Philippe Starck Sanderson Hotel
Back in the 1990s, Philippe Starck reinvented the boutique hotel with his work on the Delano in Miami and the Royalton in New York. In London, Starck put his imprint on St Martin’s Lane and the Sanderson. Starck is a hotel designer; designs watches, underwear, toothbrushes and juicers. In a Starck designed hotels you may discover the taps, lighting and furniture are all designed by Starck, contributing to the sleek Starck signature look. Starck takes a modern, minimalist style and infuses it with fun, funky and whimsical notes, there is a sense of space, a no-chintz vibe, you will also find playful features like a big red lips sofa and luridly-colored glass curtains too, it’s a mix of modern and baroque.
At St. Martin’s Lane you’ll feel the same sense of excitement as if you were at an art gallery. Starck designs are full of contrasts of hot and cool, strong and vibrant, ancient and modern, theatrical and witty, forbiddingly artsy and you’re meant to notice it. Starck created a collage of colors, the stained glass for lobby is orange, purple, and emerald blue. The gold tooth chairs are cheeky, much like the Dali-esque red lips at The Sanderson. On the other hand, bedrooms are spacious, restful white with interesting textures, hints of grey and cream, serving as a shelter from the riot of color outside.