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Amelia Carter Interiors Project Name: Private Residence, London

Camellia Interiors Project Name: Looe Beach House

Location – London Interior Designer – Amelia Carter Completion Date – July 2014

Location: CORNWALL Architect: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Interior Designer: CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Completion: 2014

The clients enjoy entertaining but did not want to have isolated ‘adult only’ spaces. It was important that the entire house was elegant in atmosphere and hard wearing for young children. The kitchen, sitting room and dining room were originally on the ground floor as one open plan space. The client required an isolated kitchen and a formal dining space separate from the sitting room. To achieve this, the designers moved the kitchen and formal dining room into the lower ground floor, where there was an unnecessary reception room opening to the garden. With these rooms downstairs they were able to dedicate the ground floor to the formal and informal sitting rooms, as well as an office for the client. The first, second and third floor were fully redesigned as well. Amelia Carter Interiors turned the previous owners office into a single bedroom for guests/packing space (for a family who travels a lot). The second floor is the children’s, including two bedrooms and playroom, which has been designed to become a third bedroom if needed. The third floor is an office and entertainment space for the client’s husband.

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As the clients required a full project management service of their home, the complete scheme was designed very early in the project which resulted in a cohesive scheme the client understood and approved from the outset. Camellia suggested the reconfiguration of the internal layout of this property to increase the room sizes and maximise available daylight and consequentially the views. Two en suite bathrooms were introduced to the top floor to create a total of a five en suite bedroom property to host a minimum of twelve. With the entire property facing the direction of the sea, the team had to consider all decisions with this in mind. The layout needed to flow, whilst still all facing in one direction and the three tiers of the property needed to follow the ‘right’ journey for the clients. With the brief in mind, the team therefore positioned the main rooms for hosting; including the kitchen, library/living area and games room on the centre floor in the heart of the home with all utilities placed to make the most of the seafront. The design also allowed for a fusion of the outdoors and indoors with a feeling of almost ‘stepping out on to the beach’ as you went outside. Internally, the scheme reflects the immediate views of the very blue sea and golden sands and greys and silvers were selected from the surrounding rocks. Through the centre of the building golden yellows flow from the entrance on the top floor to the kitchen living area on the middle level and the sun room on the ground floor.


David Chang Design Associates Project Name: Central Park

Hill House Interiors Project Name: Greenways

Location: Shanghai Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

Location: Hertfordshire/ Essex Boarder Interior Designer: Hill House Interiors Completion Date: 2015

Vibrant metropolitan design Central Park Town house located in Jiading district, Shanghai. The entrance foyer is planned in a direct visual access to the living room and dinning room to give a feeling of spaciousness. The living room with 6.5 meters ceiling height is furnished with Chinoiserie inspired coffee table and chairs. This extraordinary town house is decorated with jade marble on the geometrical floor pattern to reflect the touch of colour and texture of the East. The visual impact was greatly displayed by the bold application of colours and texture. The master living quarter is quipped with two individual his and her walk in closet, an independent master living room, master bedroom and master ensuite. Overall effect is to reflect the new contemporary metropolitan life of Shanghai where the west and the east style cohered in harmony. Total 620 square metres Town house; 4 floors including basement; highest ceiling height is 3.6 meters from finishing floor.

The brief was to create a functional, beautiful home for a young family, who adore the unique brand of magic the esteemed Hill House Interiors bring to their prestigious projects across the globe. Using a versatile palette of muted greys and shimmering argentates, injected with accents of vivid colour, Hill House have created an utterly timeless interior, perfect for lavish entertaining and serious relaxation, in equal measure. A show stopping 4m bespoke spiral glass chandelier takes centre stage in the entrance hall, reflecting softly onto the highly polished limestone floor below. A striking Brian Yates metallic pleated wall covering acts as a superb backdrop for the curved staircase, a natural link to the polished pewter balustrade, which is softened by the tactile custom made leather clad handrail. Adjacent to the kitchen/dining area, the family zone is a wonderfully playful space. Delicate soft furnishings reprise the tangerine hues of the kitchen barstools, and the fun factor increases with the stunning feature wall, showcasing shoals of exotic tropical fish in two supersize aquariums, set within high gloss lacquered paneling. Every inch of the opulent cinema room on the lower ground floor oozes decadent relaxation. Iconic Hollywood imagery, showcased under soft spotlights, complements the oversized iridescent double daybeds, set aglitter under twinkling Swarovski crystal embedded wall lights. Upstairs, with a couture palette of soothing dove greys and subtle metallics, the sumptuous master suite comes with a bespoke bed, padded feature wall with mirrored surrounds, and, for added sophistication, contemporary, Deco inspired furniture from The Collection by Hill House Interiors.

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Honky Project Name: One Tower Bridge

KNOF Design Project Name: Private Property

Location: London Interior Designer: Christopher Dezille/ Honky Architect: Squire & Partners Completion date: September 2014

Location: Eastern Europe Interior Designer: Susan Knof of KNOF Design Completion Date: August 2014

One Tower Bridge occupies a prime position on London’s South Bank, between three of the city’s most important icons: Tower Bridge, the River Thames and the Tower of London. It is an exceptional new development of contemporary residencies, thoughtfully designed and luxuriously appointed throughout. Honky’s brief was to create an interior space that would be luxurious, timeless and make the most of the beautiful views along the Thames and beyond. Designed to exceed expectations. Defined by its successful blend of authentic materials, elegant simplicity, classical style and graphic detailed accents. The resulting design we have created a tranquil, serene interior. The team wanted to ensure a great experience on arrival, so where space allowed they made a feature to create the feeling of grandeur. In the entrance hall they emphasised a view or create a feature recess by combining materials of antique mirror separated by upholstered panels to create a striking feature. In the Master bedrooms rich toned timber panelling provides a deep base colour, which is over layered with a luxurious selection of fabrics to complete the sophisticated design. In contrast the treatment of the second suite is more playful, giving a nod and drawing on inspiration from the strong architectural details of the buildings exterior. The multi layered geometric mirror design using isometric triangles draws on theory of maths, and Islamic art and design technics to form this striking contemporary statement.

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The design brief from the client was to merge two existing properties to create one full floor luxury residence with an open living environment that allowed for an unobstructed kitchen, dining, living, and entertaining space while taking full advantage of the prime views and providing private areas for the Master Bedroom and Children’s areas. The result was a roughly, 3,700 sq ft single residence which KNOF design devised a cohesive, intelligent scheme to unify the various spaces and deliver the beautifullydetailed home the client desired. The final result mixes unique materials and approaches to realise a truly one of a kind property that met both the clients brief and budget. The design works so well because the open living layout allows for maximum east to west light flow throughout the space. There are no walls obstructing the natural light patterns throughout the day. One can use the large open spaces in a variety of manners as the light, the mood, the views, and the feel changes with nature’s rhythm. The interior palette is luxurious, yet subdued allowing Mother Nature to play the dominant design role.


London Land Interiors Project Name: Lennox Gardens

Olive Design Studio 1 Project Name: Eaton House

Location: Knightsbridge, U.K. Interior Designer: Corbie Phillips for London Land Interiors Completion Date: July 2014

Location: Belgravia, London Interior Designer: Olive Design Studio Completion Date: December 2013

The project started life as two buildings from different periods, backing up on each other: the front, a gracious Georgian house; the rear a smaller Victorian house. The second floor lateral development presented the designer with beautifully proportioned rooms in the front section and a maze of smaller rooms, at a different level and with low ceilings, in the rear. The brief was to simplify the layout and maximise the feeling of spaciousness. The design team had to fit a generous master suite with dressing room, a smaller guest suite, a guest cloakroom, an open plan living/ dining area with small but fully equipped kitchen, and as much storage as possible, into 120sqm.

The property, a 2,800 sq ft apartment in Eaton Place, was transformed into a second home for their client who lives overseas.

When it came to furnishings, the brief was once again simple and natural, warm and comfortable. The team at London Land Interiors selected wool and viscose rugs in creamy tones for the reception and bedrooms, and cream textured silks, with sheer natural linen for the window treatments. Colours are all soft neutrals with a splash of olive green in the master bedroom and burnt orange accents in the living room. They concentrated on layering textures and mixing natural materials to create interest. The finished product is an understated and luxurious home reminiscent of a comforting cashmere throw.

The brief was to subtly introduce a masculine, middle eastern aesthetic whilst at the same time valuing the very classical, historic interior. Carefully selected chandeliers were chosen to reflect the need to maintain the integrity of the period features of the property and timeless Italian furniture was introduced to enhance the feeling of opulence while providing key bridge linking the classic with the styles of today. Providing a discerning edge to the design, collectable retro Serge Mouille floor and wall lights together with specially commissioned artwork have been subtly added to reflect the client’s personal taste. The core palette was an earthy, textured scheme introducing Asian floral prints and pops of orange and teal blues, which bring the interior to life in a very gentle, eclectic yet timeless way.

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Olive Design Studio 2 Project Name: Britten Place

Prestige Global Designs Project Name: The Orchard Residences

Location: London Interior Designer: Lucy Clark and Katie Singleton Completion Date: January 2013

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Prestige Global Date of completion: 2014 A Sanctuary that Rejuvenates the Senses…

The project is the re-configuration and refurbishment of a 2 bed, 1 bath apartment to create a timeless 2 bed, 2 bath loft apartment. Lucy and Katie designed the apartment to enhance the ‘loft’ feeling of space while embracing the abundance of light and striking views through the original crittal windows. Lucy and Katie were able to experiment with the use of antique mirror within the dinning area, and polished plaster in the selected areas. In order to match today’s requirements, the integrated open plan kitchen incorporates high sec appliances and state of the art technology. This was also introduced throughout the property to provide effortless control for the very latest lighting, audio and video requirement’s By using a neutral palette of soft, warm tones and a variety of textures, custom designed and fitted bedroom joinery and tile matched marble sources from Italy ensuring clean lines in the two bathrooms, overall the scheme represents to epitome of luxury combined with elegant simplicity.

As a sanctuary towering above one of the world’s most famous shopping districts, The Orchard Residences in Singapore represents the pinnacle of luxury available only to a privileged few. The project’s client gave Prestige Global Designs a design brief calling for living spaces to be crafted from the highest quality materials and furnished with timeless accessories from the world’s most iconic brands. The design had to showcase the building’s grand view of the city and ultimately convince even the savviest property investors to make one or more units their own. At the same time, while creating a setting for the most lavish lifestyles, the design had to be neutral to appeal to the widest array of customers. It was also important that the design carried no religious symbol or meaning. Working with the existing layouts, size and number of rooms, Prestige Global Designs chose a contemporary luxury resort theme. Wood, marble, sandstone and plush rugs; vibrant floral motifs; and a neutral yet rich palette of gold, beige, brown, red, orange and green was used to create a refined yet luxurious atmosphere. Tea-coloured mirrors were used creatively to catch natural light and further the concept of space within the property. Gold trimmings were also added meticulously such as around wall features, paintings and mirrors to lend a subtle and refined additional dash of luxury. Decorative touches and tableware were all painstakingly sourced from renowned design brands. As in all successful interior design concepts, lighting was an important consideration from the very beginning. Besides having general lighting for practical reasons, energy saving and easy to maintain LED lighting was used to accentuate prime wall features and paintings. For example, LED light strips were installed in the living rooms to achieve a luxurious atmosphere and accentuate the attractive sandstone-cladded walls.

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Spiering & Co Project Name: Palace Gardens Terrace

Taylor Interiors Project Name: Country Estate

Location: Kensington, London Interior Designer: Monique and Anna Halloran Completion: 01/09/13

Location: Mallora, Spain Architect: Ignacio Pons Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: June 2104

The designers originally sourced this flat, sight unseen by a regular overseas client, who was looking for a pied a terre in London. In just three weeks the flat was sourced, and within a further two it had exchanged. This very special project boasts spectacular views over Kensington Palace. It is unusual to be able to find one of these beautiful white stucco Kensington houses divided only into two flats. They are usually kept as a house or divided into four flats, so having the width and 2 whole floors to play with, Spiering & Co were really able to get creative. The floor plan was changed so that the reception room benefited from a dual aspect, as they moved the kitchen opening to install glazed sliding doors that separate the two. Both the Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom remained the same structurally, they just needed some serious cosmetic attention. Upstairs as it was originally necessary to walk through a shower room to gain access to the roof terrace, the designers stole some of the space from the large master en suite and created what looks like a cupboard in the guest bedroom but is actually a shower, liberating the space to walk out onto the roof and creating a small study. The design works well as the day to day ergonomics now flow seamlessly throughout both floors, whereas before bathrooms led to balconies. The natural light in the property is spectacular so by opening up the 2nd floor not only did they maximize this but they also added a contemporary slant to this classical property.

An English family appointed Taylor Interiors to undertake the interior design for their charming family holiday retreat in Alcudia. This expansive country estate is surrounded by four acres of land, complete with a beautiful landscaped Mediterranean garden and striking mountain views. While the architectural style resembles a traditional Mallorquin “Finca� the luxurious interior design concept met the desires of the client by blending tradition with a modern finish, as well as being functional for a family with small children. Yvette Taylor and her team of interior designers were in charge of the entire furnishing of the property, which has six en-suite bedrooms distributed over the main house and separate guesthouse. Taylor Interiors also undertook the detailed design of seven bathrooms, three kitchens, the pool and the outdoor lighting scheme. The lights and lamps throughout the house were chosen from an exclusive range of brands, including Vistosi, Modo, Bover, Axo Light and Lucente. The interior of this beautiful country home feels light and welcoming, with a uniform colour palette of ivory tones, complemented with American walnut wood furnishings. For each room, an accent colour was chosen to work in harmony with the surrounding natural landscapes. The shades chosen include: violet, lime yellow and turquoise. The sleek and highly contemporary kitchens are by exclusive Italian brands, Cesar and Euromobil, with appliances by Miele and Siemens.

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Archasia Project Name: Botanica Bay

Archasia Project Name: Panyu Nan Tian Ming Yuan

Location: South Lantau, Hong Kong Interior Designer: Archasia

Location: Guangzhou, China Interior Designer: Suzanne Wong of Archasia Hong Kong Limited Date of completion: February 2015

A modern Art Deco luxurious residential project creating 1920�s romantic drama. The Botanica Bay is located above Cheung Sha Beach in South Lantau Hong Kong. It is the up and coming most luxurious residential area in town. Botanica Bay stands along the Cheung Sha hillside with panoramic views of the ocean. It is the elite lifestyle offering tranquillity and privacy in beachfront living. The elegantly luxurious house is approximately 480 square meters in two stories with outdoor swimming pool and roof top spa. There are 4 ensuites bedrooms with walk-in closets. Being in the middle of the ground floor, the living room provides dramatic impact while connecting smoothly to the dining area and the library. With Hong Kong’s colonial history, the Art Deco design language is used for this project in a very modern approach. Handmade special glass motif runs through the interior, together with the contrast of premier fabric, marble and hardwood, the 1920�s romantic drama is brought to life. “Our favourite aspects of the project are the remake of vintage Art Deco motifs on glass in a modern production technique and the clean lines of modern Art Deco furniture. It is the perfect balance of Art Deco elements and modern classic details used.”

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Western classic simplicity infused with oriental elements in an elegant approach for metropolitan living. This 500 square metre elegant house is located by the Pearl River near CBD in Guangzhou. This luxurious property offers the convenience of metropolitan life in South China while providing sophisticated East meets West lift style. With the double-volume living room, formal dining room, a sparkling bar area, 4 ensuite bedrooms and a game room, this unique property portraits the modern oriental living.Western classic simplicity infused with oriental elements is the design language used for this property. The contrasting harmony created by mixing stainless steel, marble, vintage glass, luxury fabric and leather provides the perfect symphony for the space. The harmonious mixture of western classic details and the oriental design elements.


Bernd Gruber GmbH Project Name: Wasagasse - Vienna

David Chang Design Associates The Palace

Location: Vienna Architect: Daniel D. Eberhart Interior Designer: Bernd Gruber and Philipp Hoflehner Completion: 2014

Location: Beijing Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

Berndt Gruber oversaw the entirity of this amazing loft conversion, from the property search to the interior design & architecture of the project. The orignial house, based in the tranquil oasis of Schottentor, was of Wilhelminian era and so, the design was symathetic to the original characteristics of the property. The property was divided into two flats and the concept for the design of the interior was classic modernism. Solid, quality materials were utilised, which will gain character with time and use. In the loft living area, the walls themselves come to the fore as a design element and define the evolution from the wall surface to the wall body. Large window apertures between the kitchen and the living room create a volume, whose architectural impact is interspersed by individual items of Viennese art scene furniture from the Art Nouveau period.

The Palace is located across from from the landmark CCTV building (China Central Television) in the heart of CBD, Beijing. This luxurious apartment is approximately 350 square meters with 3 bedrooms with ensuites and a boutique closet room for displaying the evening gowns. With dining room as the center of the home open to the living room and kitchen, the clients place their emphasis on the love of dining and entertaining with friends and families. The detail of texture in materials is prevailed throughout the entire apartment such as agate marble, jade, pearl, leather, rosewood and bronze. The client also has passion for different style paintings which are delicately positioned in dining room, living room and various bedrooms. The overall design atmosphere is a new way to interpret the metropolitan life of the capital city in China where the “forbidden city� is no longer forbidding all arts and culture, but rather, embracing them.

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Design Intervention Project Name: Eclectic Glam

Exclusiva Design SRL Project Name: Chalet, St.Moritz

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Design Intervention Completion Date: 2014

Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland Architect: Vito Fernando & Quaranta Paola Scianna Interior Designer: Monica Baldacchini Completion: February 2014

The project was a modernisation and redesign of a classic Singapore shophouse. The home had been gazetted as a conservation building so we had to work within very strict rules and guidelines. The brief was to retain the classic colonial feel of the original architectural framework, while making the home work for a 21st Century lifestyle. The owners are a couple with no children, they enjoy entertaining at home and required a home that was glamorous enough for formal entertaining yet would also feel cosy for intimate evenings in. The owners had a wide eclectic range of art and collectables and the challenge was to integrate those seamlessly into a modern glamorous home.

The interiors of this chalet reflect a mix of “chalet style” with a contemporary look. In this project, each element has been meticulously designed to create harmony between the amazing surrounding landscape and the modernity of the structure, which has high levels of technology and automation. Custom furnishings and artworks become protagonists of the space, nourishing the desired balance. Each piece of custom made furniture and the function of each space holds true to the promise of giving an emotion, a tangible testimony of excellence, where the precious alchemy between the intensities and colours of light and matter offer the house’s guests magic and precious moments of serenity. The main decoration theme for all the panels in this house is the nature, in order to meet the need of the client to be in contact with the outside in every room. A simple, but extremely elegant staircase, covered in antique oak wood, leads to the lower floor, where three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms can be found. Here the floor is wood, while the walls are treated with a custom decoration resembling travertine marble. The basement has a bigger surface than the other floors and includes a modern kitchen, with a staff area, while the lounge & fitness area is characterized by an onyx backlit bar counter and rear wall. Here two additional suites complete the floor, built as if they were two small wooden chalets made of materials typically employed in Swiss mountains. If the mood inspiration for this design was nature and the mountains, the project marries traditional chalet interior design with contemporary design and modern shapes and materials with natural ones. Throughout the house several artistic panels have been produced expressly for the project, completing the scenography of the interiors.

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EXITDESIGN Project Name: Dark Apartment in Warsaw

Honky Project Name: Penthouse Avant Garde

Location: Warsaw Interior Designer: Pawel Sokol Completion: 2014

Location: London Interior Designer: Christopher Dezille/ Honky Completion Date: Autumn 2014

This luxury apartment in the heart of Warsaw has been created following the transformation of the former condominium swimming pool. The end result was created over 2 years of cooperation with the client and top-class Polish contractors.

The Penthouse at Avant-garde represents the collaboration between Christopher Dezille and client, which quickly resulted in a merging of minds to produce a fantastic combination of quality and style, creating fusion of unsurpassed sophistication with a bite.

The decision to adapt a public building was a consequence of the specific objectives set by the investor. The apartment had to have an appropriate living area, an indoor swimming pool, and at the same time it had to be located in the green part of the city center. All the systems have been replaced within, and the rooms which were originally dark gained huge windows.

The location of the Penthouse on Bethnal Green Road, literally on top of Shoreditch Station and Box Park, is at the very epicentre of East London’s vibrant creative community.

The architectural idea was to give the impression of a large open space. Therefore glass walls and smooth room divisions predominate. Room functions overlap. Thanks to the large window glazing, the interior merges with the garden. It optically expands to include the terrace. Despite the large amount of glass used, a cosy interior has been created. The interior design was inspired by the Art Deco style. Consistent references to this style appear throughout. The created interior is sophisticated and elegant. Every detail is an important element of a harmonious whole which combines functionality and decorative aesthetics in a natural way. In addition to the carefully selected and designed furniture, works of art are an important element of the interior design. Some works were commissioned from artists in order that their dimensions and colors fitted to the interior design. After several months of reconstructing the building, every detail of the interior has been taken care of and all of the materials used are of the highest quality.

The brief was to create an interior to reflect this diverse cultural backdrop, started with the interior space planning. In this largely open plan space, the interplay between spaces, the hierarchy of rooms and how the volume of space was divided up was a crucial part of the success of the completed design. Originally planned as a three-bedroom property, the originally planned spaces, felt extremely restrictive, the spaces felt pinched and confused. By starting again, reconfiguring the internal walls, and loosing a bedroom, the team were able to create a space, which felt all together more cohesive, more evenly proportioned, that had balance and flow. The zoning of the spaces to create clearly distinguishable Formal Reception, Snug and dining area’s became simple, as the volume of the spaces relaxed and had space to breathe. Bold colour, and metallic finishes have been used as feature pieces of furniture to punctuate the grey scale tonal palette, and to give the interior its identity.

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Residential ÂŁ2.5 - 5 Million

Stephen Clasper Interiors Project Name: Fairlanes

Studio Tesei Project Name: Santa Maria

Location: South East, U.K. Interior Designer: Stephen Clasper Interiors Architect: Octagon Developments Completion Date: February 2014

Location: Milan, Italy Architect: Antonella Tesei Interior Designer: Antonella Tesei

Stephen Clasper Interiors were appointed by the client to design the interiors including all the bespoke furniture and the FF&E. The client had seen their work in another project and was aware that their approach was bespoke and turnkey. There was no clear brief from the client so Stephen Clasper Interiors were initially asked to produce concepts of specific areas. Before the team began this process they had a day in London visiting many showrooms, studios and specialist suppliers including the Design Centre to get a better understanding of what the client liked; this day also involved visiting some fabulous hotels for extra inspiration. As the client was well travelled and familiar with high end finishes, it was clear that the team were going to have to exceed all expectations with the quality of what was delivered. Therefore it was important that they worked with the best throughout the project. As Stephen Clasper Interiors design and manufacture furniture they were able to offer a very bespoke solution to many parts of the property. From fitted to free standing, many items were uniquely designed as a one off for this client, all being complimented with fabrics, wallpapers and flooring chosen for each area specifically. Accessories, special finishes and lighting were also integral to many areas and often incorporated within the furniture.

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This home-studio is located in the center of Milan.This building fills an urban void, extending in depth on its original Gothic lot and with its main front set in direct relation to the Renassiance church of Santa Maria alla Porta. The various floors are connected vertically by a single stair. The top two floors allocate the living area with terraces progressively set back which are furnished and designed to be the outside dining and living room. The full-height glazings create a visual relation with the church and with the terraces. The night area is allocated in the two floors below. The project of the interior follows two main themes, such as the dialogue with nature and with history. Nature is declined in the pavements, made in extra-white marble mosaic and oak wood, in the lime stucco of the bathrooms walls made with the same old Roman technique and lime paint of the rest of the walls. The desire of nature has also influenced the shape of the stair, which resembles the inner part of a shell, the custom made outdoor laser cut tables of the terraces characterized by natural motives and the Cor-ten brise-soleil designed with the outline of a tree, which creates striking effects of light and shade when the light is filtered through the fissures. The dialogue with history is reflected in combining contemporary design pieces with memories of the past such as old family furnishing and paintings.


Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Sol Location: Andratx, Mallorca Architect: Jaume Sanchez Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: May 2014 Villa Andratx, a masterpeice of contemporary architecture, is a bespoke designed villa for a family with grown up children who love to entertain at their holiday retreat in the beautiful resort of Port Andratx. This newly built luxury modern villa has stunning sea views, and has been furnished as a summer holiday retreat. Taylor Interiors were comissioned to create very comfortable, cozy, and modern, holiday home in Mallorca, which would allow their two grown up children, with their partners, to fully enjoy the house and entertain their guests. The task was to create a perfect “party house for the summer”. The architect purposely divided the house in two separate wings. There would be one for parents with additional bedrooms for their guests, and the second wing consisting of four bedroom for the “youngsters”, who could also use the attached cinema room in the lower groundfloor. Generally the client requested a light color scheme throughout the house, except for in the dramatic dining room/wine cellar, where their wish was to create a “wild beast cave”. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and allow all the family members and their guests to have enough privacy.

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Residential £5 Million Plus

Tim Flynn Architects Project Name: Mayfair Residence

Design Intervention Project Name: Black and White House

Location: Mayfair, London Interior Designer:Tim Flynn Achitects Architect: Tim Flynn Architects Completion: 2013

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Design Intervention

Tim Flynn Architects were commissioned to recapture the lost grandeur of this Grade II listed property in Mayfair which had been subdivided extensively over its lifetime. A driving factor for the clients was that the refurbishment wasn’t a replication of their homes elsewhere in the world and was true to itself and its surrounding environment. They wanted to reference the English style of the property’s past and this was achieved by opening the rooms and restoring them to their original footprint. The key aspect was to use English based manufacturers and specialists who still uphold the skills, craftsmanship and understanding of the building techniques of these period homes. Careful consideration was given to the design of materials used for the specialist cabinetry throughout the house, utilising sustainable hardwoods and veneers such as oak and mahogany. Tim Flynn Architects were also able to reinstate lost decorative mouldings for cornicing and ceiling panels as well as intricate wall panelling, inspired by the timber panelling of the great libraries of English country homes. Another important aspect was the use of both parquetry floors and straight oak boards which were supplied and installed by English craftsman, though using techniques which allow for the demands of today’s lifestyle. The result is a reinvigorated, luxurious yet functional English home thoroughly equipped to withstand the rigours of busy family life.

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The Black & White House is in the style of colonial era bungalows that were built in Singapore in the 1920�s and 30�s. The client brief was to re-create the grandeur and romance of life in Colonial Singapore, but at the same time bring it up to date for 21st century living; reinterpreting it in a fresh and contemporary way. Typically these grand colonial homes boasted with volume ceilings. They were resplendent in interior architecture detailing. As we were recreating a classic style, our initial concept meetings were relatively straight forward. Being a Singapore based firm, we are very familiar with the “Black and White” style. We looked at historic images to gain an understanding of what the key elements of the style were, that appealed most. Our initial concept discussion concentrated on how much of a modern interpretation of this style the clients felt comfortable with. The format living spaces were to be glamourous yet elegant. Grand enough for entertaining business contacts and clients, without being too serious and stuffy, a place to enjoy. The entrance hall, sets the tone of the house. This space offers an important glimpse into the home. It was here that we wanted to portray a sense of grandeur and glamour as well as a sense of strength and performance – as if this house has stood for decades and would be there for decades to come. Working with the architect, we proposed a striking triple volume space to give a magnificent entrance. This design has captured a perfect blend of colonial style and 21st century living.


Dorothee Junkin Design Studio Project Name: Vero Beach

NR Group Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Florida, USA Interior Designer: Dorothee Junkin

Location: Italy Interior Designer: NR Group

Vero Beach, an 18,400 sq ft contemporary elegant oceanfront residence, is the first interiors project by DJDS in the US. The contemporary new build Vero Beach residence offers magnificent oceanfront living in a stunning setting surrounded by lush gardens.

This stunning Italian property has been designed with a traditional Mediterranean feel in mind.The brief was to be able to create a functional and stunning holiday home that can be enjoyed in stunning surroundings and reflect the local feel.

Completed in summer 2014, the 18,400 sq ft residence occupies almost the entire width of 200 feet of ocean frontage, thus maximizing the ocean views from all primary rooms. Two pool decks, one infinity pool along the Eastern oceanfront and one pool in the secluded Western gardens provide sunny and shaded outdoor areas from the early morning to the early evening. Large sliding glass doors and thoughtfully placed furniture offer a seamless indoor-outdoor living across the whole ground floor. The client’s brief asked for a contemporary and elegant primary residence with ample indoor and outdoor space to entertain guests and the owner’s extended family in a variety of formal and informal settings.

Italian marble and attention to detail of the construction combine with pillars and columns that open up into typical Italian piazza style courtyards and rooms,meaning furnishings and fabrics needed to be carefully sourced and chosen so to enhance the feeling and ambience of this home. Natalia and NR Group have used neutral colour drapes to match powerful and dramatic architecture to create a drama rarely found in a holiday home.

Given the rather contemporary and understated style of the architecture, the client was not too keen on interiors that shouted “Florida beach house” and was curious to see what an international design outlook could bring to the space. With this in mind, DJDS created interiors of a contemporary elegance combined with international design influences by bringing together artfully applied custom lighting installations, textures, furniture sourced from all over the world, finds from the owner’s travels, vintage pieces and a variety of custom designed furnishings.

Powerful colours and designs of cushions compliment the feel with vivid and rich colour choices stimulate the senses and add to the style and opulence of this home. Food is as important as football in this part of the world so a dining room is beautifully dressed with chairs perfectly dressed and striking red colours set the scene. Fruits and greenery created inside brings a feeling of the outside into this home whilst pale timber and ornate white porcelain are subtle but distinctive of the design. NR Group have had to over come unusual shapes due to the construction and style of this property and have created unique spaces and private areas whilst still ensuring a welcoming feeling and flow to this stunning home,a very unique quality that Natalia has the ability to reflect in her design.

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Residential £5 Million Plus

Rosa May Sampaio Project Name: Country House

Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Allegra, Marbella, Spain

Location: São Paulo, Brazil Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio Completion date: 2011

Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors Completion date: May 2015 Photography: Huw Evans

An expansive country house in a generous, green 90 km estate complete with full leisure complex comprising an equestrian center, an 18 hole golf club and three picturesque lakes. The ambiance is one of rural splendor and refined privacy.

The capacious villa, designed by architect, Diego Tobal, is one of the most exclusive in the Andalucía mountain area. Set high on a hill, yet designed with flat gardens and grounds, the front is exposed to striking ocean views, while to the left of the property, there are mountainous vistas.

The house measures 600 m2 and has a Provencal style motif. To the exterior, recovered white gravel and the doors and windows painted in a lavender tone make an impressive welcome and gives an impression of a stately home, similar to the country’s finest rural retreats. The interior comprises of an expansive living area with stately dining room. The home feels primed for celebration and entertainment with stunning volumes of space, air and light. There are five suite bedrooms, a home theater and kitchen within the main house. The terrace of the first floor is placed in such a way as to expose the stunning panoramic view across the estate, with the luxuriously inviting swimming pool and beautifully manicured gardens, stone plaza and sweeping lawns in view. Furthermore the additional family living room and quiet corners of the gardens ensure a tranquil, calming tone pervades the project to make the home an inviting, livable but entirely epicurean estate. The Provencal style enhances the ambiance of travel-brought-home, with the interior aspects of the home being similar to those found in premier European hideaways. The generous acreage, landscape design and rural setting ensure the home would not be out of place in an English Renaissance novel.

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The property is as striking as the landscapes surrounding it. The sumptuous interior spaces are designed to offer the client a holiday home to rejuvenate and restore in comfort, with carefully curated rooms for entertaining. Taylor Interiors worked closely with the architect to imagine the property in its final form. This creative and highly collaborative relationship was integral to the successful interior spaces, which offer many bespoke design details married with technical capabilities. To create drama on entering the villa, a custom-made six-metre long chandelier composed from 700 pieces of hand-blown glass in five distinct colours was commissioned for the entrance hall. The chandelier weighs 900kg and the ceiling was specially reinforced. It is only in the recreational spaces that the style diversifies. The home cinema is futuristically lit with coloured LED lights, while the entertainment room is decorated with the client’s vintage aviation posters and is complete with a professional dance floor and DJ booth. Lighting was integral to the design, adding definition to the diverse layout of spaces where mixed ceiling heights play with visual scale. Taylor Interiors took full control of the interior and exterior, offering a clever combination of lighting components to illuminate this most ambitious and stylistic property.


