In 2018, Twos Company Interior Design was asked to design the Hotel Room of the Future at the Independent Hotel Show. Twos Company Interior Design is run by Gilly Craft of Koubou Interiors and Nick Sunderland of NS Interiors. Both Registered Interior Designers with the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) and Gilly was the President of the Institute 2018 -2019.
The organisers of the Independent Hotel Show were very pleased by the installation and so in 2019, they asked the duo to design the VIP Suite for the show.
This was a very different brief in that this space was going to be used by the VIPs and was not a stand. It had to include sitting areas, a conference table and a bar. There was a very tight brief on how many seats were required and the constraints that Gilly and Nick had to work within.
There was no requirement for technology this time but there was a requirement for comfort and luxury.
Suppliers were selected for their beautiful fixtures and fittings and their willingness to collaborate on this large and exciting installation.
Although there wasn’t a lot that could be changed with the floor plan, the designers were keen to do something different and so a central piece was designed. This was constructed from five panels of Corian carved into a tree design and then suspended in a box covered in a faux leather finish. Lighting was included in the design as well as planting.
A stunning pagola with hand blown glass lamps was designed by Northern Lights that would span the conference table. Although this was probably the most difficult piece to install, it was worth the time and trouble as it was a truly stunning piece.