Initially designed by Ron Arad and completed by Ben Adams, the cantilevered steel beams certainly help the new build stand out from the surrounding buildings.
Inside this impressive hotel, Studio Mica, London based interior designers, were appointed to implement a calm Japanese aesthetic to each of the 156 guestrooms, along with slotted shoji screens, herringbone headboards and stylised watercolour walls by Hackney based artist Sichi.
Newhey worked closely with Studio Mica to design a carpet concept originating from linear brush strokes which is a consistent theme throughout the hotel. SUMI-E is a Japanese hand brush art style used to illustrate the differing density of a cast fishing net, traditionally used by Japanese fishermen.
The Japanese celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened his first restaurant in Peru, in 1973. Since then the celebrity chef has continued to wow the world with his distinctive mix of Japanese and South American cuisine, which has been championed by the actor Robert De Niro, who has a stake in the business. This is the fifth Nobu hotel to open globally and it is home to the third Nobu restaurant in London but is the first Nobu Hotel in Europe.