RPW Design Awarded for Hotel Continental Oslo

Posted in News on 6 November, 2015

RPW Design has been awarded for its re-design of Hotel Continental Oslo, one of Norway’s most sought after five-star hotels. On 22 October 2015, RPW Design received a ‘Special Mention’ in the prestigious AIT Magazine Awards in Cologne for exemplifying an innovative and captivating use of textiles. This followed a multi-stage nomination and seven-person judicial process, rewarding RPW Design for offering this treasured Nordic jewel a renewed position in the current and leading luxury market in Oslo.

Hotel Continental Oslo

Hotel Continental Oslo is Norway’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group. The hotel is over 100 years old, first opening in 1900, and has been in the same family for over four generations. The refurbishment of the interiors by RPW Design offered a sensitive re-design of the hotel’s public areas and 155 guestrooms, bringing the interiors into the 21st century whilst respecting the style of the historic property. RPW Design were awarded for demonstrating the extensive versatility of textiles in the hotel’s interior design. The chosen colours and fabrics create a pleasing ambience that exudes a deep sense of security:

“The light palette of colours, textures and fabrics were all carefully selected – the use of metallic, silver and pearl tones gives the interiors the lightness so necessary in dark northern latitudes whilst also creating a sense of tranquillity and warmth,” said Jan Wilson, founder of RPW Design.

The exceptional re-design of Hotel Continental has also recently been shortlisted for 3 awards; including Best Event Spaces for the EHDA2015, Best Decorative Lighting Installation for the darc awards and Best Hotel Interior for the European Property Awards.

RPW Design

With an impressive collective global experience and portfolio of projects and awards, RPW Design is renowned for its technical prowess and sensual alchemy. While varied, each project RPW Design undertakes is unforgettable for its coherence and elegance. The practice offers a full range of design services from conceptualisation, planning, design development and documentation to project management on site. Whether it is a five-star urban hotel, the conversion and restoration of a listed building, a cruise ship, new resort or a restaurant, each project is met with passionate pragmatism.

The company reaches for new heights this year as the founder of RPW Jan Wilson, a luminary in hospitality design, welcomes Ariane Steinbeck as the new Managing Director. In her new role as President, Jan maintains her close involvement through strategy and design, while the fusion of Ariane’s international expertise means that RPW Design now offers a globally celebrated leadership team.


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