Design Concept: Kingsland Locke, Dalston

by | 15 Apr 2022 | Design, Design Concept

Imagery © Edmund Dabney

Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive looks inside the 2021 launched Kingsland Locke aparthotel in Dalston, London.

Barton Willmore led the architectural design of this neighbourhood hotel, with Red Deer then designing the site’s interiors with inspiration taken from its locale.

Community connection

Debuted last year as the fourth London property in the Locke brand’s portfolio, Kingsland Locke reflects the eclectic neighbourhood it’s in with locally inspired design and amenities showcasing community collaborations.

The 124-key property hosts guests in the brand’s signature studio apartments, along with an on-site microbrewery and gin distillery, all-day restaurant, complimentary co-working space and coffee shop.

A hub of the hotel is its lower-ground-floor naturally-lit atrium home to a restaurant and bar. KRAFT Dalston is the food and drink venture of German Kraft Brewery, Jim and Tonic Distillery and Le Bab and Shaman is the ground-floor coffee shop offering grab-and-go items.

Locally inspired interiors

East London based studio Red Deer designed the interiors of this property by drawing on the colours and scenes of the Dalston area.

The hotel’s hallways pair peachy pinks with rough raw renders and the reception desk and waiter stations mimic market stalls. Greenery features throughout each of the hotel’s communal areas.

The rooms then come with a more muted palette, using these subtle tones and raw textures for a tranquil feel. Each studio comes with a fully-equipped kitchen with high spec appliances and living space featuring green velvet sofas.

By taking inspiration from the property’s locale, this site showcases the connection it forges with the surrounding area.

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