Bankside is the new boutique design hotel in the South Bank district of London, on the southern bank of the Thames.
The hotel – part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, the independent units of Marriott International featuring refined design – has been furnished by Dayna Lee of Powerstrip Studio in Los Angeles, and promotes emerging artists thanks to its Maker in Residence program.
In a setting of cinematic impact, the interior design gives the six-story hotel a carefree and relaxing atmosphere.
Dayna Lee wanted to pay homage to the British tradition, commissioning local artisans to make certain distinctive elements. The ceramist and illustrator Laura Carlin has created two murals composed of tiles illustrated with stories of the South Bank. The artist and designer Malgorzata Bany has made a series of tables.
Bankside also collaborates with Contemporary Collective. In the Maker in Residence program the hotel has organized a permanent space in which emerging artists have the chance to create and display their works in rotation, in close proximity to the Tate Modern. On the ground floor of the hotel, with direct access to a shared space in the courtyard, the Makers hub becomes part of the neighborhood’s vibrant art scene, offering a fine calendar of exhibitions, conferences, previews and other events.