Brintons Carpets collaborated with design firm Stack Studio to create a range of custom-designed Axminster carpets for various areas of the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney.
The multiple award-winning Shangri-La Hotel offers a breath-taking package of luxurious comforts combined with stunning views of the Sydney Opera House. The contemporary 5-star hotel took out the Five Star Award in Commercial Renovation category at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2015. Additionally, Shangri-La Hotel won in three major categories at the 2015 Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW Awards for Excellence, in addition to the award for Redeveloped Hotel of the Year.
Working with Stack Studio, Brintons developed designs that reflected the luxury and refinement of the 5-star hotel in a fresh and brilliant, yet practical colour palette. The client also sought to create a connection between the hotel interior and the extraordinary and iconic views of Sydney Harbour.
Over 5000 square metres of custom designed Axminster carpet was utilised throughout the corridors, lobby and over 90 of the hotel’s premium guestrooms. Custom designed hand tufted rugs were also created for the Presidential Suite and Horizon Lounge, as part of a $9 million refurbishment.
To meet the client’s brief, Grace Lei Guo, director of the Sydney-based Stack Studio, based the design of the club lounge, with its magnificent sweeping views of Sydney Harbour, on that of a lighthouse sitting at the head of the harbour foreshore.
As the interior designer of the Shangri-La Horizon Club, Stack Studio used Blue Blossoms, executed in the form of an elegant and organic design, as the textile design concept for the project. Stack and Brintons worked closely together on generating the pattern, fine-tuning the design to achieve the best pattern linework, accurate colours and the optimum scale. The result was a custom designed carpet fitting the high standards of luxury of a Shangri-La Horizon Club.
Brintons produced textiles of the highest quality with fresh colours that were light yet dirt-resistant, delivering on practicality as well as superior design.