Bespoke axminster carpets see a relationship blossom
Bespoke woven axminster carpets now grace the corridors, bedrooms and suites of the prestigious 5 star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, continuing the relationship between the hotel and Wilton Carpets Commercial.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower is a luxury London hotel located in the heart of Knightsbridge that offers its guests a stay defined by opulence and sophistication. Previously having installed carpet throughout the hotel’s banqueting suite and meeting rooms, the hotel turned to Wilton Carpets Commercial to provide bespoke axminster carpets throughout guestrroms and public corridors.
Inspired by the spectacular leafy scenery of the nearby private gardens of Cadogan Place, Lynne Hunt London worked closely with the Wilton Design Team to create the carpet within the corridors. Using a trend-inspired colourway of mustard and midnight blue, this carpet incorporates a bold falling leaf design that lends modern elegance to the hotel’s public spaces. As Lynne Hunt, founder of Lynne Hunt London, explains:
“In terms of the design process, we aimed for an organic style and chose an autumnal colour palette of deep blues, mustards and greys. The carpet covering the corridors incorporates all the colours used in the guest bedrooms to ensure stunning coordinated style throughout the entire hotel.”
An impressive 3,600 square metres of bespoke woven axminster carpet from Wilton Carpets was specified by the hotel in conjunction with interior design company Lynne Hunt London. With two designs in complementary colourways for guestrooms and a further coordinating design for public corridors, a sense of synergy is achieved throughout the hotel. With its resilient 80/20 construction, the carpet is hardwearing and capable of withstanding the impact of Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel’s many guests. Lynne Hunt, continues, “Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel chose Wilton Carpets Commercial because of the exceptional quality of its carpets. Having worked successfully with the British carpet manufacturer before, the hotel wanted to maintain the high level of product across their comfortable and desirable rooms for complete consistency.”
Giving attention to every detail, Wilton Carpets minimised the amount and visibility of seams with careful planning to ensure seams were placed less conspicuously and by merging various design elements into a single weave. The carpets were designed and manufactured at Wilton Carpets’ factory in Wiltshire.