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An Evening at the Sanderson FULLY BOOKED




Join experts of the Twentieth Century Society for an exclusive evening at the Sanderson FULLY BOOKED


London’s original design hotel, Sanderson, opened in 2000 in the former West End headquarters of Arthur Sanderson and Sons, manufacturers of wallpaper, fabrics and paint. The work of architect Reginald Uren of Slater, Moberly and Uren, the building is one of London’s outstanding mid-century structures and is Grade-II* listed, putting it in the top 6% of buildings of architectural interest in the UK.


Although transformed by renowned designer Philippe Starck in 2000, the building's original features remain including a stained-glass mural by John Piper, a flying staircase and a Japanese-style courtyard garden designed for the wellbeing of the company’s employees.


The evening will explore the history of the building with Twentieth Century Society, who will host expert-led tours of its most important features as well as other significant buildings in the vicinity, finishing with a cocktail and time for further conversation in the Billiard Room at Sanderson.


Sanderson features on the Twentieth Century Society’s recently published list of '40 Buildings for 40 Years’, documenting buildings which would not have survived without the charity’s intervention. The list has been published to celebrate 40 years of C20 campaigning to save the very best of twentieth century architecture and design in the UK, since its launch in 1979.


Tuesday 29th October, 2019, 6.30-8.30pm


Sanderson, 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG

£20 per person including a complimentary glass of wine or orange juice