The designer duo Bombas & Parr has set up the first vegan hotel room. Only natural materials of vegetable origin were used in the interior design. With the animal-friendly interior concept, the designers wanted to prove that the term “vegan” no longer only refers to nutrition. It is entirely possible to create a homely and modern ambience without leather. Furnishing with natural materials is also not difficult at all. As proof, we will show you the wonderful project and explain in detail which materials were used in the design.
Furnishing with natural materials: a modern hotel room in London
The owners of the Hilton London Southbank hotel have the talented designers of Bombas & Parr hires to set up a vegan hotel room. This means that all fabrics, materials and accessories should be of vegetable origin. What seemed like a huge challenge at first has turned out to be a fairly easy task indeed. This is probably due to the fact that in recent years more and more interior architects, designers and furniture manufacturers have presented environmentally friendly alternatives to leather.
Furnishing with natural materials: leather substitute made from pineapple fibers
A material that is confusingly similar to leather, also scores with a pleasant surface and can be easily processed into textiles – that was the goal of the talented designer Carmen Hijosa, founder of the “Ananas Anam” company. In search of an environmentally friendly, cheap and sustainable alternative to leather, she traveled to Asia. There she tried several times to make imitation leather from various plants. She has finally succeeded in processing the fibers of the pineapple leaves into a sustainable organic textile. The designers at Bombas have the new material, Piñatex & Parr skillfully used in the hotel room. The bed headboard, a custom-made product, was clad in Piñatex. The orange decorative cushions in the living area are also sewn from the environmentally friendly fabric.
The interior designers have tried to make the room completely with vegan materials. The pillows are not filled with feathers, but with buckwheat and millet. The rugs and carpets are made of cotton, not wool. Furthermore, all furniture, home accessories, cleaning agents and even the snacks in this hotel room are vegan.
The furnishing and decoration are presented in muted earth nuances – in line with the environmentally friendly concept. Green, stone gray, beige and brown make the rooms look cozy and inviting. The attractive wood grain never lets go of the eyes and contributes to the natural look of the interior.
In the “vegan” hotel room, guests can only order vegan dishes and drinks. The restaurant will spoil you with filling snacks with vegetables, delicious dips and healthy juices.
A project by Bombas & Parr