The Savoy, London

  • Client: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Designer: Pierre-Yves Rochon & Reardon Smith Architects

Original brass Art Deco pendants suspended within the lobby were carefully cleaned and restored before being fitted with high output 150W Halogen lamps and Emergency LEDs, to cast bright light onto the heavily corniced ceiling and subtle downlight onto the highly polished floor tiles.

The 268 guestrooms, now feature an eclectic mix of table lamps, desk lights and reading lighting from the Chelsom range. Brass swing arm reading lights and Bohemian hand-cut crystal chandeliers hang from the ceilings in the traditional guestrooms providing opulent glamour and timeless elegance, whilst the Deco rooms feature 1920’s inspired nightstands and bathroom lighting and state-of-the-art LED cone head reading lights in the headboards.

Handmade silk shades were specially fabricated for many of the retained fittings, adding a new lease of life to the antique pieces.