David Chang Design Associates Project Name: Heritage Estate Location: Beijing Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014 Heritage Estate project is located in the centre of CAD (Central Administrative District). European classical details and the Chinese traditional cultural motifs coexist in this project in harmony. Through refining, simplifying, altering, combining and other methods, a sense of prosperity and luxury yet introverted atmosphere is created. This luxurious apartment is approximately 359 square meters with 3 bedrooms with ensuites and den. The average 3.4 meters ceiling height gives ample room for intricately designed drop ceiling which not only bring visual warmth but also richness to the space. Unique application of leather flooring is used throughout the master bedroom. The visual impact was greatly displayed by the bold application of marble in the public area such as foyer, living room and dining room. The overall approach it to find a good balance to create a harmonious East and West interior in Beijing, China. The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 39


Residential ÂŁ10 Million Plus

David Chang Design Associates Project Name: Chinoiserie Villa

Design Intervention Project Name: Sentosa Beach House

Location: Beijing Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Design Intervention Completion Date: December 2014

A fusion of modern and classic, the Beijing Chinoiserie N2 Villa is vibrant in colour, structurally fitting, full of imagery, unbounded by time and space with material selections, lush romanticism decor, signifying the underlying concept of discovery of the historical Silk Road. Deriving from endless treasures of Dunhuang, decorative motifs of Persian cabinets, golden brass rounded mirror, leather floor, polished and matte finished engineered Silver Shadow Rain wood veneer, galuchat, shell mosaics, agate, leather with pressed brass edging stairs are all following another Chinoiserie’s interpretation of tracing historical referencing to the prosperous and splendor beauties of the Celadon Era, depicting a magnificent picture of the blending of eastern and western culture. Total 800 square metres; 3 floors (including basement) with attic floor; highest ceiling height is 4 metres from finishing floor.

The project is a family home on the Singapore island of Sentosa with lovely water views designed for an expatriate Norwegian businessman, his wife, their 3 children and two dogs.

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The home enjoys a magnificent vista and the client wanted the home to resonate with a feeling of breezy island living. With a young family and two dogs, the clients wanted a home that was eminently practical and the resonated with a vibe of easy relaxed living. But at the same time, the clients wanted a home elegant enough to entertain business clients. The team are particularly proud of how we have captured the essence of island life and created a home that resonates with a subtle Asian vibe giving the client the sense of place that they were looking for, yet at all times respecting the crisp modern, architectural style of the home.


NR Group Project Name: Private Residence Location: Berlin-Germany Interior Designer: NR Group Completion: 2012 The Clients brief for this project was for a very modern and clinical European design. NR Group were asked to combine modern interior design and incorporate traditional materials such as a striking wooden staircase as a central feature. This contrasts with almost an industrial glass adjacent to this which contrasts and showcases both materials beautifully. This luxury home demonstrates luxury throughout with both furniture store and fabrics sourced from around the world combined with art and subtle touches which make this home unique. Whilst contemporary and modern,Natalia and NR Group have still created spaces that offer a true sense of escape and a feeling of warmth. Sophisticated lighting and made to measure,bespoke furniture bounce light through glass dividing walls and carefully designed recesses that display ornate art and ornaments. A breathtaking atrium with complete with a decadent chandelier that cascades from a roof light is awe inspiring and fills this huge atrium with beauty and light. Bedroom suites have unique strong colours to reflect the personality of this property but with textured wall coverings and soft furniture,a haven is created. Reception rooms are rich in colour and combine beautiful woods and fabrics. Italian marble bathrooms in neutral colours combine with mood lighting and recessed basins that are beautiful and functional. NR Group have designed an interior that combines beauty with a precision and modern architecture in this functional home.

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Residential £10 Million Plus

Honky Project Name: Private Residence

Laura Hammett Project Name: Grand Grade II Listed Townhouse

Location: London Interior Designer: Christopher Dezille/Honky Architect: Charlton Brown Completion Date: October 2014

Location: Belgravia, London Interior Designer: Laura Hammett Ltd Completion: 2014

The brief was to create an elegant interior to complement the traditional period features of this refurbished £3.2m property. A muted light colour palette was used with fine ebony wood, antique silver finishes and luxurious tactile fabrics to enhance both the heritage and modernity of the building. Family had to be at the forefront of the design. The furniture and finishes had to compliment the grand architectural details and yet still feel like a family home. While still being classical, we were careful to ensure the design was family focused. This is particularly highlighted on the basement floor, where an impressive pool area encompasses a large swimming pool, changing rooms and wellness spa. The pool sits next to a casual sitting room, and extends from the house out to the garden with arched glass doors that create an inside/outside feel to the space. This enables them to move freely between these areas, as a growing family, an entirely idyllic set up. From a quirky homework room to a formal gentlemen’s study, everybody has their own uniquely designed space as well as many multi functional communal areas.

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Laura Hammett have completed a contemporary and historically accurate refurbishment of this 4,600 square foot five storey grade II listed, six bedroom townhouse in Belgravia. As a development the designers were given complete control of the design, however the buyer was always in mind and the prime central London location dictated the level of luxury needed throughout. Laura Hammett ensured this was executed in an understated and elegant way to be in harmony with the heritage of the house. The aim was to create a classic yet contemporary interior that was also in keeping with the period of the property, ensuring that all changes and additions were historically accurate to the property’s Regency heritage; from the cornices, to the fireplaces and ceiling roses, and all in accordance with the Listed Building Consent. The formal areas (dining, study and drawing room) of this project, feature grand rooms with high ceilings. These rooms exude luxury and a sense of grandeur that many other buildings are not able to carry. The period cornices, ceiling roses and doors are blended with the contemporary furnishing by the timeless herringbone parquet flooring which allows for accents such as metallic furniture detail in bronze and gold, modern art and large statement lighting. In addition to the grade II listed section of the building there is also a new extension. The new extension to the rear of the property affords a more modern design, with the kitchen and family room being notably more contemporary than the rest of the house. The design also incorporates an extensive outdoor terrace, inner courtyard and balcony.


Shiny Bones Project Name: Laguna House Myca is taken by the movement of the ocean, the sensory pallet of the beach. Organic textures, reflective surfaces, and sleek lines inform the interior design of this three story home built on a precipice. The home transparently blends jagged and smooth lines drawn from the coast and is highlighted with beguiling and sensible innovations for modern living. The open and airy nature of the estate, informed by the sublime nature of the coast, is set off by globally sourced lighting that is the jewellery of the home, in addition to the pneumatic elevator. On each of the three stories, the coastal side is lined with vanishing glass doors, manifesting as hanging panes that erase the traditional boundary between home and the elements. The pivot front door, the beaded faucet in powder bath, the monolithic master sinks and tub (that fills from the ceiling and has an exterior slope to sit against to enjoy the view), the doors that extend in and out seamlessly, the floating ceilings, the wall treatments, the exposed concrete staircase. The contemporary furniture caresses the decor, offering comfort at the cost of minimal visual intrusion. Aloof tones and deep texture are evocative sand and cliffs, welcoming the inhabitants into an intimate relationship with nature. The natural finishes include marble, onyx, recycled glass, finished with unfinished concrete, polished stone, rustic wood, tile, walnut, steel, pine. Comfort and softness are not compromised, and creativity is personified in this opulent progressive home in Laguna Beach , an artist community that values the preservation of nature as much as the enjoyment of it.

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Residential £20 Million Plus

Design Haus Liberty Project Name: South Bank Tower Penthouse

MDesign London Project Name: Grade II Listed Mansion House

Location: London Interior Designer: Design Haus Liberty Completion: 2015

Location: Knightsbridge, London Interior Designer: MDesign London Completion: February 2015

Design Haus Liberty have redefined luxury living for the 21st century with this iconic masterpiece showcased in the exclusive high-rise penthouses of CIT’s new development: South Bank Tower. Located on a prime riverside site, this penthouse takes full advantage of the skyline views and lifestyle living through architecture. The stunning features include a champagne bar, indoor- outdoor pool, a levitating dining table, and a bathtub overlooking 180 degree views of the city.

From the start, the brief was clear and uncompromising: to go beyond luxury and touch perfection. The designers set out to respect and wherever possible restore the building’s original features, from the central oak staircase to the dining room’s original Jacobeanstyle ceiling. We wanted the property to epitomise the ultimate in twenty-first century living, blending architectural heritage with a visionary design aesthetic and the ultimate in luxury to create something truly unique.

DH Liberty worked with AKT, to carve out a curved double height space resulting in maximum light from a glass curtain wall. The views create an endless extension of the living room into the sky. Inspiration has been taken from nature’s glacial hanging ice caves and sand dunes to create a juxtaposing design of both light and heavy volumes within the same space. The levitating, blackened steel table floats effortlessly in the space. The kitchen features bespoke, curved concrete and DHLiberty’s faceted island is featured in curved, brushed brass signature design exclusive for South Bank Tower. The penthouse features a luxurious master bedroom and ensuite with a custom made bathtub featuring Jacuzzi water jets. The glass wall in between the bedroom and bathroom is fully equipped with electrolyte privacy glass which becomes a projection screen which can be viewed from the bedroom and the bathroom simultaneously. Within the lounge and entertainment space, computer scripted chandeliers are inspired by the pattern of falling leaves. A continuous heated pool/sauna extends from inside to outside to create the illusion of walking on water. There is also a private garden terrace with a remote controlled fire place, sauna and an internally lit bar together with landscape wall art.

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This vision was made reality through the use of the finest materials, sumptuous fabrics, hand crafted furniture and specialist finishes from around the world. These were complemented by custommade creations from acclaimed artisans, each at the pinnacle of their craft. Every last detail is bespoke, from the spectacular metal inlaid mural in the master bathroom to the 90,000-piece waterfall chandelier that cascades down the central staircase. The light-filled drawing room, the magnificent master suite, the oasis of tranquillity that is the spa – each space has its own distinctive character, whilst at the same time forming an integral part of a seamless whole. The scale and grandeur of the design reflects and reinforces the imposing proportions of the property, enhancing period detail with the seamless interweaving of innovative new features. The end result blends meticulous aesthetics with functionality and absolute luxury to create an elegantly balanced experience which at the same time reveals distinctive touches in every room.


NR Group Project Name: Private Residence - Guildford

Space Design & Development Project Name: XXVI Old Queen Street

Location: Surrey, UK Interior Designer: NR Group Completed: 2015

Location: Westminster, London Architect: Space Design & Development Interior Designer: Space Design & Development Completion: September 2014

This grand Surrey Mansion has been designed with an international flavour and with input from NR Group at an early stage to the developer, Octagon Developments. To maximise living space and in keeping with strict planning guidelines, a huge basement, a mediterranean style courtyard and a stunning garden encompass the rear of the house. A cinema,games suite, swimming pool and spa area and a room for enjoying parties are located here with access both internally upstairs or directly to the outside. Natalia particularly understands the need for natural light and spaces that are not dark, so her clever use of colour and fabrics is clearly evident in every turn. Spaces under staircases have a flash of colour, Fendi cushions and carpets to add to the feeling of beautiful and classical opulence. The centrepiece is a curved marble staircase in the main entrance hall a glass balustrade and the most stunning two storey glass chandelier you will see anywhere in the world is what Natalia particularly wanted to emphasise. Mirrored lifts combined with dark furniture sourced worldwide combine beautifully with marble and natural light flooding in through carefully designed light tunnels. Natalia has walls adorned with neutral colours combined with artwork of her heroes,Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn which is why NR Group designs feel intimate and personal. With five carefully furnished reception rooms and and six individual bedroom suites all carefully created and designed, NR Group have created a unique international home in the heart of Surrey that combines a total feel of escapism,a home fit for the finest of entertaining with friends and a family home. Even in North Facing reception rooms,a musical theme including grand piano and drum kit combined with artwork that bounce light in every direction create light and warmth. This property has a huge dining room and the kitchen combines a dining area and breakfast bar and also a separate seating area so that many breakfasts can be enjoyed sharing here.

Space Design & Development undertook a painstaking renovation to restore XXVI Old Queen Street back to a single family home, taking into account both the heritage of the property, its extraordinary surroundings and the high level of luxurious interior finish required to impress today’s most discerning buyers Internally, the home embodies the epitome of modern luxury. Spread over eight floors, the layout respects the original floor plan whist also allowing for the flexibility of space required by modern living, with the interior finishes marrying a warm and intimate home environment with grand and opulent entertaining spaces. The original ‘Piano Nobile’ floors offer both grand interior entertaining spaces and a delightful terrace overlooking St James’s Park. A private garden, enjoyed under license from the Royal household, further extends the entertaining space to the outside. The lower ground floor kitchen and top floor media room provide space for more informal living. Downstairs, the minimalist bespoke Rossana kitchen includes a plethora of top of the range appliances, all of which are concealed behind sleek sliding-folding doors. On the sixth floor terrace, leading directly off from the media room, a 180 degree view can be enjoyed, taking in both Buckingham Palace and Westminster Palace. The creation of the master suite is an example of how the classical envelope has been adapted to best suit contemporary needs. Created over two storeys, the duplex was conceived to offer the principles of a luxury boutique hotel suite within a home. Whilst the period features have been meticulously restored, the property also includes subtly installed contemporary features to enable a number of intelligent technology solutions. A hidden internal lift, concealed behind traditional panelled walls, connects the entire eight storeys.

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Living Space - UK

Boscolo Project Name: Private Residence

Camellia Interiors Project Name: Family Beach Home

Location: Knightsbridge Interior Designer: Boscolo Completion Date: January 2015

Location: Mawgan Porth, Cornwall Architect: Architectural Design by Camellia Interiors Ltd Interior Designer: Elaine Skinner, Camellia Interiors Ltd Completion: 2014

A complete renovation of a two bedroom ground floor apartment within a Grade II listed block located opposite Harrods, Knightsbridge. Bscolo were commissioned to redesign the whole apartment for their client who is a young male entrepreneur. With family overseas, the purpose of the apartment was to be a bachelor pad for most of the year, with a secondary bedroom and multifunctional living spaces which could entertain guests when they visited. The style required by their client was contemporary and illustrious. He likes dark, rich furnishings complemented by metallic colours, with clean, simple lines to create a modern and calm, yet luxurious feel. As this property is to mostly be used by their client alone, the team wanted to develop a spatial layout that reflected his habits. He likes to play guitar, watch TV when he gets a chance and, being the owner of a gourmet pizza restaurant, loves to cook for himself as well as entertaining guests. With a great deal of space available it would have been easy to make the property feel cold, but with a bespoke automated lighting scheme, as well as a considered choice of furnishings we made sure this wasn’t the case. Along with the open plan design of the kitchen area (in order to give the client the space he wanted to both entertain guests with live demonstration style cooking, and cook for himself), the Boscolo team have created a guest bedroom complete with en-suite, which maintains the luxurious narrative found throughout the rest of the property.

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This two storey property is a family home with exceptional coastal views and a combination of an old and new build resulting in an expanse of beautiful living space. The clients’ wanted a feeling of ‘bringing the outdoors in’ and in turn asked for a scheme to reflect this. Another wish from the client was to be able to enjoy their property at any point throughout the year. They needed a flexible design, where by they could holiday there during any season. The design works well because it suits the clients’ wants and lifestyle perfectly. It’s complimentary of the coast, spacious for the family and their bespoke furniture makes it personal and original to them. The juxtaposition of the spaces was considered and Camellia Interiors designed a second staircase for better access and increased the number of rooms. The internal design scheme reflects the immediate surroundings; with the use of soft blues mirroring the sea and greys and silvers, the rocks. The introduction of stone cladding surrounding the fireplace adds drama and an elemental luxury to a large space. The scheme helps with the fusion of indoor and outdoor living with plenty of direct access from living spaces to the wrap around decks and balconies. The interior is designed to complement the exterior - both are stunning, making the clients happy to be both outdoors and indoors at any point during the year. The family are able to enjoy their property throughout because of the flexible design.


Casa Forma Project Name: Kensington Gardens

Cave Interiors Project Name: Gloucester Crescent

Location: London Architect: Casa Forma Interior Designer: Casa Forma Completion: June 2015

Interior Designer: Georgina Cave Completion: 2013

Situated in the heart of Kensington this imposing 3800 sqft family property underwent a complete refurbishment with structural reconfiguring to achieve one coherent lateral apartment consisting of four bedroom suites, a large living area, state of the art media room and a private study. The spa area included a dry sauna, as well as a steam room and a Jacuzzi. The scheme was to marry a modern shell with art deco inspiration which is prominent in Casa Forma’s work. Exquisite materials were used throughout for cladding walls, joinery and furniture, which ranged from the natural beauty of figured Japanese woods and natural stone finishes through to bespoke hand, worked chiselled mirrors sealed with gold leaf. The property also benefits from spectacular views over landscaped gardens and across London making this a truly exceptional family home. The client requested a large drinks bar that could also showcase their crystal ornaments. Space was tight either end of the dining table so the idea of the original partition transformed to double up as a bar separating the dining and living room. Inspiration was taken from the rare woods found in Japanese forests.

Cave Interiors were instructed to help pull together this beautiful Grade II Listed house in Primrose Hill for a young couple and their growing family. This interiors project was to include design concept, decoration, furniture and soft furnishings. The scheme was pulled together by adding colour and texture which was key to the project. Sourcing too was paramount to the brief and included key vintage pieces such as the chandelier, coffee & side tables, beautiful wallpaper, fabrics, bespoke lampshades and soft furnishings along with the re-upholstery of existing furniture. Although elegance was key, the designers had lots of fun as the clients were clearly not afraid to go the distance in terms of furnishings, colour, pattern & texture. The mixture of texture, pattern & most of all colour gave our clients the relaxed and elegant but not too formal Living space that they had their hearts set on.

The clients desired a natural wood that was truly unique in its appearance. The client wanted a bar with a quirky art deco look that is prominent in Casa Forma’s work. The art deco bar materials had to blend with the joinery finishes and deco look; bespoke handles were designed to give a statement to its cabinet doors. The bar also had to allow for a visual connection between the dining and living room.

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Living Space - UK

Cave Interiors 2 Project Name: Goldhurst Terrace

Taylor Interiors Project Name: Villa Ascot

Location: West Hampstead, London Interior Designer: Georgina Cave Completion: 2014

Location: Ascot, Berkshire, UK Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: September 2014 Photography: Huw Evans

Cave Interiors were instructed to provide a full interior design service on this modern house in West Hampstead. The works included its complete renovation and redecoration as well as fully furnishing it throughout. The brief was to create a glamorous scheme that would sit beautifully with our clients in terms of their own personal style. Their love of colour (particularly grey), texture and luxurious materials was key to the design brief as was creating the right backdrop for their wonderful photographic collection. The challenge here was to ensure that the interior design would sit comfortably within the constraints of the existing structure, and create a glamorous but gentle setting for this professional couple and their teenage son. The clients are thrilled with the results. The sourcing and specifying of key pieces such as bespoke joinery and furniture, beautiful textural wallpapers and fabrics, light fittings and soft furnishings helped create this glamorous scheme within this West Hampstead home.

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This stunning villa in a rural location close to Ascot was built in 2011. The architectural style of the property includes classical characteristics combined with modern elements. The living spaces have been sumptuously decorated to offer maximum comfort and refinement. The grand entrance hall was the perfect space to inject luxurious interior design touches, such as the paintings by artists including Dave White, Jimmy Law and Sabine Abfalterer. In the centre of the hall, a round table with a glass centrepiece by Pietro Costantini is decorated with a beautiful flower bouquet. In front of the fireplace, a round Fendi sofa upholstered in a soft, velvety fabric makes a striking contrast against the dark brown sideboard by Porada, which all complements the cream and off-white colour scheme with accents of chocolate brown. An oval shaped dining table by Porada is the centrepiece in the formal dining room, which is presented with Marioni chairs, upholstered with soft, dove-grey velvet by Osborne & Little. In this open plan area, two modern Axo Light chandeliers with smoky-grey glass elements hang above the table. The reception room is furnished with two sofas, two armchairs and a footstool by Ville Venete. Two luxurious chaise longue furnish the TV corner, which are upholstered in the same charcoal velvet as the sofas. The look is completed with a black Yamaha grand piano.


Firmdale Project Name: Terrace, Ham Yard Location: Soho, London Architect: Woods Bagot Interior Designer: Kit Kemp Completion: June 2014 A beautifully coloured suite-style residence, embellished with chic, fashionable interiors and benefiting from a wealth of natural sunlight via floor-to-ceiling windows and a stunning terrace area. The residence benefits from views of a quaint courtyard and the iconic London skyline. The accommodation comprises two individually designed double bedrooms with a spacious living room space and kitchen featuring bespoke designed fabrics throughout. This stunning space is located in London’s fashionable SoHo district. The design brief called for a comfortable and contemporary design. A range of blue hues were utilised to form the foundation of the palette with injection of white, fuchsia and purple tones bringing the room to life with zest and gusto. The design incorporated functional elements such as free-standing furniture which could be moved from room to room if required. The rooms are filled with lots of natural light streaming in from the floor to ceiling Crittal windows and a narrow, long balcony provides outdoor space to enjoy the city’s stunning views. The living area is central to the design with the bedrooms forming the top and tail of the space. Double doors to each area provide the illusion of greater space and expertly frame the room for artistic effect. Light wide oak floorboards and individually designed rugs compliment the scheme whilst providing tactile textures upon hard surfaces to maintain the comfortable, homely ambiance of the space. Each room has a very unique feel, quite different from the next but working well together. The design expertly marries masculine and feminine influences for a universally impressive design which works well in all seasons, settings and lights.

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Living Space - UK

Ezralow Design Project Name: Mayfair Residence

NW3 Interiors Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Mayfair, London Interior Designer: Kamini Ezralow Completion: February 2015

Location: Hampstead, London Interior Designer: Carly Madhvani Completion: 2014

A Mayfair pied a terre for clients that entertain –the emphasis was thus on flow, comfort and understated elegance. The client wanted a London home in which they could entertain but also sustain family life, hence the element of function was an important factor in our design.

“Beautiful homes don’t just create themselves”.

Ezralow’s design addresses the requirement for a harmonious entertainment space, as well as a family space and in order to do this, we focused on the flow of the rooms. For this, they opened up a room that was previously used as a bedroom and created a multi functional space – when open, it offers an intimate yet harmonious space for entertainment; and when not used for entertaining, the room is very often used as a private study / reading room. Additionally, the sofa is a very comfortable sofa bed that sits comfortably within a joinery unit that has been designed bespoke with two pull out shelves on either side that act as night tables when the bed is pulled out. The clients wanted a colour palette that was elegant and sophisticated with luxurious touches.

From the start of her career in 1999, Carly fell in love with the style, quality and history of the iconic furniture surrounding her. Passionate about creating inspirational spaces and sensational homes for her clients, she is most useful when ordering from multiple suppliers, as she coordinates and brings them together neatly and conveniently.

Ezralow and her team introduced a palette of greys with soft golds and antique bronze detailing throughout. There are several bespoke elements that are unique to this project– such as the shagreen clad media cabinet which was influenced by the Art Deco era, a style and ethos that company director and head designer Kamini is particularly influenced by and admires. The harmonious flow of the space – there are three areas that work well as one living space. The colour palette for this project is fresh, elegant and timeless.

Like many others, the architecture and history of Hampstead, Belsize Park and Primrose Hill is very appealing to Carly. There is an abundance of gorgeous period homes and innovative interior design. Architects and interior designers in the area have busy schedules and Carly’s work at NW3 Interiors can be relied upon to help them meet high client expectations. Carly is an unrivalled partner in sourcing, selecting and ordering the best furniture and lighting pieces at exceptional prices.

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Carly expertly combines family life with luxury interiors, and showcases her flair in the home that she herself converted into a showroom.

nderstanding how, where and why to use each material to maximise wow-factor and longevity, Carly listens to the client’s needs and recommends the most suitable finish from world-renowned brands, with whom she partners: Knoll, B&B Italia, Fritz Hansen, Carl Hansen, Vitra, Cassina, Fromental, Flos and The Rug Company.


London Land Interiors Project Name: Lennox Gardens Location: London Interior Designer: Corbie Phillips for London Land Interiors Completion Date: July 2014 The project started life as two buildings from different periods, backing up on each other: the front, a gracious Georgian house; the rear a smaller Victorian house. The second floor lateral development presented the designers with beautifully proportioned rooms in the front section and a maze of smaller rooms, at a different level and with low ceilings, in the rear. Their brief was to simplify the layout and maximise the feeling of spaciousness. The team had to fit a generous master suite with dressing room, a smaller guest suite, a guest cloakroom, an open plan living/ dining area with small but fully equipped kitchen, and as much storage as possible, into 120sqm. The design team’s favourite feature is the Crittall steel framed glazing partition and French doors leading from the entrance hall into the reception area. The elegantly slim steel frames, painted black, compliment the Georgian room as if they were made for each other. It is not only chic, but also a very practical solution where we needed a partition with door for fire regulations. The new layout flows effortlessly from front to back of the apartment. The light and airy spaces are well-proportioned and welcoming and light filters through the Crittall doors into the corridor beyond the entrance hall. The tactile finishes are luxurious but understated and easy.

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Pascoe Interiors Project Name: The Coach House

Space Design & Development Project Name: Windlebrook Park

Location: Near Maidenhead, UK Architect: Spratley Studios Interior Designer: Clare Pascoe - Pascoe Interiors Ltd Completion: 2015

Location: Surrey Architect: Space Design & Development Interior Designer: Space Design & Development Completion: April 2015

This former Coach House, has been cleverly extended to maximise the potential for the plot and this family home showcases Mid Century furniture & the Best of British Designer Makers against a gallery inspired backdrop. After requesting a kitchen design from Clare Pascoe, the clients were so impressed by her equal passion and knowledge of mid-century furniture; and from this meeting of minds invited Pascoe Interior’s to pitch on the full interior design project. Clare’s signature Mid Century Contemporary style was a perfect look to realise the clients vision for the new property, to design a flexible, future proofed family home that will adapt to suit the growing needs of the family, and to provide space for relaxation & entertainment.

Windlebrook Park has been created as a destination-led, boutique gated development of just four detached family homes in the heart of the Surrey countryside. The entire building design and architecture of the redevelopment was guided by the Space, Design & Development team who oversaw everything from the planning application to the staging of South Barn, the first to be completed on site.

The colour palette was inspired by the 1950’s book ‘This Is Israel’ by Miroslav Sasek. A gallery style interior can easily become cold and hard edged, but by blending a range of materials, textures, colours and new with old the interior delivers a refreshing, relaxing & inspirational interior, that flows seamlessly throughout the house while still representing the characters of all the family members. The house showcases the beauty of Mid Century furniture and champions the best of British Designer Makers, making this a truly sustainable design with responsible sourcing, reusing existing pieces and supporting our home grown talent to preserve their skills. Additionally, the project was a perfect example of Client, Designer and Architect working in prefect harmony and total support of one another. Even through difficult days, a tight & united team was presented. This is a very special project is a wonderful example of professionals working together. “Copyright Pascoe Interiors and Alexander James Photography”

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The challenges for this development have been numerous, as the team placed paramount importance on creating a collection which respected the location and surrounding landscape of the site. The concept for the design of the barns, with their unique spatial relationship to one other, was developed to take advantage of the grass and wooded area behind the homes in order to offer discrete and private garden spaces and an aspect over the meadows to the front of the houses. Internally, each home has been completed with a chic ‘retro-industrial’ look with unique materials, finishes and colours ensuring a personal and bespoke look and feel at every home. The floor to ceiling room heights are generous on every floor and add to the impact of the incredible triple height atriums and suspended glass walkways with bespoke glass, floating timber tread and carbon resin staircases. Each bespoke staircase has been tinted with silver and the lightest pale blue or green to pick out palettes of the surrounding sky and fields.


Droo Projects Project Name: Englefield Road Location: London Interior Designer: Droo Projects, Amrita Mahindroo Completion Date: June 2015 Englefield Road presented the age old challenge of marrying contemporary living with a Period Home in the most seamless manner. The existing Victorian Terrace house was in absolute disarray when it was purchasd by Developer client East Eight, and was completely reimagined by Amrita Mahindroo of Droo Projects. The project is a sensitive refurbishment and extension of the existing period terrace which seeks to integrate all of the aspects of contemporary living into a Period home whilst enhancing the original features of the house. This Luxury 5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom house boasts the perfect combination between open plan living and the classic Victorian room based design. The upper ground living room sequence from Period living space to the contemporary AV and Home Cinema room is the perfect example of the transitional flow using a gradient of colour from the darker Period tones to the light contemporary white gallery space of the AV living area. The lighting in the project has been custom designed for each room and the strong black and white colour palette has been integrated into all of the finer details of joinery, lighting, and window ornamentation. The beautiful Baulthaup kitchen extends into a superb outdoor garden courtyard with several pockets of intimate hideouts within a coherent whole. The house feels both expansive and intimate at the same time through the use of paint colours and clever joinery features, which create smaller zones of intimacy in the larger space.

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Kitchen over £50,000

Figura 1 Project Name: Edwardian House Family Kitchen

Figura 2 Project Name: Georgian Coach House Kitchen

Location: South East England Interior Designer: Giles Slater at Figura Completion Date: June 2014

Location: South East, U.K. Interior Designer: Giles Slater at Figura Completion Date: June 2014

The brief was to create a heart and hub for the house and family of six busy and sociable inhabitants, which was beautiful and practical.

The brief was to turn a disused coach house stable, which was attached to the main house in to a magnificent central statement kitchen incorporating the stunning hidden walled garden. Washed tulip wood furniture accentuates the light coming in from three large windows and picks up the delicate Aga powder blue beautifully and contrasts with the bold raspberry pink. The iroko breakfast bar inlay sits perfectly with the solid honed Verdi fontain granite. The vast room allows for the raspberry pink to be both fun and individual but not to overwhelm the furniture or the dictate the feel of the entire space.

All the spaces have been created to make the most of this property’s fantastic unobstructed far-reaching countryside views. Varying textures and finishes such as unique oak, painted tulip wood and luxurious piracema granite contrast and compliment, while the use of curves help accentuate space whilst promoting the effortless flow of traffic throughout. At the centre is a cleverly designed multi-functional island providing a central spot for informal dining, a workstation and somewhere to relax with coffee or a glass of wine. The kitchen has been created to intelligently link all the rooms in the home with a formal dining room, cooking area, a walk in larder, informal 12-seater dining area and study area/workstation. Throughout, the beautiful pieces of furniture and cabinetry have been designed with the exact and diverse demands of the client/ family in mind.

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The designers’ favourite aspect of the project is the vast breakfast bar with its textured solid honed Verdi fontain granite is a stunning centre piece which roots the room and provides the main hub for this large space. The design brings together all the different elements in the room – the light, the gardens, the height and vastness of the room with warmth, vibrancy and elegance.


Karim Rashid 1 Project Name: Karan Kitchen

Karim Rashid 2 Project Name: Kook Kitchen

Location: Italy Date completed: 2015 Interior designer: Karim Rashid Architect: NA

Location:Italy Date completed:2014 Interior designer:Karim Rashid Architect:NA

The kitchen is the heart of the home. With that in mind, the intention of the Karan Kitchen by Rastelli is to take what is often a banal archetype of kitchenware and turn it into an elegant communal experience.

The exclusive concept of this kitchen is distinguished by sinuous silhouettes and an entirely innovative ergonomic design, which was made possible due to the unique properties of HI-MACS which proved essential to facilitate the shape and functional requirements of the fab kitchen. The worktop used in the Kook model, which is more than 90 cm deep, allows an improved layout of the hob and sink zones, as well as making it more user-friendly. The starring role of the ambitious project by Karim Rashid, aside from the latestgeneration acrylic stone, is light, with LEDs arranged underneath the worktop, which highlight the magenta coloured aluminium groove. There are also LEDs inside the wall unit which illuminate the edge of the glass, giving the kitchen a dramatic appearance.

The concept revolves around an open pedestal island. The tapered curve of the island invites friends and family to pull up a seat. Both faucet and LED lights retract into the counter, creating a flush surface. The easy addition of multi�purpose cutting boards over the sink area creates a solid dining space. The Soft curves are continued along the wall unit. A rounded cutout creates a cooking and prep area. The inset back�lit mirror is edged by ambient lighting LEDs. Channel opening cabinets hide the refrigerator, oven and pantry storage. The use of glass, in matt or glossy finish, for doors, as well as the ceramic, helps to make a model which is already original and recognizable ,even more exclusive. The Karan kitchen features a non-porous surface, which makes it easy to clean, and provides extreme resistance to heat and household chemicals. Featuring soft and fluid design, the Karan kitchen concept is designed as a new addition to the modern kitchen range.

Soft curves continue on the kitchen’s wall-mounted unit. An opening with rounded edges provides a space for cooking and food preparation within the unit. Owing to the excellent thermo-formability properties of HI-MACS®, which make it possible to form the material into an infinite range of shapes, and realise any designer’s dream. Aran Cucine was able to produce, thanks to Karim Rashid’s visionary idea, two exclusive concepts featuring a soft and fluid design, of extraordinary beauty, whilst still adhering to hygiene and production issues.

