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WELLBEING: A FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCK IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS FOR 21ST CENTURY SPACES


The physical and mental wellbeing of customers are vital factors in the design of today’s hospitality spaces – including hotels, restaurants and bars; creating a guest journey which stimulates the senses and leaves an individual feeling refreshed and energised.


That’s according to Holly Hallam, managing director of award-winning international hospitality design studio DesignLSM, based in Brighton.


Holly said: “Interior design is so much more than creating a visually appealing space for people to eat, drink, socialise, and work in. Considering wellbeing is a fundamental building block in the strategic design process for 21st century hospitality spaces.


“The design should of course be aesthetically pleasing, but it should also play its part in enhancing the health and wellness of a person, stimulating the other senses - sound, smell and touch – as well sight.


“Through intelligent design, which ignites multi-sensory experiences, we are able to create restorative environments that enhance moods and generate a feeling of overall wellness that are appropriate for that specific brand, physical space and desired guest experience.”


DesignLSM creates interiors for the hospitality industry, both within the UK and overseas, with recent projects including: Jiji Restaurant in Islington, Chourangi, Marylebone; Sumosan, Qatar; Nac, Riyadh, Klosterhaus, Bristol, Gaucho - in various UK locations, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, Kensington, plus many more.