Over forty designers and artists worked on the interior. Some were chosen to create work to reflect on the building’s history and to add a new layer. In other cases, work was selected to fit with our vision of transparent, simple luxury.
MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries in Rotterdam. Still a young agency at the time, in 2004 they were approached by our artistic director, Suzanne Oxenaar to transform the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. MVRDV is now a 70-strong studio with international projects and global acclaim.
An internationally acclaimed designer, Van Lieshout’s Lloyd bathroom design and 8-person bed in our Rough Music Room have become Lloyd icons. He runs Studio Van Lieshout based in Rotterdam. His work has been featured in international art and design collections including the Stedelijk Museum, Fondazione Prada, Art Basel and Frieze.
Jongstra is well known for her emphasis on bio-diversity and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage through her felted creations. Her ‘Cherry Blossom’ felted shutters can be seen on the South-facing side of the hotel. Her work has been exhibited globally in (amongst others) Victoria & Albert Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and MoMA.
concept monumental rooms: beds, Lloyd Table and cable gutter
lamp, tables, benches and chairs
crisis children beds, cradle, chairs and bench
Princess on a Pea’, 2004. Lloyd Bar and Light, 2009. Steel, glass, tiles, halogen. Commissioned by Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy.
room 14, Commissioned by Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, 2008
Lloyd light, multiplex, highgloss aluminium, silver or gold, 2004. Commissioned by Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy.
Peg, commissioned hall bench, chairs, tables and children's furniture
'rag chair', 'milk bottle lamp'
Gerald van der Kaap
Lloyd Hotel project adviser, photo: 'Free'
Wim Doorschodt & Sarah Enoch
Cupboards made of the original prison doors which where used during the period when the Lloyd Hotel was a prison
Hans van Bentum
crystal chandelier 'Ship'
Cherry blossom wood
Victor P. Wiertz
routing and numbering hotel
graphic design Lloyd Hotel
Karel de Bazel (1869-1923)
homerolled dust ball, concept nomadic library
Dom H. van der Laan