Andaz Liverpool Street is set to be a pivotal hub for visitors and locals attending the London Design Festival, from 18 - 26 September 2010. The 5 star east end hotel by Hyatt Hotels International is the first official Hotel Partner for the Festival and will host numerous installations and events.
Online PR News – 18-September-2010 – – French designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s Once Upon A Dream sleeping capsule, commissioned by Veuve Clicquot, will be on display in the Andaz Liverpool Street lounge (lobby). Once Upon A Dream is a pod like structure that lulls one to sleep within an extraordinary fairy-tale like space to rapidly recuperate from jetlag.
Gallery Libby Sellers will present ‘Branches’, artist Simon Heijdens’ latest work, transforming Andaz’s 1901 lounge into a forest of light. Simon Heijdens is a pioneering designer who has moved beyond traditional boundaries of product design to employ digital media to heighten drama.
Gallery Libby Sellers and Andaz Liverpool Street will also present the pop-up ‘L Bar’ outside the hotel. Designed by London-based Glass Hill, the wooden vaulted bar will quench the thirsts of both the commuter and local community alike with free drinks will be served from 5.00 to 8.00pm each evening.
Premier wallpaper manufacturer, Cole & Son, will also launch its Autumn/Winter collection, Frontier, with a wall installation in the Andaz Lounge. The collection recreates an era of travel and discovery; all the twelve designs being featured are sourced from Cole & Son’s archive dating back more than 300 years.
British designer Suzanne Trocmé has designed furniture for the American firm Bernhardt Design for the past five years. A design and architecture specialist and curator, author of numerous books, her design work is a progression of an ability to edit. A selection of the London-based designer's work will be showcased in the Andaz 1901 Lounge.
Andaz Liverpool Street will also host the prestigious 2010 London Design Medal dinner, awarded to a designer who has made an outstanding contribution to London and design. Previous winners include Sir Paul Smith, Marc Newson and Zaha Hadid.
Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry, Andaz Liverpool Street General Manager comments: ‘‘Partnering with London Design Festival is an important step for Andaz Liverpool Street, not only because it connects our guests to the local and international cultural community but also because we understand the impact the design world has on the future of travel and leisure.
Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz delivers an innovative hospitality experience blending personal preferences with attentive and uncomplicated service. The first property, Andaz Liverpool Street in London launched in November 2007.
Andaz Liverpool Street’s proximity to East London, an area which boasts one of the city’s most creative scenes, has encouraged the Hotel’s mission to become a place for people to meet, exchange ideas and combine creativity and business. With five different bars and restaurants, private dining areas, gallery spaces and numerous more exciting creative initiatives launching in 2010, Andaz Liverpool Street is well on its way to achieving this goal.
For more information visit www.andaz.com/londondesignfestival or www.londondesignfestival.com