Sleep, Europe’s hotel design and development event, has announced the Exhibitors taking part this year in “Spaces”, a collection of thought-provoking showcases where visitors can experience indoor and outdoor environments specially created to replicate hospitality settings.
Introduced in 2016, the 19 showcases will be located just under the Sleeper Bar and will see suppliers such as Bang & Olufsen, Bushboard, Crosswater, Fabio Alemanno, Roca UK, 10DEKA, CaberlonCaroppi and YPRT create inspiring installations ranging from bathrooms to wet rooms, lobbies and outdoor spaces.
Highlights include Bang & Olufsen, whose stand will showcase their new BeoSound Shape, a fully scalable and modular wireless audio system designed with acoustics in mind and therefore ideal for environments such as hotel lobbies and restaurants; Italian brand, Serralunga, who will launch Cassero, their first collaboration with acclaimed designer, Patricia Urquiola; and Milan-based interior design firm, CaberlonCaroppi Studio, whose stand will present Daydream, their new vision for hospitality design. Designed to be located above the bed, Daydream is a new technology called a “techno-window” that features a series of playful moving images sourced from different locations and environments, including trains, moving landscapes and a luxury ocean liner. With travel at its heart, Daydream seeks to create a new kind of “hospitality experience” and is the result of several years of research and trial.
This year’s Spaces also features leading bathroom brands, including Roca UK, Crosswater and Bushboard, who will present NUANCE, a range of bathroom panelling products. Designed for use on walls, around a bath or basin, or inside a shower enclosure, the innovative series uses a patented core that is 100 percent impervious to water.
Jo Gilhooly, marketing director for Bushboard, commented, “Sleep has gathered pace over the last few years and is now the must-go-to-show for specification and inspiration in hotels and the hospitality sector. It’s the ideal platform for us to showcase NUANCE, a compelling range of bathroom panelling products. Our aim is to change attitudes to what is unquestionably an alternative to tiling with a product that offers stunning design advantages and real savings on installation time, money, and ongoing maintenance.”
In the outdoor-oriented realm, Greece’s 10DEKA will launch Nubes, a new collection of modular sofas and matching sun loungers, and Italian design studio Fabbio Alemanno Design will present a number of innovations and new surface materials, including new combinations of natural stone and materials for their flagship product, Cleopatra Infrared Heated Loungers.
Additional Exhibitors in the Spaces collection are: Bathroom Brands – Crosswater, Brintons, Candia Strom, Elegant Clutter, Geometric Furniture, Shading Specialists, Symo Parasols and Unopiu.
Sleep takes place the 21 and 22 November at the Business Design Centre in London. The Sleeper Bar – the event’s hot spot for making new connections, building relationships and doing business – will be located on the top gallery level. Visit www.thesleepevent.com to register for a complimentary pass.