THE EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS: THE RESULTS





Sleep 2013 opens today and last night, as the official partner of
the The European Hotel Design Awards,  an awards ceremony celebrated exceptional hotel design and architecture, honouring the work of industry leading architects and designers, and the projects they create with hotel developers, owners and operators.


The shortlisted entries (the Wellesley hotel reviewed and ‘dissected’ by A-Gent of Style in part 1 & part 2 was nominated in an impressive three categories) were chosen by an expert panel of judges across thirteen categories.




The winners were announced at the glittering awards ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge night presented by broadcaster Lauren Laverne and A-Gent of Style was present at the  glitzy 1920s-themed gala, burgundy velvet smoking jacket in tow amongst the 900-odd guests.




Despite having had little sleep last night, A-Gent of Style is still on the pulse this morning to reveal the winners for each category. Of course, if you were following me on Twitter last night, you already know the outcome by now.

And the winners are (drum roll):


Architecture of the Year

Conversion and/or Extension of an Existing Hotel Building:







Conversion of an Existing Non-Hotel Building to Hotel Use:






 Newbuild Hotel:






Interior Design of the Year

Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas:






 Cafe or All Day Dining:


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 Restaurant:






 Bar:






 Bedrooms & Bathrooms:





 Suite:




 


Spa, Health & Leisure Facilities:

 





And the winner of the European Hotel Design of the Year Award goes to:

The Alpina Gstaad, by The Gallery HBA London




Inge Moore, Principal & Creative Director at The Gallery HBA London, picked up the third award of the night







Tomorrow’s Hotel:





The Reardonsmith Student Award:

James Young, Canterbury School of Architecture





The Outstanding Contribution Award:

Ian Schrager, Chairman and CEO of Ian Schrager Company







And finally, a heartfelt tribute was paid to the late David Collins by Jeremy King (you can see A-Gent‘s tribute here)





A-Gent of Style is thrilled to announce he will be interviewing today at Sleep the award-winning Inge Moore of HBA and also Catherine Ince, curator of the Pop Art exhibition at the Barbican Centre and judge of the Sleep Hotel.

All will be revealed in the next few days. Don’t go away!



PERFECT PALETTES



By Alidad

By Alidad

 
On this beautiful, crisp and sunny day in London, A-Gent of Style would like to share with you stylish photographs from the ‘Palette’ board on his Pinterest account.

These images were selected over the months for their common denominator: a striking palette of unusual and surprising colour combinations, marvellous hues and fusion of styles that makes you think outside the box and that eschews any form of rigidity, formality and more importantly, the ordinary.

I hope you enjoy their individuality as much as I do.

Happy Friday to you all.




By Katie Ridder

By Katie Ridder

 

By Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons

By Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons

 










By Karen Radkai

By Karen Radkai

 


By Claudio Bravo - Red, Rose and Orange Paper - 2008

By Claudio Bravo – Red, Rose and Orange Paper – 2008

 



By Helen Frankenthaler

By Helen Frankenthaler

 

Steve Madden pumps

Steve Madden pumps

 

By Mary Jourdan

By Mary Jourdan

 

Diane Von Furstenberg, 2008

Diane Von Furstenberg, 2008

 







Haider Ackermann Men S/S14. WANT!

Haider Ackermann Men S/S14. WANT!

 





Prideaux Place

Prideaux Place

 



Geoffrey Beene's New York City duplex

Geoffrey Beene’s New York City duplex

 

Photo shoot styled by Grace Coddington for Harold Pinter's Betrayal

Photo shoot styled by Grace Coddington for Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

 

By Miles Redd

By Miles Redd

 

By David Hicks

By David Hicks

 

Burberry

Burberry

 



By Ashley Whittaker

By Ashley Whittaker

 

 

 

LEARNING HIS STRIPES: PAUL SMITH & THE DESIGN MUSEUM






Today’s recipient needs little introduction. Most of you will have instantly recognised the image above and will have, at one point or another, held a bag or a gift box adorned by this iconic pinstriped barcode with its trademark rainbow of multifarious colours that is universally associated with the signature logo of …




Paul Smith‘s illustrious career and exceptional impact on the world of fashion and retail is the subject of a much-anticipated exhibition this winter
at the brilliant Design Museum in London.

“Hello, my name is Paul Smith” is a major retrospective opening on Friday until March 9, 2014 that will give a comprehensive insight into the five decades of the British designer and retailer’s world, influences, achievements and working methods.


Due to the huge popularity and influence of the designer (his empire is represented in 72 countries), the exhibition is likely to appeal to a broad audience and break visitor figure records – and even the Design Museum’s own records as it already celebrated the designer in 2001 with its ‘True Brit” exhibition.




The rich visual experience curated by Donna Loveday (she of the museum’s hugely successful Christian Louboutin show last year) will take the shape of a long corridor and will chart the designer, retailer and businessman’s career throughout various media (music, photographs, artifacts, projections, films, soundbites) and approaches such as these:




a display of Sir Paul’ Smith’s daring sartorial creations from collections selected by the designer himself dating back to his first show in Paris in 1976 up to today
(the company shows an impressive fourteen different collections every year), personal archives, hand-drawn sketches and other inspirational elements that make Paul Smith’s mind tick and creativity flow, a reconstruction of Smith’s first humble 1970 shop in Nottingham famously measuring three metres square, a makeshift version of his current studio and a room dedicated to the paraphernalia he’s received from his adoring fans throughout the years, most probably from Japan where his fan base is huge.








Another area will also be devoted to his architect wife Pauline whom has had a huge influence on his work, another one will showcase the unique design behind each of his stores accompanied by selection of jewellery, books, artworks, antiques, objets and curiosités that typically complement the clothes, and of course his great, whimsical collaborations ranging from cars (Rover’s Mini), cameras (Leica) and rugs (The Rug Company) to water bottles (Evian) and bicycles (Rapha) – Smith aspired to a be a professional cyclist until a road accident crushed his dreams when he was fifteen – and a special feature giving the visitors a glimpse into the brand’s future projects.






From his impeccably smart and tailored menswear and womenswear, his inventive approach to fabric, colour and pattern to his principles of traditional craftsmanship of tailoring and techniques with a contemporary edge, and his ‘English eccentric’ twist and Brit-wit style,  A-Gent of Style has been a huge admirer of Sir Paul Smith and looks forward to entering this world of “creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty” that epitomises the man behind one of the most quintessential British labels and leading fashion brands in the world.



Paul Smith stores – interiors and exteriors

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Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2014 collection

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Paul Smith objets and collaborations

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A Channel 4 interview





A BBC interview






During the run of the exhibition, the Design Museum will be hosting a series of exciting events such as Paul Smith Instagram Takeover, Live Twitter Q&A with Paul Smith and Sophie Hicks on Designing for Paul Smith.








A book “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” published by Rizzoli will be published to coincide with the exhibition



 

 

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