Brown’s Hotel makes room for Paul Smith
Paul Smith and Brown’s Hotel, A Rocco Forte Hotel in Mayfair, unveil The Sir Paul Smith Suite, featuring furniture and art that resonates with the designer and his eclectic taste.
Designed by Smith himself in collaboration with Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, the ‘Sir Paul Smith Suite’ at Brown’s Hotel features a range of custom and vintage furniture, hand-picked artworks, brand collaborations and soft furnishings from the debut Paul Smith home collection.
Drawing on Brown’s Hotel’s history as a favoured residence for literary greats, the suite is designed as a space not only for rest and relaxation, but to spark inspiration and creativity through art and interesting objects, with every detail of the room, from the rugs to the individual art works carefully considered.
Several pieces can be found in Paul’s office at his Covent Garden HQ, such as Christopher Simon Sykes’ impressive photograph of Chatsworth House library and, notably, his 1970s leather desk chair by Mario Bellini. As another personal touch, Paul has also selected a small library of art and design books for the room.
Several of Paul Smith’s notable collaborations feature heavily in the room, including sofas, tables and leather goods from his recent ‘Everyday Life’ collection with Italian luxury furniture company DePadova; Type 75 lamps from the longstanding partnership with British lighting brand Anglepoise; and checked wool blankets designed by Paul for design company Maharam.
Brown’s Hotel is quintessentially British with a hint of the unexpected. London’s first hotel boasts 115 authentically designed rooms and suites designed by Olga Polizzi. Each pays tribute to the hotel’s illustrious heritage and world-renowned charm.