Goddard Littlefair, a 2020 Winner
London-based luxury interior design house, Goddard Littlefair is delighted to announce The River Restaurant at The Lowry, designed by the studio, is the winner of the 2020 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards – Hotel Category.
This accolade will add to the impressive portfolio of prestigious awards awarded to the studio.
Goddard Littlefair redesigned the iconic Manchester hot spot The Lowry Hotel, its restaurant and The Lowry Lounge and Bar.
The Lowry, a luxury hotel, was originally developed and opened by Rocco Forte with interiors by Olga Polizzi.
It quickly became the go to hotel in the north east and has remained amongst Manchester’s best for more than twenty years.
With a completely new look The River Restaurant boasts bespoke, chic and luxury interiors and outstanding locally sourced seasonal food.
Geometric influences come from the very recognisable bridge over the River Irwell, while the playful, soft hued colour pallet comes from the vibrant musical heritage of the city.
The team at Goddard Littlefair managed to work in a homage to the city’s industrial past with the use of metal elements throughout the space.
This complete renovation has been carried out by weaving two essential characteristics into every aspect of the change, luxury and contemporary.
The architectural approach taken by Goddard Littlefair was to create completely bespoke furniture and fittings for the space, while deploying a playful yet elegant colour pallet.
The space features exemplary fitted joinery, creating a series of distinct but linked spaces, which has completely reconfigured the space.
A grand centralised marble top bar is the focus of the room; the slatted screen design of the bar allows, when needed, segments of it to be closed down to make a private event that much more special.
But it is the colours and lighting used which brings the space together – from bright burnt oranges and reds to calming greens and blues, all picked up and accentuated by the stunning artwork in the space.
The bespoke glass lighting is the final touch that not only brings warmth and vibrancy in the day but also creates a moody yet sophisticated atmosphere in the evenings.
Goddard Littlefair is a London-based, luxury interior design house with international expertise and a global portfolio, established in 2012 by Martin Goddard and Jo Littlefair. The company creates inspirational, award-winning, narrative-led designs for high-end and luxury hotels, hospitality and spa projects, as well as high-end private and developer residential schemes.
The Goddard Littlefair studio is made up of a highly experienced and international team of architects, interior and FF&E designers, along with other related specialists. Their 50 strong team is led by the Founders who continue to drive the company’s creative vision. Their expertise, and an emphasis on a fully bespoke service, has won them multiple awards and industry accolades.
The studio has recently completed work at the iconic Gleneagles in Scotland, the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik and the Kimpton Charlotte Square whilst work is underway on a five-star Mediterranean resort and a beautiful reimagining of a historic property in Vienna. Their soon to open project, Villa Copenhagen in Denmark, will highlight the studio’s accomplished F&B division Epicurean.