ME London is ideally located directly opposite Somerset House, the new destination for London Design Festival visitors.
Designed by Foster + Partners, ME London will showcase ‘The Edit’ throughout the hotel with pieces from renowned international designers, Nigel Coates, Nika Zupanc for Sé, Terence Woodgate and Luke Irwin. The exhibition will be unveiled on 21 September 2015 and will be shown until 26 September 2015.
Originally commissioned by Wallpaper* Handmade, designer and architect, Nigel Coates, will display a porcelain tableware collection of six place settings and a centrepiece in the nine-storey pyramidal atrium located on the first floor of the hotel. Produced in collaboration with Italian porcelain manufacturer Richard Ginori, it will be the first time the collection is shown in the UK.
Coates’ has fused traditional crockery from Ginori’s archive with decorative elements to create unexpected combinations of completely new, abstract and sculptural designs. The collection will be presented on the designer’s Picco table, created for his label Nigel Coates Editions.
International furniture brand Sé will present key pieces from Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc's award-winning Collection III, in the entrance of the hotel including the Olympia Dressing Table and Stay Dining Chairs. Materials such as marble, brass and wood are used throughout the collection to add a touch of luxury.
Industrial designer, Terence Woodgate, uses LED lighting technology combined with beautiful design and natural materials. His collection, ‘Core’, features Carrara and Nero Marquina marble pendants, available as singular pieces or in clusters. A new range of table lamps will be revealed for the first time at London Design Festival, featuring a Carrara base, topped with a blown-glass shade. ME London will unveil this exclusive preview before the range officially launches in late 2015.
Award-winning London-based designer, Luke Irwin, specialises in the creation of bespoke, hand-knotted rugs, using silk, wool and cashmere. Irwin’s designs have a unique depth and texture, reflected in his latest collection, which will be shared as part of ‘The Edit’ exhibition.
ME London is Foster + Partners’ first UK hotel project and ME by Meliá’s flagship hotel. The interiors fuse contemporary detailing and classic traditions, with a dramatic monochrome palette. ME by Meliá is a personality-led, lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes in order to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art, design, fashion, international cuisine and world music.