Dr.Stacey Hunter, director and curator of Local Heroes Design invited me to take part in her Love Design project, an exhibition celebrating design to be showcased within the beautiful five star G&V Hotel on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The theme was ‘modern elegance’ with a colour palette inspired by 1930’s Miami.
I was asked to design a set of ties and bow ties and I found inspiration from art deco buildings in Miami.
The Freedom bow tie (top right) is a print inspired by the iconic Freedom Tower in Miami, which was completed in 1925. I enjoyed thinking about this buildings purpose over time – originally as a printing facility then as a centre for helping Cuban refugees and now as a museum and cultural education centre. The tower is tall and linear and its sandy yellow facade is broken up by many windows. The blue in the design is to represent the blue waters of the adjacent Biscayne sea.
The Lovewell print (above) has been inspired by the iconic Miami Post Office designed by architect Howard Lovewell Cheney completed in 1937. The pale pink rotunda with prominent cupola of the post office offset by the green lawns is what initiated the circular design and pale colour palette. The tie has a wedding vibe to it…another reason I called it the Lovewell.
And quick there is a competition but hurry as it ends tomorrow!
Pop into G&V Royal Mile Hotel at 1 George IV Bridge to win one of 5 Scottish design objects. To enter, tag your Instagram photo with #GandVlovedesign and follow @gandvhotel or @epicurean_bar before the end of February.
G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh will pick five lucky winners who will each receive one of the prizes listed below.
Miami Signal Tie by Niki Fulon
Silk Pocket Square by Karen Mabon
Concrete Vase by Emma McDowall
Concrete Coin Dish by Emma McDowall
Rope Bracelet by Euan McWhirter
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Entrants can apply if already following @gandvhotel or @epicurean_bar on Instagram
- Entrants can enter competition multiple times
- To enter competition users have to follow @gandvhotel or @epicurean_bar on Instagram (or already be following), tag their photo with @gandvhotel or @epicurean_bar and use hashtag #GandVlovedesign
- Winners will be notified through Instagram
- G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh retain the right to amend or change the competition at any time
- Winner will recieve one of 5 stated prizes (Subject to availability and change at G&V’s discretion).
- Winners are required to provide a valid address for delivery of prize
- Winners to be chosen by G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh Social Media Department
- Competition to run between 10 and 28 February 2017
- By entering the G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh photo competition you give us permission to distribute your image across any other G&V Marketing channel
- Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of winning