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Kitchen over £50,000

PEEK Architecture + Design Project Name: Gatti House Kitchen

Sola Kitchens Project Name: Balham Project

Location: The Strand, London Architect: PEEK Architecture + Design Interior Designer: Barlow & Barlow Completion: May 2015

Location:Balham London Date completed: November 2014 Interior designer: Pia Rosling

The property is a grade II listed building and had been empty and neglected since the 1980’s. Our clients were among many who had viewed the building, but the only ones who were brave and inspired enough to take on the long and complex road for its restoration.. The building used to be the ostentatious, private dining rooms for the Adelphi Theatre, and was owned by the famous entrepreneurs, the Gatti brothers., hence it was called Gatti House. The kitchen was designed to sit in the large open plan living space, flanked by tall windows over looking The Strand and with views to the Thames River. The ornate plasterwork had to be lovingly restored in the room, and the design brief was to create a kitchen, which would sit well within this period setting, but with a touch of theatre about it, harking back to the days of the parties the actors of the Adelphi must have thrown in this great space. The extractor for example is a downdraft and the hob is induction, so that at first they are not noticed and do not protrude at all from any surface. The sink and taps are housed in a marble clad recess, flanked by the deep blue units, which at night can be lit with an LED, appearing like a kind of feature bar or servery, from across the room. A boiling water tap negates the need for any kettle to be stood on the worktop. Ovens are housed on the other side of the large island unit, again hiding any hint of a normal kitchen. The island unit keeps a bar and restaurant type feel with a thick mitred, honed, carrara marble work top, and antique mirror cladding to the rear side. The honed marble work tops look ‘pre worn’ and are very tactile. The antique mirror cladding to the facing side of the island unit gives it a more ‘furniture’ feel, and the downdraft extract gets a few smiles when it suddenly appears from the worktop. 56 The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015

Sola kitchens were challenged in this project in a large Victorian property in London due to difficult spacing issues. The room was L-shaped with a tight bend and the client were very set on having an island. This issue was resolved it by creating a slim L-shaped island following the shape of the room. The island has tall slim legs to make sure it does not look too heavy and compact for the room. The design provides the client with the benefit of the island with a seating area as well as keeping the space light and airy. The kitchen is completely bespoke to fit the existing space. The doors were made of solid ash and were hand painted on site. The ash has an interesting graining and shows off the solid wood beautifully through the paint. Sola used a light grey paint together with Carrara marble and brass handles to make the space light and bright and at the same time warm and welcoming. The only structural change was to put in a window above the sink where there was previously a door to the garden. Having a window here made the design work so much better while still getting the light into the room. There is another garden door by the dining area so the room still works functions well with regards to circulation. The client didn’t want wall units installed as they wanted to retain as much light as possible. In order to overcome the storage issue, a separate section was constructed to the left of the sink. This consisted of two dresser units for the storage of small appliances, glasses etc, with drawer units to accommodate crockery.


Studio Tesei Project Name: Santa Maria

Taylor Interiors Project Name: Villa Ascot

Location: Milan, Italy Architect: Antonella Tesei Interior Designer: Antonella Tesei

Location: Ascot, Berkshire, UK Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: September 2014 Photography: Huw Evans

This home-studio is located in the historical Roman center of Milan. This building fills an urban void, extending in depth on its original Gothic lot and with its main front set in direct relation to the Renassiance church of Santa Maria alla Porta. The various floors are connected vertically by a single stair. The bright kitchen was originally conceived as a conservatory in which the cedar wood top interprets nature. There is an interesting game of light and shade of the Cor-ten steel bris-soleil which has been laser cut to the shape of a tree. The furniture is custom made by Antonella Tesei. The dialogue with history is reflected in combining contemporary design pieces with memories of the past such as old family furnishing and paintings. There has indeed been a great attention to details and finishes within this project.

The kitchen is part of a stunning villa in a rural location close to Ascot. The architectural style of the property, built in 2011, includes classical characteristics combined with modern elements. The open plan kitchen blends white and charcoal marble worktops with wood cabinets, creating a traditional look with contemporary elements, such as its Sub Zero & Wolf and Miele appliances. The large central island was designed to offer a variation of cooking and food preparation areas, and also has draws for storing dinnerware and cutlery, plus a built in freezer and wine cooler. The oval Porada dining table is paired with dining chairs and bar stools by Pietro Costantini and upholstered in plush velvet by Carlucci. Curtains are made from Alhambra fabrics to coordinate with the corda and taupe colour scheme.

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Living Space - Europe

A2Zen Consulting Ltd Project Name: Gloriette’s Schonbrunn Apartments

EXITDESIGN Project Name: Dark Apartment in Warsaw

Location: Vienna Architect: A2Zen Consulting Ltd Interior Designer: A2Zen Consulting Ltd Completion: 2014/2015 Photographer: Luca Proserpio – f2fotografia

Location: Warsaw Interior Designer: Pawel Sokol Completion: 2014

This luxury serviced apartment is located within Park Royal Palace. The apartments were completely redesigned to comprise 3 bedrooms with en-suite, a powder room and laundry. The apartments design brief was to be fully functional and luxurious, with a modern twist. The designers favourite element of this spacious apartment is the open pore travertine block which hugs the entrance, fireplace, kitchen as a trait d’union between these spaces. Juxtaposed with the bronze marble door, the mixture of materials gives texture and body to the living area. The view of the Schonbrunn Castle takes over the entire front of the apartment leaving no competition for artwork.

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This dark apartment with art deco detailing was designed for a young businessman which provides fully automated features. This property is located within a building previously used as a public swimming pool, which has now been transformed into luxury apartments. This previous public swimming pool building had very small existing windows, and in some areas non at all thus making this space very dark. The client decided to fully rebuild this space to add many huge windows and demolished many of the walls. The apartment features dark materials, however the space was the most important issue for the client. The styling of this dark interior comes from luxury and noble materials connected with colorful modern art. The walls are finished with silk wallpaper or high gloss walnut panels, and the soft furniture is covered with alcantara or leather. In the niche area there stands two twin chromed sculptures. ART DECO can be found throughout the detailing within this beautiful apartment. The whole space has been split into two areas – these being daily and private night area. The living area along with the entrance hall, dining room and kitchen provide the daily spaces.


NR Group Project Name: Private Residence Location: Berlin-Germany Interior Designer: NR Group Completion: 2012 The Clients brief for this project was for a very modern and clinical European design. NR Group were asked to combine modern interior design and incorporate traditional materials such as a striking wooden staircase as a central feature. This contrasts with almost an industrial glass adjacent to this which contrasts and showcases both materials beautifully. This luxury home demonstrates luxury throughout with both furniture store and fabrics sourced from around the world combined with art and subtle touches which make this home unique. Whilst contemporary and modern,Natalia and NR Group have still created spaces that offer a true sense of escape and a feeling of warmth. Sophisticated lighting and made to measure,bespoke furniture bounce light through glass dividing walls and carefully designed recesses that display ornate art and ornaments. A breathtaking atrium with complete with a decadent chandelier that cascades from a roof light is awe inspiring and fills this huge atrium with beauty and light. Bedroom suites have unique strong colours to reflect the personality of this property but with textured wall coverings and soft furniture,a haven is created. Reception rooms are rich in colour and combine beautiful woods and fabrics. Italian marble bathrooms in neutral colours combine with mood lighting and recessed basins that are beautiful and functional. NR Group have designed an interior that combines beauty with a precision and modern architecture in this functional home.

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NR Group Project Name: Private Residence

Sara Battelli & Partners Project Name: Sansovino Mezzanine

Location: Italy Completion date : 2007 Interior Designer: NR Property Developments LTD

Location: Venice, Italy Date completed: 31.5.2013 Interior designer: Sara Battelli Architect: Sara Battelli

This stunning Italian property has been designed with a traditional Mediterranean feel in mind. The brief was to be able to create a functional and stunning holiday home that can be enjoyed in stunning surroundings and reflect the local feel. Italian marble and attention to detail of the construction combine with pillars and columns that open up into typical Italian piazza style courtyards and rooms,meaning furnishings and fabrics needed to be carefully sourced and chosen so to enhance the feeling and ambience of this home. Natalia and NR Group have used neutral colour drapes to match powerful and dramatic architecture to create a drama rarely found in a holiday home. Powerful colours and designs of cushions compliment the feel with vivid and rich colour choices stimulate the senses and add to the style and opulence of this home. Food is as important as football in this part of the world so a dining room is beautifully dressed with chairs perfectly dressed and striking red colours set the scene. Fruits and greenery created inside brings a feeling of the outside into this home whilst pale timber and ornate white porcelain are subtle but distinctive of the design. NR Group have had to over come unusual shapes due to the construction and style of this property and have created unique spaces and private areas whilst still ensuring a welcoming feeling and flow to this stunning home,a very unique quality that Natalia has the ability to reflect in her design. 60 The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015

It is the restoration and redesign of a historic mezzanine from 1500 in the heart of the city of Venice including its façade and atrium. Our client was a Venetian family with three children. The mezzanine has been in the family for many generations and so constitutes more than just a property; it also has powerful emotional and historic resonances for the family. The apartment is the client’s vacation home. The previous restoration was not to the client’s liking. Additionally, the building was in urgent need of structural repair. We were hired to solve these two main themes. From the outset, it was clear to us, that this restoration would be carried out with the greatest respect towards the existing structures. After a detailed analysis of the house, its external and internal architecture, and its structure, we concluded that a major priority would be to assure the longevity of our work. It was vital that measures were taken to repair damage caused by the passage of time, securing the beauty of this antique building and mezzanine for the future. The improvements to the apartment’s circulation that featured in both design proposals delineated a clearer function for each space and therefore a more cohesive distribution of furniture. With the interior design we would recreate a home that would form a narrative of the owners and their family over generations though artwork and furnishing, purchasing, ordering and selecting items to differentiate its interior design from a disorganized collector’s home, and appear both sleek and intentional.


Studio Insign Project Name: Noblesse Palace Location: Bucharest Interior Designer: Studio Insign Date of completion: 2015 Noblesse Palace is a historical building from 1881 built by the famous architect Alexandru Savulescu in an eclectical style, being one of the first like this from Bucharest. The house was destroyed by time until 2013 when Studio Insign started the restoration works. It was a complicate process because a lot of the parts were falling appart. Actually, our team refurbished the doors, the stoves and created new floors. Some of them are from marble and others from wood. Each room is decorated in a different style, a combination of classic with contemporary elements. The wall-coverings, the fabrics and the furniture were chosen in order to create a very cosy and intimate atmosphere, but also to recreate the air of the end of the 19th century. The restoration works were ended at the beginning of this year.

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Living Space - Europe

Studio Tesei Project Name: Santa Maria

Taylor Interiors 1 Project Name: Casa Allegra, Marbella, Spain

Location: Milan, Italy Architect: Antonella Tesei Interior Designer: Antonella Tesei

Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors Completion date: May 2015 Photography: Huw Evans

This project by Studio Tesei is located in the center of Milan and seeks a synthesis between the past and present, evoking the presence of nature.

The capacious villa, designed by architect, Diego Tobal, is one of the most exclusive in the AndalucĂ­a mountain area. Set high on a hill, yet designed with flat gardens and grounds, the front is exposed to striking ocean views, while to the left of the property, there are mountainous vistas.

This building fills an urban void, extending in depth on its original Gothic lot and with its main front set in direct relation to the Renassiance church of Santa Maria alla Porta. The various floors are connected vertically by a single stair. The top two floors allocate the living area with terraces progressively set back which are furnished and designed to be the outside dining and living room. The full-height glazings create a visual relation with the church and with the terraces. The night area is allocated in the two floors below. The project of the interior follows two main themes, such as the dialogue with nature and with history. Nature is declined in the pavements, in extra-white marble mosaic and oak wood, in the lime stucco of the bathrooms walls made with the same old Roman technique and lime paint of the rest of the walls. The desire of nature has also influenced the shape of the stairs, which resemble the inner part of a shell. The custom made outdoor lazer cut tables of the terraces are characterized by natural motives and the Cor-ten brise-soleil designed with the outline of a tree, creates striking effects of light and shade when the light is filtered through the fissures. The dialogue with history is reflected in combining contemporary design pieces with memories of the past such as old family furnishing and paintings. There has been a great attention to all the details and finishes within this project.

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The property is as striking as the landscapes surrounding it. The sumptuous interior spaces are designed to offer the client a holiday home to rejuvenate and restore in comfort, with carefully curated rooms for entertaining. The numerous outdoor spaces offer covered seating and socialising areas. The large sofa opposite the infinity pool is designed to allow the pool views to melt into the sea and to take in the incredible sunset views. A covered terrace “Chiringuito� with barbeque can entertain up to 30 people. The contemporary white furniture, from the Elements collection by Manutti, is used throughout, ensuring the outdoor areas feel cohesively joined. The unique layout of the villa provides a diversity of spaces, where mixed ceiling heights play with visual scale. In the living room, the ceiling is lower in a cosy seating area, which rises to 5.5 metres in the main space, where a white, buttoned suede sofa is the centerpiece, placed next to sleek leather armchairs. A dark and sumptuous palette repeats across the master bedroom and bathroom, yet in the living room, this is juxtaposed with an ivory scheme to complement its light position next to extensive windows with views of the swimming pool. Accessories such as the chocolate brown velvet cushions, with a subtle leopard print, marry the schemes together, ensuring all the living spaces feel cohesive in this unique and highly luxurious villa.


Taylor Interiors 2 Project Name: Casa Sol Location: Andratx, Mallorca Architect: Jaume Sanchez Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: May 2014 Casa Sol is a newly built luxury modern villa with stunning sea views. The villa has been furnished for a Norwegian client as their summer holiday retreat. The villa is naturally illuminated by floor length windows in all rooms, which offer breathtaking views over the bay and to the open sea. The ground floor consists of a formal and informal living room, a dinig room with the ambience of a “bodega�, an impressive Bulthaup kitchen which includes an informal dining area, and finally one en-suite bedroom for the family’s guests. There are five more en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, most of which have balconies overlooking the extensive terraces and pool. The interior style corresponds to the architecture, which is a combination of contemporary and modern furnishings, resulting in a living space that is welcoming, comfortable, pampering and harmonious. Superior sofa and fabric brands were used for the living rooms. Spanish brand Casa Desus and Osbourne & Little provided white leather & delux velvet with a snakeskin pattern, for the upholstery. The central low tables, side table and large design-statement bookshelf, were chosen from Desiree and Visionnaire. The formal dining room is furnished in elegant Fendi pieces which are accompanied by dramatic wall lamps and black velvet curtains.

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CAD International Project Name: Regalia, Miami

Hayslip Design Project Name: “Good Cars, Good Art, Good Drinks, Good Life”

Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Interior Designer: Charles Allem Architect: Bernard Fort-Brescia Completion Date: October 2014

Interior Designer: Sherry Hayslip Completion Date: October 2014

Charles Allem’s design for Regalia Miami provides owners and guests with an introduction into the sophisticated coastal design that envelops this beautiful beachfront property. The walls are covered in sandy taupe leather panels that provide a muted backdrop for iconic elements in this room. An area rug designed by Charles Allem embodies the taupe, chocolate, and turquoise color palette, which also represents the natural environment. Sandblasted Orion stone flooring create an organic base for layers of luxurious materials and furnishings and an iconic column is encircled by Murano glass panels that are backlit with LED’s for a dramatic effect. The living room with gray touches meld with the exterior of gray sandblasted granite. The Library/Club Room has a rich pallet of colors creating a warm space for playing cards, watching a movie or simply enjoying an after dinner drink among friends. The conference room’s color palette is an extension of the Library’s for a sense of continuity. The cutting-edge fitness room is fitted with top of the line fitness equipment and follows the sandy backdrop that pervades throughout the second floor and the minimalist approach to the Yoga Studio results in a serene environment for yogis. The wood floor in the corridor continues into the room and walls are finished in wood slats with an Asian feel. The wood slats cover abundant closet space to store mats and other Yoga instruments.

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This contemporary living space/art gallery/ garage is a new kind of area. This metamorphic structure houses their client’s many interests, serves multiple functions, creates a contemporary setting, yet still blends with the traditional style of the estate. The team created a harmonious transition from traditional to a more contemporary interior by selecting and utilizing materials from the primary home and refigured them. The rough face stone from the main house has been laid horizontally on the walls, rather than in the more rustic pattern. Hayslip Design Associates used the jewel tone palette of the main house interior and incorporated them into the art and accent pieces in the new space. A large onyx and ebonized walnut bar serves as a central gathering place with seating, art and cars displayed on either side of the central barrel vaulted room. This building houses ever-changing events, elegant automobiles, and creative art installations, but no matter the change – the building consistently offers a slightly sexy and comfortable environment. Many furnishings, accessories and art are pieces were commissioned for this project. One of the favourite pieces in this project is the pair of custom designed, 78 inch tall hand blown glass chandelier and wall sconces. Another favourite, is the bar, created with onyx countertops, aluminium inlays and ebonized walnut. It is balanced by a custom-made leather banquette below a red pleated upholstered wall and custom hand blown glass sconces.


Dorothee Junkin Design Studio Project Name: Vero Beach Location: Florida, USA Interior Designer: Dorothee Junkin Vero Beach, an 18,400 sq ft contemporary elegant oceanfront residence, is the first interiors project by DJDS in the US. The contemporary new build Vero Beach residence offers magnificent oceanfront living in a stunning setting surrounded by lush gardens. Completed in summer 2014, the 18,400 sq ft residence occupies almost the entire width of 200 feet of ocean frontage, thus maximizing the ocean views from all primary rooms. Two pool decks, one infinity pool along the Eastern oceanfront and one pool in the secluded Western gardens provide sunny and shaded outdoor areas from the early morning to the early evening. Large sliding glass doors and thoughtfully placed furniture offer a seamless indoor-outdoor living across the whole ground floor. The client’s brief asked for a contemporary and elegant primary residence with ample indoor and outdoor space to entertain guests and the owner’s extended family in a variety of formal and informal settings. Given the rather contemporary and understated style of the architecture, the client was not too keen on interiors that shouted “Florida beach house” and was curious to see what an international design outlook could bring to the space. With this in mind, DJDS created interiors of a contemporary elegance combined with international design influences by bringing together artfully applied custom lighting installations, textures, furniture sourced from all over the world, finds from the owner’s travels, vintage pieces and a variety of custom designed furnishings.

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Living Space - North & South America

Lonni Paul Design Project Name: Giuliana & Bill Rancic Chicago Home

Rosa May Sampaio Project Name: São Paulo Apartament

Location: Chicago IL Date completed: April 2015 Interior designer: Lonni Paul Architect: Peter Harlan

Location: Sao Paulo Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio Completion Date: 2012

Giuliana & Bill Rancic Chicago home is a rebuild of an 1800’s era Brownstone on Chicago’s Gold Coast. The home owners wanted a traditional home with an updated and fresh vibe. The designer used a lot of architectural details like wall panelling and heavy mouldings to achieve the look. Lonni Paul also used a blue colour scheme in most of the rooms because not only is it the Rancic’s favourite colour but because it would feel like a bit of California summer during cold Chicago winters. The goal was to design a traditional Chicago home that would be a casual and comfortable living environment for a young hip family. The favourite aspect of the project is the designer’s two story master bath/ closet. Lonni Paul has worked with the Rancic’s before and really understand their aesthetic. It was a collaborative process between the designer and the client and the great experience is shown in the final product.

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An important art collector who lives in London was in need of a pied a terre in Sao Paulo. She chose a beautiful apartment with a mesmerizing view overlooking the city. For its design the color palette began with the tones of an antique hand made kaftan found in an antique shop in Uruguay. When the marble was removed from the entrance floor, different tones of brown were found in the wooden floor so the choice mad was to paint them all black. In the living room a huge cotton and silk carpet- in an unusual green colour- gracefully joins the sofas in crude tones, leaving most of the colors for the art work in display and cushions made of the ancient kaftan. The furniture is mostly from the 50’s, found in antique shops in Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. The rest of the furniture is made by contemporary Brazilian designers.


Shiny Bones Project Name: Laguna House Myca is taken by the movement of the ocean, the sensory pallet of the beach. Organic textures, reflective surfaces, and sleek lines inform the interior design of this three story home built on a precipice. The home transparently blends jagged and smooth lines drawn from the coast and is highlighted with beguiling and sensible innovations for modern living. The open and airy nature of the estate, informed by the sublime nature of the coast, is set off by globally sourced lighting that is the jewellery of the home, in addition to the pneumatic elevator. On each of the three stories, the coastal side is lined with vanishing glass doors, manifesting as hanging panes that erase the traditional boundary between home and the elements. The pivot front door, the beaded faucet in powder bath, the monolithic master sinks and tub (that fills from the ceiling and has an exterior slope to sit against to enjoy the view), the doors that extend in and out seamlessly, the floating ceilings, the wall treatments, the exposed concrete staircase. The contemporary furniture caresses the decor, offering comfort at the cost of minimal visual intrusion. Aloof tones and deep texture are evocative sand and cliffs, welcoming the inhabitants into an intimate relationship with nature. The natural finishes include marble, onyx, recycled glass, finished with unfinished concrete, polished stone, rustic wood, tile, walnut, steel, pine. Comfort and softness are not compromised, and creativity is personified in this opulent progressive home in Laguna Beach , an artist community that values the preservation of nature as much as the enjoyment of it.

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Home Cinema

Camellia Interiors Project Name: Family Beach Home

Cinema Architects Project Name: Sandile

Location: Mawgan Porth, Cornwall Architect: Architectural Design by Camellia Interiors Ltd Interior Designer: Elaine Skinner, Camellia Interiors Ltd Completion: 2014

Location: Three Rivers, South Africa Date completed: 2014 Interior designer: Riana Kriek Architect: n/a

This two storey property is a family home with exceptional coastal views and an expanse of living space; including a great home cinema - the perfect place to relax both inside and outside.

The design team for cinema architects had quite a challenge when attempting to convert a double parking garage into a cinema that gave you the look and the feel of a real cinema . They went for a true Hollywood Movie theme making use of red recliners, black carpets, stage with red carpet and some fibre optic ceiling and lighting design. All working and operated from the IPad with pre-programmed themes. The IPad automation system installed, controls the Sound System, Full HD Projection System, HD Satellite TV, External Hard Drive and the Lights in the cinema. This was at the request of the clients and makes it very easy to control everything, thus creating a more realistic cinematic experience.

The family are Hong Kong based; living in an apartment. They wanted a UK home that had space for their children to run around, each to have their own rooms and for visitors to be able to stay throughout the year. Although the clients are very active and spend much of their time outdoors, they also wanted the latest technologies and luxuries for the interior as the North Cornwall coast has wild weather as well as beautiful summers. Camellia Interiors designed their home cinema with a fusion of luxury, comfort and functionality. Much of the furniture was custom-made for them, and bespoke items resulted in their cinema room being really personal to the whole family. The design of this space works so well because it suits the clients’ needs and lifestyle perfectly. Their home cinema is a space where the family can either watch movies with a feeling of being in an actual theatre, simply relax as a family in an intimate space or by opening the sliding doors they can be in front of their gorgeous sea view. The flexibility of the design makes the room work perfectly throughout the seasons and the entire year. Super sized sofas with complimentary footstools are perfect seating for relaxing and watching films on their flat screen television. Bespoke storage units were built and dramatic mood lighting added to create a cinema- like feel, and the designer also sourced sound systems and added under floor heating to create an overall high specification, luxurious space.

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The cinema offers two rows of seating with total of 10 recliners. These feature bass shaker technology installed underneath each chair which are each connected to the amplifier. It has a Hollywood themed ceiling featuring an Intelligent lighting design making use of colour changing fibre optic starlight’s & led strip lights. Because of the existing ceiling height of the room and the clients request for a very large screen the speakers were installed behind the screen , this also fits in with the theme of the room – Hollywood Movie House. The store room at the back of the garage was converted into an equipment room with a custom build cabinet for the equipment on the one side and CD/DVD storage on the other. Original Charlie Chaplin movie posters & tins were imported from America which were framed and placed on the cinema walls. A floating shelf on the back wall houses the Popcorn machine and Cotton Candy Maker which were all part of the clients brief.


Finite Solutions Project Name: Double-O-Seven Location: Fulham, London Interior Designer: Finite Solutions Completion Date: June 2015 A spare room in a London estate gets transformed from scratch into a 16-seater bespoke home cinema with dark tones, ultimate audiovisual performance and cinematic touches. Upon the client’s request, the Finite Solutions team offered their complete turnkey solution to transform an unused outbuilding into a 16-seater bespoke home cinema system. The focus point of the project was achieving the level of performance that reflects true cinematic experiences. This allowed the team to customise various elements in the room, such as the dimensions of the room, seating elevations and the acoustic treatment of the walls. Every aspect of the project was towards the goal of creating a true big-screen environment. Design features such as screen curtain, 4x4 Fortress branded seating with walkways on the either side and a 4.5m wide Screen Research cinema screen helped to create a fantastic venue for entertainment all-round. To create a complete client experience with both in design and functionality, the team implemented Crestron automation system, which embeds all electronics in the home cinema, including the lighting, in an easy-to-use user interface. By offering both traditional remotes and app control on iPad, they provided multiple ways their client can control the entire system. The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 69


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Gosling Project Name:

Liza Evans Interior Design Project Name: Family Cinema Room

Location: London, UK Interior Designer: Gosling Completed: 2014

Location: Hampstead, London Interior Designer: Liza Evans Completion: June 2015

The inspiration for the design was to create a super yacht feel with subtle lighting, light and dark, shadows and movement that is in essence two different spaces, a family room and at the press of a button a cinema with stadium seating. The highly technical, futuristic automation enables the room to be bright and airy, with a feeling of space and grandeur. The low table sinks into the floor void and the sofas move horizontally toward the screen. From under this position, stadium seating rises up.

A cosy family cinema room, which can accommodate an overnight guest. Turn the junk room into a cosy cinema room for the family to enjoy, and to double as an impromptu bedroom. The client wanted the room to be completely blacked out when the curtains were drawn and to have an ‘at the cinema’ experience.

The lighting control has a selection of mood settings and the automated blinds and panels float seamlessly away when a new setting is required. Thirty-six motors drive the room into motion. The cinema screen measures 150 inches. A fitted screen and credenza cabinet was made in Harewood to house the cinema screen, with inset 20 mm coining lines in nickel. A fitted credenza was made in Harewood, with seven doors on pivot hinges and lacquered interiors with nickel edging. Projector and display cabinet made in Harewood with inset 20mm coining lines in nickel with two horizontal beautifully lit niches inset in the cabinet. Above the central display section is a moveable panel to conceal the projector. On the left hand side is a door, which opens to gain access to the projector and technical equipment. Harewood cornicing runs around the room to match nickel coining. There is a sofa table that backs onto the cabinet made in Harewood and nickel detail. The stone colour of the walls accents with the grey sycamore and the polished nickel highlights the shadows. The deco rug, designed by Tim Gosling, represents the sound and radio waves of the BBC during the 1930s. The acoustic walls are made from a composite material, which combined with the fabric and blinds makes the space entirely insulated. 70 The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015

The bold contrasts: the black and red colour palettes and soft textures against hard, reflective surfaces. The client’s brief gave me the freedom to be flamboyant and bold in my selection of surfaces, fabrics and furniture to create a distinctive leisure space, which was pleasing to both parents and children, and evoked the cinema experience. Silk curtains, faux-fur beanbags, reclining cinema chairs, red glass surfaces and faux-black crocodile wallpaper signify excitement, fun and glitz. Delighted to have delivered client’s brief.


Marshall Hurley Project Name: Home Cinema Location: London Interior Designer: Marshall Hurley Architect: Marshall Hurley Completion: 2013 The brief was to create a cinema that mirrored the feel and detail of a UK supercar factory. The curves in the ceiling are picking up on the aerodynamics found to be used for car air flow. The detailing of the hand stitched walls was matching the stitch found in top supercar interiors and the roof light with remote control blind was designed on a sun roof found on a supercar. The roof light ceiling at the top of the cinema to the ground was an impressive 5 metres high. The grey suede interior on the walls complimented the wide plank oak floors and the detail and state of the art high end equipment tied in with Marshall Hurleys – Built to endure ethos. Aesthetically the cinema had to look stunning but it had to also be state of the art with the technology used. The custom made acoustically transparent screen was large for a home cinema, it measured in at 5 metres wide by 3 metres high. The HD/3D Epson projector was top of the range and there was a full 7.2 surround sound cinema system with 2 in wall subs, 9 seat shakers and an additional 4 extra ambience speakers hidden behind the fabric walls. The seats are remote reclining and the cinema system was fully integrated via the home control network as was the rest of the 5 storey house offering integrated satellite tv, digital media players, dvd’s along with lighting and heating control. The automation system used was Control4. The cinema also doubled up nicely as a media room for business meetings and had Microsoft windows and other popular operating systems used for business. The door to the cinema has two symetrical sets of stairs to help traffic flow, all steps have LED dimmable controls which were on remote control and the cinema was air conditioned with cooling and heating operated by a wall and remote control system.

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NR Group Project Name: Private Residence Saddle Stone, UK

NV Intergration Project Name: Belgravia Theatre

Location: UK Interior Designer: NR Group Completion date : 2014

Location: Belgravia, London Interior Designer: Staffan Tollgard Completion date : September 2013

The brief was quite different from the normal home cinema experience often found located in basements of large homes. An established Luxury Developer who has created a stunning seven bedroom home perched high in the world renowned St Georges Hill area of Surrey.

NV Integration worked closely with the design team to specify products that were powerful enough to fill the large space, yet conscious of the high-end interiors.

The developer discussed with NR Group about the use of an L Shape room located next to the main entrance. Natalia has re written the rule book with this space,as there is no fixed furniture and seating,no padded sound proof walls in a room with no windows. Instead this space has large and bright sofas combining cushions with vivid colours and with windows also giving natural light this room has a feeling of warmth. An important design and feature of this room is a large bar area which makes for the ultimate in home entertainment. Make no mistake an amazing home cinema experience can be enjoyed here,with soft wall coverings,blackout blinds instantly creating different feel to this room. Natalia through personal experience has created a fully functional family room that can be enjoyed by children during the day and also a very social and interactive home cinema experience where a Bombay Sapphire or two can be enjoyed whilst enjoying the latest movie. The exquisite attention detail from subtle diffusers,artwork and detailing that NR Group have shown in this room make for a refreshing and colourful addition to the typical home cinema experience and certainly go beyond the boundaries that one would expect to see.

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They achieved this by selecting equipment that could become completely invisible when not in use, or blend with the scheme of the room; such as the speakers and subwoofers from Meridian Audio, which are all RAL colour matched to the nearest wall surface. A high-brightness Runco projector was specified, designed to work in ambient light conditions yet provide a stunning image onto the 3 metre screen. The screen, which dynamically changes the aspect ratio with motorised masking based on the users desired viewing content also uses acoustically transparent woven fibres, allowing the full range of the speakers to be heard, yet concealed behind the screen when in use. Home automation and lighting control systems allow the theatre to be seamlessly operated from intuitive controls, or iPad app. Simply pressing ‘Watch Movie’ will lower the projector and screen, turn on devices and slowly fade the lights as the film begins from the Kaleidescape movie server; allowing the user to relax in the sumptuous interiors and become totally immersed in the action. The theatre was designed in accordance with THX standards, meaning the screen size, brightness, and noise levels are to the recommended best practices. The room interiors work so well with the cinema because it was designed to be a ‘dual-use cinema’ from the outset, and by working with the designer team they brought the best from both worlds together for the finished result.


Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Allegra, Marbella, Spain Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors Completion date: May 2015 Photography: Huw Evans This home cinema project is part of a stunning villa in the exclusive Andalucía mountain area. Set high on a hill, yet designed with flat gardens and grounds, the front of the property is exposed to striking ocean views, while to the left the vista is mountainous. The cinema was meticulously designed by Taylor Interiors to meet the client’s specification for the highest level of technical advancement and sound quality, married with highly bespoke design features. The result is a futuristic and luxurious space, which is stylistically glamorous while offering the highest level of comfort. The black leather seats, there are 7 in total with 5 singles and a double, are fully motorized to fold down to a flat position. The lighting is the defining feature. It has been carefully curated to allow the viewers to become immersed in the cinematic experience. The room, located in the basement of the property, can be lit in a choice of eight colours (pink, red, green, lime green, blue, turquoise, light blue and white) to create unique atmospheres and to match the mood of the film. The space provides the highest standard of acoustics and sound quality in home cinema design, kitted out with cutting-edge Bang & Olufsen speakers (Beolab 5 and Beo lab 20) and an additional subwoofer under the Anamorphico, SS screen. The entire room was insulated with acoustic foam. On the ceiling, LED lights illuminate dramatically against a grid formed of fine wenge. Adorning the two walls that flank the seating area there are individual slats of oak, which again are lit by LEDs, creating a dramatic wave pattern. The cutting-edge projector is the SONY 4K VPL model.

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Bedroom

A2Zen Consulting Ltd Project Name: NAITHON 2

Camellia Interiors Project Name: Looe Beach House

Location: PHUKET Architect: Antonio Eraso WECraft Interior Architecture Interior Designer: A2Zen Consulting Completion: 2014/2015 Photographers: Aleksandar Subota and Reza Khalili

Location: CORNWALL Architect: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Interior Designer: CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Completion: 2014

This is an exclusive private residential sea-front resort with a private beach. Luxury and comfort are the commanding principle of the bedrooms with open sea-views. Absolutely no stainless steel was allowed, hence the extensive use of bronze and dark nickel, and a there was a specific request for a neutral pallet. Walk in cabinets, pantry and en-suite are all secluded behind the teak paneling. All that is beautiful is visible, all that is useful is secluded. The project is terraced in the Naithon coastline and is completely secluded maintaining the natural contour of the land and absolute respect of nature. It is a modern day Palace.The bedroom design, works so well as it is within the stone/view/teak philosophy of the villa. The interior design of this bedroom was developed by Antonio Eraso of WeCraft Group and A2Zen contributed in putting together the furniture package and the entire joinery scope. The furniture selection went through fourteen full reviews and was developed over a four year period.

