The suite was personally designed by Sir Terence Conran who originally worked on the design of the Great Eastern Hotel, as the hotel was formally known, many years ago.
An important element of Sir Conran’s design of the space was bringing the spirit of East London, the hotel’s surrounding neighbourhood, into the rooms.
DAIS collaborated with Conran providing a series of bespoke art commissions that were made by local artists and reflect the vibrant culture of the East End.
The series captures various well-known areas of the East End including Hoxton Street, Colombia Road Flower Market, Brick Lane and Liverpool Street Station, as well as images of Andaz London Liverpool Street itself.
The artwork combines vintage photographic imagery of London’s Liverpool Street Station and includes colourful splices from architectural monographs interwoven with a photograph taken of the station in 1976, which features the old Great Eastern Hotel signage in the background.
In the bedroom a large-scale painting by Central Saint Martins graduate Rachel Garrard sits, stretching over two meters in height.
The artwork explores the traditions of contemplative painting and features interlocking compositions that imply pure and timeless forms.
In the bathroom a painting by Damien Borowik features suspended in resin. The artwork expands almost three meters in the room and was produced using watercolour paints on Japanese Kozuke paper. Borowik states he creates pieces that ‘aspire towards the sublime’ and described his process with the commission as ‘a sway between chance and control’.
The (ANDAZ)RED Suite Designed by Sir Terence Conran is the latest collaboration between the Andaz brand and (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. A portion of each Suite booking will go directly to supporting (RED)’s fight to end AIDS.
Sir Terence’s design of the suite was supported by the architects and designers at Conran and Partners.