Designing Destinations: The Impact of Interior Products on Experiences

In the ever-evolving landscape of commercial interiors, sensory elements are reshaping public spaces, and interior products stand at the forefront of this transformation. This article delves into the tangible influence that interior solutions have in shaping memorable spaces. We’ll unravel insights from industry leaders at Newmor Wallcoverings, ILIV, and Boss Design, exploring how their pragmatic approach to design leaves a lasting mark on the destinations we encounter.

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Lucky Cat Manchester, featuring ILIV fabrics

Set in the iconic Art Deco Grade II listed building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1935; originally the Midland Bank, Lucky Cat the new Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Manchester is a fine example of how an expansive space can be renovated to deliver an opulent and intimate dining experience. ILIV were selected to create the iconic dining area using their sumptuous Hampton velvet in rich blackberry. The carefully curated interior details enhance the sensory experience; from the internal arches that echo the window and ceiling architecture, to the Art Deco-style lighting and the cosy banquette seating and beautifully designed bar, each and every space has been considered to create the perfect atmosphere.

Hampton Blackberry by ILIV fabrics specified for Lucky Cat Manchester

Abi Tildsley, marketing manager at ILIV explains:

“Fabrics offer a great means to enrich spaces, reviving their  history and character to infuse them with renewed vitality. The Lucky Cat Manchester project stands as a perfect example of this concept. Design agency Russell Sage Studio revitalised this Grade II listed building, using a selection of our sumptuous velvets and vibrant colours to enhance the overall ambience, bringing a luxurious yet atmospheric feel to the space.”

The Berkley Knightsbridge, featuring Darnell from Newmor Wallcoverings

At Design Insider, we’ve seen an increasing move towards quiet luxury, with neutral palettes, quality materials and subtle patterns and textures taking centre stage. A superb example of this is The Berkeley, a masterpiece of calm and understated elegance. An epitome of modern luxury, each contemporary space is embellished with simple and beautiful details. Chosen by The Berkley, Newmor’s Darnell design is a timeless, luxe horizontal silk effect available in a palette of twelve muted hues.

Darnell from Newmor Wallcoverings specified for The Berkley Knightsbridge

It’s not easy to create effortless design explains Rose Campbell, design and marketing at Newmor:

“Pattern doesn’t always have to be bold to make an impact. I spend much of my time developing intricate textures and nuanced colour palettes, as together they hold a silent power, creating an impactful sensory experience”.

Boss Design has built a reputation for design integrity, detail, and superior quality. Their products are at the cutting edge of design and feature first-class engineering and workmanship, incorporating only the finest responsible materials. Often described at creating human centric furniture, we caught up with Ceri Lovett, creative director at Boss Design to discuss how they design for destination spaces.

The Lyndon Collection by Boss Design

Ceri Lovett explained:

“At Boss we believe in sensory furniture design, a practice that extends beyond the physical; it’s a crafted symphony that harmonizes emotional comfort with ergonomic excellence. At its core, it’s about creating products with purpose—where every curve, every texture, and every detail speaks to a deep understanding of the human experience. Responsibly designed, comfort embraced, and beautifully refined, our furniture aims not just to furnish spaces but to evoke emotions, ensuring that each piece resonates with the mind as much as it comforts the body.”

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About Rita Bancroft

A regular features writer on Design Insider, Rita has a passion for interiors. Having worked at a senior level for international brands for over 30 years, today she runs Bancmarketing, her own independent marketing consultancy business she set up in 2011.
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