The lead up to Sleep and Eat 2018

Sleep and Eat 2018 is hosted at the Olympia in London on the 20th and 21st November. This is Europe’s hotel design, development and architecture event, inspiring hotel interiors across the globe. Sleep & Eat’s purpose is to connect the visionaries that represent the hospitality industry, and in turn define the evolution of hotel and restaurant experience. With the addition of Eat, we look forward to seeing if the new event format is as successful as the Sleep event as we knew it.

Design Insider would like to give you an insight into what is to come! We also announce a Sleep competition, so make sure to read until the end!Design Insider Sleep Logo

Design Insider’s Conference Picks

Design Insider Sleep ConferenceThe Global View – Sleep Conference, 20th November at 11.30-12.15

Designers with truly world encompassing portfolios share their ideas on global hospitality design. Their viewpoints come from working in differing parts of the globe. We will hear about the trends and tendencies they see. This session is neatly positioned between Andrew Zobler’s look at the state-of-the-industry with his American-led view and the following session that looks at the dynamics of the London hotel scene.

The Sense of Design – Sleep Conference, 21st November at 12.30-13.15

Discover the impact sensory design is having on the guest experience. The broader knowledge of Tom Hupe at Perkins & Will and their research into the human experience in hospital, education and workplace design, is expanded by the specialist know how of Sally Story of LDI and Tom Middleton of Sonux who look at the place lighting and sound quality have in the hotel environment respectively. The topic is endless, and the results need to work.

Eat Set Vignettes – Eat Conference, 20th November at 17.30-18.30

Four design studios. Four concepts. Four different briefs. A bar, a restaurant, a cafe and a nightclub. Hear the designers present their thought process behind the creations. Experience each around the exhibition space.

Dwelling: The Story of HIDE –  Eat Conference, 21st November at 10.30-11.15

Hear from the designer behind one of the most talked about restaurant opening in London this year – Ollie Dabbous’ Hide on Piccadilly. Rose Murray will be sharing her design story of the three distinct concepts within – Above, Ground and Below – and how working with three female artists on the project was more than just a collaboration.

Stands to look out for

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Roca – Stand J11

Roca, the world leader in creating innovative, beautifully designed and sustainable bathroom solutions, will be taking visitors on a journey around the bathroom at the new Sleep + Eat 2018 event. From the past to the future, sanitaryware to brassware, the Roca stand will bring together all elements of the bathroom into one effortless space.

“It’s an exciting year as the show evolves and we’re looking forward to being back at Sleep + Eat to exhibit a range of standout Roca solutions. We’ll be displaying a selection of our most popular ranges such as Inspira, Beyond and Carmen, along with a wall of sleek brassware to complement a variety of bathroom spaces. We are also delighted to be showing our Bespoke Solid Surface capability with a selection of customised solutions, and we look forwarding to welcoming visitors to the stand and making great connections.” – Mark Poulain, International Specification Manager at Roca.

Design Insider Sleep Newhey

Newhey Carpets – Stand E40

“We are excited to exhibit at Sleep for our fourth consecutive year.  This year we are showing stock products as we have a lot of new designs and colourways to present to our client base.  It’s a great event which many interior designers and end users attend so the perfect opportunity to present these brand new designs and colourways.” – Emma Norman, Marketing Manager.

Newhey will be showcasing their sustainable secondary backing made from post consumer recycled PET.  All carpets manufactured at Newhey feature ‘evobac’, every square metre of carpet produced prevents at least 8 plastic bottles from going to landfill or entering our oceans.

Design Insider Sleep Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe – Stand H30 

At this year’s show, AXOR and hansgrohe, the two brands of the Hansgrohe Group, will again showcase ground-breaking innovations in bathroom and kitchen design. On the stand, AXOR will be previewing a new shower range, launching in January 2019, for the first time globally.

AXOR will also showcase AXOR MyEdition, which was designed in collaboration with Phoenix Design. Conceived as an expression of personality, self-realisation and individual creativity, the new range features a variety of surface colours and patterns that enable the taps to be customised.

