The MacDonald Townhouse


The Client Brief:

Adi Studio are experienced Interior Designers in the hospitality industry and they invited Composite Imaging to create artwork to bring uniqueness to their design of the new interior at the MacDonald Town house in Manchester. A close working relationship with the interior designer, enabled the final artworks to become a cohesive part of the overall scheme concept . The art installations for the bedrooms comprised headboards illustrating hand drawn images of ten of Manchester’s iconic buildings in different colour schemes created for each floor of the hotel. The MacDonald Town house, now ‘Boutique’ in style was formerly a Victorian cotton warehouse and this concept was used in the artwork in other areas of the hotel. An archive drawing of a cotton mill worker on the loom, was transposed to gigantic proportions to create a dramatic black & white mural wall covering for the entrance lobby & photographs of the cotton fields were featured in the restaurant.

Materials Used:

The eighty-four headboards required for the bedrooms were printed on 12mm MDF. Additional specifications were added to the brief for smaller MDF panels; ten corridor pictures, for the lobby area of each floor, using cropped sections of the same artwork but with a black and white colour scheme. The mural was created on vinyl non woven backed paper and the bar panels were produced on 5mm acrylic. Click here to find out more about the products used on this project

The Art Work Solution:

“The MacDonald Town house was a complicated project with a great degree of variation in design and colour which were successfully overcome with your competence and patience. I am pleased to say that the overall result has been very positive and I would definitely consider working with Composite Imaging on another hotel project in the future.”