Tom Dixon to turn Sea Containers House into Mondrian Hotel

Tom Dixon-headed interiors group Design Research Studio is working on the design of Morgans Hotel Group’s new Thamesside redevelopment, Mondrian London.

Design Research Studio has also designed a 61 seater screening room in maritime colours
Sea Containers House will become Mondrian London

Design Research Studio is developing Sea Containers House – situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge  –  into the new hotel, which will open in 2014.

The consultancy was invited to pitch against two other groups and won appointment in September last year.

Sea Containers House was built in the 1970s designed by US architect Warren Platner, to be a luxury hotel.  Following its completion it was used as office space – one occupant being Sea Container, which lent its name to the development.  

Design Research Studio says the new hotel ‘will embody the elegance of a transatlantic 1920s liner combined with a healthy dose of 1980s post-modern reference.’

Design Research Studio has also designed a 61 seater screening room in maritime colours
Design Research Studio has also designed a 61 seater screening room in maritime colours

The consultancy was invited to pitch against two other groups and won appointment in September of last year.

An internal and external copper clad wall, inspired by the hull of a ship, will feature in the lobby – a 1500m2 ground floor area with two riverside restaurants and a breakfast bar.

To work in tandem with existing metal finishes, Design Research Studio has proposed brasswork to run throughout the hotel, ‘feeding out to every corner, edging each bedroom door and eventually morphing into an oversize cocktail bar,’ it says.

Design Research Studio has also designed a 61 seater screening room in maritime colours
The hotel is situated between the Oxo Tower and Blackfriars Bridge

The consultancy says it has custom-designed furniture for the hotel, which will feature rich colours to contrast with metallic finishes.

Corridors will reference cruise liner cabins, and bathrooms are inspired by marine engineering, featuring exposed bolts and doors which appear to be water-tight.

A roof-top bar taking cues from a cruise-liner deck will be given an Art-Deco period ballroom treatment.

Elsewhere a spa graduating in colour from ‘white to darker shades’ will offer ‘under water tranquility’ leading guests to a ‘secret water feature’ says Design Research Studio, which has drawn inspiration from the ‘cocooning nature of a submarine.’ 

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  • ahmed November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    LOVE those buildings and will like to see if any how i can get the drawind that they used ,becouse iam student.

  • Porag November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Hi
    Can I work with you by online in my home and whow it wohk.

  • Fiona jarvis November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    What are they doing re disabled rooms.?? Hoefully not just a necessary ‘add-on’!!!!! We can advise design source stylish solutions with professional OT support.

  • chris November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    just wondering how big the letters are on top of the hotel. also was told they light up. can:t see that in the photo:s.

  • kanth thaakkar November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    hi, could you please provide me some information about waste management for the sea containers house

  • Fanel Constantin November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I would happy to work for you the hotel is amazing.l have good experience az supervizor in 5stars hotels in London,l hope to contact me for interview.kind regards (07784456243)

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