Velvet at Corinthia London

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Cocktail Bar
  • Company/Firm
    David Collins Studio Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    David Collins Studio
  • Interior Designer
    David Collins Studio Ltd
  • Hospitality
    Corinthia Hotels
  • Photo Credit
    Alex Upton
  • Location
  • Project Date
    1st November 2022

Velvet is a new bar experience at Corinthia London, in collaboration with famed mixologist Salvatore Calabrese. The interiors are nostalgic, and designed to reimagine bars of the 1920s. The bar promotes intimacy through its design, layout, and use of lighting, and incorporates subtle decorative details inspired by music, surrounding the guests in a sense of physical musicality. A palette of rouge, electric blue and ultraviolet sits alongside dark-stained timber and gold accents.
The exterior entrance features a bespoke hand painted sign in 23K gilding. The bar seating is a mixture of curved banquettes, arm chairs and stools, with dark-stained timber frames and polished brass and nickel detailing, They are upholstered in rouge and royal blue velvet, and a deep red and ultraviolet floral brocade satin.
The bar tables have dark-stained timber pedestal bases with circular tops in either gold or royal blue mirror. Each table is decorated with a brass cable lamp, with white silk shade. A family of metal cone-based lamps are dotted around the room, with custom domed lampshades in white silk with black fringe and ribbon trim.

Founded in 1985, David Collins Studio is an award-winning interior design, architecture and product Studio, creating internationally recognised hospitality, residential and retail destinations across the globe, from New York and Hong Kong to Seoul and the Middle East. The Studio works with brands that represent the best in their fields as well as private clients who share its obsession with detail, craft and refinement.

Other prizes
SBID International Design Awards 2022 - The Bryanston Show Apartment (Show Apartments & Developments Winner) The International Design & Architecture Awards 2022 - Nobu Hotel London Portman Square (Best Hotel Design Accolade Award) Country & Townhouse 2021 - 50 Finest Interior Designers