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VERRIER INSTALLATION 

Permanent glass sculpture at Hart Shoreditch Hotel, London

Collaboration:

"Verrier" is the result of a collaborative effort between Hart Hotel and Rezzan Hasoglu of Studio Sahil, based in London. This installation weaves a narrative that harmonises with the hotel's rich history of craftsmanship.

 

Design and Features:

This remarkable installation graces the hotel's lobby entrance, suspended delicately from an iron structure. Illuminated from the base, the glass spheres cast enchanting ripple shadows that elegantly complement the wrought iron spiral staircase. The design pays homage to the silk weavers and Huguenots who settled in Spitalfields during the 17th Century.

 

Aesthetic Elements:

Featuring copper details and natural tones emanating from the sand-infused glass spheres, "Verrier" provides guests with a moment of mindfulness and playfulness. Moreover, it serves as a visual tribute to the diverse trading history of the local area.

 

Symbolism:

The common French term for 'silkworm' is 'vers à soie,' derived from 'Verre à soie,' where 'Verre' translates to glass. The glass spheres in "Verrier" symbolise silk cocoons and the historic trading routes of Shoreditch. The selection of sand from continents worldwide represents the diversity of international visitors to Hart Hotel.

 

Photography by Ingimar Einarsson

ABOUT HART SHOREDITCH 

Hart Shoreditch is a design masterpiece that seamlessly blends the vibrant heritage and modern-day creativity of Shoreditch to create a contemporary living experience. The hotel's 126 elegant rooms provide guests with an authentic and welcoming hub from which to explore the local area. Carefully selected books and decor from local antique shops, along with bespoke carpets and fabrics made in East London, bring a taste of Shoreditch inside the hotel. Inspired by East London's past, Hart Shoreditch showcases a unique design that celebrates the area's heritage as a centre for craftspeople and makers.

The collaboration is a celebration of the rich history of craftsmanship rooted within the hotel's DNA. Hart Shoreditch will continue to collaborate with a range of different artists over the upcoming months, ensuring that the hotel remains at the forefront of the cultural scene in East London.

With its distinctive style and historic homage present throughout the rooms and the rest of the building, Hart Shoreditch provides guests with a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Seamlessly blending the vibrant heritage and modern-day creativity of Shoreditch to create a contemporary living experience.

Verrier is on permanent display by the lobby entrance

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Address: 61 - 67 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU

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