The first room has been completed for the new Canopy by Hilton hotel in Minories, City of London. The hotel is a part refurbishment, part new construction, reusing an old office building that is not deep enough for contemporary office uses.
Through material and patterns, the hotel seeks to evoke the vernacular and sometimes forgotten history of the Whitechapel context. The interior design of the rooms seeks to stay true to the late modernist origins of the existing concrete frame, exposing the waffle slab ceiling where possible in the rooms. Furniture and wardrobe are designed as lightweight steel and timber structures, temporarily inserted between floors and ceilings. Carpets, cushions and wall fabrics are inspired by the woven legacy of the Huguenots, by reworking an abstracted floral pattern of Anna Maria Garthwaite (1728-1763). In conjunction with Dais Contemporary, ACME have commissioned a number of local artist to create miniature editions for each room and the common spaces.