45 Park Lane stands as a masterpiece of modern design and architecture; designed by renowned architect Thierry Despont, who seamlessly blended contemporary style with classic elegance, its sleek facade and interior spaces exude sophistication, making it a captivating destination for art enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike.
Not only does the hotel boast exquisite rooms and dining experiences it also caters to Art lovers, who will be delighted to discover its impressive art collection adorned throughout the hotel. The property is home to original artwork from renowned contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, whose striking pieces add a touch of contemporary flair to the luxurious surroundings. Evermore, the hotel's commitment to showcasing exceptional artwork provides a little panache where all who step through its doors have an overall cultural experience.
Over the next few months, guests are invited to step into a world where art, history, and mixology converge, and will undoubtedly be mesmerised by an unforgettable experience. This renowned luxury hotel has once again pushed the boundaries of creativity with its latest exhibition, Art Deco – Age of Style and Glamour, in collaboration with London-based gallery AntikBar. Running from November 9, 2023, to January 2024, this immersive display of rare and vintage original posters from the early 20th century promises to transport visitors to the captivating era of Art Deco.
A Journey through Time
As you step into the exhibition, you are immediately transported back in time to the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. Each poster tells a unique story, showcasing the dynamic history of the Art Deco movement. From Marcello Nizzoli's rare Art Deco Campari poster to Marius Rossilon's antique advertising masterpiece featuring the iconic Michelin Man, the collection offers a glimpse into the past while highlighting the enduring influence of these artistic masterpieces on contemporary design.
The Influence of Art Deco
Despite the passage of time, the imagery and design elements of these vintage posters continue to captivate modern audiences. The bold geometric patterns, sleek typography, and vibrant colours that defined the Art Deco movement still resonate with today's designers, artists, and creatives. The exhibition at 45 Park Lane serves as a testament to the enduring power of Art Deco, showcasing how it continues to inspire and shape the world of art and design.
A Fusion of Art and Mixology
What sets this exhibition apart is the unique pairing of art with mixology. Alongside the stunning posters, guests can indulge in a selection of cocktails inspired by infamous artists, including the renowned Yayoi Kusama at Bar 45. The Dorchester's expert mixologists led by the creative mastermind Enrico Perri, have carefully crafted a menu that pays homage to the artistic visionaries of the past, blending their creativity with the art of cocktail-making. Other delights include the bar's impressive menu of appetisers including delicious mini Wagyu beef sliders, meaty Achill Rock Oysters and our favourite, the Crispy Fried Beef & Prawn Wontons. Sipping on meticulously crafted cocktails and Wolfgang Puck's mouthwatering cuisine while surrounded by the visual splendour of these unique pieces creates an immersive experience unlike any other.
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Words by Jheanelle Feanny