The ‘Sir Paul Smith Suite’ at Brown’s Hotel features a range of custom and vintage furniture
Designed by Paul himself in collaboration with Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at
Rocco Forte Hotels, the ‘Sir Paul Smith Suite’ at Brown’s Hotel features a range of
custom and vintage furniture, hand-picked artworks, brand collaborations and soft
furnishings from the debut Paul Smith home collection.
Drawing on Brown’s Hotel’s history as a favoured residence for literary greats, the suite is
designed as a space not only for rest and relaxation, but to spark inspiration and creativity
through art and interesting objects, with every detail of the room, from the rugs to the individual
art works carefully considered.
The suite contains furniture and art that resonates with the designer and his eclectic taste.
Several pieces can be found in Paul’s office at his Covent Garden HQ, such as Christopher
Simon Sykes’ impressive photograph of Chatsworth House library and, notably, his 1970s
leather desk chair by Mario Bellini. As another personal touch, Paul has also selected a small
library of art and design books for the room.
Several of Paul Smith’s notable collaborations feature heavily in the room, including sofas,
tables and leather goods from his recent ‘Everyday Life’ collection with Italian luxury furniture
company DePadova; Type 75 lamps from the longstanding partnership with British lighting
brand Anglepoise; and checked wool blankets designed by Paul for design company Maharam.
Said Sir Paul Smith: “Being asked to design a space for such an iconic Mayfair institution is a great privilege – and
I’ve had a great deal of fun in the process! Just like Browns does with its rooms, we design
every Paul Smith shop differently to celebrate the area’s individuality, which is just one of
the reasons the project appealed to me. On a more personal level, I’m so pleased we’ve
been able to include objects that inspire me personally and I hope, in turn, they’ll inspire
the suite’s guests.”
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