The Four Seasons Kuwait on the Burj Alshaya waterfront boasts over 300 rooms and suites – the embodiment of opulence inside and out. This prestigious hotel, which blends motifs from traditional Middle Eastern architecture into an airy contemporary space, was designed to be the most luxurious in Kuwait, so naturally, it required a specialist ironmongery solution.
Having worked on many of the Four Seasons projects worldwide, Allgood was initially brought in by lead architect, Gensler to support the development of the ironmongery schedule. When Yabu Pushelberg was appointed as interior designer, Allgood was selected as their natural partner following many previous collaborations on similarly large and complex projects.
The showpiece of the £1 million ironmongery project is the bespoke brass pull handle on each of the 3.6 metre-high internal doors. Finished in a warm bronze designed to patinate over time, with a hammered texture, these pull handles required months of consultation and prototyping, as well as a customised manufacturing process in Allgood’s Birmingham factory.
On March 22nd, Four Seasons Kuwait won second place in the International category of the RIBA-GAI Specification Awards 2019.
The judges commented:
“This entry is of an extremely high standard. The hardware compliments the building fabric perfectly – in the simplicity of design and universal finish. The hotel design is well mirrored by the hardware in its appearance and theme.”