrooms and suites feature customised versions of Chelsom’s Trip table lamp, floor standard and wall light in a Satin Black finish teamed with Oyster cotton shades to give a clean contemporary look.Chelsom also supplied a series of pendants for the restaurant and public spaces in Satin Black to echo the contemporary look created in the guestrooms. A series of 6 single Manhattan pendants were chosen for the bar area providing a perfectly understated addition to the trio of statement Custom Flare chandeliers suspended above the main dining area. The centrepieces feature vertical tubular columns that flare out from a central ring finished in Satin black with Copper interior for maximum dramatic impact that emits a warm ambient light effect.Chelsom worked closely with the design team from the outset to ensure the exacting design requirements and budget limitations involved were met without compromising the overall design aesthetic. Given the scale of the project and limited time frame in which it was to be completed, the logistical practicalities were critical and all product was stocked at Chelsom’s warehouse in Lancashire to maximise efficiency of despatch and help regulate stock control for the duration of the project.Since launching in 1947, Chelsom have earned their esteemed reputation as one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of decorative lighting to the international hospitality and marine markets. They have been specified for some of the most prestigious projects across the globe.
Chelsom have helped us create many articles for Design Insider, recently uncovering their stunning Laguna collection for designers to read about. They also invited us to the launch party for Edition 26 – why not read our review?