Mondrian London at Sea Containers

  • Client: Morgans Hotel Group
  • Designer: Tom Dixon Design Research Studio

Working in collaboration with Tom Dixon Design Research Studio and The Cardy Group, Chelsom created a dramatic custom lighting scheme for the guestrooms and office lobby area of the first ever Mondrian branded boutique hotel outside the United States, Mondrian London at Sea Containers. The interior scheme captures the essence of the original building, exuding 1920s cruise ship glamour integrated with contemporary twists and urbane design for which the brand is known.

Chelsom were challenged with creating a distinctive custom-designed lighting scheme which fused cutting-edge design, functionality and energy efficiency. A series of matt black floor, desk and reading lights with brass features accentuate the bold colour palette used throughout. Chelsom created a trio of triple tiered pendants in matt black and copper for the office entrance lobby. At 3.5m each in diameter, these circular fittings are suspended from the ceiling by metal support rods to create the illusion that the sculptural pieces are floating in mid-air.

In addition to the bespoke guestroom and public area fittings, 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. The original Sea Containers fittings were taken off site and refurbished by a team of restoration experts at Chelsom’s factory where they were cleaned, refinished and rewired to incorporate retrofit LED light sources.