Sleep 2017: be inspired!

Sleep, Europe’s hotel design and development event, returns to the Business Design Centre in London from 21st to 22nd November, to explore the theme of ‘Loyalty: Lessons in Love’.

In a unique collaboration with Ipsos Loyalty, the event will consider how hotels and their designers can create experiences that connect with guests emotionally, inspiring them to return as well as to share their experiences with others.

Some of this year’s highlights are:
Products designed to differentiate
Over 150 exhibitors will be showcasing their newest products and most renowned collections, across a wide range of categories, including bathrooms, lighting, technology, wallcoverings and outdoor environments.

Amongst Sleep newcomers there will be: ercol, a brand which has been steadily turning its attention to the hospitality sector; the Czech Republic lighting designer, Sans Souci; and Italy’s Loloey, which will be launching its new rug collection by Designer, Karim Rashid; Ligne Roset and Bang & Olufsen. They will be joined by many international stalwarts, including Chelsom, Laufen, Morgan Furniture and winner of last year’s ‘Best Stand’ award, Elegant Clutter.

Concept installations designed to elicit loyalty
The Sleep Set competition will see leading design practices translate the loyalty theme into physical hospitality environments. With this year’s participants hailing from London (MKV Design and 1508), New York (Stonehill Taylor), and Italy (Il Prisma), the Sleep Sets promise to provide a wide spectrum of cultural, geographic and industry perspectives on the theme of loyalty.

The pop-up Sleeper Bar is being designed by the Moscow-based design and architecture studio, SundukovySisters. It will be bringing its particular brand of bold and idiosyncratic design to the theme of Loyalty and Love, following in the wake of several award-winning Sleeper Bars conceived in recent years.

A conference designed to stimulate the mind
Sleep’s free-to-attend conference offers a combination of panel discussions exploring emerging topics in the hotel design and development sector, roundtable conversations with leaders and influencers, and the chance to hear from some of the industry’s leading designers. Acclaimed Parisian Interior Architect, Tristan Auer, will open the conference with ‘Revival of a Myth’, outlining his approach to returning historic properties to their original splendour. Day two will kick off with Architect Eero Koivisto, Co-Founder of Stockholm design practice, Claesson Koivisto Rune, who will illustrate how architecture and design can work harmoniously to create spaces with abstracted and honest Scandinavian beauty.

Other highlights include ‘New Concepts of Luxury’, where Maria Warner Wong and Chiu Man Wong from WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, will talk about the responsibilities of designers to create new meaning in hotel luxury; and ‘The Post Cool Hotel’, which will bring together Hannah Carter Owers of Universal Design Studio, James Soaneft of Project Orange, and Henrietta Thompson, Editor-at-Large of Wallpaper*, in what promises to be a thought-provoking discussion.

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