Marking the lodge group’s first opening within the UK, Artwork’otel Battersea makes its debut in London with an immersive inside design by Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon. Following the group’s idea to fill its motels with an eclectic mixture of artwork and objects, Hayon curated a creative choice that converses together with his fastidiously thought of interiors all through the lodge.
Open from 12 December 2022 for first stays, the lodge’s official opening is deliberate for February 2023, when visitors will be capable to benefit from the immersive areas, take within the breathtaking views and profit from the Battersea environment.
Artwork’otel Battersea: an immersive marriage of artwork and design
Jaime Hayon’s interiors for Artwork’otel Battersea function a design language based mostly on a well-considered palette and curved strains. ‘I attempted to be light with my design of the interiors,’ says Hayon. ‘The kinds are a response to the area itself and its constraints,’ he provides, nodding to the serpentine form of the constructing that homes the lodge, Battersea Roof Gardens by Foster + Companions. However each ingredient of the design can be quintessentially Hayon: there may be geometry and order, however the ensuing impact is an enveloping inside that feels natural and welcoming.
Friends enter by a lounge the place the designer created separate sitting areas that includes Hayon furnishings for Fritz Hansen, Arflex and Wittman, divided by bespoke brass shelving (‘classical consolation with a little bit of motion’, because the designer describes it) and going through a cupboard with a show of artwork objects that embrace vintage items, Hayon’s personal ceramics and designs by mates and collaborators. Within the spirit of the lodge group’s artwork calling, he commissioned a collection of photographic works by Dutch artist Nienke Klunder, surrealist portraits that play with British iconography as a tribute to the placement.
The mirrored check-in desk encompasses a sinuous design lacquered in gentle teal topped with lamps made in Venice; ‘It’s classic Hayon,’ says the designer, explaining it’s impressed by a bit he initially created 20 years in the past (see extra classic Hayon at his retrospective, ‘InfinitaMente’, in Valencia till 16 April 2023). ‘Checking in is essentially the most boring expertise,’ notes the designer. ‘To me, that is giving a bit of affection to the visitors arriving on the lodge.’
Particular consideration was paid to the lodge’s floor ground restaurant, Tozi Grand Cafe, a round room conceived as a theatrical area by Hayon. Right here, the surrealist theme continues with a collection of purple objects hovering over the area formed as stylised facial options, and tapestries impressed by meals and café tradition made within the Netherlands utilizing recycled yarn.
‘There are a number of tales all through these interiors,’ says Hayon, who thought of each ingredient with visitors’ expertise in thoughts. ‘Each area was a chance to make one thing particular: there’s a actual analysis on many components like colors and supplies to make issues snug.’
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