Reconciling this light filled apartment with the clients’ life, our design strategy called for an extraordinary assembly of furniture embodying a lifetime of collecting. Pairing classics with bespoke and contemporary design of considerable beauty and authenticity, the home is transformed, art sympathetic and entirely suited to our clients.
The bespoke joinery elements were similarly conceived to have no common thread. As such, each piece, while contemporary, was imagined as part of a collection from an expanse of time. The result is a gutsy interior of sculptural form and engaging tableaux.
That the clients had an open and curious response to the design process, was an extraordinary bonus in terms of what they would trust the design to deliver. The 1940s Cassina Tokyo Chaise Lounge for example, is paired with a contemporary De La Espada Laurel side table and Atelier Areti Epic pendant, to lend a timelessness to the custom hand painted screen. Similarly the warmth of the Eames Lounge and Ottoman is matched with the warmth of timber in the custom marble window seat. Neither however could be said to match, rather, there is a tonal harmony that is carried through rug, chairs, lounge and cabinetry that creates this sense of natural evolution.
Essential to the interior design are the bespoke joinery elements where no single thread connects the pieces and materiality is used to define space and aesthetic rather than match individual items to one another.
Photography by Tom Ferguson