22nd November 2019

Sleep & Eat Review 2019

Sleep & Eat is Europe’s leading design and innovation event for the hospitality sector. The International Exhibition features established and emerging brands launching their latest collections and showcasing their most design-led products.

This year we teamed up with twenty2degrees design partnership to provide carpet for their quirky and fun “Guestroom” concept. Going by the constant flow of guests at any one time, this room was undoubtedly a talking point and one of the main highlights of the show.

As you can see bold blues were paired with strong oranges and natural timber panels to create an eye catching colour scheme. Geometric patterns were used to draw your eye in towards the focal wall of graffiti splatter art.

“No two guests the same. Dance, Sleep, Work and Play. ‘FlexAbility’ for the social, A haven for your stay. Distorted riffs with plush soft fabrics, Warm timbers contrast a vibrant zing. A hotel room that’s more than one thing.”


Graffiti art played a key theme throughout Sleep & Eat

From Clerkenwell Design week earlier in the year, to Focus 19 at Chelsea Harbour in September,  we have noticed a significant rise in street art and graffiti design. NEWH UK had an amazing angel wing mural, that was both a talking point and photo opportunity for passers by.  The mural, created by a freelance artist, was then broken up and given out to their guests once the show was finished. Other exhibitors had live demonstrations of artists at work, showing off their skills.



Another strong design theme used throughout was nature

The theme promoted freshness, creativity and growth in design with a ‘positive connection to nature’; this like many other design shows throughout the year shared a strong connection to the biophilia trend. This trend is certainly gathering momentum, especially with the focus on our current global crisis.


Far East and Tribal inspired

Bold colour and layers of patterns were used together and combined with a variety of materials and textures to create a popular Far East and tribal inspired themes. Again bold blues were matched with rich golds and burnt oranges to create vibrant works of art.  A mix of traditional patterns range from a striking Far East tapestry to geometric tribal prints.


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