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Cheeky urban fox inspires guestroom artwork at Hilton London Bankside

guestroom artwork at Hilton London Bankside
Working as lead interior designers for the new Hilton London Bankside hotel in partnership with Twenty2Degrees Design, Dexter Moren Associates have commissioned artwork for the hotel’s 292 guestrooms which makes light-hearted reference to an inquisitive urban fox whose footprints were discovered in the building’s screeds during construction.

Dexter Moren Associates have applied a mix of fox and framed artwork in guestrooms. The concept is a cheerful comment on the urban environment and the way we adapt to it. Using the fox as a prime example, the artwork celebrates how a curious mind can overcome barriers, accelerate a great idea and imagine endless opportunities.  

Project Architect Ed Murray who is based on site says: “Our mischievous hotel visitor is still checking in on site progress, his dusty paw prints were recently spotted in the service yard. Although, he’ll have to continue his adventure elsewhere once the hotel opens in September.”  

The wider guestroom design takes an industrial approach, using exposed surfaces and layering of textures and materials including concrete effect wall coverings, limed timber and travertine stone to give an overall feel that is contemporary yet timeless.  

Dexter Moren Associates have also led the architectural design of the hotel. Nestled in the heart of London’s thriving cultural Bankside quarter the hotel gives a nod to the past, present and future of its ever evolving location. Designed within strict height constraints, the building is conceived as three adjoining forms, two low and one tall, linked by a volumetric glazed entrance and inner light well. The building’s brick, metal and glass façades are echoed throughout the interior spaces responding to the urban, river side surroundings, where refinement and grittiness walk hand in hand, and nostalgic details are complimented by contemporary simplicity. The shadowing presence of London’s TATE Modern provides a positive artistic influence to many aspects of the hotel’s interior design narrative.

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