Originally constructed in 1998, the W Seattle Hotel was in need of a comprehensive renovation to both update the building’s public facilities and reinforce the hotel’s distinct W brand. W Hotel Seattle, in collaboration with Skylab Architecture fully incorporated our pendants into the architectural and design detailing. The fabric weave of the lounges deconstruct into vertical lines of rope, then visually fray at the ends in glass.
According to architect Jeff Kovel of Portland-based Skylab Architecture, the space mixes symphony and grunge, mountain views with a wharf, and modernity with elements of a rustic lodge. He says the design reflects elements of Seattle – monorails, the space needle and Sonic boom steel aircraft – interspersed throughout. Meanwhile, a homage to Native American culture is found in woven thread upholstery; it’s suspended from the ceiling in a lounge to create divisions in space.
We worked closely with the lead designers at Skylab Architecture, to arrive at a unique pendent cluster which played off of the architectural detailing of the newly re-designed space. The collaboration process was very organic and having worked with Skylab before it was exciting and visionary.
Share Via Email
CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
[ manifesto ]
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.