Whitbread’s 210 bedroom Premier Inn, the first of a national expansion programme in Germany and which opened last year, is located next to the Messe Exhibition Ground in Frankfurt. Its position, next to two other hotels, meant the design had to stand out from the crowd, and the decorative lighting therefore, visible from the outside, needed to be impressive to entice and welcome guests.
JSJ Design, who has worked with Premier Inn on many of their UK hotel interiors, collaborated with Hamburg based designers, JOI Design to create an interior for a contemporary hotel with an individual design, tailored for the German market. The multi-purpose, ground floor communal area was designed to create a welcoming space with specific zones, separated by open shelves and decorated in bold colours, where guests can relax, dine or work in a peaceful atmosphere. The lighting was instrumental in creating a unique ambience in each area; bright in the work space to warm and inviting in the lounge and dining areas.
JSJ Design specified Bright Goods LED filament lamps including, Rose, Albert, Joseph and Josephine which were installed throughout the open plan public areas on the ground floor including the reception and lobby areas and used in the decorative hanging pendant light fittings above the bar area and dining areas, and in the wall lights and floor standing lamps.
Jeremy Scarlett, co-founder of JSJ Designs said, “The open plan layout is designed to be multi-functional, adapting to guests changing needs throughout the day. Lighting plays a huge role in achieving this and the dimming element of the Bright Goods LED bulbs was crucial.” He continued, “The filament bulbs are almost as much of a design feature as the fittings themselves. They work very well as part of the overall design scheme and I’d definitely use Bright Goods LED lamps again on future projects.”
Photographs supplied by Whitbread. Photographs by Julian Abrams.