Dezeen promotion: this year's Sleep – an annual gathering for hotel architects and designers – will focus on the role of design in creating loyal, returning hotel guests.
The two-day event takes place from 21 to 22 November 2017 at London's Business Design Centre. It will include a range of installations, exhibitions, networking opportunities and panel discussions.
To follow this year's theme, the Sleep Set competition will ask five creative studios to design guest rooms that explore "loyalty to the planet, the neighbourhood, the hotel and to one's self".
This will be accompanied by a pop-up bar designed by Moscow-based studio Sundukovy Sisters, which aims to "emphasise the importance of human interaction in eliciting loyalty between people but loyalty between brands and individuals".
Panel discussions will include a talk on "post-cool" hotels and an exploration of "slow design", where international designers will debate what it takes to create spaces, products and brands that enhance everyday living.
On display will be Italian design studio Egoluce's Megavide – a lamp designed for both indoor and outdoor use – as well as the upcoming autumn winter collection from London-based fabric supplier Kai. Other exhibitors include Sans Souci, Ercol, Ligne Roset, Laufen, Chelsom, Alpi and Fabbian.
Visit the Sleep Event website to find out more about the conference, exhibition and design features, and to register for a complimentary pass.