Prototype at InterContinental Double Bay

Sydney’s newest luxury bayside retreat, Double Bay’s InterContinental, opened their doors last November, becoming Sydney’s first 5 star property outside of the CBD area.

Prototype successfully manufactured, supplied, installed and delivered over 2500 pieces of custom furniture and joinery throughout 140 guest rooms, front of house, Stockroom restaurant, function rooms, and the rooftop pool and lounge.

The furniture for the 140 guest rooms – including twin, double & king – consisted of a mix of Australian made furniture, all manufactured locally by Prototype, and imported European furniture, successfully providing an ambiance of well defined luxury.

On each side of the custom made upholstered bed head, accented with polished steel design features, are two custom mirrors with a bevelled cut and a custom polished steel edge to match the custom made veneer bed side tables with custom GPO power outlets.

Other furniture pieces necessary for the different rooms included:

  • Upholstered Chaise lounges with a solid timber frame, custom made to fit left to right depending on room configuration coupled with a made to fit side table with a stone top
  • Custom upholstered ottomans made of solid timber
  • Round dining tables with a solid stone insert, coupled with tapered timber leg dining chairs upholstered in custom fabric
  • Quality imported Italian furniture for the balcony
  • Imported solid stone coffee tables surrounded by Australian made lounge chairs and sofas with powder coated legs and custom made cushions

Prototype’s team worked diligently to create the custom joinery directly in the rooms for the minibar and TV Cabinet. The mini bar was created from solid timber and veneer with mirror elements, polished handles and custom access points, while the veneer TV cabinets were fitted to the wall.

“The Royal Suite is truly one of the focal points of the hotel, offering luxurious furniture and sourced designer pieces from some of the world’s most reputable furniture designers.”

Some of these pieces include:

  • Saddle stools from Walter Knoll
  • Dining table & chairs from Space Furniture
  • Tub chairs by Cassina, sourced from Cult

Other custom made highlight pieces of this room include the drinks cabinet, custom made by Prototype with steel detail, a high bar table sourced locally in Australia, custom made lounges and a large imported solid stone coffee table.

Prototype also supplied custom made and imported European furniture throughout the hotel public spaces, including the foyer, lounge area, courtyard, Stockroom restaurant, function rooms and rooftop pool and lounge.

For the reception area, Prototype locally manufactured leather lounge chairs and timber coffee tables with glass tops.

The Clubhouse featured a number of elements, including timber coffee tables with stone tops surrounded by custom made lounge chairs, as well as wing-back chairs with solid timber legs and upholstered stools for the bar.

From the Clubhouse one can access the courtyard, decked out with imported folding chairs with custom made cushions for comfort and solid timber slatted tables produced by Prototype.

With spectacular views of Double Bay, the rooftop pool & lounge also provides a truly memorable experience. Prototype selected a mixture of imported furniture, custom timber furniture and upholstered items such as sun lounges, dining chairs and day beds in the cabana area, using special outdoor commercial foams and fabrics.

The end result features an opulent and luxurious boutique resort, styled with stunning imported European furniture and complemented with custom made pieces.