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The clients wanted a sense of luxury for both the social and entertaining areas as well as the relaxing areas of the house and in turn, asked Camellia to consider this in their design. Internally, the clients requested the scheme to reflect the immediate environment - making the fusion of indoor and outdoor elemental to the interior design. Camellia suggested the reconfiguration of the internal layout to increase the room sizes and maximise available daylight and consequentially the views.Two en suite bathrooms were introduced to the top floor to create a total of a five en suite bedroom property to host a minimum of twelve. The master bedroom is a luxurious retreat from the social areas of the house. It benefits from the beautiful seafront views, and with its expanse of glass window it allows the client to immediately wake up to it every morning with a sense of paradise on their doorstep. Camellia commissioned custom furniture to be made, personal to the family, including a large bespoke bed and upholstered headboard. The carpet is luxurious in grey with a metallic finish so appeals to the senses of sight and touch. The large en suite with its free standing bath again reinforces the luxury of space and a calming interior. Overall, the designers were able to create a calming retreat for the clients to sleep and relax away from the social side of the house,whilst still visually linking it to the overall internal scheme and reflecting the coastal views.


Cochrane Design Project Name: Chelsea Townhouse

EXITDESIGN Project Name: Dark Apartment in Warsaw

Location: Chelsea, London Interior Designer: Sean Cochrane Completion Date: July 2015

Location: Warsaw Interior Designer: Pawel Sokol Completion: 2014

A sumptuous master bedroom suite with bespoke his and hers dressing rooms as well as individual luxury bathrooms.

This apartment located in Warsaw with art deco detailing, and fully automated features was refurbished by EXITDESIGN for a young businessman.

To create a luxury master bedroom suite with his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms, as well as a comfortable seating area. An inviting atmosphere to be created with layered lighting as well as a working fire place whilst reinstating a sense of glamour and drama. The suite is to be a luxury haven, a place to retire in comfort with all amenities close to hand. The hot and cold Zip Hydro Tap. Your favourite cup of tea is right at your fingertips first thing in the morning while preparing for the day in your dressing room. And at night you can retire knowing you can still have a fresh beverage in the comfort of your own suite. Everything is close to hand so it is the perfect place to retire early. The vaulted ceilings provide the grandeur and theatre, yet the warm layered lighting scheme creates a luxurious, peaceful atmosphere. This is a boudoir you never want to leave.

This previous public swimming pool building had very small existing windows, and in some areas non at all thus making this space very dark. The client decided to fully rebuild this space to add many huge windows and demolished many of the walls. The apartment features dark materials, however the space was the most important issue for the client. The whole space was therefore split into two areas – these being daily and private night area. The styling of this dark interior comes from luxury and noble materials connected with colorful modern art. The walls are finished with silk wallpaper or high gloss walnut panels, and the soft furniture is covered with alcantara or leather. In the niche area there stands two twin chromed sculptures. ART DECO can be found throughout the detailing in finished furniture such as the table and console.

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Bedroom

Figura Project Name: Vaulted Bedroom

NR Group 1 Project Name: Private Residence Shanti House, UK

Location: South East, England Interior Designer: Giles Slater of Figura Completion Date: October 2013

Location: UK Interior Designer: NR Group Completion date : 2015

The brief was to transform two small dark bedrooms with low flat ceilings in to a master suite for an important country home in Surrey, UK. The aim was to bring volume and light to the room whilst crating an intimate, comfortable yet opulent bedroom. Two bedrooms were made in to one and magnificent large oak trusses and beams create a feeling of spaciousness, warmth and grandeur. A bathroom was designed and is cleverly accessed through doors hidden in the run of washed tulip wood wardrobes.

Located on the first floor of this stunning Buckinghamshire five bedroom residence are two en suite guest rooms. Both rooms have signature curved walls adorned with stunning wallpaper and carefully crafted skirting and architraves.

The client wanted to create order in the wardrobes and an island was designed specifically for their cufflinks, ties, watches and braces. Shoe carousels were designed for the lady’s shoes. The pop up television doubles as a vanity mirror on the dressing table and disappears when not being used. The bathroom completes the master bedroom with ambient lighting, steam room, shower and stand alone bath. Lighting can be tuned to different colours. The washed tulip wood seamlessly melts in with the bedroom and enhances the light and airy feel with its silvery blond quality.

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Huge Art Deco leather panelled doors and rich timbers combined with ultra thick pile carpet give a sense of a bygone age,possibly on board an ocean going liner. Whilst one of the suites is more international in design,the use of soft fabrics,cushions and a free standing marble bath raised on a plinth give a sense of quintessentially British style. This clever design by Natalia and NR Group has led to this home attracting interest from buyers worldwide. The guest room opposite is much softer decorated in softer shades whilst still opulent and offering guests the very best in luxury. Both bedrooms have South facing balcony overlooking a cascading water feature and landscaped garden.


Studio Tesei Project Name: Santa Maria Location: Milan, Italy Architect: Antonella Tesei Interior Designer: Antonella Tesei This home-studio is located in the historical Roman center of Milan. The various floors are connected vertically by a single stairway. The top two floors allocate the living area with terraces progressively set back which are furnished and designed to be the outside dining and living room. The bedroom features four windows creating an extremely bright room designed to be cozy whilst at the same time elegant. There is a contrast between contemporary materials and furniture with antique family pieces. The full-height glazings create a visual relation with the church and with the terraces. The project of the interior follows two main themes, such as the dialogue with nature and with history. Nature is declined in the pavements, made in extra-white marble mosaic and oak wood, in the lime stucco of the bathrooms walls made with the same old Roman technique and lime paint of the rest of the walls. The dialogue with history is reflected in combining contemporary design pieces with memories of the past such as old family furnishing and paintings. There is use of old techniques such as stucco and mosaic in a modern reinterpretation. The design features custom made furniture, mixture of new design pieces with antique furniture together with old paintings and African Art.

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NR Group 2 Project Name: Private Residence Guildford, Surrey, UK

Taylor Interiors Project Name: Villa Ascot

Location: Surrey, UK Interior Designer: NR Group Completion: 2015

Location: Ascot, Berkshire, UK Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: September 2014 Photography: Huw Evans

This 27,000 Sq Ft house is set in six acres of beautiful Surrey sculptured grounds within woods and bordered by a world famous golf course. This grand Surrey Mansion has been designed with an international flavour and with input from NR Group at an early stage to the developer, Octagon Developments have constructed a breathtaking home with spaces that take into account the requirements for a fully functional international family home in the heart of Surrey. Natalia particularly understands the need for natural light and spaces that are not dark, so her clever use of colour and fabrics is clearly evident in every turn. Curved glass bay windows and the extensive use of glass in this art deco style has meant that the design of curtains has had to be painstaking to ensure a warmth and character which NR Group were keen to emphasise. Doors open out onto a terrace overlooking a sculptured and landscaped garden enveloped by pine trees which give a feel of privacy and tranquility. The master suite dressing room is lined with Italian mirrored cupboards and Swarovski crystal lighting and connects beautifully to an equally beautiful glittering mirrored and marble master bathroom. Natalia has walls adorned with neutral colours combined with artwork of her heroes, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn which is why NR Group designs feel intimate and personal. Careful use of neutral colours to walls combined with warm fabrics and detail to super king size beds add to the grandeur of this master suite. Italian dark wood furniture contrasts perfectly without disrupting the calm that NR Group have created. This luxury Surrey residence is located close to Gatwick&Heathrow Airports,Farnborough Private Airport and 40 Mins from Central London, yet with carefully construction, landscape and interior design means that you feel a million miles from anywhere.

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The master bedroom is one of six bedrooms in a stunning villa close to Ascot in rural England. The architectural style of the property, built in 2011, includes classical characteristics combined with modern touches. The clients, a married couple, requested their own rooms, so the master bedroom was injected with femininity and designed especially for her. A colour scheme of cream and pale rose was selected, highlighted with Manuel Canovas Zara Beads wallpaper. The spacious room allowed Taylor Interiors the option of creating a comfortably sumptuous seating area with a Pigoli sofa and armchairs, combined with Porada high-gloss side and coffee tables. Pigoli also produced the opulent headboard upholstered in cream frozen velvet by Carlucci. To add further definition through the furnishings, stunning Fendi table lamps with silk pale rose shades accompany Fendi bedside tables in a cream high gloss finish. A main requirement from the client was for spacious wardrobes and Taylor Interiors commissioned beautiful wall-to-ceiling cupboards with exquisite glass doors. The curtains were created using Designers Guild satin cream and pale rose fabric, the tiebacks and pelmets with cream trimming are also by Designers Guild. The fireplace and wall mounted TV are features to add high levels of comfort and the Taylor Interiors seamstress made a variation of scatter cushions for the bed and sofa to add more cosy definition. Original artworks by Nicole Pletts also add atmosphere to this highly luxurious bedroom design.


Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Allegra, Marbella, Spain Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors Completion date: May 2015 Photography: Huw Evans The bedroom is part of an exclusive villa in the AndalucĂ­a mountain area of southern Spain. Set on expansive grounds at the top of a hill, the front of this stunning property is exposed to striking ocean views, while to the left the vista is mountainous. The client requested a master bedroom that was dark and sumptuous, yet calm and rejuvenating. Taylor Interiors interpreted these desires by intimately blending glamorous furnishings with bespoke Smania products using the finest materials, which were all carefully sourced, such as the freestanding crocodile leather headboard with a chrome frame. The decadent chocolate black and grey palette is brightened with splashes of turquoise found in the meticulously selected triptych artwork by Sabine Abfalterer. Though enticingly sensual, the bedroom also needed to be practical and is completed with motorized blinds, wardrobes and storage that do not deflect from the overall ambience.The striking ceiling is a modern abstraction of a traditional vaulted ceiling and is a weightless cover. The frame is finished in an ivory hue and the centrepiece is oak panelling stained to wenge, which completes the room with a defining originality and style.

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A2Zen Consulting Project Name: Gloriette’s Schonbrunn Apartments

Boscolo Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Vienna Architect: A2Zen Consulting Interior Designer: A2Zen Consulting Completion: 2014/2015 Photographer: Luca Proserpio – f2fotografia

Part of a complete renovation of a 2,000 sq ft two-bedroom groundfloor apartment within a Grade II listed block located opposite Harrods, Knightsbridge.

This luxury serviced apartment is located within the Park Royal Palace. When A2Zen Consulting were given the design brief for this master bathroom, it was for it to be a luxurious, six piece bathroom, yet modern and functional. The bathroom was designed with the use of a combination of Persian Limestone for the floor and Striato Elegante on the walls. In contrast, white corian was selected for the sanitaryware/tub and top to ensure that a modern accent complemented the luxurious canvas created by the marble. The clean modern lines are in stark contrast to the natural tones of the marble, with full functionality and storage, which combine beauty with practicality.

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Their client, a young male entrepreneur, resides in the apartment by himself with overseas guests visiting frequently throughout the year. As such, the requirements were to create a bachelor style apartment, which was also equipped for regular entertaining. The brief for the cloakroom was to create ‘a show stopper’. Boscolo’s approach to the space was to produce a bold statement, with a design that would not necessarily suit other larger areas of the home as they would be too over powering, but work in these small spaces and become a talking point for guests. The style was to be contemporary and illustrious with dark, rich finishes complemented by metallic colours to create a luxurious cloakroom. Key aspects of the project was the ‘Civic Bee’ Timorous Beastie’s wallpaper. Well known for their eccentric patterns, the team chose a charcoal colour palette with antique gold accents which gave a sense of masculinity, and the intelligent light system throughout. The approach with this room was to enhance the ‘moodiness’ of the room with various levels of light. This was through a combination of downs lights, decorative wall lights and low level concealed led lighting. The decorative wall lights selected were a play on the bumble bee’s stinger.


Cave Interiors Project Name: Grove House

Hayslip Design Project Name: Serene Stone Sanctuary

Location: Hampton, Middlesex Interior Designer: Georgina Cave Completion: 2014

Location: USA Interior Designer: Sherry Hayslip Completion Date: August 2014

The brief was to return this house to its former glory as a single family dwelling, and crucially to re-plan the spaces and restore all its original features as well as adding all the mod cons to bring it into the 21st Century. This badly neglected house was brought back to life after being carved into offices in the 1960s, and restoring the original glamour and elegance was very important. It was crucial to recreate the original grandeur with regards the space-planning and design of the Master En- suite and to see it transformed was particularly thrilling.

It was important when designing this rustic, yet contemporary, master bathroom that it be complementary to the overall style of the ranch, which includes exposed structural beams, reclaimed materials, indigenous pecan and mesquite woods and locally resourced stone. Conceptually, this area acts as an interactive space between the home and the private outdoor garden. Indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a fireplace built into the wall above the bathtub, were created to enable the homeowners’ enjoyment in both the summer and winter.

The wow factor for the Master En-suite was a must, with luxurious sanitary ware, fittings and materials. Traditional/original styling was paramount so as to fit in stylistically with the period of the house, whilst still maintaining a style that would appeal to the incoming buyer. By re-planning the entire Master suite and incorporating & matching the original and listed paneling and cornicing from other areas of the house, the scheme of the bathroom now flows beautifully through from the Master Bedroom and Dressing Room. This, along with the bespoke mirrored vanity unit made to Cave Interiors exacting design, traditionally styled sanitary ware, polished cast iron bateau bath, calacutta marble tiling fitted flush with the plastered walls, topped off with the beautiful antique crystal chandelier all gave this space the wow factor the client was after.

It was important to have a comfortable, serene area – including a large soaking bath, double showerheads and body jets, and double vanities (the outdoor shower is accessible through the glass wall on the back of the indoor shower). An exterior shutter drops down to create privacy for the exterior glass wall enclosing the shower. A niche adds space for the clients’ antique bluebonnet painting collections, which are casually stacked on the narrow glass shelves. The clients also have a passion for collecting rare stones, including turquoise, which gave us the inspiration for the aqua toned marble counters, offset by grey limestone flooring. This jewel tone palette was successfully distributed throughout the rest of the home and a touch of turquoise plays as a theme throughout the ranch.

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Keir Townsend Project Name: Kensington Apartment

London Land Interiors Project Name: Lennox Gardens

Location: South Kensington, London SW7 Date completed: December 2013 Interior designer: Keira Townsend

Location: London Interior Designer: Corbie Phillips for London Land Interiors Completion Date: July 2014

The client mainly lives abroad and his brief was to create a feel of a luxurious hotel suite without losing the all important home from home factor. His preference in bathroom design was for a dramatic, dark, but warm pallet of colours. He also preferred to have a walk in shower to a bath, as the 1600mm x 1400mm space could not accommodate both.

This elegant remodelling of an apartment in Lennox Gardens has been tailored with luxurious finishes and elegant furnishings in pale natural tones and textures; providing the basis for an uncomplicated living space.

He felt strongly that the bathroom space was very important and wanted to create an element of a ‘wow factor’. To achieve this brief, the basin was designed in recycled glass, which is an ecological material, but looks like a semi-precious stone, especially when lit up from within. It was in fact, the translucency of the material that attracted Keira to it and then go on to design the basin to accommodate LED lights inside to create this dramatic luminous affect. The LED light is dimmable, so the basin can be used as a night light. The taps are a mix of crystal,chrome, obsidian and chrome. The cabinets were made bespoke for us in bronzed waterproof thermal surface material. The Wall tiles are glass backed with silver and antiqued bronze leaf, which is a reflective surface that helps visually extend the space. Emperador ceramic tiles were chosen for the walls and mosaic tiles in the shower and the floor tiles are ceramic with textured wood effect. IP-rated wall lights with dark textured wood panels and architectural mesh shades add a touch of softness to the other hard surfaces of the bathroom.

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The brief was to simplify the layout and maximise the feeling of spaciousness. The designers had to fit a generous master suite with dressing room, a smaller guest suite, a guest cloakroom, an open plan living/ dining area with small but fully equipped kitchen, and as much storage as possible, into 120sqm. The team selected finishes that are warm, creamy and matte in accordance with the client’s wishes for a simple and honest approach. All marble finishes are honed; the rubbed down Venetian plaster in the living room is tactile and velvety; and all lacquered joinery is finished in a matte, warm white. Natural brushed oak floor boards and a beautifully simple light Emperador marble fireplace complete the scheme. Bathrooms clad in Silver Travertine with mirror polished stainless steel accents add a sophisticated edge.


MDesign London Project Name: Grade II Listed Mansion House

Rosa May Sampaio Project Name: “Private Residence, São Paulo”

Location: Knightsbridge, London Interior Designer: MDesign London Completion: February 2015

Location: São Paulo, Brazil Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio

This exquisite Master Bathroom forms part of the Master Suite, seamlessly blending the finest materials with impeccable design. As with the house as a whole, the brief for the Master Bathroom was to exceed luxury; creating a bathroom of the utmost grandeur that is exquisitely designed and intricately detailed, echoing the drama of the Master Bedroom. The rich marbles create a contrasting backdrop for the unique feature wall with its beautifully inlaid trio of metals. Refined Lalique taps and accessories add the finishing touches, complimenting and harmonising all elements.

The idea for the space was to combine a big bathroom with a closet and a small gym; a space where one would spend a lot of time. The walls were painted in a burnt concrete style and the floor was made of antique demolition wood. The ceiling was covered to represent a tent in grey and white fabric, with a touch of red, also used in the red leather that covers both the bicycle and the pilates apparel. In the seat of the bicycle and the pilates machine. The curtains also have a touch of red, combined with off white linen. The lightning for the bathoom was designed by Ingo Maurer.

The masterpiece of the bathroom is the bespoke blossom tree design feature wall. The design is set into Italian white marble using a specialist molten metal inlay technique. By indulging in a combination of stunning textures, colours and patterns creates a lavish and arresting scene. The Master Bathroom epitomises the dramatic nature of the design throughout the Master Suite whilst maintaining an individual opulence.

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Stephen Clasper Interiors Project Name: Fairlanes

Studio Tesei Project Name: Santa Maria

Location: South East Interior Designer: Stephen Clasper Interiors Architect: Octagon Developments Completion Date: February 2014

Location: Milan, Italy Architect: Antonella Tesei Interior Designer: Antonella Tesei

Stephen Clasper Interiors were appointed to design the interiors and furniture of this unique new-build property. The team worked very closely with the client throughout specifying all of the fixtures, fittings and equipment, and design and manufacturing all of the bespoke furniture. Lighting was commissioned from specialist companies. Many of the finishes created were unique to this project. Stephen Clasper Interiors were asked to design the bathroom with a particular focus on the choice of marble. The team visited a number of specialist suppliers with the client to choose the perfect slab, and the finishes within the furniture The designer’s favorite aspect of the project is the mother of pearl detail within the furniture. The client specified that the furniture is to be bold and striking yet still sophisticated.

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The project located in the center of Milan seeks a synthesis between past and present, evoking the presence of nature. This home-studio is located in the historical Roman center of Milan. This building fills an urban void, extending in depth on its original Gothic lot and with its main front set in direct relation to the Renassiance church of Santa Maria alla Porta. The various floors are connected vertically by a single stair. The full-height glazings create a visual relation with the church and with the terraces. The dialogue with history is reflected in combining contemporary design pieces with memories of the past such as old family furnishing and paintings. The bathroom is conceived as a living area, a place to relax in the bathtub with a good book, enjoy a steam bath or a shower. This particular design of the walls was conceived as a painting finished with stucco “FRESCO” made with lime and marble powder by the artist Filippo Falaguasta and sinks dug from a marble block design. There has been great attention to details and finishes on this project.


Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Allegra, Marbella, Spain

Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Sol

Location: Casa Allegra, Marbella, Spain Interior Designer: Taylor Interiors Completion date: May 2015 Photography: Huw Evans

Location: Andratx, Mallorca Architect: Jaume Sanchez Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: May 2014

The bathroom is part of an exclusive property in the Andalucía mountain area. Set at the top of a hill, the front of this stunning property is exposed to striking ocean views, while to the left the vista is mountainous.

The Norwegian client assigned us to create a very comfortable, cozy, modern, holiday home in Mallorca, which would allow their two grown up children with their partners to fully enjoy the house and entertain their guest. The task was to create a perfect ‘ party house for the summer ‘.

An ageless glamour defines the space, from its dark and sumptuous palette to the exquisite craftsmanship and materials. The client requested that the space had masculine elements. Taylor Interiors carefully interpreted the brief, selecting a defining ‘black dune’ dark brown marble as the signature material. This surrounds the square Jacuzzi bath, which is the centerpiece of the room, transforming the space into somewhere to pamper and indulge. The double sink is cut entirely from a single piece of ‘black dune’ and sits on a bespoke vanity unit. The cream hue of the “marble crema” flooring offers a subtle contrast to the darker tones. Cut from large pieces of stone, it provides a seamless finish. These variants of marble catch the light through the expansive windows and demonstrate how to balance tones in a functional yet striking way. The atmosphere and style of the space is finished with accents of white, silver and chrome, seen in the luxurious velvet effect wallpaper and in key accessories such as the towels, orchids, silver vases and candle holders.

The bathrooms continued the theme of using strong clean lines and natural materials. A large freestanding bath is the centre piece of the stunning and grand master bathroom. A floor mounted tap hovers over the bath in orded not to detract from the bath’s stunning curves. In contrast to the bath, the wall mounted units and shower screen have strong angles. The double sink unit is cased in wood, yet has stunning marble sinks. Chrome fittings throughout the bathroom complement the scheme perfectly. An oversized walk-in shower nestles in the corner with a large glass showerscreen . The entire villa is equipped with bed-linen and towel sets provided by Heirlooms. To personalize the items each towel, dressing gown, napkin and wardrobe hanger has been adorned with the logo of the private villa.

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Kitchen over £25,000

Boscolo Project Name: Private Private Residence

Camellia Interiors Project Name: Looe Beach House

Location: London Interior Designer: Boscolo Completion Date: January 2015

Location: CORNWALL Architect: CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Interior Designer: CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Completion: 2014

The project brief was to redesign the complete apartment, creating a design aesthetic that was in keeping with our client’s requirements, complemented by a new automated home lighting design scheme. Boscolo’s favourite aspect is the utilisation of the space they created, which makes it perfect for hosting, delivered by the open plan layout of the kitchen. However, with the open plan design, the kitchen had the potential to feel pretty sparse, so the team included a dropped ceiling detail in order to make the space feel more fitted and intimate. With the wine easily accessible from the neighbouring bar area, the drinks will flow at the kitchen’s many parties. And with the inclusion of a breakfast table extending from the island, as well as a ledge facing the hob, there is room for more informal entertaining with the scope for live demonstrations. The finishes were Japanese inspired; the veined stone worktop surface contrasting with the wooden breakfast table and ledges. A polished plaster was used as a splash-back and on the adjacent wall to avoid the sheerness of a white finish, which would have made the room feel too cold. As with their client’s brief Boscolo wanted to make the wall spaces clean and clear in order to incorporate his selected artworks which have become a key focal point in the room.

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The clients approached Camellia Interiors to oversee and project manage the renovation of their entire property and grounds. On an all new engineered timber floor in dark grey, the kitchen space is zoned into three separate areas. Each has its own materials, colour and texture - allowing for the open plan space to feel both spacious and intimate. The dishwashing and wet areas are in wenge timber, the cooking and food preparation areas are in a dark grey matt laminate, the storage units are in glossy dark grey laminate and all areas have Silestone worktops in an off white. Materials were selected for both their functionality and high quality - perfect for a luxurious entertainment and social environment. A coffee machine and preparation space is another area within the kitchen, with the same materials as the ‘wet’ areas. The kitchen’s dining space features a beautiful, large table, perfect for socialising. The wall of glass windows allow for the family to cook, dine and entertain with the breathtaking Cornish views right in front of them. By installing sliding doors, the clients can extend their kitchen area to the decking, where they can enjoy the outdoors in luxury. The overall kitchen design meets all of the clients’ wishes and needs; a high-end spec setting, up to date appliances and the ability to entertain in a luxurious atmosphere.


Congdon Brown Project Name: Richmond Townhouse Date Completed: July 2015 Interior Designer: Natalie Congdon The clients asked us to create a space where the kitchen had the atmosphere of the Victorian / Regency era but yet the conveniences of a modern contemporary open plan kitchen. Our client wanted several walls to be removed to create the feeling of open plan living and bi-folding doors to be installed with direct access to the garden so the kitchen could be extended into the garden on hot sunny days. They wanted to retain a period atmospheric feel to the kitchen and adjoining areas by using detailed traditional joinery and flagstone flooring juxtaposed against an industrial feature light hanging over the kitchen island. We were asked to include gadgets from contemporary kitchens such as a Quooker tap, wine fridge, Insinkerator, an American style fridge with water cooler and ice cube making facilities but to conceal all of these modern conveniences behind a period facade. We worked with the clients to create bespoke bi-fold cabinetry, which maximised the amount of storage space available up to the ceilings but could also be pulled across to hide all of the contents of the kitchen cupboards. This concept is very modern (the ability to hide clutter) but creates an illusion of a period kitchen from the outside. Due to the North facing aspect of the kitchen we added bright task lighting, which was complemented with traditional period lanterns. We chose a modern palette of pale colours, which still had a period feel to lighten everything up.

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Definintive Interior Design Project Name: Contemporary Hornchurch Kitchen

Design Intervention Project Name: Maximalist Modern Kitchen

Location: Hornchurch, Essex Interior Designer: Anita Bourne Completion: 2014

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Design Intervention Completion Date: February 2015

This contemporary family kitchen was designed for a long narrow space with a clever lighting plan for entertaining purposes. The design brief was to overcome a major flaw in the misconstruction of a long and narrow extension and create a stylish and functional family kitchen and dining area with an exciting lighting plan for parties and entertaining guests. White gloss cabinets were mandatory and the space needed to be practical for family get togethers, children’s tea parties and the family’s huge dog running in and out from the garden.

The project is a vivacious, yet glamorous kitchen for a couple that love to entertain.

The client discovered his lateral extension had been built 3m deep instead of 4m and was advised by three kitchen designers he would be unable to install an island, top of his wish list, in his kitchen plans. Presented with this dilemma, Anita proposed reversing the standard ‘cabinets around the perimeter’ kitchen layout with the installation of 3.2m double sided island in which to house the appliances and pan storage and a bank of floor to ceiling cabinets across one wall to optimize vertical space. In addition, she proposed breaking up the expanse of white gloss with the bank of metallic grey cabinets to create a striking contrast and installing beautiful silver quartzite riven slate on the floor for both their hard wearing practicality and stunning appearance. Furthermore, the bespoke dining table was designed with a complimentary Quartzstone top and polished stainless steel legs to perfectly fit the space for family gatherings. The initial design dilemma resulted in an inspired and perceptive plan whilst alluding the sense of space over a narrow footprint and subsequently provided a striking and ambient cooking and entertaining area perfect for both day to day family living and hosting fabulous parties.

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The client’s wanted a kitchen that was as glamorous as they were. Smart enough to entertain in, yet, at all times functional for a couple that likes to cook. The roots of this design are derived from the traditional, but the lines, finish and proportions have all been reinterpreted to create this thoroughly modern space. The designers’ favourite aspect of this project is the vibrant blue Venetian plaster on the ceiling, as it refreshes the whole room. The design works so well as the kitchen really reflects the personality of it’s owners. Stylish but approachable, fun yet elegant and a little bit unexpected.


EXITDESIGN Project Name: Dark Apartment in Warsaw Location: Warsaw Interior Designer: Pawel Sokol Completion: 2014 Dark apartment with art deco details for young businessman fully automated. Kitchen in this apartment is also designed as luxury furniture, not like simple space to prepare food. Main element is 3 m wide winecooler with fine collection of best wines of the world. It is also separator of corridor leads to private area and the pooLike in the dining over the counter hangs big specially designed lamp made from chromed steel and hand made glass. All kitchenware are hidden in high gloss walnut veneered cabinets with ART DECO details. The counter is made from Ner Assoluto granite, and walls are finished in silk wallpaper. This space is more made for wine enjoy than preparing huge meals.

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Kitchen over £25,000

Middleton Bespoke Project Name: Handsome Sussex Kitchen

Cave Interiors Project Name: 21 Downside

Location: Sussex Interior designer : Jasper Middleton Completion Date: March 2014

Location: Belsize Park, London Architect: Webb Architects Interior Designer: Georgina Cave Completion: 2014

The inspiration for the design was to create an intimate family kitchen for two keen cooks with a large family. They wanted it to be the heart of the home creating zones to cook, eat and live in but also feel open plan . The kitchen is a free flowing space with elegant, characterful cabinetry. Middleton Bespoke are inspired by classical, fine English cabinetry and at every stage are meticulous about the detail. This means they are able to create such honest, handsome kitchens. The client’s favourite aspect of the kitchen is the bespoke secret door to the ousekeeper’s pantry. As a functional, fun element to avoid a clash of further door joinery detail, the bespoke secret door is disguised as a cooks bookcase. In this area the counter tops are made from beautiful old reclaimed timbers to allow for a more forgiving informal aesthetic. The design works well as it has dedicated destinations for food storage, crockery storage, food preparation and food presentation. As well as a concealed back kitchen. This functions beautifully for times when it’s just the homeowners or under greater demand when the whole family are around. Owner and founder of Middleton Bespoke Jasper Middleton is involved with every project at all stages and is passionate about the creation of unique, beautiful spaces to cook. Middleton Bespoke worked hard with the clients on this project on the architectural layout of the space to ensure that it made best of the views to the open Downland, maximised light levels, whilst allowing for a flowing kitchen that performed on a social and functional level.

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The design brief for this complete renovation and extension of a Victorian house in Belsize Park was for the project to be eco-friendly using natural materials, to create a beautifully relaxed family home that could take the wear and tear of living with teenagers. The kitchen was to be designed with extended shelving with natural, sustainable and modern materials that would sit comfortably within this eco-friendly environment and most importantly wear well. This bespoke kitchen was made meticulously to Cave Interior’s design drawings using sawn cut oak to give it a natural & textural finish. Raw materials such as scaffold pipes for the shelving housing the crockery & glassware were used for recycling purposes and the curved edge bookcase was made from reclaimed oak. This further enhanced the organic approach that the clients expressly desired. The paint colours and textural materials helped to complete the look of this warm, nature inspired kitchen. The results of the interior design have given the clients the eco-friendly, hard wearing and beautifully relaxed kitchen as briefed. A rainwater harvester was also included to further enhance their natural living. This project was one based on the success of a project on the same road, and Cave Interiors were instructed as the interior designers to extend, remodel and completely renovate the whole of this Victorian house in Belsize Park, London alongside Webb Architects. The challenge here was to create something very different stylistically within a very similar structure to the previous project.


Keir Townsend Project Name: South Kensington Apartment Location: South Kensington, London SW7 Interior designer: Keira Townsend Date completed: October 2014 The brief was to create a contemporary open plan entertaining and dining space for a City professional with a love of fine wine. To achieve this, Antiqued mirrors were used on the two columns of the kitchen island to conceal the immovable pipework and visually extend the space. Underneath these there are two symmetrically positioned wine coolers, which face the dining and living space in order to display the collection of wines and allow for ease of access when entertaining. Several slabs of granite threaded with iron pyrite or ‘fool’s gold’ as it is commonly known, were hand selected from the quarry for this bespoke dining table and the same stone was used for the worktops and splash backs, creating continuity between the kitchen and the dining zones. The client was keen to have a single slab dining table, so the design had to work around the constraints of what was possible to get into the 9th floor apartment. To complement the table, black woven leather and patinated metal frame chairs were selected. The Bronzed diffuser glass ‘chandelier’, was specially made to Keir Townsend’s design in order to add an element of Art Deco, which the client is particularly fond of. Dimmable LEDs were added underneath the cabinets to enhance the atmosphere through accent lighting. A timber flooring was used throughout, which was specially created with hard wearing pigment in a bespoke colour to complement the rest of the swatch.

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Kitchen over £100,000

A2Zen Consulting Project Name: Naithon 2

Cochrane Design Project Name: Cambrian

Location: Phuket Architect: Antonio Eraso WECraft Interior Architecture Interior Designer: A2Zen Consulting Completion: 2014/2015

Location: Chelsea, London Interior Designer: Sean Cochrane Completion Date: August 2015

The main kitchen with open sea-view was to be designed to conceal storage, to be in keeping with the philosophy of the villa: only natural materials. The project is entirely clad in stone and teak, no bare walls. In order to host Celebrity Chefs and to cater to a large number of guests, the standalone kitchen was designed with ample preparation spaces and appliances provided for multiple cuisines. Sea-view to be prioritised for cooking space and snack counter. The project is terraced in the Naithon coastline and is completely secluded maintaining the natural contour of the land and absolute respect of nature. The kitchen was produced entirely bespoke using selected Teak and 316 stainless steel to ensure durability. The counter top is entirely made of Fossena Stone, special highlight was given to the natural veins and texture of this stone. The Wolfe industrial oven and hob juxtapose the warmth of the teak and the elegance of its surroundings. The kitchen design was developed over 2 years, and boasts 127 versions!!!

