Contemporary design for a progressive approach to hotel living, focused on community-based accommodation for today’s professional, digital nomads.

Vonder Hotels


JULY 2021


Interior Architecture & Design


Kensington, LONDON

Contemporary design for a progressive approach to hotel living, focused on community based accommodation for today’s professional, digital nomads.

Design Identity coherence to Multiple sites;  Jigsaw was commissioned to provide a full interior architectural design and specification, plus the installation of our FF&E package for a collection of hotels in the Earls Court, North Kensington, and Paddington districts. Our brief was to redesign one hundred rooms across four sites in this large scale, multi-site refurbishment. Jigsaw came up with a strong brief for the Berlin based operators Vonder, which subsequently influenced the brand identity and standards. A key element in our instruction was that the design and brand should be cohesive and evident within every detail of the hotel interiors.

The hotel rooms have a fundamentally fuss free boutique foundation to their design and we had strict budgeting parameters to work within; however, our finished design and furniture selection provided a strong material base which runs seamlessly across all four sites.

Within the furniture selection for the bedrooms, our consistent use of items made from oak and wrought iron add a vintage, industrial touch, we were mindful of convenience and ease of use, selecting wardrobes with open shelving and hanging rails. The hotel rooms had existing kitchen pods equipped with fridges, microwaves, and a sink which we completely updated.

The communal amenities for the project included a café, breakout space and a garden lounge. For the lobby our selection of fluted glazed Crittal screening, patterned floor tiles, large planters, luxurious velvets, cane work and vintage feature lighting lent an atmosphere of colonial charm in a contemporary and design conscious way.

In the café, dark blue and deep greens paired with tan leather and Victorian style tropical murals of what could be a Caribbean plantation added to the sense of a modern colonial vibe, while cosy nooks of banquette seating zone eating areas and provide areas for more private dining.

In the garden lounge our atmospheric lighting design and a simple palette of natural materials creates a calming and relaxing space to socialise.

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