Innovation in contract fabrics

21st November 2021

Panaz at London's Most Unique Hotel Design Experience

Panaz were excited to take part in the inaugural Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) event at the Business Design Centre in London this November, the first large scale exhibition for Panaz since the events of the pandemic.

Bringing together and celebrating the people and businesses that represent the best in the hotel interiors supply chain, HIX 2021 was the first exhibition of its kind, combining installations, talks and networking opportunities for a fully immersive design experience, specifically for the hotel sector.

Connecting both established and emerging brands from the fabric, furniture, bathroom, lighting, art, technology, surfaces, spa and wellness sectors to relevant designers, interior architects, specifiers, project & procurement managers, operators and developers, who bring the guest experience to life.

The 42m² Panaz stand was guided by the design theme of “Creating Safe & Beautiful Spaces”, emphasising the opportunity for hotels to create safe escapes for their guests by employing best practice and embracing new developments.

One the Panaz stand, visitors were given the first chance to see Gallery, the first Panaz collection exclusively for wide width curtains, alongside new woven and printed designs that offer protection with exceptional fire retardancy, Shieldplus antimicrobial technology and a host of fabric performance advantages.

It was also an opportunity for guests to experience ReMake, the UK’s first online platform for bespoke contract fabric design, exclusive to Panaz. With easy editing tools, ReMake makes it easier to create customised fabrics for holistic, engaging and relaxing hotel environments.

On the second day of the event, Panaz were also proud to partner with Erik Nissen Johansen, founder and creative director of Stylt Trampoli AB in Gothenburg, for his closing HIX Talk.

Erik inspired and entertained the audience with tales of his Pater Noster Lighthouse Hotel.

A story worthy of any Nordic wonder tale, it recounts Erik’s history of buying an island outpost in a windblown, barren and exposed Swedish archipelago. Amid winds of 1,000 miles per hour, Erik transformed the old Pater Noster Lighthouse into a safe haven for a community of seafarers, nature lovers and pleasure seekers.