Another dream come true and so soon on in the life of Studio 104. We are the proud winners of the uniform contract for the highly anticipated Mondrian London. The Morgan Group (Sanderson, St Martin’s Lane, Hudson…..) has been on my hit list since the day I set-up Studio 104. I wanted to create the coolest designs inspired by high-fashion to rival any other uniform out there. It has also been a fantastic experience to work in collaboration with the famous stylist Karen Langley brought in by the Mondrian, to help create stylish uniform that will get people talking.
I felt so privileged to be invited by the Vice President of the Morgan Group, Anne Golden for a personal tour of the hotel, before it launches to the public this year. Armed with my hard hat and high vis vest, off we went. Gob smacked is an understatement. There is nothing like this hotel in Europe, let alone London. Tom Dixon, the designer commissioned for this ambitious project has done absolute justice to what was the old Sea Containers, positioned on the trendy South Bank.
The entrance lobby is truly magnificent as it mimics the hull of a ship made out of copper that took a year and a half to build. I knew straight away that the sea inspired reception uniform that we have created, will only add to the unique look of this futuristic experience. The Bellman’s uniform is most definitely a fashion statement and it was amazing to see that the area where they will stand is equally impressive.
Art Deco influences play a huge part in making the interior look and feel so ergonomic. Tom Dixon has cleverly succeeded in making you feel like you are about to set sail aboard the coolest ship of it’s time.
The Dadelyan Bar with it’s marble and gold backdrop made me feel confident that the uniform we have created for this room would be perfect. I couldn’t contain my excitement as we arrived at the Rumpus room, the hotel’s very own residents only bar. The lighting brings this place into it’s own and our glamorous designs are definitely going to add to the luxury of this room.
As I arrived in the Sea Containers restaurant I felt happy that we had changed the colour of the shirts and blouses to give a lift to the uniform that was looking a little too preppy. Again the lighting in this room was a spectacle in itself and the centre bar will be an amazing stage for the staff to show off their unique uniform.
An hour later after seeing the spa, cinema and bedrooms and nearing the end of the tour I felt a little emotional, as I reflected on how far I have come since I set-up Studio 104 in 2010. Bring on the launch party and let the ship sail into success!