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Raffles London at The OWO

The OWO hosts Raffles London at The OWO, a prestigious destination hotel in the landmark Grade II* listed building.

Interior designer

Thierry Despont




Hailed as one of the most eagerly anticipated hotel openings of the last decade, Raffles London at The OWO remains a talking point across the industry as it emerges from its phenomenal six-year transformation.

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Eighteen timeless bespoke lighting pieces across the Heritage Suites & Guestrooms.

Photography credit

John Athimaritis

As an essential component of the comprehensive renovation overseen by The Office of Thierry Despont, bespoke lighting played a vital role in elevating the ambiance of the 120 guestrooms within the iconic hotel.

Northern Lights’ rich 35-year heritage and British craftsmanship was called upon to develop eighteen bespoke lighting designs across the exquisite Heritage Suites and guest rooms. The use of timeless raw materials such as wood and brass are intensified with luxuriously rich finishes and paired with porcelain and off-white fabrics for classic contrast. Small well considered details across each piece offer the subtle attention to detail associated with enduring, refined style.  


Our team developed a bespoke rich bronze finish for the brass components to seamlessly tie the different designs together in a carefully considered yet subtle way. Three table lamp styles were designed for the five Heritage Suites.  Wood veneer with high polished wenge and contrasting metalwork trim catches the eye in the Obelisk table lamp design.  


Continuing the wood and metal theme, a rectangular wood pillar base is finished with red lacquer for rich, luxurious feel, complemented by lacquered brass detailing to base and top and a custom fabric shade in porcelain that further exaggerates the shape of the base. Suspended from the ceilings are elegant three-tier conical pendants. Each curved steel tier houses triple lamps within and are topped with frosted acrylic diffusers to evenly disperse the light.  The steel is finished in a high gloss cream, with contrasting metalwork detailing in bespoke bronze.


Throughout the guest rooms, various table, floor and pendant lights create beautifully soft pools of light, gently emphasizing the interiors.  Red leather, glass and blackened steel offer a sense of charm and comfort.  A star shaped bowl pendant, fashioned out of concrete and finished in a white powder coat, projects light on to the ceiling above, whilst telescopic wooden floor lamps with their rich mahogany gloss invite guests to relax and unwind throughout their stay. 


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