The Hope Street Hotel is located in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural quarter. This boutique hotel is situated in a building built in the Venetian palazzo and opened in 1860. It also encompasses the London Carriage Works restaurant that is named after the company originally occupying the building.
Basia Chlebik, the designer and architect of the Hope Street Hotel, was inspired by a scene in one of the Batman films where Robin's cape is caught in a rain of shattered glass. She wished to add a room divider into the London Carriage words restaurant at the hotel and sought out Daedalian Glass Studios to create an installation with this visual impact.
Daedalian Glass Studios Founder, Davia Walmsley worked with the clients brief and designed a series of fused glass panels. These were laminated to clear glass to increase the structural integrity of the installation.
This shattered glass installation was fixed at oblique angles by utilising concealed fixings under the floor and above the ceiling level.
Additional to this installation, Basia Chlebik commissioned Daedalian Glass Studios to create a series of fins for the glass fronted extension to the Hope Street Hotel building. These were created using laminated chiffon fabric.