Belfast’s first hometel celebrates the best of local creative talent and eco-conscious, yet striking design practices from innovative artists and producers.
We have worked with several local suppliers and up-and-coming designers to create a thought-provoking and unique space. Read on to meet the sustainable design teams and artists behind room2 Belfast.
Reimaging waste as beautiful furniture and thought-provoking art. This collaboration aims to challenge the notion of waste within the hotel industry. We have partnered with start-up brand Spared® to breathe new life into waste materials, including transforming plastic shampoo bottles into a statement reception desk which is visible from the moment you enter the building and tabletops for the café.
A sustainable, design-led furniture and lighting procurement company where production leftovers are recycled or sent to energy schemes to ensure a zero landfill policy, Dodds & Shute have supplied 90% of the furniture within room2 Belfast including bespoke sofas, headboards and tables. A registered B-Corp, Dodds & Shute adhere to the highest environmental, social and governance standards including setting a new standard for responsible materials, low-impact delivery strategies and championing circular economy design.
A Northern Irish illustrator, Jamie’s work is primarily centred around portraiture. Jamie was commissioned to create a special portrait within the wardrobes of room2 Belfast that conveys the richness of Irish mythology and folklore, bringing it to life and acting as a surprise moment for guests when they reach inside the wardrobe rail, adding another unique feature to the bedrooms.
Another Northern Irish artist specialising in fine art paintings, Rebecca’s work aims to evoke emotion and spark the imagination. Rebecca has created a mural for the backdrop of our reception that has truly captured the spirit of the hometel, inspired by her original ‘Sitting Room’ painting. This evokes the memories that build up in a home over time, which is what we wanted to bring to the space in line with the hometel concept.
A local Northern Irish lighting company, Mullan designs and manufactures custom light fixtures with a focus on premium design and quality products. With a team of craftspeople that make everything by hand in Mullan Village, this local Irish company has supplied 350 organic ceramic wall lights for the guest rooms, all made just 50 miles from room2 Belfast itself. Inspired by the rural surroundings in the Irish countryside, the ceramic designs reflect the company's organic roots and sustain the centuries-old tradition of Mullan as a village of makers.
Designer and sustainability enthusiast Jill Gurney launched Linen Lane, specialising in lamps, shade and homeware, with a vision to bring eco-friendly fabrics to the modern home. Linen Lane has provided beautiful handmade linen lampshades throughout room2 Belfast, made locally in Northern Ireland.
Alana McDowell is a Belfast born Illustrator and designer. Her freehand painted murals feature in several of the bedrooms in room2 Belfast.
Other great sustainable designers and artists involved in the opening of room2 Belfast include:
Obin Specialist Joinery, Potters Thumb, PLANQ, Kenosis, Merchant and Found, Biohm, Felix Lighting Specialists, Dyke and Dean, Sansho Ltd, Clayworks Ltd, Resillca, Ege, Baux, Mosaic Factory, Mourne Textiles, Camira Fabrics, Kirkby, Yarn Collective and Tibor Fabrics.
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