Jaime Hayon, an award-winning Spanish artist and designer, has been appointed as the interior designer and Signature Artist for this art-inspired, boutique lifestyle hotel. His designs can be seen for the first time in new imagery of the guest bedrooms and public areas released this week.
The first art’otel in the UK will be located in Battersea Roof Gardens, designed by Foster + Partners. The 164-bedroom hotel will feature a new skyline destination restaurant and bar, rooftop swimming pool, as well as a gym, spa, event facilities, a Grand Café and Art Gallery. The hotel is being fitted out with guest rooms, bar and restaurant.
Hayon’s designs take inspiration from the Power Station’s history and its future as a cultural hub in London. The guest bedrooms are brightly coloured and full of art, reflecting Hayon’s style. As one of the most acclaimed designers worldwide, Hayon’s work is featured in many prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Design Museum in London, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands.
Jaime Hayon, Founder of Hayon Studio, said: “I was very excited at the opportunity to develop the interior design for a London hotel project at Battersea Power Station, which is set to become a new hub for art and creativity. The leading role of art at art’otel London Battersea Power Station makes this a unique prospect to explore the interaction between art, product and interior design and I look forward to creating something truly special in this iconic central London location.”
The restoration of the Battersea Power Station is nearly completed, with new retailers, including Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Lacoste, and Calvin Klein, announcing they will be opening in September. Once open, the power station will house over 100 shops, bars and restaurants, a luxury boutique cinema, as well as unique events and leisure spaces, including the chimney lift experience. The glass elevator will transport visitors 109m up inside one of the Power Station’s iconic chimneys to the top, where they will enjoy unrivaled 360 degree views of the capital’s skyline. Residents and visitors to Battersea Power Station will be able to enjoy numerous new green and open public spaces, including the recently opened six-acre Power Station Park, which sits directly in front of the building on the banks of the river.