Space Studio has recently completed the interior fit-out of the newly opened Sofitel Wellington – a $50 million, 130-room hotel.
Sofitel is a premium hotel brand for the French company Accor. The project was envisioned as a 5 Star Sofitel hotel and to this end the design had to reflect the Sofitel brand parameters.
Space Studio's vision for the design was to leverage on the beautiful surrounds of the botanic gardens and Wellington’s heritage creating a vibrant, colourful, eclectic warm environment that met the Accor standards for Sofitel.
A number of James Dunlop and Mokum fabrics were used throughout the project - specifically on chairs, sofas, headboards and accessories. The colour and pattern offering in James Dunlop Textiles range of fabrics were particularly suitable to the theme and worked beautifully to craft a luxurious experience which is what Space Studio wanted to achieve. The fusion of colour and pattern is seen as you transition through various spaces linking in the botanic inspiration.
Speaking to what guests are looking for in luxury hotels today, Sofitel Wellington is unique, boutique and offers a level of luxury not previously prevalent in the Wellington market.
The homestead itself is over 100 years old and the renovation needed to be contemporary classic, referencing luxe but with an approachable feel and relaxing atmosphere. Mangapapa is a luxury hotel, being an old estate it had the grandeur and beauty, Jodie worked to bring the same elegance through with her design.
The result is an interior fitout that is sensitive to the integrity of the building. As such, many of the fabrics selected take their design cues from history, but offer a touch of modern refinement through colour, weave or pattern.
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This stunning project features Mokum fabric within the public spaces. Limelight Velvet in colour Peacock (pictured) helps transform a quiet meeting space. Limelight Velvet in colour Gold is used in dramatic large-scale drapery in the lobby and reception areas.
Photography by Michael Mundy.