As the site of his first prominent hotel project – then The Great Eastern Hotel – Andaz London Liverpool Street holds a special place in Sir Terence Conran’s heart. Now operating under a different name – though retaining many of Conran’s aesthetic calling cards from the renovation in 2000 – the property has welcomed its old friend back to design the Andaz Red Suite and highlight the work of Bono and Bobby Shriver’s Red HIV awareness foundation.
Marking the second in a series of Andaz suites by leading designers promoting the charity’s work in Africa – the first being Jonathan Adler’s Andaz West Hollywood Suite – Conran’s design marries a spectrum of red hues with a catalogue of noteworthy details.
“The Andaz Red Suite has been designed in a residential style to encapsulate the welcoming ethos of an Andaz home,” comments Otto Steenbeek, General Manager at Andaz London Liverpool Street. “It reflects the vibrant and creative vibe of the local East London area, whilst incorporating elements of Red’s core ethos for positive social change.”
Comprising a bedroom, living area and a spacious bathroom kitted out by Laufen, highlights include a Karuselli lounge chair in crimson leather, a bespoke open-face cabinet stocked with souvenirs, a centrepiece sofa in fuchsia, and the custom Unravel carpet designed by Deidre Dyson. Elsewhere, two suspended halo lights represent the charity’s founders, whilst artwork curated by Dais Contemporary and a smattering of beaming Rankin portraits – depicting those the foundation has helped over the years – punctuate the scheme.
“It has been a dream for me to be involved with the building once again,” Conran explains. “I am proud to have collaborated with the Andaz brand and Red on a suite design that will give guests a great deal of pleasure while doing a great deal of good in the world.”