Our vision – Hotel Room of The Future
For the Hotel Room of The Future, the interior designers Nicholas Sunderland and Gilly Craft of Two’s Company approached high profile companies and specialists in their field to work alongside them to create this unique and beautiful space for the Independent Hotel Show 2018.
‘Creating a room with 21st century technology, luxury, comfort and outstanding service for the guest, as well as seamless interaction with front of house and housekeeping, are the challenges of today’s hotelier,’ says Two’s Company. ‘A recent survey* revealed that technology is important on both sides but should not be invasive or difficult to use. It should be intelligent and responsive, integrated into the room. Seamless use of technology, in automatically updating housekeeping with individual requirements, for example, and a front of house that responds without intrusion or delay, is the aim. In addition, the guest requires comfort, elegance and style that is unique and individual. Our choices to convey this are carefully chosen and researched to create a room with outstanding product and service.’
IHS 19 October 15th -16th.
This year we are Design Partners for The Suite, the VIP space for the Hoteliers Guests and Celebrities. More information to follow, but if you want to be involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
*IHS Round Table
Contact Nick Sunderland on 0207 101 0681
Suppliers for IHS 2018
Nicholas Sunderland and Gilly Craft, President of BIID, create luxury bedrooms, bathrooms, lounges, and more, that emulate 6* and Boutique hotels from around the world. Every client receives a unique design. ‘Our aim is to instil a real sense of luxury and escapism in even the smallest space. From the latest technology and lighting to beautiful soft furnishings and individually designed headboards, we ensure your clients are cocooned in comfort,’ say Nicholas and Gilly.
Whether designing the entrance or a full project requiring all rooms and spaces to be designed from start to finish, Two’s Company Interior Design help hoteliers get the best possible space for their customers.
If you enjoy our work then why not come and book an appointment with is at the show, or arrange for us to visit your office. We would be happy to discuss a single room or a range of rooms and suites.
The challenges faced in creating the Hotel Room of The Future were inspiring and allowed us to think outside the box. We hope you like the stand and can visit us this year.
T: 020 7101 0681
From invention through fifty years of evolution, Corian® continues to lead the way in surface design materials. By exploiting the special qualities of Corian® — translucency, vibrancy of colour, extraordinary thermoformability — creative innovators are coming up with ever more exciting ideas for incorporating this versatile material in today’s cutting-edge designs. We are committed to working with architects and designers, collaborating to provide the creative community with dynamic, sustainable solutions for contemporary design.
An unbeatable combination of beauty, versatility and resistance to wear and tear has been put to work with great success in quality establishments around the world. Applications range from striking reception areas to elegant, easy-care bathrooms, chic bedroom furniture and stylish bar tops. Capable of bringing a distinctive identity to any design scheme, Corian® can also master any number of technical challenges, from incorporating smart technology and lighting effects to unique or branded decorative details.
DL App Tap
DLAppTap (derivative of DesignLife App) is a completely new concept for high end hotel groups.
By using near field communication (NFC) newly available to iOS devices, hotels can now brand their own app and start selling luxury items to their guests straight away.
The concept is very simple:
Hotel guests often want to buy luxury interior products they see and use but can’t as the hotel they are staying in doesn’t not have the infrastructure required to keep stock, arrange delivery and manage the customer service aspect of this process.
DLAppTap can solve this simply by supplying the NFC stickers for the products the hotel wishes to sell and then handle all the sales through the App.
Guests can then simply use their iPhone to tap the items they want and place them in their basket to checkout in-app or even pay upon checking out!
Furthermore this App can be white labelled to the hotels’ own name and corporate identity.
Plus all products sold through the app will be commissioned directly to the hotel.
A very effective and simple solution to an old and ongoing problem.
Two’s Company have chosen the following soft furnishings to create a stunning, wow factor room:
Gorgeous sofas and chairs from Knightsbridge Furniture
Knightsbridge Furniture will be featuring its recently launched ultra-modern Nexus range in the Hotel Room Of The Future. The sleek range has been designed with a stylish wire frame available in satin black, powder coated gold, chrome and a variety of bespoke colours. It includes the Nexus Armchair and the Nexus two-seater sofa both with a higher back and generously cushioned seat for guest comfort and style.
The beautiful collections are perfect for the hospitality sector celebrating both stylish, British design and the outstanding manufacturing capabilities of Knightsbridge.
Award-winning British furniture designers and manufacturers, the company was established in 1939 in West Yorkshire. Knightsbridge Furniture believe in choice, quality and exceptional service. One of very few British contract furniture companies to invest in an in-house design and development team, allowing us to commit to British market-led design. Many of our products have been designed and developed following extensive research working closely with customers, allowing us to specifically meet the needs of each market sector we serve.
