Morgans Hotel Group celebrates 15 years in London by unveiling newly designed guestrooms for the iconic Sanderson hotel as created by Tim Andreas of Banjo Ad Inc. Chelsom were commissioned to provide state of the art custom lighting for the project.
Firmly establishing itself as central London’s first luxury 5-star boutique hotel and a social hot spot, Sanderson needs little by way of introduction. The landmarked 1950s building was initially transformed by icon Philippe Starck into a surreal dream world, epitomising smart, pared-down luxury tempered with a splash of wit and irony.
Sanderson’s redesigned guestrooms pay homage to the original ethos by marrying concepts of baroque and minimalist, extravagance and luxury while enhancing guest experience by exuding residential comfort and functionality. Chelsom were challenged with creating an entirely bespoke lighting scheme for the 150 guestrooms that elevated the decidedly English decorative approach to modern luxury, comfort and functionality.
Working in collaboration with the interior design team at Banjo Ad Inc, Chelsom’s lighting scheme emanates elegance. The brief stipulated that the lighting products must work seamlessly with all elements of the guestroom design and as such Chelsom collaborated closely with the case goods manufacturer to incorporate the multifunctional bedside reading lights into the glass topped nightstands to create a beautifully designed stand- alone piece. Plated in a bespoke Gold Chrome finish, the bedside fittings feature circular multi-directional LED heads with integral switches and adjustable arms to give directional and ambient light to the bedside. Bespoke pendants were also created to supplement the guestroom and bathroom lighting featuring heavy clear crystal globes with deep spiral hand cutting, lit with eco-friendly halogen lamps whose bright sparkle accentuates the deep cutting whilst adding a touch of old school glamour to the chic and contemporary interior concept.
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