Chelsom has created the custom lighting scheme for the iconic new Mondrian London, illuminating the bedrooms and lobby area of the new 359-room luxury hotel.
Helping to transform the old 1970’s office block into one of London’s most talked-about establishments that oozes 1920’s glamour, Chelsom added touches designed especially for the project.
Working under the direction of British designer Tom Dixon, the company used a selection of wall lights featuring oversized brass rotary dimmer switches and multi-directional teardrop heads with retrofit LED light sources housed behind a frosted glass lens to offer both reading and mood lighting in a soft white ambient tone.
The desk lamps used feature an oversized tubular head and statement brass rotary dimmer switch, while the floor lamps are finished in brass and lined in white to help capture the essence of the original building.
The Mondrian is the first branded offering in the UK market from Morgans Hotel Group, who many would cite as the original creator of the ‘boutique’ model.
In the entrance lobby, Chelsom also created a trio of triple tiered pendants in matt black and copper, clad in acoustic foam and incorporating LED downlighters and uplighters for optimum light output.
Chelsom also refurbished a series of more than 30 original Cliff Tribe wall lights dating back to the 1950s including double lights and triple pendants.
Managing director Robert Chelsom said: “To have been commissioned by Maison Objet’s Designer of the Year 2014, Tom Dixon, to be part of such a fantastic high profile project as the iconic Mondrian is a real honour and testimony to Chelsom’s reputation within the industry. This was not just another order, it was a step into boutique design of the highest calibre and the way forward for modern hotel lighting and for Chelsom. Obviously a project of this scale and stature was not without its challenges but the opportunity to work with such a fantastic team on one of the best lighting schemes we have ever produced meant this was a real labour of love from start to finish and one we are all very proud to be part of.”