With over 40 years in business and 57 offices worldwide, Crestron Electronics is the leading provider of control and automation systems for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels and more. Crestron provides the ultimate technology lifestyle. No matter where you are, or what you do, with Crestron you’re always connected.
Whether you need to control an AV presentation, videoconference internationally or update your digital signage, Crestron has a control system to keep you connected. Monitor your enterprise to increase sustainability by tracking your carbon footprint to see where you use on site energy, and how you can continue to reduce energy costs. Add room sensors and set presets for shades to control daylight harvesting and only use lights as they are needed. Show off your energy savings from a flash-based, stylish interface in your lobby. Book an available conference room that has the technology and space you need, directly from Outlook or on your web browser. There are no limitations to keep your organisation on the cutting-edge, increase efficiencies and lower costs.
Smartcomm is a multi-award-winning company that has been designing, integrating and supporting audio visual, IT and communication solutions since 1995. With three specialist divisions: Commercial, Residential and Service and Support, they represent the skills and focus of this innovative British company. Clients benefit from Smartcomm’s width of experience, from inception to handover and beyond.
As a leader in LED lighting technology, ALL LED supplies LED lighting and backlighting solutions, either as plug & play components or finished products.
We offer one the widest ranges of Led tape and light fittings on the market allowing our LED lighting products to meet customers’ project specifications. End-uses of our LED technologies are as diverse as Hospitality, Residential and Commercial clients.
Our Led tape and panels can be used for backlighting translucent surfaces such as Corian, stone, glass etc. and used as replacement for traditional light sources etc. Our strengths lie not only in supplying a high-quality product and at a reasonable price. We also excel in the provision of a first-rate technical service.
We both assist you in finding the optimum and most cost-effective solution for your project, but also help in the design and specification. ALL LED will be pleased to know how we can help you with your LED lighting requirements and invite you to visit us on http://www.allledgroup.com/
Splinter Works’ mission is to create furniture that is engaging and inspiring. Through their designs they strive to enrich the lives of users, enhancing their environment and elevating the experience of everyday life. Their aim is to create work that is individual, thought-provoking, aesthetically beguiling, intelligently designed and seamlessly functional.
The designs are experimental and theatrical, whilst maintaining the importance of the inherent function of the piece. The work revels in playing visual tricks where balance is often questioned. Opposing dichotomies of solidity versus weightlessness, motion versus stillness, and strength versus fragility are played out in ambitious designs through innovative materials. Splinter Works can tailor designs to suit clients’ requirements and also produce unique commissions where every element, from the intended location and practical requirements, to striking a personal resonance with the commissioner, can be considered and accomplished.
All the pieces are all handmade in Britain. Splinter Works was formed in 2009 and is a collaboration between Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington. The design studio is based in Bath in the UK.
A world of beauty without boundaries is the philosophy behind JAB ANSTOETZ.
An unparalleled range of fabrics in a breathtaking range of colours is mixed with wallcoverings, carpets and rugs to form a collection of designs second to none. Versatile materials, pragmatic design and modern sophistication sum up the collections by JAB Contract.
JAB has developed unique collections tailored to contract market requirements. Therefore all Contract articles comply with and correspond to the international fire protection standards and are characterized by easy-care and durability.
We have unlimited resources working exclusively with mills around the globe, enabling us to offer the best lead times and competitive price-points for hospitality projects.
Moreover close partnerships with our worldwide network of showrooms help us to provide the best possible service and communication.
From hotels to restaurants, cruise ships, retail stores and more the JAB CONTRACT program is solution driven. Select from our diverse standard product line or customize products that can be specified and developed for your project. JAB CONTRACT will work with you to create designs that meet stringent industry standards, such as durability, color and price-point demands.
Our newest JAB Contract collection HIDEAWAYS symbolizes authenticity and naturalness. Whether it be a birch grove flooded with light, the rustling of wind in the reeds or a raging sea – diverse impressions of nature are reflected in the subtle textiles.
HIDEAWAYS offers a broad portfolio of 11 flame retardant and easy-care articles. 91 colours invite pure naturalness into the most diverse room concepts.
As a family run company we manufacture and install, we will design, engineer & build to our clients needs and requirements.
My wife & I along with our son James run the business & with the personal approach we have in running the company the aim is to provide our clients the best product and service possible to achieve the desired results.