Luxurious and ultra-bespoke Macassar kitchen with grey graphite marble work tops, state of the art appliances and layered lighting scheme. The client wanted a large luxurious high end kitchen with enough space for the whole family to move around easily without getting in each-others way. There were to be separate zoned areas for breakfast and more formal dining as well as a casual seating area. They wanted a palette of warm darker tones with ambient lighting for evening time. The intricate lighting scheme compliments the high gloss Macassar bark kitchen, chosen by the client from a Macassar farm and harmoniously blends with the horse leg inspired wenge and chrome island legs. Rich Macassar wood teamed with elegant grey graphite marble and the ambient lighting creates a luxurious unique timeless blend. The kitchen has been designed with three primary zones as well as multiple secondary zones which enable several people to work in the kitchen simultaneously. The different lighting “scenes” effectively create the right atmosphere for each part of the day – which is extremely important as there is always someone or something going on in the kitchen. The great attention to detail throughout, such as leather inserts in the bottom of drawers (which stop cutlery clattering) or the soft illumination of every shelf with hidden iGuzzini LED strip-lights which project to the back of the cupboard, spells luxury on every level.

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LINLEY Project Name: Six Bedroom Family Home, Kingston upon Thames Location: London Date Completed: June 2015 Inspired by the design of the LINLEY Helix dining table, the kitchen combines traditional cabinet-making with sleek, contemporary design. Housed at Laurel Grove, a stunning new-build family home within a secluded private estate in the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, this elegant family kitchen demonstrates all that is intrinsically LINLEY: unrivalled quality, the finest British craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail. For this project the LINLEY design team were tasked with creating a bespoke kitchen equipped for the demands of family life while also providing space for entertaining guests. In the style of a smart, city residence, but with the added benefit of an abundance of space and natural light flooding through large windows and French doors, the Laurel Grove kitchen represents open-plan living at its very best. Taking cue from the colours and materials of the Helix motif on the dining table, the kitchen pairs specially dyed dark grey solid oak cabinetry with a hand painted soft grey finish. The overall design is described as a LINLEY Profile Kitchen and incorporates many innovative touches. The LINLEY profile design is highlighted by polished nickel strip detailing which, as well as providing the consistent linear detail throughout the kitchen, cleverly incorporates the custom-built polished nickel hinge mechanism, an example of the efficiency of LINLEY engineering. The drawers and cupboards are finished with hand engineered nickel handles with chamfered edges that inform the rest of the design: The cabinetry features the same chamfer detail, as do the drawer insides and worktop edges, softening otherwise blunt edges. Created with longevity in mind, this kitchen has hard-wearing Caesarstone composite worktops, designed to endure the rigours of family life.

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Kitchen over £100,000

Stephen Clasper Interiors Project Name: Fairlanes

Marazzi Design Project Name: Caz

Location: Wentworth Interior Designer: Stephen Clasper Interiors Completion Date: April 2014

Location: Kent Date completed: December 14 Interior Designer: Paul Marazzi Architect: Paul Marazzi

The kitchen is in a new build property on a private estate. The developer thought it was important that the kitchen was unique to this property, a one off. After a number of concepts and presentation of samples and finishes, Stephen Clasper Interiors arrived at this design as it offered the best use of the space. Stephen Clasper Interiors’ favorite aspect of the project are the secret jib doors going into the family room, as this give the kitchen and indeed the property a unique feel.

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The brief was to create a kitchen which was functional, sociable and above all, have wow factor, a design which would be totally unexpected in a period barn conversion. The starting point of the design was to open up the downstairs area of a 19th century barn, which had been converted some 30 years earlier. The change to the layout was integral in creating the right atmosphere for entertaining and working within a functional yet unique kitchen concept. The cloakroom and boot room which once occupied this kitchen space, has been relocated to the far end of the barn, the kitchen now leads directly onto the dining and living area. The classic wood flooring and oak stable barn doors balance and frame the stunning kitchen, but also remind you of the history of the room. The colour has been used to great effect, animating the curves on the furniture and making the kitchen stand proud. The inlaid Venetian glass bar teardrops on either side of the 4 meter island,are back lit with colour change LED’s, creating an illusion of the glass floating from the seamless volcanic worktop. The separate bar areas,invite people to sit and join in the kitchen experience, with a built in champagne chiller on hand, the experience is readily sociable.


Taylor Interiors Project Name: Casa Sol Location: Andratx, Mallorca Architect: Jaume Sanchez Interior Designer: Yvette Taylor Completion: May 2014 This newly built luxury modern villa has the most stunning sea views. The villa was furnished for a Norwegian client as their summer holiday retreat. Taylor Interiors were very fortunate that the client allowed us to work with some of the best Italian brands and got adequate financial budget. We were granted a lot of freedom in terms of selecting the items and fabrics for soft furnishing. The client also supported our selection of art. The house is very specious and most of the rooms enjoys stunning sea views. The villa is airy and very light, and we wanted to make sure that the kitchen worked within this environment. The kitchen employs clean lines. Brushed steel and slate were used to contrast with a stunning natural stone wall at one end of the kitchen. Simple white transparent curtains were used also which transformed the kitchen space into a cool and etherial environment. The kitchen consists of a large central brushed steel island which houses the sink and cooking facilites. Above this floats a stainless steel extractor, which when silhouetted against the natural stone wall backdrop, showcases the stunning contrast of materials. A wall of dark grey cupboards units monopolise a further wall, whos exterior material reflects the natural outside light around this calming space. A further island of white high gloss units is set at right angles to the first. Once again this white refelctive covering disperses light around this modern yet functional space. There are two seperate dining areas, one housed internally which is bright and has stunning views to the outside of the property. The second area is covered and enjoys magnificent views to the ocean.

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Blocher & Blocher 1 Project Name: Grand Centra

Blocher & Blocher 2 Project Name: Wormland

Location: Indonesia Interior Designer: Blocher Blocher Partners Completion: 2014

Location: Berlin, Germany Interior Designer: Blocher Blocher Partners Completion: 2014

Blocher Blocher Partners designed the first Indonesian branch for the Central Department Store Group of Bangkok, which is amongst Southeast Asia’s market leaders. Jakarta is the largest city in SouthEast Asia, and the second-largest conurbation worldwide. The perfect location for the expansion of the Central Group, one of the most successful retail groups of Southeast Asia.

Wormland stands for stylish fashion in a sovereignly masculine environment. The new store is just like its customers: easy-going and cool – and at times readily emotional. On the sales area on the ground floor, round arches on the left hand side, with a brick finish or a concrete surface, create references to the historic environment. Designer brands are displayed in the niches, at the same time large windows create visual references to the court yard.

It all begins on the ground floor with a vis-à-vis of the cosmetic and women’s designer departments. Two premium worlds, joined by luxurious shades of gold. In the designer department, the brand highlights are enclosed by a wire-mesh structure, interwoven with elaborate floral patterns. In this way, a kind of house in-house is created; a principle that is repeated through all of the storeys in stylish variations. In the women’s fashion world on the first floor, an ornamental metal construction forms the setting for the Southeast Asian designer scene. The leitmotif of the surrounding sales floor: a modern interpretation of cassette walls, conveying timeless elegance and a contemporary sense of class. An eye-catcher at the shoe and bag division: polygonal ceiling elements continuing seamlessly on the rear walls. Harmonising with the polygonal white furniture and pedestals, which flatter the premium merchandise with their sculpture-like appearance. On the second floor, the jeans and men’s departments meet each other – two young, rugged looks. Tiles, raw wood, wall paper and dark expanded metal in the jeans division blending with fishbone parquet and wooden ceiling slats in the central men’s casual area. In the adjoining men’s business department, the house-in-house is designed as a gently curving diamond-shaped structure in wood, revealing at the core changing rooms, clad with clinker bricks.

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The industrial look benefits from the open dark ceiling with the galvanized piping, while suspended white polygonal-formed fields lend a sense of scale to the high-ceiling spaces. In general, polygonality plays a large role: furniture made of wood, concrete and black steel, which is kept at a slant, just like the rear walls, which position themselves as self-confident dissidents for the prevailing culture of symmetry. Dark grey natural stone, screed and oak floorboards hint at urban scenarios – just like the walls made of concrete, wood or rust-coloured metal surfaces. Equally impressive: the house-in-house construction made of wooden beams and a semi-transparent grid latticework. This is where the denim range of Wormland is displayed, supported scenically by black stage spots. Illumination, generally, plays an important role in the store. Industrial designer-chic lighting can be found on all floors, at times as an exclusive one-off special production – making the ceiling landscape as worthy of discovery as the entire interior. The changing rooms are as multi-faceted as the individual design elements. Each one is individually staged: at times unpretentious with a “Wormland” logo scribbled on the bare wall. Others, artfully and elegant, becoming an optical illusion with a room-sized mirror.


Brand Creative Project Name: Maybury

Chalk Architecture 1 Project Name: Bagelman

Location: Dubai Marina Interior Designer: Brand Creative Completion: November 2013

Location: Brighton Interior Designer: Chalk Architecture Architect: Chalk Architecture Completion: July 2014

Maybury is a gourmet food emporium consisting of a supermarket, delicatessen, café and cooking school. The brief was to create a unique retail experience where customers could enjoy a market atmosphere, feel comfortable to browse and learn in store, excited by the products around them. Maybury had to stand out and appeal to the discerning international demographic that Dubai attracts, designed to capture attention and keep customers returning. Maybury’s gourmet shopping area on the ground floor is an eclectic blend of modern contemporary and art deco that engages the visitor. The colour scheme is a sophisticated palette of aubergine, chartreuse, woods, textured marble, copper highlights and sculptural elements. The industrial open ceiling is enhanced by a geometric grid pattern, counterbalanced by mosaic-clad columns, oversize cornice detailing, and bespoke bas-relief food related art pieces. Custom designed wallpapers delineate the different food areas while custom made shelving, barrows and rustic baskets display the products beautifully. The granite floor is inlaid with a bronze leaf motif, while the Tom Dixon copper ball chandeliers combine with hanging hand-carved birds flying towards the forest scene depicted in the wrought iron grand window, capturing your attention from the exterior. As you climb the elegant staircase with forged metal banister, you take notice of the stunning Carl Warner commissioned foodscape mural.

Chalk Architecture were approached and engaged to re-brand and refresh the whole customer experience of Bagelman. The company are a Brighton institution, with a hugely loyal customer following and from the outset Chalk Architecture were concerned with not abandoning the founding principles of the businesses visual identity. The existing logo was reduced back and reconfigured as ‘b’ version of the @ symbol. Bagels are a fun fast food experience for working people, but they have a food credibility that sets them apart from high street fast food. They are fresh, utilitarian, tasty & reasonably healthy. Contrasting notions of fun and utilitarianism was the core challenge for Chalk Architecture and inspiration came from a surprising source: an enameled tin teacup. The enameled metal finish was introduced as the cladding to the counter and the colour way was developed to give the revelation of the branding much greater flexibility.

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Chalk Architecture 2 Project Name: Small Batch Coffee Roasters

Edem Art & Design Project Name: One Side

Location: Norfolk Sq, Brighton Interior Designer: Chalk Architecture Architect: Chalk Architecture Completion: January 2014

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Interior Designer: Irma Telia Completion Date: May 2014

Small Batch Coffee Company is an independent wholesale coffee roaster specialising in a range of single origin gourmet coffees. They supply many coffee houses in London and across the southeast of England. Having retail outlets was not on the immediate business plan however, following with the success of their first store in Hove which was completed by Chalk Architecture in 2010, a further 4 sites have been added to their portfolio, although each store has a different look. The design story is consistent across them all: a constant strand within the narrative is the use of salvaged timber, which is recrafted into wall panelling and over laid with a bespoke piece of illustration. Steel and oak is used elsewhere in the furniture and counters in simple and bold architectonic forms.

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The client had tasked the design team with creating a unique holiday place, which would be able to combine a restaurant, bar and dance hall, as well as to create an atmosphere for relaxation and socialising, for the convenience and comfort of visitors . The overall design is in a contemporary style to fit in with the surrounding area and establishments, but it has a definite Georgian feel running through it. The main idea for the design was a close collaboration of opposing ideas for an immensely satisfying and unique project. For the designers, the key aspect of the project is the forged iron divider allowing the viewer a subtly look from room to room while creating a sense of privacy within the space.


DesignLSM Project Name: SMACK Deli Location: London Interior Design: DesignLSM Completion Date: October 2014 DesignLSM were commissioned to design and produce an innovative and modern interior for Smack Deli. The retail unit is split on two levels. The ground floor operates as the take-away. The interiors for this section are stripped back, creating an open serviceable area allowing for efficient food delivery. The walls have been left bare and painted a striking white to draw the patrons’ focus to the imposing menu – a large black metal sheet, hung on the wall by industrial fish hooks, with magnetic white lettering detailing the sumptuous food offering. The corten steel service counter and the polished concrete flooring complete the stark environment - creating a visual contrast to the luxurious food on offer. The basement space created its own set of challenges, with low ceilings and a lot of structural steel columns dividing the room it was important for our designers to maximise the feeling of space and light. This was achieved with the creation of hanging tables and up-lighting the room from troughs running along the perimeter of the floor. Luxury and simplicity were key aspects when considering the design of the fixtures, whilst also trying to visually represent the wit and innovation behind the brand. To this end, we produced a large copper ‘beer bath’ situated prominently within the space – housing beer smothered in crushed ice – and intricate stainless steel bottle trees – housing empty wine bottles waiting to be filled from the adjacent stainless steel wine vats. The use of copper and stainless steel is visually arresting when in contrast to the bare plaster walls whilst the material reflects the light accentuating the sense of being underwater serenaded by majestic Sirens.

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Heikaus Project Name: The Brillengallerie

“Garnett + Partners” Project Name: Lower George Street, Richmond-Upon-Thames

Location: Saarlouis Interior Designer: Heikaus Concept GmbH Completion: 2014

The prominent site is located in a Conservation area and links 5 of the busiest streets in the Borough. 1-5 Lower George Street detracted from the character and appearance of its surroundings. The building was unsalvageable and a new build was essential.

The Brillengalerie concept is one of harmony, both spatially and with regard to colour. Black, white and pigeon blue in combination with light oak, convey a harmonious living atmosphere. The pure structure of the surface, with its straight lines, conveys a sense of quality and competence. Small stylistic details on the ceiling and the floor invite the customers to explore the space further. Its oak-style floor, combined with a gleaming white ceiling, give the long salesroom a feeling of impressive width and expanse. The supporting pillars that segment the space have been incorporated into the concept in the form of consultation islands. The black gallery on one wall, with its sunglasses display, is the main design element. Round and oval light openings cut into this black wall form the perfect setting for each individual pair of sunglasses. The corrective spectacles are displayed on the opposite wall on glass shelves under clear lighting. This purist product presentation style conveys a feeling of clarity, calm and an optimum product orientation. The black & white colour contrast of these two product walls has an invigorating effect on the salesroom. Large, ceilinghigh mirrors offer the customers a complete view of how the glasses impact on their look as a whole. The consultations and fittings take place at the long consulting table that runs down the centre of the room, providing more convenience and optimum orientation for customers and staff alike. If customers have to wait, they can relax in the small, comfortable waiting area or the open inner courtyard.

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The design brief was to ensure the new building embrace its historic past and pay tribute to its contextual history. The new build was to be universally accessible to a large community. As the end users are restaurant, retail and business clients, the facilities and accessibility for disabled users was paramount. Sustainability was another key factor, bicycle bays as opposed to parking and the installation of renewable energy technologies. Garnett was also commissioned by The Whole Foods Market to do the interior fit out. The Chairman of The Richmond Society planning committee Charles Pineles, commented ‘It is unusual for scheme of this size in such a sensitive location to receive so much local support and to go through the Borough Planning Committee without a single objection.’ The development of the derelict site in a central area of Richmond has been hailed as a success for numerous reasons. Garnett + Partners handled this highly sensitive project with a renowned professionalism, ensuring the planning applications lodged were successful and that due consideration was given to both the historical buildings surrounding the site and the needs of the local community. It was determined that the poorly maintained unsalvageable building contributed nothing to the townscape. Now, the site has been transformed into an award winning, sustainable and inclusive building. An architectural eyesore has become a celebrated talking point.


JARKEN Project Name: Pop up Cafe by Pye Location: Bangkok, Thailand Interior Designer: Jarken The brief was to design a pop-up project that is part cafe and part installation art, fusing design and artisanship in fun and playful ways, to commemorate a Thailand interior magazine’s tenth anniversary. The design concept is based on an idea to create exceptional exhibiting space for people to hang-out and enjoy visual art and objects in an atmosphere where they could chill out. This limited area dedicated for 60 people welcomes guests and their friends to share gourmet cuisines and drinks. We create the pop-up café through the concept of Installation Art “Seamless Insertion” illustrating ambiances of naughty, fun, bright, exotic, and restfully comfortable. The idea was to blend art to and within living space. Seamless Insertion was the design platforms that connects flows of art in the same way that life should flow freely within living space. The areas are seamlessly separated in to 9 zones, each of which distinctly illustrate decoration and pattern of designs reflecting artisan living with its own interpretation through an eye of our designer.

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CSA Architects Project Name: Elim House

David James Architects & Associates Ltd Project Name: Nairn Road

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall Interior Designer: Interior by Client Architect: CSA Architects Completion: December 2014

Location: Canford Cliffs, Poole Date completed: November 2014 Architect:David James

This new-build replacement dwelling, Carbon Neutral Eco-House is located in Falmouth, Cornwall. The client had a very clear and concise brief. As a young family, who had lived on the site for nearly 6 years prior to starting the build; they wanted to create a sustainable, carbon neutral family home, to be as “off-grid” as possible and for its environmental credentials to be visible, through its architectural appearance. The client wanted to use a super-insulated timber frame construction, to create the most thermally efficient building envelope, with controlled solar gain. The building was therefore orientated southerly on-site and integrated design features were built-in, to control passive solar gain, utilising basic roof overhangs and integrated brise-soleil. The building form was divided into two rectilinear blocks, to represent public and private elements of the house; enabling the sleeping quarters to be separated from the main living spaces, for privacy and to enable these clients to entertain friends and family, without disturbing young children. This also maximises controlled passive solar gain, by maximising south facing facades and glazing, as well as creating a pleasant, landscaped entrance courtyard, as a real sense of arrival. This composition further enables the building to disappear into the landscape, from distant viewpoints into the site. The completed building features passive ventilation, superinsulation, excellent air tightness, controlled internal environment, together with solar thermal hot water system, a large array of solar PV together with air source heating system, linked to under floor heating, as well as having its own private well, water supply and sewerage.

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Natural materials and strong lines created with vertical stone against horizontal aluminium elements have produced a striking contemporary family home. Nairn Road is a quiet residential street in the sought after area of Canford Cliffs, Poole. The site in question is level and then drops away with a steep treed incline bordering onto a neighbouring golf course. The client’s brief was to create a contemporary house using natural materials, ensuring timeless architecture. It was imperative to provide privacy from neighbouring houses. The house was to have four ensuite bedrooms, with an open plan living area, cinema room, study, separate dinning / lounge area and double garage. The interior layout creates rooms that could form part of the main open plan feel of the house whilst the clever use of double doors provides the opportunity to create more intimate spaces. The house was designed to have a statement entrance hall, ensuring an impressive sense of arrival. A further feature was to create flow from the house to an outdoor living area. The rear terrace expands the full width of the house and is raised above the ground below, which drops away ensuring a sense of privacy amongst the surrounding treed area. From the road, the house in question is very distinct with a subtle palette of colours created from the use of a mixture of stone, render, glass and aluminium, ensuring striking architectural forms. The boundary fence and gate provide a strong contrast with iroko timber, while the stone piers link back to the solidity of the house itself.


E2 Architecture+Interiors Ltd Project Name: The Pavillion

FGMF Arquitetos 1 Project Name: Botucatu House MK

Location: Blackheath, London Architect: E2 Architecture+Interiors Interior Designer: E2 Architecture+Interiors Completion:2014

Location: Botucatu – Brazil Architect: FGMF Arquitetos Interior Designer: FGMF Arquitetos Completion: 2014

The house is a split level courtyard with four bedrooms, open plan living and two further reception rooms. This south London project was a challenge from the start, in every way, as the brief was to make the most energy efficient and contemporary house on a site that is overshadowed for half the day by large trees with root protection zones on all sides and which is also located in a conservation area.

Designed for a young professional couple, Botucatu House explores the relation between internal and external through a series of intermediary spaces. The outdoor pool and sundeck are a stunning reinvention of the traditional Brazilian terraces.

This net zero-carbon contemporary home includes sustainable features such as passive solar and ventilation design, earth sheltered lower ground, green roofs, as well as an array of low to zero carbon technologies which all contribute to this being one of only a few bespoke houses to achieve Level 5 on the Code for Sustainable Homes. The design places the house at the centre of the site creating different garden rooms which relate to the interior. The architecture is revealed to the visitor as they move around and through the building. The interiors are flooded with natural light and views into the gardens and surrounding trees. The entrance is at the lower level with the secondary bedrooms arranged along a top lit corridor with a exposed concrete retaining wall at the end of which is a double height atrium. The open plan living areas at the upper level take advantage of a terrace over the roof of the lower level, afternoon sun and views into the surrounding trees.

The interior space is organised into individual sections under a wide exposed concrete roofing in reference to the modern architecture from São Paulo, specially concerning the work of Vilanova Artigas. Each section is covered with different coating so to maintain differentiation, with each space fulfilling an individual purpose. The external terrace area utilities a uniquely creative design which forms an intriguing optical illusion which distorts the observer’s perception of the surrounding wall’s height and depth, depending on where they are stood within the house. An entirely contemporary project, the house features metallic footbridges which connect the residence to a delightful upper garden area. The sloped, angular nature of the external walls provide a striking art aspect to the project whilst creating a glasshouse style gazebo at the main entrance to the house. The artistry within the project’s architecture is one of the most striking features but there is a deeply rooted eco-ethos at the centre of the concept. The positioning and construction of the roofing was solar oriented. The design ensures it will shade the entire house in summer and create a generous terrace linked to the pool and leisure area. Meanwhile, in winter, when hours of sunlight are limited, as the sunrays pass below the roof- will “warm up” the portion occupied by the residence.

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FGMF Arquitetos 2 Project Name: Sliding Pergolas House

Henley Homes Project Name: Baylis Old School

Location: Bauru – Brazil Architect: FGMF Arquitetos Interior Designer: FGMF Arquitetos Completion: 2014

Location: London Interior Designer: Alexander James Interiors Interior Architect: Conran & Partners Completion: Phase 1 - September 2014 Phase 2 – Spring 2015

Upon being walled at its limits, the house could be turned inside, rather than outside, creating thus a patio house.

This is a conversion of a listed 1960s modernist school is set in 3.2 acres within sight of Big Ben, in London, and spaciously designed townhouses have been created as part of the scheme. The listed heritage of the site was respected greatly by the architects and the resultant design takes the best of the school layout and key features in order to create unique and highly desirable new homes. Many aspects which make a good school can also make a good home: space, light, robust modern details plus generous and welldesigned exterior and communal spaces.

In a 500m² site, FGMF Arquitetos were faced with the proposition of designing a highly unique ‘inverted home’. The client, a professor specialising in technological development, desired some unusual solutions. His wife, on the other hand, longed for a rather traditional type of residence that provided maximum internal space from the site’s challenging proportions. With these factors crucial to the build, the South American firm designed a house which was meticulous in its conception and entirely creative. The architects divided the plot into sectors of various volume and located them at strategic points along the site. These ‘blocks’ were to become the foundation of the design and brought about the necessary elements of transforming a space into a fully functioning home. The result was a positively tense, although purposefully blurred, boundary between built and unbuilt space, bestowing different characteristics upon said spaces. In order to enhance this ambiance further, as well as to make the gardens part of the interior, the exterior walls are washed with lights at night, intensifying their position as the true limits of the house. The limits of the building space thus became, in the beholder’s gaze, the walls that enclose the site, and not the interior walls that traditionally limit a certain room. This paradigm change in the environment perception is central to the design’s reasoning; a 160m² room thus receives the vastness of a 500m² home.

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The townhouses have many appealing features which include ribbon windows incorporated wherever possible, floor to ceiling glazing and classrooms becoming large open-plan living spaces. Additionally the playground courtyards have been transformed into landscaped and themed spaces.The new design has allowed this abandoned school, to be returned to full use. Once an eyesore and a security concern for the local community, the development is now a growing community of its own. There is no doubt that the 1960s architecture inspires a strong reaction. However, for those who appreciate the enormous windows and the bigger than average layouts offered by many of the conversion units, this site is proving irresistible.


Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle 1 Project Name: Chelsea House

Space Design & Development Project Name: Windlebrook Park

Location: Flood Street, London Interior Designer: Prestige Exclus ive Lifestyle Completion Date: May 2014

Location: Surrey Architect: Space Design & Development Interior Designer: Space Design & Development Completion: April 2015

The project was a maisonette in Chelsea. The apartment was quite dated with two bedrooms and one bathroom at the first floor and living room, dining room and kitchen at the ground floor with access to a large rear patio area. During the 6 months of the project, Marco Braghiroli, director of Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle, and his team created, thanks to a complex structural jigsaw, two bedrooms with each an en-suite bathroom and a landing linen cupboard whilst downstairs they have maintained the living room and dining room area, introduced a cloak room under the stairs and doubled the size of the kitchen still within the existing walls. The designer’s favourite of the project is the continuity of the details in the joinery, which created a beautiful flow in the design. The overall balance of design proportion had the client overwhelmed by the result.

This gated development of four individually designed, contemporary barn-style family homes is situated on an eight acre site in the Surrey greenbelt, delivering stunning open plan living and far-reaching views over a communal wild flower meadow and woodlands. The site was initially purchased as a disused Cattery and Dog Kennels and had become mainly derelict, with its principle buildings falling into significant disrepair. It had a substantial collection of hard standing structures, with numerous shacks and outbuildings, all of which created a very poor impact on the open landscape of the greenbelt and value to the local community. The entire building design and architecture of the redevelopment was guided by the Space, Design & Development team who oversaw everything from the planning application to the staging of South Barn, the first to be completed on site. The vision was to create a renaissance for this historical farming location that paid homage to its countryside heritage yet still delivered an outstanding living environment for today’s discerning purchasers. The external materials used in the finishes include slate, seamed zinc, cedar and oak planking, combined with a traditional red country brick stock. Internally, each home has been completed with a chic ‘retro-industrial’ look with unique materials, finishes and colours ensuring a personal and bespoke look and feel at every home.

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Quinn London Project Name: 24 - 25 Bloomsbury Square

Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle 2 Project Name: Chelsea Maisonette

Location: London Architect: Dlg Architects Completion: April 2015

Location: Flood Street, London Interior Designer: Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle Completion Date: May 2014

This project comprised of the internal refurbishment and alteration of two adjacent grade II listed terraced office buildings into seven flats. There are five floors in total of each building; four above ground level and one below ground. The work carried out includes new kitchens and bathrooms, alterations to mechanical and electrical work and corresponding repairs and decorations.

The project was a maisonette in Chelsea. The apartment was quite dated with two bedrooms and one bathroom at the first floor and living room, dining room and kitchen at the ground floor with access to a large rear patio area.

The retaining of the listed original features within the building has been paired with a modern yet refined design. The property looks amazing completely unfurnished with added design and furnishing it would be decidedly impressive. The design works well with the pairing of old and new, clean finishes and the amount of light delivered into the building. A number of period techniques were implemented for the completion of the works which was impressive due to the superior end finish. Extensive external works were carried out on the project which included the stripping off, of the existing main roof and completely renewing it. Repairs were required to be made to the existing concrete staircases and the existing railings were upgraded to meet building regulations. Some of the internal work carried out on the project included the removal of some of the existing partitions and installation of new to accommodate changes within the layout, together with the installation of two new timber staircases. Acoustic insulation was provided between the floors and a complete overhaul of the existing mechanical and electrical service.

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During the 6 months of the project, Marco Braghiroli, director of Prestige Exclusive Lifestyle, and his team created, thanks to a complex structural jigsaw, two bedrooms with each an en-suite bathroom and a landing linen cupboard whilst downstairs they have maintained the living room and dining room area, introduced a cloak room under the stairs and doubled the size of the kitchen still within the existing walls. The designer’s favourite of the project is the continuity of the details in the joinery, which created a beautiful flow in the design. The overall balance of design proportion had the client overwhelmed by result.


RKD Architects Project Name: Waterstone Location: Edwards Colorado Interior Designer: Q Designs Architect: RKD Architects Inc. Jack Snow, partner in charge Mountain property is a very special gift. Waterstone, a custom home in Edwards, Colorado expresses the belief that if you build a house in the mountains, you should be able to feel the grandeur of the landscape at any time. Thus, the primary objective in the design of Waterstone was to connect its owners to the environment and to architecture. Its design grew from the site. A palette of stone, glass, patinated copper and weathered steel respond sculpturally to the dramatic site while withstanding the extreme conditions of a high desert environment. Contemporary slopes and curves are combined with more traditional materials to give the home warmth. More daring, battered, curved and overhanging architectural forms evoke the geology. The occupants are sheltered but also a part of the landscape. Both a functional and structural response to the topography, the home nestles into the side of the canyon with three “pods� which interconnect by angled glass bridges that span the streams and ponds below. The arrangement of the pods and bridges prompts more communication with the land and the bridges allow more outside walls and unobstructed views; the occupants are sheltered but a part of the landscape.

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1.61 London Project Name: Tilney Court, London

Cave Interiors Project Name: Downside Crescent

Location: London Architect: 1.61 London Interior Designer: 1.61 London Completion: 2015

Location: Belsize Park Architect: Webb Architects Interior Designer: Georgina Cave Completion: 2014

The brief was to create a unique triplex in a stainless steel gated cobbled mews off of Old Street, Central London. 1.61 London wanted to enhance the industrial warehouse exterior surrounding, by incorporating a contrasting luxurious interior design style. The curved steel framed roof structure and wood clad frontage with warehouse style windows was the creative platform from which the luxurious overlay design started and evolved.

This Victorian villa in Belsize Park was badly damaged by a fire. Cave Interiors were instructed to undertake a complete interior service which included all aspects of design from space-planning through to furniture design and final soft furnishings. The brief was to create an individually stylish but relaxed and practical family home for a hard-working professional couple with three young children. The key to this project was mixing Vintage and antique elements with modern as well as restoring all the original features damaged in the fire.

ln the reception room,the curved steel roof structure was exposed and a powder coated paint finish was applied to their surface,insetting mirrors into the steel central recesses. This arched down from the kitchen and dining space, leading through to the seating area and curved terrace doors. The transition from inside to outside in this area was a key requirement for the project. Luxury was included with the vaulted double height entrance to the master bedroom, with visible glass reveals from the reception room. These reveals were positioned symmetrically around a polished plaster feature walls with hanging industrial pendants centred either side. The master bedroom hallway with floor lights and double height antiqued mirrored sections, guide you through into a private study and bedroom suite. The master bed wall includes a central panel of antiqued mirror straddled with diamond lattice wallpaper sections and a modern low bed design. The bed wall vista is replicated on the perpendicular wall with feature art work, using LED lights and hanging pendants as accentors. The shower in the master bathroom needed to be a sanctuary of relaxation. 1.61 London designed a reflective silver mosaic central panel to the back wall, and echoed the design on the floor.

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A crucial part of the brief was to incorporate modern with new and give the clients a home that would wear well and sit comfortably with them in terms of their own personal style. It was indeed a challenge bringing this house back to life after the fire and years of neglect by the previous owners. All the original & damaged features were restored such as the cornices and fireplaces and the balance between old and new is a particular favorite of this project. The scheme Cave Interiors created gave their clients the stylish, eclectic but relaxed and practical home as briefed. It has incorporated all aspects and included the sourcing and installation of antique French encaustic tiles in the Hall, polished concrete for practicality in the open plan Kitchen/Diner, beautiful reclaimed style Chevron laid floors in the Living areas, bespoke wallpapers, hand printed fabrics, vintage light fittings, semi-precious and Moroccan tiling, the bespoke kitchen & cabinetry throughout made to the design drawings, made to measure & vintage sofas and many beautiful antique finds including the chandeliers, mirrors etc.


FGMF Arquitetos 1 Project Name: House On The Cafezal

Hill House Interiors Project Name: Ellerby Street

Location: Campinas – Brazil Architect: FGMF Arquitetos Interior Designer: FGMF Arquitetos Completed: 2014

Location: Fulham Interior Designer: Hill House Interiors Completion Date: 2015

Situated on a generous plot within a gated community, the House on the Cafezal was idealised from one design desire: an imposing, tall, roof design which doubles as a porch, permeated by internal gardens. Having layout organised in accordance with the views and sun shading available to the plot, the residence was built on the highest point of the site and looks upon both the horizon and the leisure complex underneath. The social area is mostly encased in glass, and is located within gardens that begin outside of the covering and continue under it in an architectural discussion about the buildings’ perceived limits and their relationship with its surroundings. Both the covering and the sides of the building were built from light steel for durability. The steel structure is enveloped by thermoacoustic tiles on the exterior. For the internal aspect of the porch, a sustainable plastic material, with an appearance similar to wood, is used abundently to reflect the on the wealth of nature in the surrounding area. The motif for the project was to create a dialogue between the inside and outside; integration between the nature and the built place; permitting transparency and privacy successfully.

