Design News: Ace Hotel Opens in Shoreditch by

Issue 90 · London Design 2013 · September 16, 2013

Design News: Ace Hotel Opens in Shoreditch

Issue 90 · London Design 2013 · September 16, 2013

Here we go again: another Ace Hotel for the design world to obsess over (remember the flurry when the Roman & Williams-designed Ace opened in NYC?). The new buzz-generating Shoreditch outpost features the chain's signature Pacific Northwest grunge-industrial vibe (turntables included). Stay tuned: tomorrow we'll be deconstructing one of the bedrooms in our Steal This Look department.

Located in the overhauled former Crowne Plaza, the interiors have been transformed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of Universal Design Studio (their offices are two blocks away). And as with his other Ace outposts, founder Alex Calderwood is keeping it local: Much of the furniture is from UK companies Benchmark and Ercol and the carpets come from family-run company Brockway. On the premises: Hattie Fox's That Flower Shop, a juice bar from Lovage, a coffee shop from Square Mile Coffee Roasters, and still to come, Hoi Polloi, a restaurant and bar from the team behind hot spot Bistrotheque.

Go to Ace Hotel Shoreditch for more information. Unless otherwise noted, all photos via Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel Leather Couch Remodelista

Above: The Ace team commissioned lighting made from vintage parts from French company Wo & Wé.

Ace Hotel London Remodelista

Above: For furniture, the team turned to West Berkshire-based Benchmark and Ercol; photo via Monocle.

Ace Hotel London Remodelista Sitting Room

Above: Rooms feature wall murals and installations by Ace artist-in-residence Johnne Eschleman; photo via Monocle.

Ace Hotel London Remodelista Doorway

Above: The hotel's interiors hew to a moody palette of blacks, dark grays, neutrals, with a dash of teal here and there.

Ace Hotel Shoreditch Room Remodelista

Above: A simple schoolroom-like seating area.

Ace Hotel London Bedroom Remodelista

Above: Bedrooms feature quilts from French company APC made from denim and fabric scraps.

Ace Hotel London Remodelista APC Quilt

Above: A bedroom with its own vinyl collection.

Ace Hotel London Remodelista Turntable

Above: Turntables are by British audio company Rega.

Ace Hotel Bedroom in Shoreditch, London | Remodelista

Above: Fabric upholstered headboards with convenient storage pockets.

Ace Hotel London Remodelista Shelf

Above: Enamel tumblers from nearby shop Labour & Wait.

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch We Wo Remodelista

Above: Another lighting installation by French company Wo & Wé.

Ace Hotel London Clipboards Remodelista

Above: Wall-mounted clipboards display hotel literature.

Ace Hotel Bathroom Robe Remodelista

Above: Bathrobes from Wings + Horns can be purchased from the hotel's shop.

Ace Hotel London Bathroom Remodelista

Above: The white-tiled baths have a minimalist vibe.

Take a tour of the Ace Hotel via our past posts (we've visited, and loved, them all):

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