We moved into our premises in April 2016 to help grow and advance the company more, with the new showroom at our premises being finished by January 2019 we hope to show more products and showcase our ideas to those we work with and potentially new customers.
Areas of Business:
Commercial areas working with leading contractors, Joinery/Shopfitting firms & Architects and designers.
These areas include, office fitouts, restaurants & nightclubs, reception areas, desks, wall cladding, washrooms including vanity tops, wet areas, hospitals and dental surgeries.
Domestic areas in kitchens and bathrooms.
The Fine Cotton Company
The Fine Cotton Company are showcasing their extensive range of luxury bed, bath linens and coordinating accessories at The Independent Hotel Show.
With exquisitely smooth linens, the softest wool throws, plush towelling and cloud soft duvets they supply everything you need to create sumptuous bedrooms and bathrooms.
Their new collection features high thread count bed linens with embroidered details in The Fine Cotton Company’s classic style. Plus they offer a bespoke and monogramming service to personalise your look.
Their perennially chic white sheets can be dressed with their carefully selected range of accessories including merino wool blankets and faux fur throws. And with hotel quality towels and bathrobes also available – it’s easy to see why they are trusted by some of the world’s finest boutique hotels and spas.
With over 30 years experience buying textiles The Fine Cotton Company truly are experts in their field.
Cottons are sourced exclusively and woven with care by specially selected mills in Portugal and Italy so that the collection has an assured quality finish.
And whether it’s a for one spectacular room brief or a myriad of hotel suites, the team go out of their way to offer the same attentive, personal service to each of their customers- taking time advising and supporting to ensure they achieve the best match of products for your project.
Langstaff-Ellis and CutList
CutList is an enthusiastic and innovative company supplying the industry with cut to size and edge banded sheet materials at competitive prices. CutList was set up in 2014 by two experienced Carpenters and Cabinet Makers. It is their experience and knowledge of the industry that now allows CutList to fully understand the needs of its customers.
CutList specialises in the cutting and edge banding of all wood based sheet materials including MFC, MDF, Plywood, Melamine and laminates. Every cut item is labelled with the customer details and delivered to craftsmen and women across much of England.
Langstaff-Ellis was established by Alex Langstaff-Ellis and Edward Birks in 2009. Our team of expert furniture designers, project managers and cabinet makers design and build everything at our technically advanced workshops in Oxfordshire. Each commission is made to the highest standard using the finest sustainable materials and made to last a lifetime. We work with our clients to create stunning furniture and interiors from individual commissions like bookcases, wardrobes and credenzas to fully fitted dressing rooms, kitchens and full-house interior projects. The style and design of our work is best described as contemporary or contemporary modern. Our portfolio is as varied as the buildings we work in.
Langstaff-Ellis has recently moved into the commercial market by linking our advance design system directly with sister company CutList’s CNC technology enabling us to produce custom designed furniture ranges for our clients. Once the cabinetry has been designed units can be ordered to any dimensions as our design system allows for parametric programming. With this service we have undertaken contracts for full hotel cabinetry fitouts, designer holiday chalets and temporary installations for events such as the European games.
Based at Willenhall in the West Midlands, mrfdesign manufacture contemporary furniture for the contract market, working with architects, interior designers, specifiers, trade suppliers and end users. We can handle work from small-batch production
and project-based requirements through to full roll-out programmes.
We have an extensive range of standard product – chairs, sofas, high stools, cubes & tables – as well as offering bespoke furniture design solutions. Our contemporary designs have a wide appeal across many sectors, including Hotels, Leisure & Hospitality, Offices, Education, Healthcare and Retail.
Our designs utilize a wide range of materials from upholstery to formed plywood, timber frames, tubular & sheet steel and toughened glass. Our established supply chain has a strong tradition in furniture manufacturing and installation work.
Trading as mrfdesign, the company can provide the designer, specifier and customer with a comprehensive range of modern contract furniture.
- A design service with 3D computer aided design and prototyping facilities.
- Bespoke furniture design for architects & designers with flexible batch production or volume manufacturing.
- An extensive UK manufacturing network offering cost effective furniture solutions and good build quality.
furniture design • project design & development • manufacturing & suppliers • installation
Smart Glass International
As visionaries, our gaze always stretches beyond the immediate horizon.
It’s no surprise then that our switchable smart glass is currently manipulating light and enhancing the built environment in over 35 countries across 6 continents. We deliver smart glass to any destination worldwide and our offices in London and Dubai provide hubs for our activities globally.
We also provide professional advice to clients to develop custom-built smart glass solutions to address various design challenges in their respective work environments.
