Triangle Shopping Centre,
Manchester

INTERIOR DESIGN
Client Triangle
Services Interior Design
Project Type Retail
Region Europe
Brand Triangle

A characterful blend of old

Situated in the heart of the fashion district, the design for the Langham Hong Kong renovation relates back to the historical Langham London, whilst also reflecting the vibrancy of Hong Kong.

The client was specific in their needs and taste, wanting an apartment where they could entertain guests and maximise their own living space. Plenty of space, to showcase the collections and artwork which they had built up over the years, was also a mandatory.

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The concept

Berlin has never stood still. It always transforms, advances, reverses, but in reality, never stops. The last century in the city’s life is explicitly typical for that. From the Golden Age of the 1920’s thru the darker periods of the 30’s and World War, as well as the split city in the Cold War, right through to the German Reunion and modern times, Berlin has showed many faces.

This restless and vibrant attitude is what makes the city so fascinating, and was the first pillar of inspiration for the design.

The Spirit of Dietrich

Inspiration was taken from the Marlene’s Dietrich’s song where she sings about leaving a suitcase in Berlin. We imagined the minibar credenza as this suitcase, with the idea being that it would be filled with local products and more memorable items such as an umbrella, U-Bahn tickets, and a map plus high end souvenirs. The narrative continues in the artwork with the guestroom pictures representing the clothes from Marlene’s trunk.

Guests

Guests are greeted with a light, refined scheme with a fresh palette and contemporary artwork that reference the Langham heritage and Hong Kong’s vibrant fashion district. Intricately detailed decorative panels combine the palette of soft greys, golds and pink and the addition of sliding shutters to the bathroom open up the space and allow natural light in. In the bathrooms updated stone finishes add freshness and are another nod to the art deco period.

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Hilary worked well as part of a large team of architects engineers, and with us as project managers to execute her orignal and award-winning design of the SKY BAR.
Simon Tonge Previously with EC Harris