A pristine pied-a-terre in London, echoing the bespoke perfection of Saville Row’s finest tailoring. International luxury specialists Hill House Interiors were appointed to create a sleek contemporary scheme for the client, an ultracool bachelor, incorporating several fabulous entertaining spaces; the ultimate super-luxe kitchen, a state of the art cinema room, impeccably designed bedrooms and bathrooms, including a supersized master suite, and the most stunning outdoor living space enhanced with Andalucian style contemporary fountains. The home is finished throughout with sophisticated and innovative finishes incorporating a couture palette of taupes and greys, ranging from muted dove and Armani-inspired ‘greige’, to dark and more intense shades of anthracite. The combined kitchen and dining room is effortlessly transported outside through wide bifold doors. The informal daytime eating area morphs into a breath taking evening party space supported by mood-enhancing lighting which creates a soft ambience and has been programmed to add more drama as and when required. The adjoining innovative dual tiered outside living space, with its water features, rich topiary and secluded seating produces the most spectacular backdrop ever created for urban al fresco entertaining.

The project was built using low-maintenance building systems as per the resident’s request for a home which guaranteed ease of upkeep and cleaning. The designers were careful to extract maximum usage of natural lighting, high standards for temperature comfort, solar heating systems, well planned acoustic insulation, complete handicapped accessibility, security and salubrity. The House on the Cafezal is a project which utilises the best in ecological and artistic architectural practices.

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Residential ÂŁ2.5 - 5 Million

Maison Projects Project Name: Havana House

Pin & Pin Project Name: Villa Ivy

Location: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey Architect: TCA Interior Designer: Lucy Swallow Interiors Completion: 2014

Location: Brac, Croatia Interior Designer: Pin & Pin Architect: Pin & Pin Completion: March 2015

This modern family house for everyday living, is set within a classic yet dynamic, imposing exterior.

Villa Ivy is situated in a protected crystal blue bay on the south side of the Island Brac, Croatia. The position is unrivalled, right on the water’s edge with stunning views over the turquoise sea to the harbour of Sumartin and the Biokov mountains beyond. The aim of this project was to design an open plan, contemporary villa which would enhance the area and last the test of time.

The brief was to create a new family home that has all the modern advances, whilst still being family friendly. Maison Projects ensured that the design was different to that of the average new build, without going too adverse that it would alienate the future market. Central to the rear of the house is a superb kitchen/ breakfast/ family room, which has relationships with five further reception rooms. The sweeping staircase leads you to five bedroom suites on the first floor and a bridge at the second floor, links the two rooms in the top of the house. Contemporary cornicing can be found in all living areas, halls and throughout the bedrooms and doors of real wood veneer, with book matched veneers to the double doors. Under floor heating can be found throughout with full independent zoned/room controls & central control system. A beautiful project which works so well as it is designed around the way modern families are living today.

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For the designs to be passed it was essential that Pin & Pin kept two of the existing walls in their new scheme and had a ground floor that covered no more than 30% of the 600 m2 plot. Local planning laws have been set to ensure buildings in the area must have pitched roofs and are at least 70% covered in stone. Although this restricts design, it ensures the quality of buildings in the area and keeps consistency. The brief was to design a villa with floor to ceiling glass boasting a view of the sea from every room. The architects at Pin & Pin aspired to create a symmetric house which displayed a range of various natural stones and glass to provide beautiful lines from every angle. Permission was obtained to build a 3 story 500 m2 property consisting of 4 ensuite bedrooms. The villa provides luxury features such as a gymnasium, wine cellar, office, spa and an infinity edged pool to surpass the expectation of even the most discerning clientele. Villa Ivy comes with private mooring, allowing guests to keep their own boats right in front of the house. To have a villa in such close proximity to the sea with these facilities, is a rarity within Europe.


RKD Architects Project Name: Green Fin Location: Edina, Minnesota Interior Designer: Owner Architect: RKD Architects Inc. Jack Snow, partner in charge The Green Fin was conceived as a sculpture from the start. The owners also desired an environmentally friendly and toxin free home for their young family and the quality of the interior environs was paramount. There would be no compromise in achieving those goals. This home is tucked into an established country club neighborhood with large trees and golf course views. It features dynamic curved stone walls and sweeping, outward-leaning walls of glass that focus the living areas on the key views. The stone forms and interlocking wood and glass walls are unique for this part middle-America, but the textures and the materials allow the Green Fin to still be a good neighbor. The home is designed and built with energy efficient and recycled materials, renewable energy systems and healthy home practices. It is a LEED certified home.

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Residential £5 Million Plus

Consero Design Project Name: The Mount

FGMF Arquitetos Project Name: Grid House

Location: Oxshott, Surrey UK Architect: Consero London Interior Designer: Consero Design Completion: December 2014

Location: São José Dos Campos - Brazil Architect: FGMF Arquitetos Interior Designer: FGMF Arquitetos

This beautiful mansion has been expertly designed as the ultimate luxury family home set within elegant landscaped grounds. The brief was to create a generously proportioned luxury, high specification family home with extensive leisure facilities. The space offers versatility to work as a family home and for those who like to entertain. The exterior was to have Georgian detailing and although classical features have been carried through to the interior in relation to proportion and the overall space, the general treatment is contemporary. It was requested that Consero Design create a refreshing new palette moving away from the cream and glitz of what has been seen before. One of the important requests was to incorporate external key detail through into the interior. This is evident as you enter the property in the form of the crafted bespoke balustrade that wraps around the curved stone staircase framing the beautiful crystal chandelier cascading through the double void. What was very important to the brief was the balance and flow of the property. From the entrance hall you gain access to the principle rooms such as the dining room, drawing room, study and kitchen. This allowed the designers to position the intimate family areas such as the media room, swimming pool, jacuzzi steam room, changing rooms bar and games room within a more private setting. The house is incredibly restful. It has a great sense of calm and flow from the internal spaces leading out onto the surrounding landscaped gardens. The Mount is the ultimate family home, combining luxurious high specification interiors and technology with practicality.

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In an area of 53.24 hectares, only 65,000 square meters are not covered by the lush native intact forest that is permanently protected. In this area of accented topography, where large stones are surrounded by araucaria trees, a small valley was chosen, protected from the winds and close to the forest. This is where the natural walking paths cross: the site where people who arrive at the plot of land go to, access to the paths leading to the heart of the forest and to the top of the hill where one sees an impressive view. This house is a fusion experience; nature and architecture intrinsically meshed one into another. Clear, precise, the wooden grid fits into a small valley to promote the house’s original function. It’s spot in the vast and irregular land is the point at which every visitor must pass by on their way to the hill, to the river or to the tropical jungle. Suspending the house above this point is therefore a means to keep the routes and to create new ones: one can walk beneath the grid, on its long external aisle, or on the green roof. Three main issues shaped the project conception: the demand for a single-story house, the wish to establish a direct relationship with the land and nature and also the need to provide privacy to the members of the family, with the main area located in one single building. Another challenge facing the team was the region’s high humidity levels, which led us to suggest a house above the ground. A completely unique, challenging and landmark project, Grid House demanded an intelligent use of geographical, scientific and architectural research. An undeniably challenging project with incredible results.


Hill House Interiors Project Name: London Riverside Penthouse Location: Chelsea, London Interior Designer: Hill House Interiors Completion Date: 2014 An opulent mélange of the most sumptuous materials, this exclusive London Riverside Penthouse is the epitome of understated glamour and pure luxury. To create an utterly luxurious scheme for an exclusive London Riverside Penthouse apartment, blending the owner’s own striking objet, artefacts and grand Persian rugs with Hill House’s signature glamour, comfort and quality. The result is an immensely tactile scheme, each room as unique as the last, but all awash with sumptuous materials and fittings and adorned with bespoke cabinetry and pieces from Hill House’s growing furniture collection. From the exquisite 10 seater pedestal Murano glass dining table in the living space, to the Hermes horse racing wall covering in the equestrian themed guest bedroom, every detail has been masterfully selected by Hill House’s award winning design team to ensure that every room flows effortlessly into the next. The generous reception room is a harmonious blend of classic elegance and contemporary luxe. With its sophisticated palette of soothing pastels ranging from soft champagnes to creamy lattes, perfectly complemented by the soft gold tones of the owner’s striking Persian rug and offset by the art deco inspired mirrored cabinet and TV unit, this is the perfect room for grown up relaxation or glamourous pre-dinner entertaining. Adding to the pure decadence are two deep buttoned floating sofas and two armchairs, upholstered in sumptuous butter-soft Italian leather, all by Ipe Cavalli. At every turn, the finishes are exquisite and enticing; each room boasts its own beautiful detailing and bespoke cabinetry, resulting in a fusion of immensely tactile, diverse textures.

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Residential £10 Million Plus

PEEK Architecture + Design Project Name: Lennox Garden Lateral

Exclusiva Design SRL Project Name: Private Villa, Sardinia

Location: Knightsbridge, London Architect: Interior Designer: Bonchi Interiors Completion: June 2012

Location: Costa Smeralda, Sardinia (Italy) Interior Designer: Fabio Mazzeo Completion: 2014

A rare triple lateral conversion of 3 grade 2 listed first floor apartments, into one large 4 bedroom apartment. The design brief from the clients, was to knock together three grade II listed apartments into one large residence.The central axis has been to effortlessly link the three handsome reception rooms, creating an avenue of individually designed spaces, each becoming more intimate, unified by the long balcony overlooking the mature gardens. The tone for the apartment is set early from the street. Externally it is clear from the balconies, fenestration and rhythm of the architecture that the first floor is the bel étage. The entrance to the apartment is via a marble floored, timber panelled lobby. The sleeping accommodation is arranged to the rear. Each generous guest bedroom comes with its own en-suite and bespoke dressing room. The master suite is an apartment in itself, comprising a collection of rooms complete with resplendent dressing room, his and hers bathrooms and direct lift access for shopping and luggage. Commitment in renovating the historic fabric of the apartment has been carried forward into the architectural detail and bespoke joinery. The Versailles floor was made bespoke and finished on site. The three large front rooms, which flow from one to another via large doorways and the long front balcony which runs from side to side. It creates a large lateral apartment, more in common with Paris or Italy. Large lateral spaces are rare in London, and you can stand in the kitchen at one end, and see the library wall at the other end, nearly 25m away, all with a back drop of Lennox Gardens and its glorious trees.

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This Large villa was recently built in Costa Smeralda split over three levels with a pergola, roof garden, solarium, swimming pool and a hot tub. Located at the top of a wind-battered headland jutting out to sea, this villa is the result of a successful combination of form, function and quality, offering a clear example of integration and interaction with the surroundings, in a serene blend of inventiveness and nature in the midst of rocky stratifications, colours and sudden slopes. The clients request was for the demolition of the existing villa and then the reconstruction and expansion of the original structural footprint. An initial difficulty was that the original villa was created and developed around a building constraint dictated by the pre-existence of the “ home-theater “ octagon which corresponded to the octagonal patio of the original villa. The exteriors of the villa relate with the surrounding gentle flow of nature. The eye is free to wander from the hill to the sea, with the clean cut outline of the building harmoniously merging with the environment around it. Each window of this villa has been designed to “capture” fragments of the landscape offering endlessly different frames, revealing magnificent views and instilling peacefulness, transforming each window into an experience, a work of art to be admired with its ongoing dialogue between interior and exterior. The interiors charm with their elegance and care for detail; precious materials and unique objects coexist in a perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality in this villa radiating good taste, charm and comfort. Neutral colors, artistic decorations, textures of the materials, reflective surfaces and large windows: every aspect heightens the interaction with the surroundings, allowing the scent of rosemary and olive trees to drift inside the villa creating a sense of intimacy and relaxing domesticity. This project aims to capture the outcome of a virtuous creative process, which has involved a number of experts in a challenging project experimenting with shapes, materials, design, technology and simulations, in a successful and new interpretation of elegance and excellence.


Tim Flynn Architects Project Name: City Penthouse

Capitol Design Project Name: Private Residence

Location: London Interior Designer: Tim Flynn Architects Architect: Tim Flynn Architects Completion: 2013

Location: London Architect: Andrew Jones Associate Interior Designer: Capitol Design Completion: October 2014

This refurbishment of the upper levels of an existing Victorian building into an elegant penthouse apartment in the heart of London’s west end district has been designed to enhance flow throughout all living areas.

The house comprises of a classic period town house in South Kensington with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. A new basement was constructed under the main body of the house and under the double garden. The house was completely rebuilt behind the period facade and this was completed within one year.

A series of flexible spaces create large open-plan rooms, with ability to section different areas, providing a contemporary interior suitable for entertaining, eating and relaxing. Spacious and luxurious bedroom quarters are located on the lower quieter level.The internal finishes and detailing have been carefully designed and detailed in conjunction with a team of established artisans and craftspeople from across the UK and Europe. External and internal double height spaces interplay between the inside and outside areas and have been enhanced by the introduction of a living wall and a water feature. Perimeter planting provides a lush relaxing focal point in the centre of the home. The ability to bring the light into the top floor was created by a courtyard garden emphasizing each aspect from the front to the rear area of the property.

The brief was to keep the period details of the house but to mix with cutting edge details such as shadow gap cornicing, flush skirting, automated lighting, and sound, electric curtains and underfloor heating. The designers opted to keep the sweeping period swept sofit staircase on the ground floor so as to set the classic tone when you entered the building and provide period elegance. The colour scheme of bronze and grey is carried though out the house, but with accent colours added in different rooms to embolden the scheme. Geometric designed radiator covers complement the theme in a specialist wood finish of a warm brown grey and grand double doors in a specialist warm brown grey colour finish have custom made bronze oversized handles.

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Residential £10 Million Plus

Design Intervention Project Name: Black & White House Location: Singapore Date completed: 2013 Interior designer: Nikki Hunt at Design Intervention The home is in the style of colonial era bungalows that were built in Singapore in the 1920’s and 30’s. The client brief was to re-create the grandeur and romance of life in Colonial Singapore, but at the same time bring it up to date for 21st century living; reinterpreting it in a fresh and contemproary way. Typically these grand colonial homes boasted with volume ceilings. They were resplendent in interior architecture detailing. As we were re-creating a classic style, our initial concept meetings were relatively straight forward. Being a Singapore based firm, we are very familiar with the “Black and White” style. We looked at historic images to gain an understanding of what the key elements of the style were, that appealed most. Our initial concept discussion concentrated on how much of a modern interpretation of this style the clients felt comfortable with. The format living spaces were to be glamourous yet elegant. Grand enough for entertaining business contacts and clients, without being too serious and @stuffy@, a place to enjoy. The entrance hall, sets the tone of the house. This space offers an important glimpse into the home. It was here that we wanted to portray a sense of grandeur and glamour as well as a sense of strength and performance – as if this house has stood for decades and would be there for decades to come. Working with the architect, we proposed a striking triple volume space to give a magnificent entrance. This design has captured a perfect blend of colonial style and 21st century living.

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75E Loewen Road, Tanglin Village, Singapore 248845 Tel: +65 6506 0920 | www.designintervention.com.sg


Beach House

SARCO Architects Project Name: Barlett Residence

CDM architects Project Name: SJA I House

Location: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Architect: Roderick Anderson / SARCO Architects Costa Rica Completion: July 2009

Location: Michoacán, México Architect: Marq. Javier Dueñas Estrada, Arq. Álvaro González Guerra Gómez Interior Designer: CDM architects + MUMO Completion: 2013

This home is situated in the country’s premiere luxury real estate destination, the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo Resort. The intention from the client was to design a home that would offer luxurious accomodation providing ocean views with immediate contact with the surrounding jungle and nature. This in turn was to offer all of the amenities and features akin to a luxury residence but within a reasonable budget. The home was also required to have extensive outdoor areas to enjoy the tropical climate and should somehow figure a way to situate a swimming pool within the steep slope of the property. The challenging terrain, the slope, and the narrow available building envelope of the property combined to produce a design that was able to solve the needs of the design brief, and to give the home a singular identity and architectural language. Several elements that were used in order to find compliance with the strict design guidelines and their height restrictions, became a design motif for the project while at the same time work as elements to further improve the home’s shading, maximizing the use of outdoor spaces and increasing the home’s energy efficiency. This home was a balance between the assigned building envelope, height restrictions, and desired elevation from where the house could sit without losing the ocean views. Ultimately this home would allow its owners to enjoy the large outdoor living areas around the pool, which, with its swim lane that would enter and becomes part of the covered outdoor living space, give the home a very particular and enjoyable experience.

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Located on the picturesque pacific shores of San Juan de Alima, the SJA I House utilises its natural setting for stunning effect. SJA I House occupies a premier position in the center of an unspoiled bay, 20 meters above sea level. The property’s proximity to the water is mirrored in the inviting stillness of the luxurious lap pool which runs the length of the property. Additionally, SJA I House’s open plan design ensures the envious vantage point is maximised for full effect as the openfaced design exploits the natural vista, high-vantage point and wealth of sunshine expertly. Comprising an indulgent master suite with private bathroom and four additional guest rooms, all of which have independent access to the plaza style walk way and en-suite facilities, SJA I House offers residents a perfect, private getaway. Fully geared for maximum entertainment and relaxation requirements, the beach house design includes a stunning social complex comprising a bar, grill, and wood oven. Furthermore, the central location of the house’s main seating area ensures guests’ comfort is catered for. To the exterior of the property the lavish pool deck and balconies ensure the sunshine can be enjoyed in luxury, whilst the beautiful scenery is framed by the intelligent architecture and neutral, natural interior design.


Camellia Interiors Project Name: Looe Beach House Location: CORNWALL Architect: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Interior Designer: CAMELLIA INTERIORS LTD Completion: 2014 This three storey private family holiday home was built in the mid 1960s. It is situated next to, and almost built in to, a cliff face above the beach. The client’s vision was a family holiday home for very large groups of friends and family to stay, as well as hosting large parties. Internally, the clients requested the scheme to reflect the very blue sea and golden sands of the immediate environment - making the fusion of indoor and outdoor elemental to the design. Maximising the amazing sea views and reconfiguring the layout to maximise the use, flow and sociability of the private property to entertain and enjoy large family group holidays. The walls of glass facing the seafront act as a sun trap for the entire property - allowing for the clients to soak in the sea views. With the entire property facing the direction of the sea, the team had to consider all decisions with this in mind. The layout needed to flow, whilst still all facing in one direction and the three tiers of the property needed to follow the ‘right’ journey for the clients. With the brief in mind, the team therefore positioned the main rooms for hosting; including the kitchen, library/living area and games room on the centre floor in the heart of the home with all utilities placed to make the most of the seafront.The interesting architecture of the property meant the team had to install bespoke furniture and storage solutions. Overall, Camellia Interiors fulfilled the clients’ needs and wants of having a fun holiday home with a suitable scheme that reflecting its immediate surroundings.

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Residential Swimming Pool

ARQUI + Project Name: Casa Vale do Lobo

NR Group Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Vale do Lobo- Algarve Date completed: 2011 Photograph’s: © FG + SG Architect: Vasco Vieira

Location: Berlin-Germany Interior Designer: NR Group Completed: 2012

This is a unique Villa situated in Vale do Lobo, developed in a U-shape, with a central courtyard that reveals a unique suspended Pool. This project is nestled within a golf course, greenery and a small lake. Due to the location they have purposely opted not to create a clear boundary between plot and surroundings, instead using the actual building to create the distinction between public and private spaces. The villa has been developed in a U-shape around a central courtyard space helping to create a sense of scale and containment inside the open surroundings. Within this courtyard we have created a suspended pool which becomes the main visual focal point of the villa. Being the main visual focus, they have opted for the creation of the pool as a sculptural element, whilst still serving the functional aspect of the main pool. The suspended feature of the pool permits the flow of the courtyard beyond the pool, thereby not containing the space. This upper main pool cascades down into a lower reflecting pool that can also be used as a children’s splash-pool. The sound of the running water creates a very calm and relaxing environment. This lower reflecting pool in turn “visually” cascades down into the indoor pool situated within the home spa area.

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Very modern and clinical European design as the client brief. NR Group were asked to combine modern interior design and incorporate traditional materials such as a striking wooden staircase as a central feature. This contrasts with almost an industrial glass adjacent to this which contrasts and showcases both materials beautifully. The pool area has been designed with a feeling of space and this is evident in artwork that gives a feeling of the outdoors and both natural materials such as slate and wood used throughout. A mix of plants and a subtle waterfall located beneath an avenue of trees adds to the escapism designed purposely by Natalia and her team. A true peaceful haven in this truly magnificent home. This luxury home demonstrates luxury throughout. Whilst contemporary and modern, Natalia and NR Group have still created spaces that offer a true sense of escape and a feeling of warmth. NR Group have designed an interior that combines beauty with a precision and modern architecture in this functional home.


NR Group Project Name: Private Residence - Shanti House

R. Evolution City Project Name: Legend

Location: UK Completion date : 2015 Interior Designer: NR Group

Location: Jurmala, Latvia Architect: Ugis Zabers Interior Designer: Zane Tetere Completion: April 2015

This subterranean paradise is designed and furnished over two floors of this stunning five floor Buckinghamshire mansion. Rich vibrant colours and bold individual furniture are carefully located throughout the expanse of the pool and spa area. Cutting edge design to ensure that the pool area is both looked upon by a balcony complete with seating so that the area can be used as a social space as well as relaxation. Combine this with sensory waterfalls, statues and mood lighting and automated music and climate control. NR Group were asked to create a tranquil escape from the modern world and also a functional party and entertaining space. Natalia has created a bar area complete with furniture in angled and recessed corners to combine a feeling of opulence and luxury. Below this by contrast is a tranquil and more zen like feel with stunning ceilings and flooring with relaxing furniture embracing saunas and steam rooms. The pool area has achieved something quite unique as this functional area can be enjoyed alone or as an impressive social gathering. Every detail has been looked at carefully and with the use of 3D drawings in the planning, Natalia and her team have created a space that will be long enjoyed by everyone. During a recent event,guests were shown around this area and everyone was astounded at this stunning design.

Residential property LEGEND is a symphony of five buildings, five bright individuals in a single block are united by harmony inherent to the high art, topical at all times. LEGEND. is situated on a landscape area and the complex has a total of 60 apartments. Each apartment has a balcony, terrace or individual land plot. Residential LEGEND offers the ideal setting for relaxation. The development consists of a spa complex with swimming pool, saunas, treatment rooms and a hall for yoga and gymnastics. The architect of the quarter was given a task to transfer the uniqueness of the legendary personalities of the 20th century into architectural shapes and forms: Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway. Thereby, not to create replicas of architectural styles, but composition of characteristic accents and details throughout new and modern forms. The apartment complex LEGEND. is formed by numerous buildings including three apartment buildings, Villa Churchill, Villa Hepburn, Villa Dietrich, a private villa, named Villa Hemingway, a club house with a restaurant, and wine bar Villa Tiffany. The refined contemporary architecture, luxurious interiors, impeccable quality of construction and finish, together with natural materials, and “green� technology allow residents of the LEGEND. to live a comfortable and elegant life.

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Ski Chalet

Juliette Byrne Project Name: Chalet Floralie

RKD Architects 1 Project Name: Rocky Mountain Residence

Location: St Martin de Bellville area of the Trois Valley Interior Designer: Juliette Byrne

Location: Colorado, USA Interior Designer: Owner Architect: RKD Architects Inc. Jack Snow, partner in charge

The clients commissioned Juliette Byrne to carry out complete renovation of an unmodernised ski chalet in the St Martin de Bellville area of the Trois Valley and redesign the internal room layouts and carry out all of the interior design work. The designers were restricted by the original yellow pine clad walls but overcame this by re sanding and applying a grey wash to create a more contemporary and warm feel to the chalet. All the main living areas were opened up so that the space flowed through and allowed the views to be created. New windows were installed to the rear and ceiling beam detailing were fitted to ensure that down lights could be concealed. The study seating area had a chimney breast fitted to give a focal point to the room and this was clad in stone with integrated log storage and seating built in. The bedrooms were clad in antique wood and stained to match the rest of the reception areas. New ensuite bathrooms were fitted and a large industrial style kitchen was installed. A banquette seating area was created which allows for up to 18 guests and an aluminium stencilled bar was designed and built to compliment the space. All of the beams had concealed lighting fitted on the first floor and soft seating was built in with additional armchairs and games tables adjoining. The very top floor of the chalet had a separate entrance built so that it could be accessed from the outside or internally from the main house. A stunning spa can be found in the basement and has been fitted with metallic texture tiles and a plunge pool. The overall feel is one of elegance with warmth and particular attention has been paid to use natural materials within the soft furnishings such as suede and linens. Local materials and craftsmen were used wherever possible to create a wonderful classic contemporary ski environment.

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This 3,200 square foot single family home, constructed of Cast-inplace concrete, wood and steel is located near a major ski area in Colorado. Strong, monolithic concrete forms retain the earth while providing shelter. Giant walls of glass between the concrete walls maximize the views of the valley. The spectacular natural surroundings become an integral part of the home’s interior. The steep 2:1 sloped site influenced the design of the front entry and garage, which are separate from the main house. A stair and elevator tower leads to a glass bridge which connects the buildings two elements. Carved into the landscape, the two pieces are visually linked by concrete, wood siding, large glass openings and a barrel vault roof. The gently arching roof provides protection in a form that is harmonious with the natural environment of the site. A light weight structure of wood and steel supports the roof canopy with a branch like quality. Cast-in-place concrete walls and floors support the steep site physically and visually. The monoliths rising out of the hillside are strong and basic structural elements. The Rocky Mountain Home is literally part of the mountain.


RKD Architects 2 Project Name: Valhalla

shepandkyles design Project Name: Chalet Chardon

Location: Martis Camp, California Interior Designer: Bethe Cohen Designs Architect: RKD Architects Inc. Sally Brainerd, partner in charge

Location: Morzine, Haute Savoie, France Architect: Hervé Marullaz, Marullaz Architectes, Morzine Interior Designer: shep&kyles design Completion: 2014

From the first moment, this home was to be designed as a sculpture. A sculpture derived from, and still part of, the landscape; a sculpture that reflects a young family who loves this mountain environment. Occupying a serene clearing high in the Sierra Mountains, Valhalla brings in the outdoors with transparent walls and patio access from almost every room. A series of stone wedges separates the spaces and provides platforms for capturing the views of the high peaks. The exposed timber structure echoes the surrounding ponderosa forest while supporting the dynamic, protective arched roof forms. The use of angular stone forms, curved walls and carved roof might have run the risk of creating competing elements; but instead, by using a reduced palette of natural materials: strips of cut granite; zinc and walnut trim, the home is completely harmonious. The interior takes it cues from the architecture to create a dynamic yet calm and relaxed whole. The orientation of the roof structure and the expression of the stone forms are dynamic but still lend a sense of order to the progression of spaces. The exterior materials reappear inside; warm colours and understated furniture provide a contemporary but homey sanctuary in the woods. This is a home with its own modern sensibilities that do not rely on the revisited mid century boxes or dark and heavy mountain chalets. Valhalla is a unique yet approachable piece of architecture that defies categorisation into a style, but still fulfils its mission to be a piece of art that reflects its surroundings and the active family that inhabit its spaces.

This exclusive, contemporary ski lodge is situated in the traditional Savoyard resort of Morzine. The chalet nestles at the foot of the pistes, with views across the village and up to Avoriaz. The design balances the traditional architectural heritage of the region, with a contemporary twist reflecting the requirements of a modern luxury alpine home. From the exterior, the chalet is elegantly restrained – sympathetic to its location in an old quarter of the village. We used reclaimed wooden beams with traditional pegged joints, slate roofing (for which Morzine’s mines were famous long before skiing came along), and local stone lower façades; all enhanced by discrete accent lighting on the walls, eaves and feature balcones. The interior is a perfect blend of old and new. Exposed beams and roof timbers sit seamlessly within the contemporary layout and design. The chalet comprises 6 demi-levels surrounding a generous central stairwell (showcased by a 7-metre tall chandelier). It contains five en-suite bedrooms and two sumptuous openplan living areas, in addition to the spa, bar & games suite and home-cinema. There are beautifully crafted bespoke details and finishes throughout. The end result is a beautifully appointed chalet reflecting the local region and its architectural tradition, re-invented to create a beautiful luxury home.

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City Space/ Apartment

CAD International Project Name: Regalia

NSI Design Project Name: Leman Street Duplex

Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Interior Designer: Charles Allem Architect: Bernard Fort-Brescia Completion Date: October 2014

Location: Aldgate London Date completed: March 2015 Interior designer: Nicholas Sunderland Architect: Nicholas Sunderland

The Regalia 18th Floor Residence designed by Charles Allem is an exquisite example of sophisticated coastal oceanfront living which exudes opulence, luxury, and evokes tranquility.

The client bought a duplex apartment off plan and required a remodel and fit out to create a London weekday home suitable for business entertaining and relaxation. Originally a 3 bedroom apartment it was not necessary to retain these, as living space was more important. The lower ground floor also leading to the outside terrace, was the master suite and storage.

As you step out of the elevator, you are greeted by beautiful art work floating on sandy taupe linen wall panels leading you into the residence. Hand-finished natural wood floors in a similar sandy taupe color and a neutral architectural palette provide a muted backdrop for the iconic elements throughout the residence. Once inside, the open flowing floor plan and spectacular ocean views provide a serene sanctuary for owners and guests and an ideal setting for entertaining. The oversized silk & wool area rug designed by Charles Allem embodies the sophistication and natural palette of the surrounding environment and creates the perfect base for layers of stunning furnishings and luxurious materials. The dining and great room walls are finished with upholstered leather panels and the stone surfaces throughout this magnificent beachfront home are honed to emphasize the sophisticated comfort felt through every detail. The spacious kitchen continues the natural color palette and is fitted out with top-of-the-line cutting edge appliances. A warm and intimate breakfast area provides a casual respite from a more formal dining. The master spa bath features a freestanding oval tub where you can enjoy beach views. An expansive double vanity and an oversized shower with teak slat floor are just a few of the wealth of amenities to be enjoyed in this impressive space.

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The client requested colour throughout the design, this was done through integrating colour using LED lights hidden within spaces, under stairs and kitchen units. The floating furniture in particular the bookcase Nicholas Sunderland designed allowed the coloured panels to move around and flip in colour to create a Mondrian artwork adjustable to suit the mood. The master bedroom benefited from rich Gold Mosaic paper from Chivasso and the reflections and textures were enough to complement the simple shape of the room. The walk in dressing area had an electric blind fitted and added privacy with two walk in dressing room and private bathroom. Colour was added in accessories and the designer continued the wallpaper into this section to merge the two. Curtains were also handmade using fabric from Creation Bauman. The design most importantly meets the clients brief of wild colour but in an adaptable subtle way when required. LED lights were remote and multi coloured across the apartment and this was fully on brief to create an apartment that was not bland.


NSI Design Project Name: Triton Penthouse Location: Euston London Date completed: July 2014 Interior designer: Nicholas Sunderland Architect: Nicholas Sunderland Nicholas Sunderland Interiors one of London’s High End Luxury Interior Designers was commissioned by an overseas client to design and furnish a new apartment he had purchased in central London. The property was built by British Land to a high standard, but not an exacting standard, and the client wanted the London residence to be a show piece and faultless in every way. The brief was quite simple, design and furnish in an elegant contemporary manner within a tight deadline. To be used in the summer to host small VIP receptions and the designer had 4 months to design and complete the project. The client mainly requested dark wood and mirrors. Also wanting the overall finish to be exemplary and faultless in its finish, from the choice of furnishings to the quality of the paint surfaces. With a view to sell in the near future, it was to be a standard that would increase the value of the property by its overall appearance and quality. The designer had to fit and furnish three bedrooms, an open plan reception, entrance hall, study, three bathrooms and a kitchen to include soft furnishings, furniture and fitting ready to walk in. The sofas were from a new collection by Roche Bobois Interface and the leather chosen to complement the handmade rugs from Starke in Chelsea harbour, woven by hand in silk. The distinctive coffee table, also from Davidson, had a rich cross inlaid top to match the dining table, and the designer added a bespoke open media unit lacquered in the same cream finish.

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City Space/ Apartment

Rosa May Sampaio Project Name: São Conrado Penthouse

PEEK Architecture + Design Project Name: Gatti House Penthouse

Location: Rio de Janeiro Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio

Location: The Strand, London Architect: PEEK Architecture + Design Interior Designer: Barlow & Barlow Completion: May 2015

The property is a duplex penthouse on Sao Conrado Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, with magnificent views of the mountains, forests and the ocean. The interior architect transformed the space into a harmonious first floor with a big living room, a dining room, a library, kitchen and housemaids quarters. The upper floor was redesigned to fit into two spacious bedrooms, en suite and three closets. One of the favorite spots in the apartment, the home theatre leads to a big terrace with a bar, swimming pool and dining area, perfect for the couple’s needs. Redesigning the apartment’s interior spaces was a challenging task as the owner had just closed her apartments in Paris and New York and a big house in the mountains of Rio. Mixing different furniture and works of art from her previous homes ultimately allowed a great mix of excellent objects and combinations, prioritizing the comfort of the owner with enough space and good lighting favoring a practical lifestyle of someone who likes to travel a lot but when in Rio likes to stay home a lot.

