The Queens Hotel, Leeds

A stunning art-deco Ballroom was transformed with a bespoke woven Axminster carpet, crafted by the prestigious Wilton Carpets.

The managemnt of one of the most celebrated hotels in Leeds decided that after redecorating their stunning ballroom last year, it was about time to replace the old carpet that was still in place there.queens 1 webWayne Topley, GM at The Queens said;

“During the summer, we changed the carpet in the Ballroom to this beautiful woven axminster carpet from Wilton Carpets and the effect was instantaneous.[..]The carpet has literally transformed the space into a venue in which people want to be seen.”

The Queens asked the design team at Wilton Carpets to come up with a pattern that reflected the Ballroom’s art deco features. Senior designer, Matthew Robinson, rose to the challenge with a grand design inspired by Art Deco’s structured, elegant geometrics. Matthew also proposed a smaller scale design for use on stairs and breakout areas surrounding the Ballroom.queens 3 web

 “The iron work motifs found on railings caught my eye and so I used these as inspiration, interweaving different layers to bring a new and contemporary feel that could work on the scale required.”

– Matthew Robinson, Senior Designer at Wilton Carpets

Woven in Wiltshire using British wool, the 800m2 of bespoke axminster carpet was installed by leading specialist flooring contractor, Pocklington Carpets.

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