THE SCULPTURE & DESIGN
The Savoy is wedded to the arts more than any hotel in the world.
Built by impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte with profits from his Gilbert and Sullivan operas, The Savoy has been frequented by artists, writers, actors and musicians throughout its history.
Inspired by the Twenties and Thirties, the Art Deco opulence of Kaspar’s at The Savoy was designed by Robert Angell Design Studio. In keeping with the history of the The Savoy, Kaspar’s design replaces the feel of a hushed hotel dining room with an interior to complement its dazzling all day dining affair. Art Deco mirroring, bright brass railings and an iridescent silver leafed ceiling combine to create space, elegance and light. The chequered and gilded marble floor is encircled by a teal swirl carpet to echo the ebb and flow of the Thames. The central oyster bar, with its two Murano glass columns, completes Kaspar’s theatrical style.
To mark the launch of the restaurant, Jonty Hurwitz – formally an artist in residence at The Savoy – was commissioned to create a new sculpture of Kaspar the Cat. Hurwitz’s Kaspar is the latest work in his Generation Pi series of anamorphic sculptures. This series has had unprecedented interest in the world’s media with over 2 million page impressions and 500,000 viewings on YouTube. The subject of Hurwitz’s Generation Pi is the relationship between human beings and technology. Born in South Africa, Jonty Hurwitz has worked in the field of visual arts and computer data visualisation for two decades.