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The property is a grade II listed building at 409-410 the Strand, and had been empty and neglected since the 1980’s. The clients were among many who had viewed the building, but the only ones who were brave and inspired enough to take on the long and complex road for its restoration. The building used to be the ostentatious, private dining rooms for the Adelphi Theatre, and was owned by the famous entrepreneurs, the Gatti brothers, hence it was named Gatti House. After 2 years of planning applications and working closely with Westminster City Council, a scheme was permitted for the resurrection of the interiors and extensions to the rear and roof levels. This penthouse is among four apartments and a restaurant which was installed in the existing building with its new roof and rear extensions and this penthouse apartment, known as apartment 4, is housed in an additional roof storey. Any modern interventions were executed in a sympathetic manner and are largely unseen, and this new modern penthouse storey to the main building has additional insulation, generous glazing and is tucked away, hidden from the street views. The clients were encouraged to invest in a living green wall for the rear light well to improve air quality to nearby windows. The brief was to create a unique apartment, with elements harking back to the buildings theatrical history. The feature staircase and glass floor panel work well joining the spaces vertically and the large sliding doors give panoramic views. It creates a haven in this busy location, and mixes the classic and the contemporary well. The generous and cosy bedrooms all lead onto ensuites, where different stones and textures have been mixed in original ways.


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Residential Architectural Property

ARQUI + Project Name: Villa D

BACA Architects Project Name: The Amphibious House

Location: Quinta do Lago- Algarve Date completed: 2014 Architect: Vasco Vieira

Location: Bucks Date completed: 2015 Interior designer: Baca Architects Architect: Baca Architects

Villa D is a private villa situated in Quinta do Lago, surrounded by a golf course and amazing greenery. The importance of the surroundings, limits and the scale of the plot was the starting point of the project. The topography and vegetation was kept as natural as possible and the volumes of the house were adapted in a constant relation with the surroundings, aiming to have the less earth movements as possible. The relation between function and proportion was explored, resulting in actual compartmentalisation of the spaces whilst maintaining a close relation with the surroundings. The fusion between interior and exterior is always present, framing important elements of the site with openings that define the façades. The relation with the exterior is not only visual but functional as well. The proposed volumes adapted consciously a contemporary image, integrating an ecological consciousness, by the use of local materials (wood,stone) and passive sun protection with architectural elements that are integrated in the architecture of the villa. The villa has a clear divide between private and social areas, where each space frames an important aspect from the surrounding landscape. The entrance is made by the ground floor, together with the other social areas: Kitchen, Living space,etc. The 1st floor is entirely dedicated to the private areas: bedrooms, dressing areas and bathrooms. Finally at the top of the house, there is the roof terrace which has an amazing top view towards the golf course and a rooftop pool.

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The UK’s first amphibious house, built on an island in the Thames, finally provides a long-term solution to flooding for riverside homes. The client wanted a generous home on the river but within walking distance of the town centre. The previous house, built before 1945, was raised on timber posts to protect it from flooding and clad in timber boarding but not high enough to cope. Local planning restrictions meant that the building could not be significantly increased in height and the change in flood risk policy meant that the building could not be significantly extended. And, if it were to be replaced with a new dwelling, the floor level would need to be raised to 1.5m above the ground level. The solution developed by Baca Architects was to create a building that would sit in the ground but in a way that did not increase the flood risk by designing a property that would float during a flood – an Amphibious House. The new house provides a contemporary dwelling complete with open living space at the primary floor arranged around a double height space overlooked by the upper floor gallery of the master bedroom. The double height glazed south facing façade affords panoramic views of the river and carefully designed riverside garden that is both attractive and functional. The challenge of a moving house is always in the servicing and utilities. The architects, together with an expert team including Techniker and HR Wallingford, combined tried and tested technology in a highly innovative way to create a property that appears like a beautiful well designed modern home yet is also part boat.


CDM arquitetos Project Name: SJA I House

CSA Architects Project Name: Elim House

Location: Michoacán, México Architect: Marq. Javier Dueñas Estrada, Arq. Álv aro González Guerra Gómez Interior Designer: CDM architects + MUMO Completion: 2013

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall Interior Designer: Interior by Client Architect: CSA Architects Completion: December 2014

Located on the picturesque pacific shores of San Juan de Alima, the SJA I House aims to maintain the existing dialog between the mountain and the ocean. Designed and completed by CDM architects, this stunning beach house expertly blends the natural beauty of the surrounding environment with intelligent, stylish design. SJA I House occupies a premier position in the center of an unspoiled bay, 20 meters above sea level. The leading concept behind the project was to create a visual and spatial relationship between the home, hill, and sea. A program was developed to ensure the build would respect important eco-elements, and reach completion with minimal detriment to the environment.

This new-build replacement dwelling, Carbon Neutral Eco-House is located in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Built on a single platform structure the house uses an authentic South American palapa, palm roofed structure, to create an imposing and impressive abode. The central design utilises a plaza style layout to present an ambiance of openness and grandeur. The defining outdoor feature of the design is undoubtedly the decadent lap pool which invitingly stretches the extremities of the site before a dramatic sharp 20 meter drop to the sea creates synergy between the house and the ocean. The master bedroom at the southern most point of the house, while the bar, grill, and wood oven are located at the opposite end to separate the private and entertaining quarters. The kitchen and living room seamlessly integrate into the visual continuity of the hill. Aside from the main structure, SJA I House features four independent guest rooms. Stone was extracted from the hill to form main platforms and walls, with exposed concrete where structurally necessary. Laminated wood forms columns and beams and are complimented by accents of cedar woodwork. The palapa is made of locally-sourced timber and palm. The house’s expansive floor design was completed using both sandblasted marble to give a smooth but non-slip texture whilst coraline was used in the living areas on account of its excellent thermal capacity.

The client had a very clear and concise brief. As a young family, who had lived on the site for nearly 6 years prior to starting the build; they wanted to create a sustainable, carbon neutral family home, to be as “off-grid” as possible and for its environmental credentials to be visible, through its architectural appearance. The client wanted to use a super-insulated timber frame construction, to create the most thermally efficient building envelope, with controlled solar gain. The building was therefore orientated southerly on-site and integrated design features were built-in, to control passive solar gain, utilising basic roof overhangs and integrated brise-soleil. The building form was divided into two rectilinear blocks, to represent public and private elements of the house; enabling the sleeping quarters to be separated from the main living spaces, for privacy and to enable these clients to entertain friends and family, without disturbing young children. This also maximises controlled passive solar gain, by maximising south facing facades and glazing, as well as creating a pleasant, landscaped entrance courtyard, as a real sense of arrival. This composition further enables the building to disappear into the landscape, from distant viewpoints into the site.

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Residential Architectural Property

E2 Architecture+Interiors Ltd Project Name: The Pavillion

Maccreanor Lavington Project Name: The Mount

Location: Blackheath, London Architect: E2 Architecture+Interiors Interior Designer: E2 Architecture+Interiors Completion:2014

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Architect: Maccreanor Lavington Interior Designer: Maccreanor Lavington Completion: 2013

The house is a split level courtyard with four bedrooms, open plan living and two further reception rooms. This south London project was a challenge from the start, in every way, as the brief was to make the most energy efficient and contemporary house on a site that is overshadowed for half the day by large trees with root protection zones on all sides and which is also located in a conservation area. This net zero-carbon contemporary home includes sustainable features such as passive solar and ventilation design, earth sheltered lower ground, green roofs, as well as an array of low to zero carbon technologies which all contribute to this being one of only a few bespoke houses to achieve Level 5 on the Code for Sustainable Homes. The design places the house at the centre of the site creating different garden rooms which relate to the interior.

The new villa replaces a two-storey post war dwelling that, due to the poor quality of materials available after the war, had already reached the end of its life. This offered the opportunity to build a new house that was more responsive to its context, and that could be of exemplar sustainable construction.

The architecture is revealed to the visitor as they move around and through the building. The interiors are flooded with natural light and views into the gardens and surrounding trees. The entrance is at the lower level with the secondary bedrooms arranged along a top lit corridor with a exposed concrete retaining wall at the end of which is a double height atrium. The open plan living areas at the upper level take advantage of a terrace over the roof of the lower level, afternoon sun and views into the surrounding trees.

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The site was considered sensitive, being in a conservation area where there are relatively few new build constructions. A mandatory design review process was part of the application process and the panel had previously rejected another new build house in the street for aping historical styles, but in our case, they were fully supportive of our approach. The house literally works well. It is designed to Passivhaus standards and a lot of attention was given to the choice of building system, services and materials to minimise the CO2 footprint (construction was zero carbon). To achieve the environmental aims a prefabricated timber frame structure was chosen with a wood based insulation. Walls and ceilings are lined with 36mm reinforced gypsum and floors at ground level, first floor study and wet rooms are finished in 25mm stone, which together gives the houses a thermal mass similar to a historical, brick house. Maccreanor Lavington are using this house as a test case to show that understated, aesthetically-led sustainable design is possible, free from ‘eco-bling’.


Mayer Hasbani Project Name: The Mount

Muka Arquitectura Project Name: Fuensanta House

Location: Angelopolis, Puebla Architect: Mayer Hasbani Interior Designer: Mayer Hasbani Completion: 2013

Location: Spain Interior Designer: Moisés Royo Márquez Architect: Moisés Royo Márquez Completion: November 2014

The monolithic tower structure emerges as an imposing titan on the horizon. The homogeneous stone materials of this building present it as a sculpture: black granite and glass merge to give rise to geometric experimentation with stunning effect.

Just southeast of downtown Ciudad Real, the dense metropolis suddenly tapers off into a disquieting stretch of vacant lots. An arrested development in the wake of Spain’s most recent economic crisis, this area now presents a blank slate to the enterprising architect in the absence of any typological point of reference.

The successful use of architectural experimentation, combined with the luxury and comfort of the interior design make this construction one of the area’s most desirable developments. Unusual octagonal floor plans create a modern ambiance and the layered design of the main tower results in a patchwork of garden terraces. The terraces open the indoor aspects to the enviable sunlight and exploit the spectacular city-scape scene for an unrivaled view. The vision of the project is that the user can live, work and consume in a highly densified urban area without feeling suffocated by their environment. The design team used a mix of glass with softer materials and tones for the internal aspects so as to ensure a sense of comfort and sanctuary within the living areas. The project is designed with the efficient young professional in mind; the architectural aspects are influenced by art, science and creativity, in keeping with the beat of a thriving urban space. However, the design is sure to age seamlessly as the unusual shape of the stone structure draws the eye and has become a landmark within the skyline. A project of such magnitude cannot be undertaken lightly and Mayer Hasbani’s team were able to create a truly significant project which is both influenced by and giving to the area around it.

The client gave only two, albeit peculiar, constraints: first, to provide a new experience of living in a house; and second, to have a viewpoint from the master bedroom of the house’s main spaces. In addition, the row-house type for future projects adjacent to the property required an abutment on both sides. The office did not want to completely cast this house in the mould of the other planned residences but also wanted to avoid a pretentious clash to the ‘urban melody’ envisioned around it. Sunlight entering the building through the three glass bays in the facade creates patterns on the textured concrete walls that line the space. True to the client’s first wish, the architect has eschewed conventional domestic features in favour of a more urban, adventurous presentation. The gabled frame of the bordering template has been employed as minimally as possible in two bookends, freeing the configuration of the space in between. Double-height, glass volumes alternate with thin, transparent recesses along the façade, regulating the flow of natural light into the main atrium. Broken concrete volumes along the rear serve as a counterpoint to the front and offer compact, monastic bedrooms, ochre walls lend a robust verticality to the exterior and – lit from the floor by light strips – a cavernous ambience to the interior.

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Overall Development - UK/ Europe

Henley Homes 1 Project Name: Baylis Old School

Henley Homes 2 Project Name: The Annie McCall

Location: London Interior Designer: Alexander James Interiors Interior Architect: Conran & Partners Completion: Phase 1 - September 2014 Phase 2 – Spring 2015

Location: London Architect: ORN Architects (parts of the original hospital by Hart & Waterhouse and also by Gertrude Leverkus FRIBA) Completion: September 2014

This modernist 1960’s school conversion is set in 3.2 acres within sight of Big Ben, creating 149 apartments and townhouses. Empty since 2005, this marriage of old and new design was vital to create a successful scheme. There are many key aspects of this scheme and the original design by ACP in the early 1960s - combines with the brilliance of the conversion design by Conran & Partners - creates something greater than the sum of its parts.

This listed Victorian former maternity hospital has been converted and renovated into 30 contemporary apartments. The main design challenge was to link the stylistically disparate (and very dilapidated) existing buildings into a coherent scheme, to include the contemporary new build. It was Henley Homes strong desire to preserve and use as much as possible of what remained, to maintain links with its historical and community significance.

The listed heritage of the site was respected greatly by the architects and great trouble was taken to understand and learn from the original design language. The resultant design takes the best of the school layout and key features in order to create unique and highly desirable new homes,

The Maternity Hospital was founded in 1885 by Dr Annie McCall and was the first hospital to be founded, staffed and run entirely by women. It was re-named the Annie McCall Maternity Hospital in her honour in 1936. The main building has two clearly distinct aspects. The front to McCall Close is a formal Edwardian Baroque design by Hart & Waterhouse built in 1914-15 and matched by a single-storey extension of 1938. By contrast, the rear of the building is a whiterendered proto-modernist design. All the main rooms of the original hospital are on this south-facing side, with only service rooms behind the Baroque facade to the north. Two neighbouring houses, (a pair of handsome three-storey Victorian semi-detached villas) were purchased by the hospital in 1938 and the buildings were all linked. The design works so well because it identifies common themes that exist across all the buildings, old and new - wide corridors, sweeping staircases, high ceilings, huge windows, large grounds - and combines them with cutting edge build technology in order to create generous communal areas and show-stopping modern apartments, filled with light and with as much period detail as could be restored. From a home for new births to the birth of new homes, a very pleasing symmetry.

As became apparent even before the process of conversion started, aspects that make a good school can also make a good home: space, light, robust modern details plus generous and welldesigned exterior and communal spaces. The new design allowed a dilapidated and abandoned school, to be returned to full use. Once an eyesore and a security concern for the local community, the development is now a growing community of its own.There is no doubt that the 1960s architecture inspires a strong reaction. However, for those who appreciate the enormous windows and the bigger than average layouts offered by many of the conversion units, this site is proving irresistible.

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R.Evolution Project Name: Legend Location: Jurmala, Latvia Architect: Ugis Zabers< Interior Designer: Zane Tetere Completion: April 2015 Residential property LEGEND is a symphony of five buildings, five bright individuals in a single block are united by harmony inherent to the high art, topical at all times. LEGEND. is situated on a landscape area of 7 742 m². Complex has a total of 60 apartments. Each apartment has a balcony, terrace or individual land plot. The architect of the quarter was given a task to transfer the uniqueness of the legendary personalities of the 20th century into architectural shapes and forms: Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway. Thereby, not to create replicas of architectural styles, but composition of characteristic accents and details throughout new and modern forms. The apartment complex LEGEND. is formed by numerous buildings including three apartment buildings, Villa Churchill, Villa Hepburn, Villa Dietrich, a private villa, named Villa Hemingway, a club house with a restaurant, and wine bar Villa Tiffany. The complex on the coast of Jurmala has no rivals. Located in the heart of the “golden mile” of Jurmala, surrounded by respectable villas, the apartment complex LEGEND. creates an integrated environment where all parts meet the highest demands of comfort and security, enveloped by world-class architecture and design. Refined contemporary architecture, luxurious interiors, impeccable quality of construction and finish, natural materials, and “green” technology, fountains with drinking water, as well as a VIP-level concierge service allow residents of the LEGEND. to live a comfortable and elegant life.

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Overall Development - UK/ Europe

Stiff + Trevillion Project Name: Westbourne House

MSMR Architects Project Name: Cheyne Terrace

Location: London Interior Designer: Alchemi Group Architect: Stiff + Tevillion Completion: March 2015

Location: Chelsea, London Architect: MSMR London Interior Designer: MSMR Architects with Hudson & Mercer & Collette-Zarzycki Developer : Native Land & Grosvenor Completion: September 2014

Westbourne House is situated in Bayswater within the City of Westminster. It is an exclusive development, with only 20 apartments, including a truly stunning split-level penthouse and boasts 24-hour concierge service, underground parking for residents and substantial outdoor areas, courtesy of private balconies and terraces. There were many points considered when planning this development. The primary considerations were to provide a more suitable building for the setting and to enhance and repair the townscape of the area. The energy performance of this much needed residential accommodation has been dramatically improved and it has a strong sense of presence. The project has been sensitively improved and it now contributes to its context and site history. The combination of the hand made bricks and the hand made faience work give the building a real “crafted” quality. The original building was very much of its time, brown brick, brown glass, and although the architects have kept its structure, it now looks like a new building. Westbourne House now provides a range of well proportioned and carefully planned apartments and was created in collaboration between Stiff + Trevillion and their client, the Alchemi Group. The result is a highly contemporary, yet timeless living space that captivates the imagination and encapsulates the heritage and personality of the surrounding area. The solid design principles and meticulous attention to detail ensure the development is crafted to exacting standards to meet high expectations, with unique and desirable features.

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This prime residential scheme in the heart of Chelsea also includes a fitness centre and provides underground parking. MSMR Architects were appointed to carry out a technical audit of a previously consented scheme for the Cheyne Terrace development. This appointment was later extended and with the building’s massing already established, the brief was to make as many improvements as possible within the constraints of the approved scheme. A significant design change was the relocation of the principle entrance, creating a greater sense of arrival. The external materials palette includes bronze gates, bronze panels around the colonnade, zinc roofing, handmade bricks and natural stone cladding and detailing. These elements combined, help to create a sense of warmth, elegance and luxury. Careful thought has been given to room sequencing throughout the scheme, resulting in simple internal layouts with successful bedroom, dressing room and bathroom relationships, while the need for long internal corridors has been minimised. Lighting, both natural and artificial, has been used thoughtfully throughout giving each apartment a unique quality. Top-lit internal voids allow natural light into below ground accommodation in the ground and lower ground floor duplex apartments. Large external lightwells increase natural light at the lower ground level in apartments without internal voids and in some, large kitchen and family rooms open to a private courtyard. The architects collaborated closely with Hudson & Mercer and Collett-Zarzycki on all aspects of the interiors of apartments and common areas, as well as the project’s joint venture clients Native Land and Grosvenor.


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Regeneration

Quinn London Project Name: 24 - 25 Bloomsbury Square

Space Design & Development Project Name: XXVI Old Queen Street

Location: London Architect: Dlg Architects Completion: April 2015

Location: Westminster, London Architect: Space Design & Development Interior Designer: Space Design & Development Completion: September 2014

This project comprised of internal refurbishment and alteration of two adjacent grade II listed terraced office buildings into seven flats. There are five floors in total of each building; four above ground level and one below ground. The work carried out includes new kitchens and bathrooms, alterations to mechanical and electrical work and corresponding repairs and decorations. Extensive external works were carried out on the project which included the stripping off, of the existing main roof and completely renewing it. Repairs were required to be made to the existing concrete staircases and the existing railings were upgraded to meet building regulations. Some of the internal work carried out on the project included the removal of some of the existing partitions and installation of new to accommodate changes within the layout, together with the installation of two new timber staircases. Acoustic insulation was provided between the floors and a complete overhaul of the existing mechanical and electrical service. The retaining of the listed original features within the building has been paired with a modern yet refined design. The property looks amazing completely unfurnished with added design and furnishing it would be decidedly impressive. The design works well with the pairing of old and new, clean finishes and the amount of light delivered into the building. A number of period techniques were implemented for the completion of the works which was impressive due to the superior end finish.

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XXVI Old Queen Street is a magnificent Grade-II listed mansion, situated in the centre of London’s political heartland of St James’s Park, representing both one of the capital’s most historically significant properties and the pinnacle of London’s luxury design. As one of the only remaining black brick properties in London, the residence represents a uniquely significant house with an aesthetic association to the nation’s most renowned political residence – Number Ten Downing Street. Having been converted into offices in the early 1960s, the property had been reconfigured so that the elegant Georgian dimensions and striking period features had been obscured or even entirely removed. Space Design & Development undertook a painstaking renovation to restore XXVI Old Queen Street back to a single family home, taking into account both the heritage of the property, its extraordinary surroundings discerning buyers. Experts in historic restoration were consulted at every stage of the process, to ensure that all materials used complement the Georgian provenance of the house, with English Heritage advising on all matters of importance, even the exact shade of black that was used for the restoration of the brick facades.Internally, the home embodies the epitome of modern luxury. Spread over eight floors, the layout respects the original floor plan whist also allowing for the flexibility of space required by modern living, with the interior finishes marrying a warm and intimate home environment with grand and opulent entertaining spaces.The restoration of XXVI Old Queen Street has been an extraordinary journey to recreate the importance of this incredible property.


Henley Homes Project Name: Baylis Old School Location: London Interior Designer: Alexander James Interiors Interior Architect: Conran & Partners Completion: Phase 1 - September 2014 Phase 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spring 2015 This conversion of a listed 1960s modernist school is set in 3.2 acres within sight of Big Ben, creating 149 apartments and townhouses. The key aspect of this scheme is the way that the strength of the original design by ACP in the early 1960s - combines with the brilliance of the conversion design by Conran & Partners - to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Empty since 2005, this marriage of old and new design was vital to create a successful scheme. The listed heritage of the site was respected greatly by the architects and great trouble was taken to understand and learn from the original design language. The resultant design takes the best of the school layout and key features in order to create unique and highly desirable new homes, As became apparent even before the process of conversion started, aspects that make a good school can also make a good home: space, light, robust modern details plus generous and well-designed exterior and communal spaces. The new design allowed a dilapidated and abandoned school, to be returned to full use. Once an eyesore and a security concern for the local community, the development is now a growing community of its own.There is no doubt that the 1960s architecture inspires a strong reaction. However, for those who appreciate the enormous windows and the bigger than average layouts offered by many of the conversion units, this site is proving irresistible.

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Regeneration

Stiff + Trevillion Project Name: Queens Apartments Location: London Interior Designer: Derwent London/ Stiff + Trevillion Architect: Stiff + Trevillion Completion: November: 2014 Queens is a fresh and contemporary five-story building which retains the existing facade of an old cinema, while new elevations have been designed to compliment the art deco styling. Sixteen apartments have been created above the ground floor retail space. Derwent London have until now, been developers of office buildings. This was a departure for them so the project needed to be something very special and unusual. The building itself was interesting and held vestiges of its past life as an art deco cinema originally designed by J. Stanley & Clare in 1932. Rather than demolishing the building in its entirety, this art deco facade acted as a starting point for the design and inspiration and the facade was retained and refurbished, which included horizontal banding of bespoke glazed terracotta. Attention to detail has been extended into all areas of this building. The building now forms an important part of the regeneration of this particular area.

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Henley Homes Project Name: The Annie McCall Location: London Architect: ORN Architects (parts of the original hospital by Hart & Waterhouse and also by Gertrude Leverkus FRIBA) Completion: September 2014 The conversion and renovation of this famous, listed Victorian former maternity hospital is handily located in Stockwell, London, SW4. This project created the opportunity to restore the notable Victorian and Edwardian architecture on this historic site to its former glory, thus creating a new chapter for these well-loved buildings, creating 30 contemporary apartments. The Clapham Maternity Hospital was founded in 1885 by Dr Annie McCall and was the first hospital to be founded, staffed and run entirely by women. It was re-named the Annie McCall Maternity Hospital in her honour in 1936. Consisting of the main building, the front to McCall Close and the two neighbouring houses which were purchased by the hospital in 1938. The buildings were all linked and extended following a design by the architect Gertrude Leverkus (who incidentally was one of the first three women to be admitted to RIBA and later became one of the first two female RIBA Fellows). The design challenge therefore was to create a pleasing whole - a development that worked with the best of the old to create a unique new chapter. The design identifies common themes that exist across all the buildings - wide corridors, sweeping staircases, high ceilings, huge windows, large grounds - and combines them with cutting edge build technology in order to create generous communal areas and show-stopping modern apartments, filled with light and with as much period detail as could be restored. From a home for new births to the birth of new homes, a very pleasing symmetry. The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 141


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Blocher & Blocher Project Name: Mondeal Square

Buckley Gray Yeoman Project Name: Henry Wood House

Location: Ahmedabad, India Interior Designer: Blocher Blocher India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi Completion: 2014

Location: London Architect: BuckleyGrayYeoman Interior Designer: BuckleyGrayYeoman Completion: February 2015

Mondeal Square is a multi-functional building complex, located in Ahmedabad, one of the largest cities in India. It has the largest LED media façade in the country. The ensemble offers a total floor space of 17,000 square metres, of which 3,600 comprise commercial space, as well as ten storeys for office usage. During the day, the striking structure of the curtain façade defines the two buildings, however, at night, the ensemble unfolds a very special charm – thanks to India’s largest media façade. The vertical struts and horizontal panes made of white aluminium profiles, serve not only for a long-range effect, but also for shade. As a contrast to the main façade, the rear side of the building is stylishly more restrained with a horizontal lamella façade. Inside, open exposed concrete ceilings and light grey tiles interplay with glass dividing walls, conveying a sense of minimalistic elegance and transparency. Wooden wall elements and the light interior provide the premises with warmth. Mondeal Square is in a deeply symbolic location. Situated on a striking corner plot, by virtue of the elliptical shape of the buildings, two lifelines of the city are brought together. The buildings meet the passer-by with an inviting gesture – also because of the fusion of architecture and public space. The outdoor areas pick up on the height differences of the surroundings, and form an organic unit of plateaus and stepped landscapes. The planners, moreover, renounced an obvious, structural boundary and relied on palms as a natural green marker. They are at the same time a symbol for the rich history of the city.

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Henry Wood House is a sterling example of modern architecture. The former BBC research and development building is a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus on Riding House Street, and is The Office Group’s largest co-working space to date. Named after the man who gave us The Proms, Mr. Henry Wood, the building is arranged around a private courtyard at the top of Regent Street, opposite the BBC’s Broadcasting House on Portland Place. BuckleyGrayYeoman were commissioned to refurbish the interiors of this 1960’s building to provide flexible co-working spaces, clubrooms and a lounge on the ground floor, using the building’s unique history as inspiration for the design. The newly launched Henry Wood House provides a range of working spaces, including 7 floors of office space, each with a variety of subdivision sizes that are complemented by communal meeting rooms, breakout and private working areas. The majority of the fifth floor is given over entirely to meeting rooms and two flexible boardroom and conference suites available for hire, along with a Penthouse that offers a self-contained work and meeting space with its own kitchen and washroom facilities. Members of The Office Group’s Clubrooms scheme also have free access to Henry Wood House’s Clubroom; which provides informal meeting, working and breakout areas; and also to the Workroom, which provides individual reading desks for more focussed, private working. Many of the spaces feature bespoke furniture and cabinetwork designed by BuckleyGrayYeoman, such as the integrated storage on the office floors.


D&A Project Name: Oman Arab Bank Headquarters

D&A Project Name: Petroleum Development Oman Headquarters

Location: Muscat, Oman Interior Designer: D&A - Muscat, Oman Completion: 2012

Location: Muscat, Oman Interior Designer: D&A - Muscat, Oman Completion: 2012

This project consisted of interior architecture for the office floors of a new headquarters building for one of Oman’s leading banks. A building of classic Arabic design on the exterior has been given a stylish and contemporary interior, its seven floors accorded individual treatment and accented with the bank’s corporate colour of blue. The acoustic panels sit alongside the ceramic tiles and textured wooden flooring. Each floor is designated with a different pattern and colour to differentiate each department.

D&A were instructed for the interior architecture for a new headquarters building for Oman’s foremost petroleum production and exploration company.This prominent and well-established corporation in Oman has been provided with an innovative treatment to its existing structure. Space is unified with an open plan office strategy, supporting communication and connectivity.

The reception areas are given personality with backdrops in distinctive designs, backlit to add ambience. Glazed panels surround open plan offices, encouraging natural light and allowing both privacy and transparency. Breakout areas are given unique identities with furniture specific to each space. Cityscape invokes the energy of fast-moving vehicle lights, with futuristic furniture sitting against bold accents of red and yellow. Parisian is an alluring area; chandeliers and metallic curtains adding glamour. In contrast, Zen is a calmer space, a tranquil escape accessorised with earthy tones and low level seating. Moroccan has ambience with its backlit feature wall and traditional wooden lights. Maximizing natural light was key to the design of this office space. Enclosed office spaces are placed in the middle, while all workstations and open plan offices are placed on the periphery. This allows natural light to penetrate through the glazed panels and into the work areas.

Coloured glass and carpeting reference the company logo, reinforcing the colour scheme on each floor. Living moss tiles line the walls, strengthening the eco theme, along with water features and planting. A ‘Home and Away’ concept is applied across the interior, offering ‘home’ and ‘away’ havens for all employees. The ‘home’ aspect is reflected in the overall open plan office environment, meeting rooms and shared facilities--relevant to the Omani culture. The ‘away’ areas are the breakout areas. These are individually styled to reflect the multicultural heritage of the staff, offering an escape for employees to recharge. Meeting rooms and enclosed offices form the core along The Walk. Workstations are placed at the external skin to allow for the maximum amount of natural light. The Walk is a key aspect of the interior architecture, forming the skeleton of the headquarters. It links six blocks together, highlighting elements of the company’s history along the way. It defines circulation and flow, celebrates milestones, and enhances the overall experiences of employees and visitors alike.Placement of areas along The Walk also promotes internal collaboration between staff.

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EPR Architects Project Name: 24 Saville Row

Exclusiva Design SRL Project Name: GazProm Neft Offices

Location: London Architect: EPR Architects Completion: April 2015

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia Interior Designer: FABIO MAZZEO Completion: October 2013

24 Savile Row is a piece of art and a tribute to Savile Row’s tailoring heritage. The building is clad in 10,000 hand glazed ceramic tiles and positioned on a decorative sand-cast bronze plinth. Savile Row’s rich character and culture of tailoring is referenced in the building by celebrating the arts and crafts heritage of the local area, synonymous with tailoring traditions. Like a Savile Row suit, we knew that the building should be formed of a simple ‘cut’ using the finest materials. Art is integrated into the fabric of the building using a bespoke glazed ceramic tile on the main elevations, a collaboration with renowned ceramic artist Kate Malone. Crystalline glazes on the tile are effectively three-dimensional and come in four types of differing textures: three white and one black with blue crystals. The tiles reflect and refract daylight, capturing differing moods and subtly changing the appearance and tone of the building, depending on the weather and time of day.

Gazprom Neft is a contemporary six-storey structure sandwiched between two classic buildings, and is the result of a complex and innovative interior design project. The customer desired an innovative work of its kind, giving the offices a strong semblance of modernity while discarding any precise “architectural” representation of the concept of “energy”. The project involved the renovation of the pre-existing structure paying attention to the functional spaces but enhancing aesthetics. The design was oriented towards the definition of spaces that were the result of what we believe to be a paradigm of our modernity, namely the contrast between chaos and order, continuity and discontinuity. The entire project was devised through continuous curvilinear and rectilinear lines, enveloping surfaces and net chromatic contrasts. Dynamic masses, stating their will to give life to a rule that tends to unity through the metaphor of complexity.

The use of projecting and recessed window treatments addressing Savile Row and Conduit Street, is complemented with dark recessed reveals, providing depth to the façade and enhancing the unique hand glazed elevation. Mayfair’s Conservation area’s natural grain is reflected in the use of ceramic tones within the façade treatment, preserving the historic plot widths that were created in the 1960s, when Savile Row was extended to meet Conduit Street. Contemporary sustainability features resulted in a BREEAM Excellent rating. It is one of the first buildings in London to be entirely LED-lit, also boasting grass and vegetation roof areas complete with terraces The building also uses more than 1,000 sq ft of photovoltaic panelling and a highly efficient VRV cooling system.

From the choice of materials to the definition of each element of furniture, every part of this project was conceived exclusively with the intent of responding to a precise objective and an elevated degree of customized design. This large project seeks to bring together aesthetics, function and design. Biodynamic lighting design, decorative experimentation and an innovative study of ergonomics and use of space complete the framework of an in-depth research process which focused on achieving the exceedingly high levels of performance requested by the client. For a contemporary six-storey building, located between two classic ones, an innovative interior design project was realized. The process of our project started with a flow distribution analysis and a study of every room, with a particular attention to every single object, in order to make the working environment comfortable in every aspect: lighting design, custom made ergonomic furniture, large common areas, individual workstations with the possibility of personalization and innovative solutions for more comfortable working areas.

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FGMF Arquitetos Project Name: Corujas Building

ID21 Project Name: Country Garden

Location: S�o Paulo – Brazil Architect: FGMF Arquitetos Interior Designer: FGMF Arquitetos Completion: 2014

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: ID21 Date of completion: November 2014

The demand for this design was to create a more humanized space for work, going in the opposite direction to the traditional, lifeless cubicles of most offices. The most challenging aspect of the project was the height limit of buildings in the location; just nine meters. To overcome this, the design team found a horizontal solution.

A warm and organic property developer’s sales gallery in the midst of Singapore’s urban concrete jungle. Singapore’s central business district is synonymous with steely skyscrapers and cold, unwelcoming facades. It is also the chosen location for the retail gallery of Country Garden, one of China’s residential real estate developers.

To fulfill the demands of the design brief and challenge the traditions of working spaces, the architects conceptulaised a plan which would enable the offices to have, besides their closed areas, generous porched spaces for outdoor meetings and their own private gardens. For this creative resources such as: garden ceilings, large glazed façades, generous spans and unconventional porches were deployed to create an inspiring and inviting space to work.

