Stonehill Taylor wins Sleep Set award

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UK: Stonehill Taylor named winner of coveted Sleep Set design award

Stonehill Taylor has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Sleep Set design competition.

The hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm was one of four finalists in the competition, which this year asked entrants to develop a hotel design concept on the theme of 'Loyalty: Lessons in Love.'

Stonehill Taylor's concept was entitled 'Hotel IRUS'. The concept centred on the transcendence of national and cultural barriers to celebrate multiculturalism and a unified global community.

Principal of Stonehill Taylor Vince Stroop said: "Hotel IRUS reflects and draws from a multicultural wealth of inspiration that is designed to honor the environment, embrace globalization, respect cultural differences and create a unique experience regardless of user or location. And, to underscore the approach of building an engaged world community, The Hotel IRUS  vision has been designed  in New York, crafted in Istanbul and will debut in London."

The firm exhibited the concept in a design pod at the London Sleep event. Every element of the design originated in New York City, London or Istanbul, reflecting the multiculturalism of the concept as well as the multinational identities of the collaborators themselves. At the centre of the room was a movable wall styled in metal wiring, inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge and decorated with paintings and tiling from Turkey.

Stonehill Taylor's high-profile portfolio ranges from interior design and renovation, to new building construction, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, including: Ace Hotel New York, The St. Regis New York, The Camby Hotel, The Asbury Hotel, InterContinental Barclay, The Bryant, The Plaza, and Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe.

1508 London, MKV Design and il Prisma also exhibited their design concepts at Sleep. MKV's concept focussed on sustainability and giving back the planet as a way of producing loyalty and love, whilst il Prisma created a concept based on the changing meaning of loyalty in the social media age; 'Emotion Based Living' centred around the blending of physical and digital worlds into a new 'phigital' paradigm. 1508 London took a more traditional approach, focusing on the ways in which small and intricate detailing can evoke atmosphere and memory in hotel guests.

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