Waites furniture was started by Simon Waite in 2006. They are specialist cabinet makers uniquely creating pieces to the highest standard specifically suited to the client’s individual requirements. Twos Company Interior Design and Waites have been working together for over ten years and share a passion for delivering a project that is both stunning and fit for purpose.
Simon and his team are true artisans and use a variety of finishes including hardwoods, glass, veneers and stone, crafting these materials into a piece of furniture or cabinetry which will enhance the client experience in your hotel.
AXOR develops, constructs and produces taps, showerheads and accessories for luxurious bathrooms and kitchens to perfection. At the highest aesthetic and technological levels, avantgarde, one-of-a-kind pieces and collections are created. Some of them are considered classics of bathroom design to this day. Collectively they embody the claim „Form Follows Perfection“: not ending the developmental process until nothing more can be added or removed. Pace-setting design objects have been developed with this recipe for more than 25 years with world-renowned designers, among them Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud and Patricia Urquiola. AXOR is a brand of the Hansgrohe Group.
Glass Canvas produce beautifully crafted CGIs, 3D perspectives, animation and film for architects, interior designers, property developers and marketing agencies that help meet their specific objectives. A reputable visualisation company with studios in Central London and Sheffield, our services create effective solutions for winning design competitions, obtaining planning consent and property marketing. Clients similarly benefit using our accurate verified (AVR) view service, Promotional film production and virtual reality/real-time content capability. Clients are always looking for new ways to define their unseen world. We rethink, we rework and we don’t stop until we’ve turned their vision into something vivid and compelling; offering them the best chance to gain a profitable outcome from their investment. Visit www.glass-canvas.co.uk to find out how you can benefit too.
A3 Solutions – a specialist supplier of minibars, office refrigerators, wine cellars, tableware, personal safes and bespoke items.
We are exclusively in the hospitality business as the UK sales agents for international brands and a sourcing company for those hard-to-find products. We look after the needs of deluxe hotels, inns, restaurants as well as corporate conference and dining rooms.
We have been in business for over twenty years and understand the need to fulfil the most demanding commissions in a timely and economic manner. At the same time, originality, quality and elegance matter and are part of the brief; and that’s the challenge we must meet.
We represent the very best European companies in their fields: Vitrifrigo for its refrigerating products and Arc International whose tableware graces the legendary luxury hotels of the world.
We support purchasing departments by using our contacts across the world to find specific items, ones that are not find easily or ones that have to be specially made. Hotels and restaurants thrive on their unique ambience and character so we are frequently asked for signature items. We succeed because we keep our valuable contacts in constant repair by attending international hospitality fairs and keeping abreast of new and exciting opportunities.
Carpets for Hospitality – We have in excess of 40 years’ experience in providing professional cost effective solutions for both hotels and resorts. From individually styled boutique hotels through to major hotel chains and holiday groups.
Cavalier has the ability to manufacture carpet for all areas of hotels and resorts. Our unique option of offering multi-width carpet allows you to specify a width that reduces your wastage and saves you money.
Our Client list includes:
Park Regis Hotel Birmingham
As contractors and construction experts in the Hospitality and Residential Industry, we are committed to providing total satisfaction for our clients and their guests. We exceed expectations for delivering an impressive product, unquestionable value, a timely turnover, and effective communication, all with a sense of urgency. Adhering to this mission creates and strengthens relationships between us, our clients and their guests.
Heathfield & Co are designers and manufacturers of the very finest decorative lighting.
We work with some of the world’s leading interior designers on their most prestigious projects around the globe, from the finest luxury hotels to some of the standout residential properties being built today.
“Quality, exclusivity, service”
Our product development built around the very best of British design and is delivered with great quality, service and excellence that can only be guaranteed by a company with its own exclusive and comprehensive manufacturing facilities based in the UK.
The bed itself is a concept version of Simba’s six-axis motion base. It boasts subtle amber lights in its footing that encourage the ‘alpha brainwave’ state preceding sleep, plus inbuilt lavender scent diffusers and air purifiers. In a nod to space travel, the pre-settings include ‘zero gravity mode’ where the recumbent’s legs are raised above the the level of the heart for improved circulation, plus to relieve pressure on the lower back – common issues amongst travellers. The base’s design employs soft lines to blend into the room itself and encourage the guest to feel comfortable.
The bed is made with Simba’s patented ‘Hybrid’ mattress, pillows and duvet system boasting its latest innovations in comfort. These include ‘special zoning’ which ‘minimises transfer of motion’, meaning you’re left undisturbed by any tossing and turning on behalf of your partner.