The Collectionist - THE WORLD IS ROUND


Opting away from standardised décor in rooms, The Collectionist Hotel commissioned the talents of seven designers from four leading design studios, and 13 artists, to create 40 individually designed rooms. Instead of rooms being allocated, guests are invited to peruse available rooms on check-in and choose their room based on the style, colour, texture and design - just as they would a work of art. 

Andrew Cliffe's inspiration for The Collectionist Hotel: "I saw this as the perfect opportunity to work with local artists, both up-and-coming and established, whom I’d long admired. With the collaboration concept in mind, I gave the artists creative freedom to express their vision within the parameter of a room. As a result, each room very much reflects the artist’s unique personality, with the finishes and furniture complementing the art".

Axolotl Paint was used throughout the eclectic hotel - Metta, Chroma and Micaceous Paints in varying sheen levels adorn each wall, in some cases creating unique and stunning designs and motifs. Axolotl Paint was chosen for the paintability, quality and depth of tone of the curated colours, as well as the beautiful matt finishes achieved in both Metta and Chroma.  The paint also needed to withstand the rigours of daily life of a hotel.

Photography by Terence Chin