Chelsom announced its hand in the restoration of Rosewood London, an Edwardian Belle Époque building located a stone’s throw away from London’s cosmopolitan entertainment hub, Covent Garden. The company was commissioned to provide an entirely bespoke lighting scheme for the guestrooms, in addition to refurbishing a number of original public area fittings.
The interior scheme, devised by New York-based Tony Chi and Associates, blends English heritage with contemporary sophistication, a concept that is echoed throughout the 262 guestrooms and 44 suites. The accommodations convey the feel of a London residence.
The lighting concept designed for the guestroom and suites combines stylish design and functionality. Specially-designed fittings were specified for the bedside, comprising suspended vertical pendants with polished chrome square tubular frames encasing seeded glass chimneys positioned around the light source. These custom designed pendants were teamed with off-white textured silk shades offering bright light output through seeded glass bubbles. Polished chrome wall lights were selected for the bathroom lighting, rotating through 130 degrees on a swivel joint and also including seeded glass chimneys within textured fabric shades.
In addition to the pieces created for the guestroom, Chelsom also refurbished a series of public area fittings, including crystal chandeliers and wall lights. The fittings were taken offsite and refurbished by a team of restoration experts at Chelsom’s factory where they were cleaned, refinished and rewired making them compatible with the energy requirements outlined in the brief.