Interiors wins Sleep Hotel 2012 best room design
A collaboration between Willmott Dixon Interiors and Scott Brownrigg to create a hotel room with a timeless design at this year’s Sleep Event walked away with the Sleep Hotel 2012 Best Room Design award. The team constructed a 23 sq m, five star, city centre hotel room concept to show a glimpse of a hotel room of the future, combining imagination and innovation with flair to beat off strong competition from Bisset Adams and 8build, Shaun Clarkson ID, Yasmine Mahmoudieh, Nous Design and Overbury. Judges, Javier Hortal, Project Leader EMEA at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Khirstie Gunn-Myles, Head of Design and Engineering at IHG and Conrad Smith, Managing Director at ReardonSmith Architects commented that the “intelligent layout”, “use of space” and the “timeless design” of Shaded White, the concept room's name, together with its “functionality and customer focus” helped to secure its win. Una Barac, Director at Scott Brownrigg said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the Winner of the Sleep Hotel 2012. It was a challenging brief, yet we were determined to ensure our design was well thought out and would provide guests with a special and memorable experience. Carefully considered planning of the room enhances the wonderful view, whilst the refined tonal and textural palette creates a timeless design. Incorporation of state–of-the-art technology provides modern edge for the savvy travellers. However, the room is not solely dependent on the technology and traditional interface is also provided to appeal to all users.