Lotus Domes, Worcestershire
Spherical event spaces for hire all around the UK | Lotus Domes.
Lotus Domes has been providing festivals and media stations all over the UK for over 10 years. Their geodesic dome structures are for hire or to buy for events, weddings, festivals and parties. The construction of the lotus dome is stable for all weather conditions. They allow maximum use of internal space with no internal supports or guy ropes. The project needed a variety of fabrics that could be used to line their domes, provide a calming interior for special needs shows and also provide backdrops for musicians and performers.
Our client chose our popular VENUS dimout fabric in Black, Pewter, and Gold for various dome applications. VENUS Black enhances staged performances, while VENUS Gold creates a calming atmosphere for special needs events like autism-friendly shows.
VENUS offers a soft, tactile plain weave with an extensive palette of 39 colours, spanning from soothing to lively shades. As an inherently flame-retardant dimout fabric, it boasts a dense weave that effectively diffuses 97-99% of light, catering to the diverse needs of contract clients. Plus, it’s OEKO-TEX® certified, guaranteeing its safety by being free of harmful chemicals for human use. This versatile fabric finds wide application in hospitality, cruise, healthcare, education, and workplace sectors, and it’s equally suitable for domestic settings.
Ed Sheeran Live Performance, Alexandra Palace
Ed Sheeran, Alexandra Palace
Amazon Live Performance, Alexandra Palace London.
Our client, Alligator Dynamic Drapes, has built a stellar reputation for their awe-inspiring drape displays, making frequent appearances on the big screen. For this particular project, they required a fabric that not only embodied the essence of dark, flowing elegance but also radiated sheer beauty, perfectly harmonising with the existing surroundings.
Edmund Bell’s expertise shone through and we delivered a substantial order of VENUS dimout fabric in two striking shades: Pewter and Grey. This was then transformed into a show-stopping masterpiece, which can be seen as the mesmerising backdrop for “The Equals Live Experience” featuring the globally acclaimed Ed Sheeran. The performance was live on Amazon Prime Video, dazzling audiences at the iconic Alexandra Palace in London during the unforgettable “Ed Sheeran: The Equals Live Experience” in 2021. (Ed Sheeran: The Equals Live Experience 2021)
One of our popular dimouts; VENUS is a soft handle plain weave with a mix of 39 colourways varying from calming and reflective to vibrant and energetic, making it the perfect choice for any interior scheme. This dimout fabric diffuses 97-99% of the light, therefore suiting the wide-ranging requirements of contract end users. This attractive bold range has excellent practical qualities including acoustic sound absorption, meets UK and international flame retardant standards, and is available in both narrow and wide widths. In addition, this fabric is OEKO-TEX® certified, which means that it is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use. This versatile fabric finds extensive applications in the hospitality, cruise, healthcare, education, and workplace markets, and is equally suitable for domestic use.
NHow Hotel, Amsterdam RAI
Edmund Bell fabrics are used throughout the NHow Hotel in Amsterdam RAI. The 650-room hotel described as “a place where contemporary art, design, gastronomy and cultural expressions mix. A new vibrant hub for business travelers, tourists and Amsterdam locals alike. The iconic building, facing various wind directions, symbolises the melting-pot the city of Amsterdam has always been.” (NHow Amsterdam)
The hotel, located right beside the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, was designed by Dutch architect OMA and is made from three triangular volumes stacked on top of each other.
Our customer, Interior-Consult, was asked by the developer to provide design assistance to NH Hotels & the designers and to organise the procurement and project coordination of all furniture, fixtures and equipment. The guestrooms are inspired inspired by the cardinal direction the particular room faces – South, East, North, South West, South East and North West. There is an eclectic mix of vibrant colours, patterns and traditional elements freshly interpreted throughout. Edmund Bells large colour ranges were the perfect solution, with an average of 28 colours in each of our decorative blackout ranges – an ideal option for hotel bedrooms as they offer complete light exclusion to ensure a perfect nights sleep. The chosen blackout fabrics were Discovery Damson, Discovery Green Tea, Discovery Indigo and Zanzibar Bordeaux – so very colourful! Over 5000 metres of double with fabric was needed for this project.
They also worked with our designers on a bespoke plain colour print, using Edmund Bell’s Printlab service – our ability to offer special colours via custom printing was exactly what they were after. The colour was printed onto the chosen base fabric; flame retardant Outback Silk FR offering 100% light exclusion.
Hard Rock Hotel, London
Hard Rock Hotel, bedrooms
Edmund Bell fabrics are used throughout the Hard Rock Hotel in London. The 900-room hotel is the Hard Rock’s first hotel in the United Kingdom and opened its doors in Spring 2019.
Built in one of London’s most iconic locations – on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane – the hotel puts guests just steps away from the very best London has to offer.
Internationally recognised as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock Hotels offer stylish and contemporary design (hardrockhotels.com) and what better way to do this than with a bespoke design using Edmund Bell’s Printlab service in collaboration with the Hard Rock design team.
Specified to supply curtain fabric for all 900 bedrooms, designers at Edmund Bell were tasked with creating a blue Ombré effect design, fitting the brief of cutting-edge décor, cool tones and modern design. The design was to be printed onto the chosen base fabric; flame retardant Venus dimout together with an FR blackout lining offering 100% light exclusion. These were then paired with an FR white slub sheer to add an element of privacy without blocking out the light during the day.
Aintree Racecourse, The Princess Royal Suite
Edmund Bell fabric has been used in The Princess Royal Suite at Aintree Racecourse.
This prestigious suite, situated within a world-renowned venue, is widely used for a variety of events so the need for durability with style was paramount.Since this is a communal area with high traffic and frequent changes of use, the client chose our MIRAGE blackout fabric in the Old Gold colourway. The result provides complete functionality with a look that will grace any occasion.