Entrance to The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The brief for this project was to design a hidden away space that promotes wellness, by the use of materials, to create distinct and luxurious spaces that aid relaxation and give rise to a personal journey throughout the club & spa.
Initial concept designs
The materials that were chosen reflect a style commonly found in the UK, with initial inspiration taken from Bath spa with its use of stone. Other materials such as the oak and walnut finishes were chosen for their longevity and their ability to age well, creating a more welcoming environment, and essentially creating a home from home.
CAD drawing detail and finished console showing detailed marquetry and hand carving techniques
We were asked to match some of the intricate detailing of furniture pieces found in the main hotel. This included hand carved details, and some wonderful marquetry on consoles that needed to be replicated with accuracy.
Console with chequered veneer detailing on the drawer fronts, and carved gold leaf legs
Recently crowned the World's Best New Hotel Spa 2017 at the World Spa Awards™, the Lanesborough Club & Spa is a discrete haven away from the hubbub of London. Spread over 18,000 square feet, the club has a 360° approach to wellbeing. British in character and craftsmanship, the club houses a restaurant serving healthy food with a private dining room and an opulent spa lounge.
Banquette seating in the restaurant upholstered in natural leather and silk
The Lanesborough Club & Spa restaurant offers all-day healthy dining, developed by Michelin-starred Chefs Eric Frechon and Executive Chef Florian Favario in collaboration with Clean & Lean nutritional guidance from Bodyism founder James Duigan.
The glass topped walnut burl dining table with brass edge and inlays
Many of the furniture pieces used in the bar and restaurant areas use warmer tones of oak and walnut with added details such as the touches of gold leaf and bronze inlay to add to the feeling of luxury. 1508 London were able to call on their experience in residential design to add in classical detailing to many of the furniture pieces that we developed with their design team.
Private dining room
Each area was to have its own identity, whilst remaining in-keeping with the style found through-out the hotel. Situated just of Hyde Park corner, 1508 London were keen to keep a London locale sense of place, and the use of traditional materials such as Portland stone and burnished bronze was key to this.
Bar at the Lanesborough Club & Spa
Detail of the barstool with nailhead and carved gold leaf accents
The 18,000 sqft floor space is divided into treatment areas and places to relax. There is a distinctive luxurious ‘club for life’ feel, providing an excellent location to meet, improve personal wellbeing, or simply relax. The mix & scale of facilities has been painstakingly selected & meticulously arranged to create journeys that flatter various combinations of experiences.
Green leather lounge chair with stud detailing
“In designing the spa, we really wanted to create a beautiful extension of The Lanesborough Hotel,” says Louise Wicksteed, creative director and partner at 1508 London. “It’s such an iconic British hotel, and it has such an amazing quality to it. It’s an extension of your personal space, and it feels very personal, so that’s what we tried to bring into the spa design. The ‘language’ is taken from The Lanesborough itself – the Portland stone, the timbers and the panelling – it’s very rich, layered and detailed”
Pearlescant leather lounge chairs with a red velevet back add to the opulance
With stunning facilities, The Lanesborough Club & Spa offers the ultimate private space to unwind, and the expertise to leave you feeling strong and healthy.
Butterfly lounge club chairs
Expert treatments are available from much loved British spa brand Ila or the legendary La Prairie are on offer, and the manicure and pedicure suites in the central parlour provide a wonderful setting to get your nails done.
Manicure station chairs upholstered in silver silks
Ladies changing room seating with carved silver leaf bases
“The Lanesborough member’s club and spa has been our most rewarding project to date. So often we can’t share our projects, let alone our design ambitions and talent ... with The Lanesborough, it has offered us a beautiful brief, very ambitious aspirations, and a remarkable legacy to be a part of.”
- Hamish Brown, partner at 1508 London.
Breath-taking in design, members can relax and recharge in the spa. There are separate male and female saunas and steam rooms; spacious changing rooms; experience showers; a hydrotherapy pool and loungers; and the spa treatment lounge, where Spa Butlers are on hand to cater to your every whim.
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27 March 2018