Design Insider Sleep MorganMorgan – Stand C60

Morgan will be releasing two new new collections: the very contemporary Rio 2 and customisable Porto. 

Design Insider Sleep Crosswater

Crosswater – Stand K12

Crosswater will be exhibiting under its Contracts division, Bathroom Brands Group Projects, at STAND K12 where a selection of its MPRO and award-winning UNION brassware finishes will be displayed alongside some new and exciting concepts in bathroom design. The stand has been designed to present each inspirational range with great prominence across its 31.5m2 floor space, with the concept of luxury and indulgence at the forefront of the curated collection. The event follows on from Crosswater’s success at this year’s Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, where the brand’s new UNION collection picked up the coveted prize for Bathroom Design Product of the Year.

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GROHE – Stand L53

“GROHE has been a key partner of the Sleep Event since its inception and this year we are again headlining as Founder Sponsor to support the recent evolution of the event and tap into the even wider audience this will bring. We are already recognised as a leading supplier to the hospitality industry and Sleep + Eat will provide the perfect backdrop to showcase our latest innovations and launches for the sector.  We are delighted to see the incorporation of ‘Eat’ into the show as a recognisable yet brand new aspect. As a leading single-brand supplier of sanitary fittings for commercial kitchens and bathrooms, we believe this natural evolution will work exceptionally well for the show and its visitors.” – Raj Mistry, Marketing Director for GROHE UK.

GROHE will once again host the VIP lounge welcoming industry figures, clients and press to the space. In addition, a 29sq. metre stand will showcase key launches for GROHE such as the new Atrio line (which first debuted at Milan Design Week this year) and the recently unveiled SmartControl Euphoria shower system.

Design Insider Sleep Laufen

Laufen – Stand J10

This year Laufen will be returning to Sleep & Eat to showcase their capabilities within the hospitality sector. The brand will be demonstrating their commitment to providing a professional and consultative approach, that focuses on adding real value to hospitality projects. Laufen’s expertise and collaborative spirit enables them to take bathroom solutions within the hospitality sector to new and creative directions.

Laufen’s International Team will be on the stand to welcome visitors and share Laufen’s inspiring case studies, both in core collections and bespoke products, which are enhancing hospitality projects globally.



Further BCFA members attending

Did you know that the BCFA and Design Insider have a stand together? Come see us on stand F94!

Agua Fabrics – Stand B62 | Astro Lighting – Stand D90 | Balmoral Textiles – Stand G104 | Ben Whistler – Stand C32 | Burgess Furniture – Stand E52 | Camira Fabrics – Stand E81 | Chelsom – Stand B51 | Concept Contract – Stand F95 | Corian Design – Stand F94 | Curtis Furniture – Stand C22 | Decca – Stand H22 | Delius Textiles – Stand C50 | Edmund Bell & Co – Stand C54 | Ena Shaw Contract – Stand C72 | Evans Textiles – Stand C42 | Harlequin – Stand C70 | Harrison Spinks Beds – Stand B44 | Knightsbridge Furniture – Stand E50 | Kobe UK – Stand D20 | Lincrusta – Stand A30 | O’Donnell Furniture Makers – Stand L24 | Pekalp of London – Stand E62 | Roman – Stand B30 | Romo – Stand B60 | Sanderson – Stand C70 | Sekers Fabrics – Stand C55 | Skopos – Stand E32 | Style Library Contract – Stand C70 | Sunbury Design – Stand B22 | Waterbury Bathroom Accessories – Stand E44 | Whistler Leather – Stand D14 | Zoffany – Stand C70 |

Sleep competition!

We are running a fantastic competition during Sleep + Eat, where you get a chance to win the amazing book ‘Why Materials Matter‘!  

All you need to do is share an image, on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, of the most innovative or environmentally friendly product that you discover at Sleep + Eat using our hashtag #DISleepsandEats.

This is a wonderful opportunity to win a copy of the newly published ‘Why Materials Matter’ written by Seetal Solanki. One entry will be carefully selected and revealed on the 30th November!

Design Insider Sleep Competition

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