We love a lobby. Ace Hotel London Shoreditch gave us another great chance to build a versatile social hub — a place to work, relax or wheel and deal 24 hours a day. We've divided the space up into an open series of room-like zones — partitions made up of furniture arrangements and a series of full-height Crittall glass and steel screens, so you can tuck yourself away while still staying a healthy part of the hive.

The lobby's also equipped with a full bar — its stools, cladding and cocktail tables specially commissioned from artist Max Lamb — plus a long, sixteen-seat communal work table made of cast iron, oak and copper. There's also a gallery space, with regularly rotating exhibitions by artists from here in Shoreditch and beyond.