Sleep 2015 to look at hotel space with Convergence

Three leading architecture and design practices,  Il Prisma Group, The Manser Practice and Perkins+Will,  will challenge and probe the definition of spaces at Sleep, Europe’s leading event for the global hotel design, development and architectural community.

Guestrooms as work spaces, offices to socialise in, lobbies as living spaces… Convergence is creating new design possibilities across the hospitality sector.

Never shy of exploring the farther reaches of hotel design thinking, Sleep 2015 will examine the opportunities   for creating and using space within modern hotels in three new installations from practice:

Il Prisma
Multi-disciplinary practice Il Prisma Group has pioneered a revolution in attitude towards how we use interior space with its mission to redefine habits.

Il Prisma will create the ‘Social Harbour’ at Sleep. This is a refuge for new nomads, digital travellers and smart workers – a place to express individuality as well as seek like-minded tribes.

Described as an inside/outside experience, it allows users choice to create a personalised space where they are supported, rather than dictated to, by design and technology that can transform the environment.

With improved mobile connectivity and flexibility resulting in changes in working practice, the rise of the ‘frictionless office’ has led to hotels becoming the default workplace for many.

International architecture and design practice Perkins+Will is combining their hospitality experience with workplace consultancy and fit out experience to identify and exploit the potential opportunities of this development for the hotel market.

Tom Hupe, Director of Hospitality, is considering each area within a hotel from lobby to guestroom, to develop a design proposal tailored to meet the needs of today’s professionals for whom ‘the office’ has become an increasingly abstract idea

The Manser Practice
A thought-provoking and playful concept is anticipated from The Manser Practice who, in association with Elegant Clutter, will contemplate the meaning of convergence in terms of the coming together of opposites to produce something new and unexpected.

‘‘Exciting things happen when the functional and fanciful merge. This is particularly true in hotel design – where it‘s important that the hotel fulfils the guest’s practical needs but also stimulates the senses.’’
Jane Lawrence, Director of Interior Design, The Manser Practice

Sleep 2015 looks at the opportunities, challenges and the furthest reaches of hotel design thinking in this important feature.

Explore Convergence at Sleep to find new ways of using space in your hotel to respond to the ever-changing needs of guests.

Each designer will also explain the thinking behind their concepts in the Sleep Conference – free to attend for visitors to Sleep.

Sleep takes place on  24-25 November at London’s Business Design Centre. Register for your ticket now.