The cotton theme, combined with industrial fittings, spins through the One Lounge like a thread. The lights above the bar are reminiscent of oversized spools, the delicate metal letters look like yarn and the historical sewing machines transport visitors to the Cottonopolis era. Room dividers filled with metal latticework showcase three organic paper sculptures made by northern English paper artist Andy Singleton. The artist, who was inspired by spools of wound yarn and fabrics, formed unique, pliable objects from a simple sheet of paper – see the ‘making of’ video.
Another 3D paper wall installation made with pure cotton paper is situated above the traditional Chesterfield sofa. To create it, Singleton drew large-scale sketches that were then carefully cut out and assembled together. The final piece comprises 15 elements and shows the process of transforming cotton into finished yarn.
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