Project: Marriott Maida Vale
ARTIQ were commissioned to create a vibrant art collection for the Marriott Maida Vale to compliment the stunning refurbishment by Anita Rosato Interior Design.
ARTIQ worked collaboratively with the hotel, designer and project managers Tower Eight to build a diverse collection of prints, sculpture and original artwork inspired by the legacy of The Beatles and their seminal studio album ‘Abbey Road’, recorded just a stone’s throw away from the hotel.
The collection is set across several locations throughout the hotel including the corridors and bedrooms.
ARTIQ Managing Director & Art Consultant, Patrick McCrae conducted extensive research into the themes and inspiration behind the music and history of 1960’s London, building a distinct narrative for the work.
The bedroom collection features a selection of atmospheric, eclectic work including a playful sculpture by Anita Rosato Design depicting the iconic 1960’s motorcycle. ARTIQ worked alongside the designer to commission a large-scale replication of the sculpture, providing 250 pieces for each individual bedroom across the hotel.
ARTIQ commissioned London based artist George Benson to create a series of bold and abstract prints exploring vinyl. The series includes a stunning ‘vinyl sunrise’ piece, providing a warm, textural focal point for the Marriott Maida Vale suite.
For the corridors, Patrick curated a colourul collection designed to take the Marriott Maida Vale’s guests on ‘a trip through the corridors’ with a selection of vibrant, psychedelia inspired works exploring the themes of iconic Beatles songs such as ‘Octopus’s Garden’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Her Majesty’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’ including a bespoke print commissioned exclusively by the hotel by ARTIQ’s in-house studio artist.
The collection also reflects the locality of the hotel to some of London’s largest transport hubs such as London Paddington & London Euston, featuring a selection of abstract and literal representations of transport and travel.