Design event Sleep happens in London next month
*Written by: Sérgio Teixeira
It is going to take place at London‘s Business Design Centre on 24 and 25 November 2015.
This event brings together a lot of professionals from the hotel interior design area, development, and architecture. There will be networking events, discussions and product showcases.
Attendees will have the chance to watch a selection of talks and on-stage interviews with leading figures in hotel design and hospitality.
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Five design teams including The Studio at Harrods and Green Hospitality will each propose a concept for a guest suite in this year’s Sleep Set built-room competition – basing their ideas on fairy tales and folklore.
Each team will explain their response to the brief during a conference session. The winning team will be announced on 24 November 2015 at 7 pm in the Sleep Bar, which has been designed by London studio Conran+Partners.
Also at the event, multidisciplinary practice Il Prisma will create the Social Harbour – described by the organizers as a “refuge for new nomads, digital travelers and smart workers to express individuality as well as seek like-minded tribes”.
Luxury lighting manufacturer Preciosa has designed an installation that will be suspended above the entrance to an exhibition, which will showcase the latest products and ranges from prominent manufacturers and bespoke artisans.
Sleep will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on the 24 and 25 November 2015. A late opening and cocktail hour are organized for 24 November.
What is Sleep event
The Sleep Event, Europe’s annual destination for the hotel architecture and design community, celebrates its tenth edition at London’s Business Design Centre on 24 and 25 November with a series of installations exploring new territories in hotel design, a conference programme featuring industry thought-leaders and topical debates, and an exhibition of products selected for their quality, innovation and diversity.
Sleep Set competition
Five design teams are participating in this year’s Sleep Set built-room competition. Drawing on the essence of fairy tales and folklore around the world, The Studio at Harrods, Areen Hospitality, Shaun Clarkson ID, Oliver Heath Design in collaboration with Interface Hospitality, and Anita Rosato Interior Design will each weave their own story into a guestroom concept that touches on the human condition while playing with perceptions, to engage and nurture the guest in new ways.
Each will explain their response to the brief during a conference session, with the winning team announced on 24 November at 7 pm in the Sleep Bar. The judges for Sleep Set 2015 are Katy Ghahremani, Partner at MAKE Architects, Erik Nissen Johansen, Founder and Creative Director of Stylt Trampoli and Javier Hortal, Director of Technical Services at Mandarin Oriental.
Re-imagined afresh each year, the Sleep Bar (in association with Sleeper) is the social hub of the event, and hospitality design specialists Conran+Partners are harnessing of the power of storytelling through wonder tales with a design inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. The design team aims to challenge the familiar concept of what a bar should be and visitors can expect to see “a kind of hyper-charged reality, with some unexpected perspectives, reflections, and upside-down-ness!” says Tina Norden, project director.
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Every year Sleep handpicks a collection of both new and returning exhibitors including big-name manufacturers and bespoke artisans from around the world revealing their latest ranges of exciting and original products.
Sleep is an event full of activities, for more information about all the things that will happen there please visit their website, click here!
Sleep takes place on 24 and 25 November with a late opening until 8 pm on 24 November, where visitors can enjoy the design inspiration and networking opportunities during the show’s cocktail hour from 6:30 pm. Register now for your free ticket to Sleep 2015.