Disco Dixon


After great times of glory as a popular hotel in the seventies, the Sea Containers building on the edge of the river Thames in London was converted into a boring office block. But now, designer Tom Dixon has worked his magic with the authentic architecture of Warren Platner and has re-invented the building as a brand new Mondrian Hotel. And although Dixon paid a lot of respect to the original architecture, the interior shows many  of his favourite features: industrial-shaped lighting, copper finishings and geometrical patterns. The result is a glamourous 70’s disco-flavoured ambiance, that should speak to Brits as well as to American visitors. For sure, it is speaking to Mister President.

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Text: Charlene Preston

A typical ‘seventies-green’ covers the walls of the ground floor bar.

A typical ‘seventies-green’ covers the walls of the ground floor bar.

Even the hotel lift features the typical metallic finishings, loved by both Tom Dixon and American architect Warren Platner.

Even the hotel lift features the typical metallic finishings, loved by both Tom Dixon and American architect Warren Platner.

The glamourous hotel bar which gives you a look in the open kitchen of the restaurant.

The glamourous hotel bar which gives you a look in the open kitchen of the restaurant.

A teardrop sculpture brings peace and quiet in the hotel spa.

A teardrop sculpture brings peace and quiet in the hotel spa.

Tom Dixon-lovers will be glad to see a lot of his designs featured in the different hotel rooms, like this black Wingback Chair and the iconic Mirror Ball lighting.

Tom Dixon-lovers will be glad to see a lot of his designs featured in the different hotel rooms, like this black Wingback Chair and the iconic Mirror Ball lighting.

The reception space of the new Mondrian hotel is covered with Tom Dixon’s favourite material: copper.

The reception space of the new Mondrian hotel is covered with Tom Dixon’s favourite material: copper.