Free Registration for Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) opens 

October 31, 2022

(UK) – Taking place on 17 and 18 November at London’s Business Design Centre, Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) will bring the hotel design community together for a celebration of everything that makes hotels incredible.

Returning bigger and better for 2022, with two days of networking, discussions, parties, installations and a curated exhibition of Europe’s best suppliers, HIX is free to attend.

This year’s expanded edition features a selection of leading lighting brands including Fritz Fryer, Astro, LEDS C4, Zonca, Marset, Chelsom and more. Showcasing styles and design trends set to define hospitality interiors for the seasons to come, the main HIX show floor is this year joined by Collection – a new boutique exhibition space where lighting and furniture brands serve up a taste of the latest launches, whilst a dedicated Collection soundtrack and ‘mini-bar’ will offer a hospitality experience. 

At the centre of the show floor, the Mush Room bar designed by WeWantMore forms the beating heart of HIX Social. Constructed from ultra-sustainable mycelium, the bar will host complementary HIX Drinx sessions across the two-day social strand including a late close Thursday Social party with DJ sets and complimentary drinks, as well as Friday afternoon’s Gen & Tonic – a dedicated midweight mixer where rising hotel design stars can expand their networks and meet the industry’s leading lights before discovering a series of talks sessions exploring the future of hotel design. Representing the lighting sector during HIX Thursday Social, Zonca Lighting is set to welcome guests to its stand to taste the brand’s own Enlighting gin, whilst Astro’s light lounge will host live music and drinks. 

Upstairs, the two-day Kohler-sponsored HIX Talks programme will discuss topics ranging from the power of narrative and the zero-waste design movement to metaverse hotels and the rise of members clubs. Featuring a keynote from iconic British designer Nigel Coates alongside a series of panels with speakers from Accor, Baranowitz + Kronenberg, Conran & Partners, A Studio, edyn, Roar, The Other House, Wunderman Thompson and more, HIX Talks is a forward-thinking hotel intelligence resource and the best place to hear actionable future-proofing advice to take into your next project. 

Additional content includes a reception for the Accor Design Competition winners; the launch of the Kindling design collective to support the recovery of Ukrainian hospitality; and a Festival of Hospitality fireside chat with the sustainable futures agency behind this year’s ground-breaking Barbican exhibition ‘Our Time on Earth’.

Decorative lighting exhibitors:

A modern take on the traditional banker’s lamp, Astro’s new LED desk light Gerrit has been designed with a striking yet uncomplicated and functional form, providing a wash of warm white light and operated via a touch-free wave sensor. Precisely crafted from aluminium and finished in anodised gold, it has a sleek, tactile appearance with integrated LED tape to provide reliable task lighting.

Joe Scog
Joe Scog’s Lockdown is a task and reading light in brass and aluminium, with other finishes and fine details available to taste. Created during the pandemic using existing components available locally or those which could easily be produced by hand, Lockdown was an exercise in repurposed refinement.

Seeking to structure open spaces with lattice shapes of air and light alongside linear profiles, LEDS C4’s Tubs Modular can be expanded and enhanced with additional modular elements or condensed into smaller versions with individual pieces. Flexible, adaptable and sophisticated, the range offers maximum user control within a slim, minimal profile.

Freya is a family of organically shaped lights in a Nordic contemporary design. The oversized top shade embraces the lower for an elegant silhouette, whilst at the same time covering the light source for a comfortable light.

Franklite’s Diffraction is a modern light fitting with a matte black and antique gold finish connected to clear glass spheres. The brand’s latest table lamp, meanwhile, is a modern matte black LED desk lamp with direction reading light and base illumination.

Fritz Fryer
The Alton Pillar Light is designed by Simon Wallis-Smith, who will be present at the stand (A1) to answer any design questions. The innovative Alton comprises four sleek glass tubes along with a selection of sturdy brass components. 

Ben Rousseau
Tempus is a new collection of innovative illuminated timepieces designed to change the way we look at time. Combining an aluminium and glass case with a futuristic LED graphic clock, this kinetic artwork is available in either wall-mounted or standing designs.

Northern Lights
Northern Lights will launch a collection of new decorative lighting designs exclusively at Hix. The designs will be added to an already eclectic mix of made-to-order lighting within its luxury Signature Collection.

The Reynard, Rathburn and Burlington collections showcase the natural beauty of verdigris – a finish as unpredictable as the reactive glazes they use. The Helios range of portable, rechargeable table lamps offers unlimited versatility, illuminating spaces without the usual constraints of wires and socket locations. Northern Lights will showcase more than 10 new designs at the show, including designs suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

The new collections will be available to view at HIX on stand 45, along with Crémant, wine and nibbles, and the chance to speak to the collection designer as well as the rest of the Northern Lights team.

Register for free today.