ara Design International
ara Design International were appointed as the designers for the sensational new lobby lounge at the Hyatt Andaz Hotel. Keeping in line with the London-based hotel’s already eclectic interior, this spectacular work of art pays homage to the building’s Victorian heritage as well as the liveliness of one of London’s most vibrant areas. Andaz is the first branded property in Hyatt’s portfolio, so it holds a very special place in the hospitality brand’s heart.
Harry Gregory’s team of designers accomplished the refurbishment with a vision of reflecting the local creativity and avant-garde motif with a stimulating array of colours, patterns and murals, as well as beautifully upholstered furniture. With Liverpool Street’s colossal train station sitting adjacent, the refurbishment takes visitors on their own visual train journey through the old British empire by exhibiting a diverse range of focal points.
Northern Lights were tasked with realising the inspirational design concepts of a diverse range of lighting fixtures to complement the beguiling interior of the lobby lounge at the Hyatt Andaz Hotel. The host station is adorned with elegant brass table lamps that are completed with a smart tasseled fringe.
The colourful vibrancy of the lounge area is sharply contrasted by the stylish bar area, which is haloed by a spectacular satin brass chandelier. The chandelier provides a warm radiance to the guests that relax in this alluring area, whilst also offering a fundamental divergence to the luxurious blue leather seating that pairs fantastically with the gold frame of the elegant console table.
Laser-cut wrought iron screens provide an exquisite feature to those sitting on the vivid array of furniture on the other side of the lounge. The patterned fretwork serves as a multi-functional component that corresponds to the dazzling elements of graffiti that encompasses the adjacent wall. The screens are fitted with handsome clear glass spheres that offer a soft light to those using the area. They are accompanied by sleek mild steel floor lamps that combine sublimely with the tasseled fringes of the hosting station’s integrated table lamps.
Finally, the main feature chandelier is the central fixture of our lighting contribution to this awe-inspiring venue. The medium antique mild steel base creates a beautifully dark partnership with the wrought iron screens. The suspended frame houses a number of ornate lamp holders that present a comfortable ambience to those sitting beneath.