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The role of colour in hospitality interiors for creating moods has been revealed in an experiment using the latest brain wave technology. People were linked up to an EEG recorder headset and then spent five minutes in each of eight restaurant spaces decorated in different colours (pictured), spanning walls and floors together with furniture and …

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Dandelyan at the Mondrian London hotel and TwoRuba Bar (pictured) at Hilton Tower Bridge have made it through to the list of finalists in the European Hotel Design Awards. They are among five finalists for the award for best interior design for a hotel bar which also includes bars in Vienna and Paris. The Mondrian …

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Entries are being sought for awards to find the best-designed pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK in awards run as part of trade show Casual Dining. With a deadline of January 24, organisers are seeking entries in three categories: Best Designed Independent Restaurant, Best Designed Multiple Restaurant, and Best Designed Casual Dining Pub. The …

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Mexican restaurant Cielo Blanco (pictured) in Leeds and The Velo House in Kent have made it through to the shortlist for this year’s SBID International Design Awards. Opened in the Trinity Leeds development in March last year, Cielo Blanco specialises in Mexican food, tequila, mezcal and cocktails, run by leading multiple operator Leelex. It was …

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The bars at Ham Yard Hotel, Rosewood and Edition hotels in London have been announced as finalists in the European Hotel Design Awards. Firmdale Hotels’ Ham Yard Hotel, which opened in Soho in May, is up for the titles of best bar and best restaurant. Designed by Kit Kemp, the hotel is also a finalist …

The winner has been announced in a competition run by hospitality furniture supplier Alexander Rose to inspire students on university design courses. The gold prize was awarded to Matt Thompson from the University of Derby, who has been offered a five-year royalty fee with Alexander Rose on sales of his design and an all-expenses paid …

Three London hotel bars feature in the finalists’ list for the 2014 Design Award run alongside trade show Hotelympia. The three finalists for the award, which recognises outstanding modern design excellence, are The London Edition in Fitzrovia, ME by Meliã in Covent Garden and the Great Northern Hotel at King’s Cross. They will be featured …

Graze Bar in Bath (pictured above) and No 11 Pimlico Road in London were among winners in the new Design Awards run alongside the inaugural Casual Dining show. They were chosen from 39 finalists in the awards which were set up to highlight creativity in casual dining establishments and the importance of design in brand …

A preview of this month’s Interiors UK show at NEC Birmingham The latest design trends and products will be showcased this month at Interiors UK, the show for professionals involved in interior design. Covering the whole spectrum of interiors including retail, it features designers and companies operating in the hospitality sector, from bars and clubs …

Bar designer Simon McIlwraith of Collective Design has been named interior designer of the year in the Northern Design Awards. Simon won the award after impressing the judges with his project Pleased To Meet You (pictured above), a bar specialising in gin, draught craft beer and food in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. Other awards …