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Food design studio Bompas & Parr has created the “world’s first” vegan guest suite for the Hilton London Bankside using only plant-based materials.
No leather, wool or feathers are to be found in the hotel suite, which features a large bedroom, sitting area and bathroom, instead, a leather-alternative fabric called Piñatex has been used. Developed by Ananas Anam the fabric is made from cellulose fibres found in waste pineapple leaves.
It covers the room’s seating, cushions and an embroidered headboard designed by artist Emily Potter. The rest of the furnishing in the suite are made using environmentally-sourced materials, such as buckwheat and kapok pillows, soy-silk curtain and flooring made from 100 percent renewable and sustainable Moso bamboo.
The vegan experience itself begins as guests enter the hotel where they are greeted with a specially designed plant-based check-in desk with upholstered seating made from Piñatex.
All of the snacks, stationery, and cleaning products used in the suite by housekeeping staff are also free of animal products.
Bompas & Parr created the room in an attempt to show that veganism is “no longer only a dining trend, but can also influence a wider lifestyle choice”.
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