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Image via The Connaught

A recent unveiling of the gorgeously exotic suite dubbed ‘The King’s Lodge’ in London’s iconic The Connaught hotel features a continued collaboration in conjunction with Turquoise Mountain (the NGO founded by King Charles in 2006 to revive historic areas and traditional crafts while creating jobs for creatives across the globe).

The partnership was started in 2010 by the hotel’s interior designer Guy Oliver, who also served as volunteer Creative Director for Turquoise Mountain when the charity was first founded. 

For the King’s Lodge project, the design team commissioned Turquoise Mountain partnership artisans to create unique pieces for the one-bedroom suite including richly woven fabrics from Myanmar, miniature paintings and handmade carpets from Afghanistan, intricate woodwork carved by Syrian artisans in Jordan, and marble panels from India. 

The Mughal-inspired decor is paired with a rich palette of deep red, terracotta, and gold. 

 “True luxury has always been made to measure, and since it was built, The Connaught has been known as the handmade hotel, constructed by the finest artisan builders and cabinet makers,” says Oliver. “Now, working with Turquoise Mountain, we can support the highest level of craftsmanship in communities at risk around the world.” 

A travelled vision brought to life through the hands of storytellers.


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