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Online Lynda Bradford

QE2 Designer: Dennis Lennon
« on: Apr 03, 2018, 08:29 PM »
Dennis Lennon was responsible for the co-ordination of the QE2 interior design for the decor of the three restaurants - the Columbia, Britannia and Grill Room. He was also responsible for the Seven Deck Pool the main entrances, staircases and circulating areas.

Lennon Designs - Michael Gallagher
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While the schemes were complementary to each other the theme common to all was velvet lined panelling on raised milk-chocolate-coloured pearwood frames with inset metal trims, with gold leaf recesses behind the bed and bed heads, which were covered in soft blue or beige leather. The rooms had two colour schemes, one basically blue, one basically gold. Ceilings were panelled in pearwood with gold leaf on the ceiling cover and the floors were carpeted throughout. Tailored bedspreads were in another shade of blue or beige tweed and made by Tamesa. Built-in furniture (which was low and very intimately related to the total design and also made of pearwood) had leather tops (rather than Formica and specifically requested by Lennon) with curved edges, and flush drawers; chairs were by Hille and Saarinen. The lighting was very subtle, in keeping with the designs. Bathrooms were a “riot” of imitation marble.

The suites designed by Dennis Lennon are:

1038; 1040; 1042; 1044; 1046; 1048; 1050; 1052; 1054; 1041; 1043; 1045; 1047; 1049;1051; 1053; 1055      1057 

Dennis Lennon was also project manager for the refit of the Columbia Restaurant during the December 1984 refit.   

Note:  Work in progress
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 10:19 AM by Lynda Bradford »
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank

Online Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 Designer: Dennis Lennon
« Reply #1 on: Apr 04, 2018, 06:50 AM »
The man himself
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 11:01 PM by Rob Lightbody »