Modern Design in Heritage Buildings (Guy Oliver) • Hotel Designs


It’s probably easier to tell you about the luxury hotels and residences that interior designer Guy Oliver left untouched in Mayfair, London. His portfolio includes, but is not limited to, Claridge’s, The Connought Hotel and The Princeton Club in New York – making him, arguably, the most qualified to discuss the subject of mixing old and new in hotel design.

In this episode of DESIGN POD, sponsored by Minotti London, Oliver joins Hamish Kilburn and co-host Harriet Forde to discuss the challenges (and opportunities) that emerge when blending contemporary elements into heritage buildings, which is the ultimate juxtaposition of design and architecture.

Additionally, Oliver shares his experience of being involved in the BBC’s latest Masters in Interior Design series, where he was a judge in the ‘hotel challenge’, and tasked applicants with taking on the challenge of designing rooms that sensitively celebrate Highley’s quintessentially British grounds. Manor Hotel.

DESIGN POD, second series, is sponsored by Minotti London. In the next episode, Kilburn and Forde chat with Jo Littlefair, co-founder of Goddard Littlefair, to understand the new era of luxury in hospitality and high-end residential design.

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