Motel One expansion with Camira Fabrics

Creating a homely, inviting and thoughtful atmosphere is at the top of the list when furnishing a hotel. This is exactly what Motel One has achieved with its hotel in the heart of Manchester, UK, with the help of Camira Fabrics.

The budget design hotel group is continuing to expand and this addition to its portfolio has 302 rooms set in the old and new, with a converted, historic building alongside a newer building behind. The hotel has an industrial theme with a modern twist, creating a well-designed environment throughout. With manufacturing references in the design features, the textile trade was a leading feature to the overall concept, which is what the BCFA member could provide.

Design Insider Camira Motel One Bar

When selecting furniture and fabrics, Motel One was keen to source regional products where possible, working with furniture manufacturers Dare Studio and specifying Camira’s fabrics throughout the public areas.

With a large entrance, lounge, bar and breakfast area, a mix of seating and furnishings were required. Using key colourways that work together from Camira’s wool fabric ranges maintains a seamless relationship between the spaces, with a light and airy feel against some of the darker furnishings. Curtains surrounding the bar area are in wool flax fabric Patina, coordinating with comforting cushions in Silk and Century.

Design Insider Camira Motel One Chair Closeup

The bar area occupies striking chairs from Dare Studio, upholstered in Century and Hebden fabrics, introducing pattern to bring the area to life. Camira’s natural fabric Craggan adds texture to the breakfast and bar area, used on Urban Mint stools alongside Freifrau chairs in the breakfast room.

Camira are global textile innovators who love designing and manufacturing fabrics for a huge range of commercial interiors from offices to education to healthcare and hospitality, forever pushing the boundaries of sustainable design. Do you think this project was inspiring? Were any features of significance to you? Why not contact Camira?

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