Claridge’s Diane von Furstenberg–Designed Rooms
Published: August 2010
By Shane Mitchell
Globe-trotting style icon Diane von Furstenberg puts her mark on London’s Claridge’s hotel.
“I never stay anywhere for longer than three days,” claims DVF, whose peripatetic lifestyle was the inspiration for a collection of 20 new rooms that she created for Claridge’s. The hotel is a frequent stop for the designer, when she’s not off to such exotic locales as Vanuatu and Abu Dhabi. Her life on the road is reflected in the boldly patterned Piano Suite, from its tan zebra-striped rug and ebony campaign furniture to an oak bed draped like a bedouin tent in pale cream silk. Signed prints of her Voyages photograph series hang in the living room. And what does this fashionable nomad order from room service? “Cucumber sandwiches served on Balinese trays, of course.” Diane von Furstenberg rooms from $1,025.