Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

  • Client: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Limited
  • Designer: Joyce Wang Studio

Chelsom worked closely with internationally acclaimed Joyce Wang Studio and procurement giants Benjamin West to create a stunning custom designed lighting scheme for the refurbishment of the guestrooms, corridors and public areas of one of London’s most iconic hotels, the 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London.

Statement chandeliers take centre stage in the suites and guestrooms, each featuring individual lighting designs that further enhance the uniqueness of every room. Chandeliers in the suites take on organic forms with branch like brass arms sprawling across the ceiling finished with cracked glass acorns. Other stand out chandeliers feature a trio of asymmetrically positioned ultra-shallow light units housing integral LED light sources. Each light unit features faux alabaster bottom diffusers and solid clear glass rods positioned around the perimeter creating a sparkle of twinkling light. Unique bedside wall sconces have dark metal frames which house jewel-like glass diffusers refracting beautiful light effects across the walls.

In keeping with the nearby Royal Horseguards Parade, corridor and bathroom light fittings were manufactured using synthetic horse hair. Bathroom wall sconces show the hair wrapped tightly around metal backplates to act as reflectors to the backlit light sources while magnanimous square pendants adorned with ribbed glass rods and ponytails of hair line the corridors to give a truly unique experience.

In the public areas Chelsom have been sensitive to the period architecture of the interior. In the main entrance lobby Chelsom supplied modernised balustrade mounted light fixtures which continue the overarching theme of crackled glass tones with rich brass metalwork. As part of the refurbishment the team also restored existing chandeliers in the Rosebury Lounge, upgrading the technology and restoring the metalwork.