Reviving a London Landmark: Havwoods’ Signature Touch at The Whiteley London

In the heart of one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods, Bayswater, the iconic Whiteley’s department store has undergone a transformative £3 billion refurbishment. The famous department store, Whiteley’s, has been brought back to life as the centrepiece of Bayswater, one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. Once a deserted mausoleum, the building has been transformed with a contemporary and truly eye-catching refurbishment comprised of residences, a retail space, restaurant, hotel and spa. 

Havwoods, a leading name in exquisite wood surfacing for nearly 50 years, played a pivotal role in this grand revival! Havwoods is the prevailing name in beautiful wood surface design for floors, walls and ceilings, joinery and cabinetry, acoustics, curves, stairs and profiles. With products found in some of the world’s finest restaurants, hotels, retail and workspaces, private residencies and more, Havwoods’ superior collection is available in an extensive range of species, finishes and colours to ensure the perfect fit for any interior. Combining unrivalled expertise and latest designs, Havwoods sets the benchmark for outstanding quality wood surfacing. 

The Whiteley London aims to offer luxury and relaxation to all its guests, with an interior design scheme to match. Cosy yet stylish, bold yet understated, every piece of furniture and final detail has been carefully considered to create the ‘wow’ factor from top to bottom.  

Twelve of Havwoods’ products were used in total across various areas of the hotel, including herringbone and plank designs. Complementing the retro, bold and vibrant interiors used throughout, each area has a unique personality, whilst still blending together perfectly. The entire décor is a feast for the eyes with an emphasis on colour and pattern, but always exuding luxury and sophistication. 

Havwoods Bespoke – If you would like to opt for something truly unique then we can make the pattern of your dreams a reality.  No matter the shape or complexity of your design, we will work with you to deliver a practical, yet impactful wood flooring solution.

If your project requires additional levels of accreditation then this is something we can offer on many of our products including FSC (FSC-C009500), PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1417) or Cradle-to-Cradle Certified products.

Please note due to the production process involved in creating your perfect wood floor, there is a minimum order level (approx. 100m2) and slightly longer delivery times compared to stock items.

Wood that makes a statement.

Wood that Works.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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