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A Design Match Made in QT Heaven

Posted on: 31 August 2012

Inspired by an energetic collection of original artworks and cutting edge graphics, Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk are the local design talent for the hippest hotel, opening in September, QT Sydney.

Graham and Indyk have teamed up to deliver a plethora of stunning architectural features and interior design in the public spaces and guest rooms of QT Sydney. With Graham’s attention to detail and Indyk’s post-modernism designs, the pair will deliver a lively and energetic surrounding inside the famed Gowings department store and the majestic State Theatre.

After making a name for himself with the vibrant and cool beach club-style QT resort in Port Douglas and QT Gold Coast, Graham has shaped QT Sydney’s public spaces by reworking the historical features of the hotel’s façade and crafting articulate, vibrant interiors.

Significant historic fittings and fixtures have been worked by Graham to highlight the historical design aesthetic of the space while a huge LED display wall of digital art will be a feature of the hotel’s reception area. Eclectic and dynamic pieces have been selected by Graham to create a visual, design experience for guests.

Indyk has played to the eccentricities of the historical buildings, creating an edgy environment in the 12 unique room styles in the 200 guest-room hotel.

Retaining the original timber floors, the rooms in the Gowings Building are bright and airy with unconventional touches and embellishments. The adjacent State Theatre rooms boast exclusive Rothko inspired carpets and rugs, and quirky collectables such as bowler hat lights shades and unique artefacts.

Focusing on creating an individualised home-away-from-home, the dark stone bathrooms feature signature slipper baths and large separate showers with pin spot lighting creating mood and tranquillity.

The hotel’s European-influence brasserie restaurant, Gowings Bar & Grill and its late night hub, Gilt Lounge, integrate modern furnishings that compliment Graham’s signature allure and hypnotic design philosophy.

spaQ has also been ingeniously designed by Graham. Using a palate of earthy tones and vibrant accents, furnishings and décor depict the heritage of QT Sydney’s location. The Spa will feature six treatment rooms and a Hammam which adopts a vintage-cool persona, providing a contemporary social space for guests to relax and unwind.

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