Tom Dixon Designs Interiors for Mondrian Hotel, London
Architecture & Interiors
Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has created the interiors of the first Mondrian hotel outside U.S. shores. The Mondrian London, at Sea Containers—so named for its location inside the famous Sea Containers House that overlooks the river Thames in the city’s South Bank neighborhood—is Dixon’s first hotel project, and bears many of the sensuous forms and luscious details evident in his lighting and product designs.
The 359 guest rooms, many offering ravishing river views, along with the hotel’s public spaces, restaurant, and wow of a rooftop bar, have been given the Dixon treatment, most notably with a dramatic welcoming flourish: a mammoth sculptural copper ‘hull’ at the entrance. Copper, along with Dixon’s metal of the moment, brass, make repeat appearances throughout the premises, along with new furniture designs by Dixon and Mid Century classics by Warren Platner, who designed the original Sea Containers building.
The project is being lauded for “exuding 1920s cruise ship glamour integrated with the modern twists and sophisticated design for which the Mondrian brand is known.” And for which, needless to say, Tom Dixon is increasingly becoming known.