Qbic Hotel London – Meet the Designers behind the scenes of this new cool and trendy hip Hotel

Qbic Hotel London, Lounge Area

Qbic Hotel London, Lounge Area

Paul Rinkens and Paul Janmaat

Qbic founder Paul Rinkens (left) and Qbic MD Paul Janmaat (right)

 

Qbic Hotel London Behind the Scenes

Can you believe it’s only been almost 5 months since the new Qbic Hotel London City opened its doors to the public on 12th November 2013.   This cool, chic and affordable London boutique hotel has settled nicely in to become an integral part of East London’s already vibrant community. Already it feels like a (very comfy) part of the furniture. I’m eager to spend a night or two there when I’ve finally sorted out my work schedule for 2014.

It’s been a pleasure working on the Qbic Hotel project. Introduced to me by Paul Rinkens (Qbic’s founder) who asked me to design a wall mural for the hotel’s dining/living area and library (see “Mind the Gap” mural). I also had fun working with LabordusProjects creating the designs for Qbic’s vending and kiosk machines.   Seeing the development of the hotel from start to finish was an amazing experience.

To help Qbic achieve it’s uniquely innovative design concept, award-winning interior design firm Blacksheep was approached to partner with them on the design of their latest establishment, a sister hotel to Qbic AmsterdamBlacksheep skilfully interpreted Qbic’s ethos. Designing a comfortable and welcoming space, creating a truly communal experience. Blacksheep has certainly ticked all the boxes with their expertise on this project, I must say. Read Blacksheep’s story:  Qbic Hotels – Creating A Community Experience)

LabordusProjects  also worked very closely with Qbic and was responsible for the complete management, consultancy and delivery of key aspects for the scheme.  This includes organising the whole lobby, entrance and all floors (173 rooms), curtains, loose furniture in the rooms including the carpet tiles and lighting for the corridors.

Here are further pictures of products and companies involved in the project.  I hope I haven’t missed anyone?

Annette Taylor-Anderson of ATADesigns with Mind the Gap Mural

Annette Taylor-Anderson of ATADesigns with Mind the Gap Mural at Qbic Hotel London

Qbic Kiosk Designs by ATADesigns

Kiosk Designs by ATADesigns at Qbic Hotel London – Photo by Blacksheep

Sending Animals (Cow, Pig, Goose) by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, produced by Seletti from Italy

Sending Animals (Cow, Pig, Goose) by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, produced by Seletti, Italy

Sunny Relaxer Hosepipe Chair by SanderBokkinga

Fence Sunny Relax Chair with Lamp by SanderBokkinga at Qbic Hotel London

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Stamp Rug by Rug-Maker

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Stamp Rug by Rug-Maker

Stamp Rug (olive) by Rug-Maker

Stamp Rug (olive) By Rug Maker

Organic Natural Bed Matress by Naturalmat

Organic Natural Bed Mattress by Naturalmat at Qbic Hotel London

Neon Light by Selab produced by Seletti

Neon Light by Selab produced by Seletti at Qbic Hotel London


The Making of the Cubi video.   Buro RAAK  are responsible for the concept development, design and engineering of the Cubi.

The Cubi designed by Marc Mostert of Buro RAAK

The Cubi designed by Marc Mostert of Buro RAAK at Qbic Hotel London

Table by Christien Starkenburg of SlowWood

Table by Christien Starkenburg of SlowWood

Table by Christien Starkenburg of SlowWood

Table by Christien Starkenburg of SlowWood

Tables by Christien Starkenburg of SlowWood at Qbic Hotel London

Tables by Christien Starkenburg of SlowWood at Qbic Hotel London

Forest London shop by Eva Coppens

Forest London shop by Eva Coppens

Sculptured head by Katrin Dekoninck of Studio KD

Sculptured head by Katrin Dekoninck of Studio KD

Sculptured head by Katrin Dekoninck of Studio KD

Sculptured head by Katrin Dekoninck of Studio KD

Plankwood Chair by Floris Hovers

Plankwood Chair by Floris Hovers

Jonathan Vos Photography

Photos of East London taken from the reportage for Qbic Hotel London by Jonathan Vos Photography

Jonathan Vos Photography

Photos of East London taken from the reportage for Qbic Hotel London by Jonathan Vos Photography

Jonathan Vos Photography

Photos of East London taken from the reportage for Qbic Hotel London by Jonathan Vos Photography

The Cubi

Images displayed on the Cubi by Jonathan Vos Photography

 

Qbic Hotel London has generated a lot of interest from the press and social media channels thanks to PRCo.  Here are just a few:

 

Meet the designers behind the project

 

PR

  • PRCo(The largest international specialist travel PR agency, representing the world’s foremost luxury hotel, property, and spa brands.

 

Visit:  Qbic Hotel London City