Edmund Bell fabrics furnish one of the world’s largest hotels
Did you know that Edmund Bell fabrics can be found in one of the world’s largest hotels? The Abraj Kudai hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, has 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants, a shopping mall and 4 helipads! 120,000m of Edmund Bell fabric was needed to help furnish the hotel.
Did you know. in 2020, Edmund Bell locally coated 650,000m of fabric, avoiding transportation of over 350 tonnes of coating weight on their carbon footprint? 350 tonnes – that’s approximately 3 blue whales 🐋, 4.5 space shuttles ✈, 50 elephants 🐘, 700 grand pianos 🎹, or 45,000 bowling balls 🎳?
At the start of World War II, the need arose for blackout fabrics to prevent any glimmer of light from escaping and aiding enemy aircraft during the bombing raids. The heavy black cloth that Edmund Bell produced (the ‘Bolton Twill’ fabric still sold today) was deemed ideal for this purpose, which is how Edmund Bell inadvertently entered the domestic furnishing marketing, which would be the focus of their future.
Did you know that Edmund Bell fabrics can be found in the Hard Rock hotel in London? The highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel London opened its doors in Spring 2019 and Edmund Bell was specified as one of the partners to supply curtain fabric for all 900 bedrooms. The hotel is the first UK property for the iconic brand – on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane. Using Edmund Bell’s Printlab service in collaboration with the Hard Rock design team, designers at Edmund Bell were tasked with creating two Ombré effect designs; one in blue and one in red. The design was to be printed onto the chosen base fabric; flame retardant Venus dimout together with an FR blackout lining offering 100% light exclusion.