With this gallery as its first foray into Singapore, the client was determined that it should be warm and inviting; and, therefore, markedly different from everything else in the neighbourhood. The challenge for the design team was to develop a visual and user experience design perspective that is agile enough to house three distinct show-flat configurations, while espousing the voice of a formidable Asian brand.

The offices located on the ground floor benefit from double ceiling height, taking advantage of the natural land slope. Thus, the visitor arrives through a mezzanine and can go downstairs to the main working area, where there is the porch and private garden at the rear.

In embracing the concept of “modern Asian opulence”, the designers introduced a perforated illumination ceiling art and a giant indoor video wall that amalgamates seamlessly vis-à-vis a green living wall into a luscious floral backdrop, one that intersperses rhythmically with mirror and custom-crafted woodworks.

The original building structure is formed from precast concrete and the design team opted to expose these industrial structures within their architecture. Where supporting beams and columns were exposed by the new design, they were painted white to improve their aesthetic appeal and bring a calming tone to the office ambiance. Every floor has access to private gardens and terraces whilst the offices situated on the top floor have metallic stairs leading to a rooftop garden. The building has many living areas, bicycle racks, common changing rooms and a café; this design is entirely at odds with contemporary office spaces, which highly segregate their workers and staff.

A warm colour scheme with metallic “starlight” fixtures was chosen to contrast with the concrete grey hues outside. The design team envisioned the space as an iconic respite and one that would immerse potential buyers into the lifestyle experience of owning one of the three featured properties. A thoughtful transfer of ideals from designers to carpenters means that a delicate craftsmanship of woodworks gives this project its well deserved accolade. The design is particularly successful in that it stands out from the rest of the cold, steely facades of buildings in Singapore’s financial district.

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Miltos Papadopulous Project Name: Grand Futur Holdings

JARKEN Project Name: The Silom Office

Location: Limassol, Cyprus Interior Design: Miltos Papadopoulos & Associates Architects – Engineers Architect: Miltos Papadopoulos & Associates Architects – Engineers Completion Date: August 2013

Project Name: The Silom Office Category: Office Location: Bangkok Interior Designer: Sasivimol Sinthawanarong Date of completion: July 2014

The Grand Futur project was designed to house the headquarter offices of Intership Navigation, a highly recognised German shipping company. The first design idea envisions a ship within the city and hence the design takes inspiration from the sea. Based on that, the buildings’ facades resemble a sailing ship, with a colossal sail on the roof, which serves shading purposes being located over the large skylight.

The Silom Office by JARKEN was designed to separate the office into two main areas, a welcoming space and a work space. The client specifically asked JARKEN to maintain a strong existance of the company’s 100-year old history yet giving an edgy modern look. The design is inspired by the simple organic forms.

The building comprises of office space on three floors, conference halls, and a large cafeteria serving its staff members. There is parking space, a sports centre and storage rooms, all located underground. The total building area is 5191m² over the three over ground floors and 5943m² of underground spaces. Regarding the building’s sustainability, the thermal insulation on the external envelope of the building is achieved through double-glazing systems of very low u-values, taking into consideration natural lighting maximisation. It is worth noting that due to the regional high temperatures; sensor-controlled shading systems have been installed, protecting the building with a necessary air gap for better energy performance. At the centre of the building, a large atrium that allows diffused natural lighting in the interior of the building, through a skylight spanning over the largest part of the roof is a key characteristic of the project. Expressing this both internally but also externally with a colossal sail, located over the large skylight on the roof, serving shading purposes, along with sustainable design aspects.

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A warm corridor with rich palette of materials, sculptural laminate fibre-reinforced laminate wall and book-matched ONYX glazing enclose abstracted spaces. The serpentines wall-decoration are designed to flow into one another as if formed by the receding tide.The conference table is surrounded by a recessed wall in the lower corner illustrated a sense of solidarity. The table is specially designed to touch the charms of corporate identity with an overlay of three layers reflects the layer of lotus petals multilayer complexes including layer outermost material, a laminate white as the table meeting. “The challenge to renovate “working space” is to revitalise an old dull space to stylish, vibrant, energetic environment for staff of young generation in the making. This includes an exotic relax room and creative space to create an chilling atmosphere where the design concept yield four elements including soil, water, air and fire, which are the fundamentals of agriculture,” said Sasivimol Sinthawanarong, Design Principal JARKEN group of companies. The staff relax room was originally with no natural light. JARKEN used stone wall texture to create a different atmosphere from the bustling outside working space, totally calm and soothing. The end result of the design was a fresh and modern makeover.


JARKEN Project Name: SLC aesthetic centre Location: Bangkok Interior Designer: Sasivimol Sinthawanarong Date of completion: July 2014 The Silom Office by JARKEN was designed to separate the office into two main areas, a welcoming space and a work space. The client specifically asked JARKEN to maintain a strong existance of the company’s 100-year old history yet giving an edgy modern look. The design is inspired by the simple organic forms. A warm corridor with rich palette of materials, sculptural laminate fibre-reinforced laminate wall and book-matched ONYX glazing enclose abstracted spaces. The serpentines wall-decoration are designed to flow into one another as if formed by the receding tide.The conference table is surrounded by a recessed wall in the lower corner illustrated a sense of solidarity. The table is specially designed to touch the charms of corporate identity with an overlay of three layers reflects the layer of lotus petals multilayer complexes including layer outermost material, a laminate white as the table meeting. “The challenge to renovate “working space” is to revitalise an old dull space to stylish, vibrant, energetic environment for staff of young generation in the making. This includes an exotic relax room and creative space to create an chilling atmosphere where the design concept yield four elements including soil, water, air and fire, which are the fundamentals of agriculture,” said Sasivimol Sinthawanarong, Design Principal JARKEN group of companies. Front entrance illustrates a textured transparent and luminous features providing privacy from the outside. Patterned stone mosaic ceramic disc from outside the perception like an inward-liked a grain, signifying to unity of all employees. This metaphor is represented within this hidden mosaic wall cabinets with aluminium ceiling tiles designed to convey core twisting movement. The movement of water navigates to the hidden space inside as well as the curved glass wall visually inclined to shelter employees from the outside.

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Etcetera Living LLC Project Name: Nest Show Villa

FINAL FIX INTERIORS LLC 1 Project Name: LUXURY VILLA

Location: Al Barari Architect: Francisco Pasibaru Interior Designer: Lesley Zaal Completed: 2015

Location: Iraq Architect: MA Consultant Interior Designer: Faten Issa Alsarraf Completion: June 2015

The Nest villas are a new contemporary collection for Al Barari aimed at the young family market in Dubai. The villas are 4 bedrooms with both maid and driver rooms plus a formal sitting room and family sitting / dining area. The villas have landscaped gardens both front and back and are situated in the greenery of Al Barari.

This is a Luxury villa located in Iraq with high end interior design using a mix of Italian brands and local elements.

The client wanted the show villa to reflect a typical family home but with a contemporary feel that would appeal to a younger demographic than the more traditional villas in Al Barari. The layout is open plan and contemporary in feel and the interior design should reflect the same feeling. The client wanted potential buyers to walk into the villa and immediately envisage themselves living in that space. As such Etcetera Living were asked to keep the lines clean and fresh but also bear in mind the needs of a family with children of varying ages. The design works so well as the whole house feels light, fresh and airy without feeling bare and clients can actually visualize themselves living in the space. You know that the design works well when the client reports “All Sold” within 48 hours!

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The client asked for a luxury, comfortable and modern design. However, he asked for a touch of traditional elements to reflect Iraq culture. The project was a big challenge in terms of logistics and location. It is located in Iraq and requires a lot of co-ordination between the site work and the interior design as well as close coordination with the Italian suppliers and the other manufacturers in Dubai. So many visits to that region took place to make sure that the interior design would be implemented without any mistakes or problems. During the work, Final Fix had to make some changes to the site condition and the coordination with the MEP and civil work. It took 3 years to complete the project with more than 40 site visits! The project was a big success, the designer managed to meet the client’s requirements and at the same time respect all the requirements of the local authorities aspects along with the site condition. The result was that the client’s requirements were met, to use Italian brands and merge with the Iraqi culture by using some wooden elements that ensured the project looks unique and one of its kind in that part of the world.


FINAL FIX INTERIORS LLC 2 Project Name: Private Villa

Hottoh Design Pte Ltd Project Name: Asian Cosmopolitan Penthouse Living Space

Location: NAD ALSHIBA- DUBAI- UAE Architect: CROWN PRINCE OFFICE Interior Designer: Faten Issa Alsarraf Completion: October, 2014

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Mervyn TOH (Mr) and WOO Lai Ting (Miss) Completion: June 2015

This private villa is located in Dubai and is to be used as a rest house during weekends.The client asked for a simple, comfortable, open space design. The villa was built some 30 years ago and the designers were instructed on the renovation of the interior space, taking into consideration the available space and MEP services that should not be changed. The challenge was to respect the existing elements and to work around creating an open space for living and dining, and merge some spaces to create a pleasing entrance lobby. The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements were met to ensure a creative interior space was provided without changing the villa structure of the MEP services. The designers were able to prepare the interior design following a full survey to the existing building and all services, and were in turn able meeting the budget and the timescale provided by the client. This was a fast track project.

This three storey Penthouse Apartment of 4200 square feet provides well spaced accommodation, with double volume living and dining areas. Panoramic views are afforded of the city landscape horizon together with an attic sanctuary with a jacuzzi. At the onset, both the designers and client agreed on an Asian heritage theme with a cosmopolitan twist for this penthouse unit. It identifies to have the best of both worlds in typical urban living. Unlike the erstwhile grand and formal styles, vivid colours are used to inject contemporary vibes and identify living spaces throughout the home. The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal inventory of Asian inspired artefacts, decorative accessories and furniture was an enjoyable challenge to organize and fit into the Asian theme. The client specified magenta and mustard as choice colours on the first level which contains the private lobby, sitting room, dining and den. Grey was proposed by the design team and agreed as the base tone. The design overhaul transforms a once cold and mainstream architectural interior into a welcoming respite which resonates tropical Asian vibes. There can never be a better spot to have the confluence than on a high-rise in a multi-cultural city.

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Nikki B Interior Project Name: Emirates Hills Location: Dubai Interior Designer: Nikki Bisiker Completion: September 2014 Emirates Hills is a new 3 bedroom residential apartment in the Financial District of Dubai, designed for a young family. The brief was to develop a scheme that covered dual tastes of traditional and more transitional neutrals and colours, using quality materials and giving a unique sense of style. For Nikki B Signature Interiors, a key aspect of the project was working with the leathers, woods and glass combinations that were installed. The team created a glass panel wall that would still keep privacy but would let the light through from the main windows. The sandblasting on the glass echoed the same delicate pattern on the leather panels and also detail on the wood trim. The apartment is now light and airy, yet at night it remains cosy with separate living spaces for adults and children. One of the reasons the design works so well is because of the detail which creates many interesting features, particularly for a smaller space.

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Annkur Khosla Design Syudio Project Name: Canopy Penthouse

Archipelago Hawaii Project Name: Island Tranquility

Location: India Architect: Annkhur Khosla Interior Designer: Annkhur Khosla Completion: 2014

Location: Honolulu, HI Architect: Structural Hawaii Interior Designer: Tiare Pinto Completion: January 2015

The house is inspired by a walk in the woods with it’s amazing character of trees with monstrous hanging roots, branches, foliage– all varied assemblage.

The homeowner wanted a home that reflected a Hawaiian sense of place. The desired features for the home were open concept plan that included a formal dining room, large eat-in kitchen, family room, and living room all in one great room. The 5,000 sq ft. home would also include 2 master suites, guest room ensuite, office / guestroom with separate bath and large laundry area.

Nature has the quality of randomness, raw, sculptural and yet it invokes in the person a very conflicting dimension between the urban and natural life. The aim is to capture the essence of its sculptural qualities by crystallizing the randomness into defined structure through various materials. At each instance there is an attempt to create enclosure with a semblance of freedom and dynamism. The canopies or pavilions are interpreted at various spurts as non predictable intrusions in the space as to alter the density of the plantation. The boldness in color depicts the serenity and ferocity of nature rich in hue and texture. The constant elasticity of nature and human dynamics creates the tussle, unexplainable in cases and yet the binding universal force holds all elements together.

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The homeowner had an arm and shoulder injury, so the kitchen island was lowered to a height that would allow the homeowner to work at more comfortable level when preparing food. The coffee bar was created to visually separate the dining room and kitchen and incorporate double ovens at a comfortable level.The master suite has access to the covered lanai, great landscape views and includes a large soaking tub with walk in shower, double vanities with his and hers countertop storage. A large walk- in closet was built and a toilet room was created for privacy and shares the linen closet storage. The second master suite provides the same landscape views with a generous bathroom layout outfitted for aging in place along with a smaller walk-in closet. The office/guest room has a built-in zoom room bed with guest storage and built-in desk space to serve both functions. The guest bathroom has a steam shower and offers a spa like experience. The guest suite sits at the front of the home and includes a beautiful soaking tub/shower combination for guests to enjoy. The covered lanai is the most utilized area in the home. There is a spacious sitting are with wall mounted TV, a large Teak dining table that can sit up to 8 people, a built-in bar-b-que area and a pass through bar to the kitchen.


Chalk Architecture Project Name: Changchun City Flag Development

David Chang Design Associates Project Name: Central Park

Location: Changchun, Jilin Province, PR China. Interior Designer: Chalk Architecture Completion: May 2014

Location: Shanghai Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

Chalk Architecture has been providing specialised architecture & interior design consultancy services to their Chinese clients for the last four years. Ranging from hospitality concepts to show home designs and master planning for an environmental technology retail park.

Vibrant metropolitan design Central Park Town house located in Jiading district, Shanghai. The entrance foyer is planned in a direct visual access to the living room and dinning room to give a feeling of spaciousness. The living room with 6.5 meters ceiling height is furnished with Chinoiserie inspired coffee table and chairs. This extraordinary town house is decorated with jade marble on the geometrical floor pattern to reflect the touch of colour and texture of the East. The visual impact was greatly displayed by the bold application of colours and texture.

They have recently completed two show-homes in the Changchun city flag development in Changchun, Jilin province in the north of China, with a third apartment due to begin construction in September. The brief was to create an apartment that captured the spirit of contemporary luxury London and European lifestyle. Chalk Architectures concept is centered on a UK style icon as an imaginary client, with the narrative built around their seasonal street style. The concept has proved so popular that they have now received instructions on a fourth design.

The master living quarter is equipped with two individual his and her walk in closets, an independent master living room, master bedroom and master ensuite. Overall effect is to reflect the new contemporary metropolitan life of Shanghai where the west and the east style cohered in harmony. Total 620 square metres Town house; 4 floors including basement; highest ceiling height is 3.6 meters from finishing floor.

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Design Intervention Project Name: Maximal Modern Singapore

Hottoh Design Pte Ltd Project Name: Asian Cosmopolitan Penthouse

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Design Intervention Completion Date: February 2015

Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Mervyn TOH (Mr) and WOO Lai Ting (Miss) Completion: June 2015

The property is over 30 years old and had been extensively renovated to create a sophisticated contemporary home for a fashionable couple.

This three storey Penthouse Apartment of 4200 square feet provides well spaced accommodation, with double volume living and dining areas. Panoramic views are afforded of the city landscape horizon together with an attic sanctuary with a jacuzzi.

The owners wanted a home that would reflect their personalities and lifestyles. This couple wanted a sophisticated, luxurious home that would serve as a glamorous backdrop for entertaining while also providing a warm welcoming retreat, that would provide a place to relax and recharge at the end of a busy day. As entrepreneurs, this couple were open to taking risks. They were open to fresh ideas and not afraid to push the boundaries of design. The brief was to include rich, jewel colours in the public spaces, yet still maintain a crisp, fresh feel. For the private spaces, the owners preferred a calmer look, yet still with an undercurrent of luxury. Though individually striking the range of materials have been meticulously selected to complement each other to create a bold yet harmonious design scheme.

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At the onset, both the designers and client agreed on an Asian heritage theme with a cosmopolitan twist for this penthouse unit. It identifies to have the best of both worlds in typical urban living. Unlike the erstwhile grand and formal styles, vivid colours are used to inject contemporary vibes and identify living spaces throughout the home. The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal inventory of Asian inspired artefacts, decorative accessories and furniture was an enjoyable challenge to organize and fit into the Asian theme. The client specified magenta and mustard as choice colours on the first level which contains the private lobby, sitting room, dining and den. Grey was proposed by the design team and agreed as the base tone. The design overhaul transforms a once cold and mainstream architectural interior into a welcoming respite which resonates tropical Asian vibes. There can never be a better spot to have the confluence than on a high-rise in a multi-cultural city.


KNS Architects Project Name: EPAD Location: Mumbai, India Interior Designer: Ar. Kanhai Gandhi, Brinda Palan, Pooja Shah Architect: Ar. Kanhai Gandhi, Ar. Neemesh Shah, Ar. Shresht Kashyap Completion Date: 2015 Opening the mind lead to un-wrapping the conventional cubical space, not having a definite edge or corner. The floor walls and the ceiling were integrated to create one space flowing into another by the use of angular lines forming angular planes, unfolding from one space to another. The concept was enhanced by the using a mono-chromatic scheme with splashes of red hues to excite and comfort the human mind at the same time. The space is a conventional apartment within a conventional setting of the highly urbanized Mumbai city. The only breather was the spectacular views of the mangroves – green and blissful. The apartment is a balance between the dense concrete jungle on one side and endless scenery on the other. The exploded axonometric show the walls which were intentionally inclined or angled. This is the manifestation of the initial concept ‘opening of the box’. The approach was not just being different, it was “to make a difference”, which posed a complex challenge in terms of the design scheme. The human mind in a city like Mumbai is highly stressed, living within boundaries and on the edge. An attempt to open the mind and create an experience – this formed the basis of the concept and the design. Wood, grey and the stark red suggests for fine dine. Soft spot lights from the ground and the shadow of it on the ceiling makes the room romantic and dreamy.

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Viterbo Interior Design Project Name: Family Chic

Viterbo Interior Design Project Name: Family Chic

Location: Singapore Date completed: April 2014 Interior designer: Gracinha Viterbo

Location: Singapore Date completed: June 2014 Interior Designer : Gracinha Viterbo

Viterbo Interior Design have designed this family Pied a Terre in Singapore. It is an apartment for a family with 4 young children that lies at the heart of the Island. The family are citizens of the world with a passion for fine, one of a kind furnishings, art and rare pieces of design. This project combined the unusual treasures of their personal collection with the designer’s vision for their perfect home.

This tailor-designed home serves as a Pied a Terre; a truly personalised urban escape apartment in thriving Singapore .

In keeping with the family’s unique style, the design team were able to devise an entirely individual concept for the project. Rich in colour, bold patterns and multiple textures are used in each room. Whilst the home itself offers a tranquil haven for the family unit, the design brings the buzz of the thriving city, and the resident’s stylish flair, within for a truly bespoke living space. Gracinha Viterbo was the lead designer on this project and is described by her colleagues as a ‘Natural Curator of Chic’. In this project she has curated a balanced scheme which emphasises the family’s preference for high-quality design with individualistic flair. She has made bold design choices and incorporated a stylised metaphor for design imitating life; the multi-layered aspects of the interiors reflect the many facets of family life. The overall ambience of the Singapore home is similar to that of an art-gallery, guests are warmly welcomed and the design is ordered in such a way as to encourage appreciation as the house plays host. However, the space itself is entirely durable.

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The owners are a mature couple who enjoy a portfolio of homes around the world. They wanted their Singapore apartment to be a simple, chic escape where they can spend time relaxing away from their busy schedule. As the word ‘relax’ suggests, the hues were set to be light and neutral, the lines simple and fresh. Being well travelled as they are, the owner’s desired a home space which was set-apart from the hotels and residences between which they divide their time. Their design brief was for interiors which reflect their personal style and they rejected modern, stylised furniture in place of comfortable, durable design which was welcoming and homely. The home’s soft colour palette is streamlined by some bold accents such as the emerald green elements. In keeping with the owner’s desire for personalised design, most of the furniture was tailor made for this home. Aside from the refined furnishing elements, the design team selected a variety of art to offset the design in a manner which maintained the ambience of calm and comfort which informs this project. The Master suite is, correctly, a much grander affair. This large, airy and elegant room is arranged in a way which creates an integral sense of calm and relaxation. The colour scheme is muted and peaceful, in keeping with the function of the space. The expert use of comforting and tactile textures ensure it is an inviting space; a haven in the city. The suite has been designed to separate it from the rest of the home, where the entertaining spaces facilitate socialising, the bedroom is a private, quiet space.


Prestige Global Designs Project Name: The Orchard Residences Location: Singapore Interior Designer: Prestige Global Date of completion: 2014 A Sanctuary that Rejuvenates the Senses… As a sanctuary towering above one of the world’s most famous shopping districts, The Orchard Residences in Singapore represents the pinnacle of luxury available only to a privileged few. The project’s client gave Prestige Global Designs a design brief calling for living spaces to be crafted from the highest quality materials and furnished with timeless accessories from the world’s most iconic brands. The design had to showcase the building’s grand view of the city and ultimately convince even the savviest property investors to make one or more units their own. At the same time, while creating a setting for the most lavish lifestyles, the design had to be neutral to appeal to the widest array of customers. It was also important that the design carried no religious symbol or meaning. Working with the existing layouts, size and number of rooms, Prestige Global Designs chose a contemporary luxury resort theme. Wood, marble, sandstone and plush rugs; vibrant floral motifs; and a neutral yet rich palette of gold, beige, brown, red, orange and green was used to create a refined yet luxurious atmosphere. Tea-coloured mirrors were used creatively to catch natural light and further the concept of space within the property. Gold trimmings were also added meticulously such as around wall features, paintings and mirrors to lend a subtle and refined additional dash of luxury. Decorative touches and tableware were all painstakingly sourced from renowned design brands. As in all successful interior design concepts, lighting was an important consideration from the very beginning. Besides having general lighting for practical reasons, energy saving and easy to maintain LED lighting was used to accentuate prime wall features and paintings. For example, LED light strips were installed in the living rooms to achieve a luxurious atmosphere and accentuate the attractive sandstone-cladded walls.

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Archasia 1 Project Name: Botanica Bay

Archasia 2 Project Name: Panyu Nan Tian Ming Yuan

Location: South Lantau, Hong Kong Interior Designer: Archasia

Location: Guangzhou, China Interior Designer: Suzanne Wong of Archasia Hong Kong Limited Date of completion: February 2015

A modern Art Deco luxurious residential project creating 1920�s romantic drama. The Botanica Bay is located above Cheung Sha Beach in South Lantau Hong Kong. It is the up and coming most luxurious residential area in town. Botanica Bay stands along the Cheung Sha hillside with panoramic views of the ocean. It is the elite lifestyle offering tranquillity and privacy in beachfront living. The elegantly luxurious house is approximately 480 square meters in two stories with outdoor swimming pool and roof top spa. There are 4 ensuites bedrooms with walk-in closets. Being in the middle of the ground floor, the living room provides dramatic impact while connecting smoothly to the dining area and the library. With Hong Kong’s colonial history, the Art Deco design language is used for this project in a very modern approach. Handmade special glass motif runs through the interior, together with the contrast of premier fabric, marble and hardwood, the 1920�s romantic drama is brought to life. “Our favourite aspects of the project are the remake of vintage Art Deco motifs on glass in a modern production technique and the clean lines of modern Art Deco furniture. It is the perfect balance of Art Deco elements and modern classic details used.”

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Western classic simplicity infused with oriental elements in an elegant approach for metropolitan living. This 500 square metre elegant house is located by the Pearl River near CBD in Guangzhou. This luxurious property offers the convenience of metropolitan life in South China while providing sophisticated East meets West lift style. With the double-volume living room, formal dining room, a sparkling bar area, 4 ensuite bedrooms and a game room, this unique property portraits the modern oriental living.Western classic simplicity infused with oriental elements is the design language used for this property. The contrasting harmony created by mixing stainless steel, marble, vintage glass, luxury fabric and leather provides the perfect symphony for the space. The harmonious mixture of western classic details and the oriental design elements.


David Chang Design Associates Project Name: The Palace

JARKEN Project Name: House of 5

Location: Beijing Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

Location: Bangkok, Thailand Interior Designer: JARKEN Date of completion:

The Palace is located across from from the landmark CCTV building (China Central Television) in the heart of CBD, Beijing. This luxurious apartment is approximately 350 square meters with 3 bedrooms with ensuites and a boutique closet room for displaying the evening gowns. With dining room as the center of the home open to the living room and kitchen, the clients place their emphasis on the love of dining and entertaining with friends and families. The detail of texture in materials is prevailed throughout the entire apartment such as agate marble, jade, pearl, leather, rosewood and bronze. The client also has passion for different style paintings which are delicately positioned in dining room, living room and various bedrooms. The overall design atmosphere is a new way to interpret the metropolitan life of the capital city in China where the “forbidden city” is no longer forbidding all arts and culture, but rather, embracing them.

The ‘House of 5’ is a modern contemporary residence with architectural concept of how to turn bricks and mortar into domestic ecstasy based simply on a story of 5 lives bonded together through a series of event and intriguing discovery. The interior architect inlets the impressions from the client’s brief and materialize into five concepts – Intimacy, Simplicity, Memory, Luxury, Privacy, each of which outlines the features contributing to the development of each. While separating the main wing of the residence came about as a result of changing attitudes to privacy, connecting open-walkway to main living have mainly been propelled by deep family values of simplicity and bonding. Wall features such as painting and art pieces came about in response to revitalization thoughts about journey down their memory lane. The structure of the design allows its inhabitants to dip into glimpse of luxury and revisit its juicy bits throughout the space. The designer also turned cookery from a must-have into an art of living. The space exchanges forms of memory through silent circulation. Contrasting forms that follows functions, the architect and designer allow mind’s eye to reconnect singularity of space into shrewd combination of seclusion and affection through interior architect of illusions using angles and shapes of mirrors. The residence is not the client’s first and it surely won’t be the last. The client’s personal belief that lives bear story to tell when re-connected into one single space. Every single object in the house therefore has its own important story to tell. It’s the little things that define member of 5 in the family as individuals and help them piece together the intricate puzzle of their own memory in the making.

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KNS Architects Project Name: Elegant Location: Mumbai, India Interior Designer: Ar. Shresht Kashyap, Kedar Dandekar, Snehali Bagwe Architect: Ar. Shresht Kashyap, Ar. Neemesh Shah, Ar. Kanhai Gandhi Completion Date: 2015 Luxury that would be sensed rather than exhibited. A feeling of seamlessness in the spatial configuration. The design of this 7000-square-foot apartment is rooted deeply in its littoral setting. The colours, textures, forms and even the generous scale of rooms are derivatives of hues, undulations and the expanse that one usually associates with this breathtaking natural feature. The spatial configuration of the home capitalizes on the setting by orienting the rooms towards the ocean such that it almost becomes a part of the internal environment. The colour palette is largely earthy, with occasional changes towards the bright end of the colour spectrum. However, the selection always stays true to the sea-inspired theme. The material mix is highly curated and communicates luxury at a subliminal level. It also furthers the cause of seamlessness of space through visual continuity. However, individuality has been granted to functional pockets by a shift in treatment and finish, and, in a few places, the appearance of an accent material that is outside the defined material list. Textures and transparency are the other mainstays of the interior treatment. Textures were rendered through shifts in surface treatments, keeping the base material constant. Furniture was selected on the parameters of richness sans vulgar opulence. Its placement was dictated by an endeavour to keep the feeling openness intact. The attempt in this project was to articulate luxury in an unaffected manner, drawing heavily on its scenic location.

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Residential ÂŁ5 million Plus

Nikki B Signature Interiors Project Name: Emirate Hills Villa

David Chang Design Associates Project Name: Heritage Estate

Location: Dubai Interior Designer: Nikki B Signature Interiors Completion: February 2015

Location: Beijing Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

This impressive new build private residence is situated in the premium residential area of Dubai. This property is to be used as a family home all year round and it has been designed in a contemporary architectural style.

Heritage Estate project is located in the centre of CAD (Central Administrative District). European classical details and the Chinese traditional cultural motifs coexist in this project in harmony. Through refining, simplifying, altering, combining and other methods, a sense of prosperity and luxury yet introverted atmosphere is created. This luxurious apartment is approximately 359 square meters with 3 bedrooms with ensuites and den.

The design brief was to create areas within the home for entertaining, dining, relaxation and individually styled bedrooms have been created according to the personalities of each of the family members. The client really looked to Nikki B Signature Interiors to give him inspiration on the final look, as he was moving away from the traditional look he was used to, to something more fresh, young and bright with eclectic style. The main theme colour to be used was blue. Much attention was given to the designing of the key areas, and the designer experimented with floor surfaces, wall art and different materials, particularly the galaxy of alabaster lights. An aquarium of fish art sculpture was also installed and it was carefully thought through how each area would interact with each other, as the house is very open plan. The designers used blues, bronzes and whites as the key themes with an interjection of yellow for sunshine and warmth together with fresh greens. The rugs throughout the property pull the whole scheme together, along with unique pieces of lighting and art so points of interest are created within the house. The house is uncluttered consists of open spaces, allowing it a peaceful feel throughout.

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The average 3.4 meters ceiling height gives ample room for intricately designed drop ceiling which not only bring visual warmth but also richness to the space. Unique application of leather flooring is used throughout the master bedroom. The visual impact was greatly displayed by the bold application of marble in the public area such as foyer, living room and dining room. The overall approach it to find a good balance to create a harmonious East and West interior in Beijing, China.


FINAL FIX INTERIORS LLC Project Name: Private Villa

La Sorogeeka Project Name: Dolce Vita

Location: NAD ALSHIBA- DUBAI- UAE Architect: CROWN PRINCE OFFICE Interior Designer: Faten Issa Alsarraf Completion: October, 2014

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Interior Designer: La Sorogeeka Interiors Date of completion: 2015

This private villa is located in Dubai and is to be used as a rest house during weekends.The client asked for a simple, comfortable, open space design. The villa was built some 30 years ago and the designers were instructed on the renovation of the interior space, taking into consideration the available space and MEP services that should not be changed. The challenge was to respect the existing elements and to work around creating an open space for living and dining, and merge some spaces to create a pleasing entrance lobby. The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements were met to ensure a creative interior space was provided without changing the villa structure of the MEP services. The designers were able to prepare the interior design following a full survey to the existing building and all services, and were in turn able meeting the budget and the timescale provided by the client. This was a fast track project.

The Villa is a 20,000 sq. ft. space, which is built in the prestigious Emirates Hills Community. The Project has been given an extremely Neo-Classical Look. The Entire Floor and Walls are Stone Cladded. Each room has been given a different look. The 1st Master Bedroom has an Indian Classic Theme, with Real Silver Gilded Bed with heavy embroidered fabrics. The 2nd Master Bedroom has an Art Deco Feel with completely upholstered beds. The bathroom has backlit white rock crystal and beautiful stone cladding. The 3rd Bedroom is a grandmothers bedroom so the color scheme is mauve and lilac and has a classical touch to it. The Formal Majlis has beautiful sofas which has glass detailing as well as Mother of Pearl and Brass Details. The chandelier is all hand cut crystal which is over 9ft tall. The Dining Table has an inlay of MOP and Abalone in wood as well as the onyx dining cabinet adds a touch of class to the entire space. The Entrance Lobby is highlighted with an intricate inlay of Marble, Mother of Pearl, Brass amongst other semi precious stones.

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Residential ÂŁ5 million Plus

Etcetera Living LLC Project Name: Reserve Villa 2 Location: Al Barari Interior Designer: Lesley Zaal Completed: 2014 The villa was designed around the needs of be clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family plus entertainment areas for visitors. The client gave the designer pretty much a free hand once they knew their specific requirements. All in all a dream project! This villa was commissioned by a private client who had already bought a villa in Al Barari and wanted the same standard of work. Etcetera Living were given a brief that suited the needs of the family - to include a game / relax room, a home cinema, a guest room with twin beds, a study, a private area for family and an area for entertaining. The Master Bedroom was extremely important to the client and one of the main requirements was that there should be a TV unit that was actually a beautiful piece in its own right . The colour scheme chosen was a combination of grey and purple so that it was neither too masculine or too feminine. The finished look ticked all the boxes both for the client and the Design team! The combination of Ivory, grey and purple works remarkably well for both husband and wife to create a room that combines both masculine and feminine aspects in harmony. The overall look is one of tranquility and harmony.

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This is the family area of a large 7 bedroom home in Dubai . The chandelier is a smaller version of one in the formal courtyard entrance of the villa. The client loves art (in the form of paintings, sculptures and glass pieces); The chest on the left is in a beautiful antiqued parchment. The whole house is in neutral shades with statement lighting to show off the pieces to the best effect.

Villa 30, Street 10b, Jumeirah 1 P.O. Box 75307, Dubai, United Arab Emirates T +971 4 344 8868 â&#x20AC;˘ F +971 4 344 6884 info@etceteraliving.com


Residential £10 Million Plus

David Chang Design Associates Project Name: Chinoiserie Villa

FINAL FIX INTERIORS LLC Project Name: Luxury Villa

Location: Beijing Interior Designer: David Chang Design Associates Date of completion: 2014

Location: Iraq Architect: MA Consultant Interior Designer: Faten Issa Alsarraf Completion: June 2015

A fusion of modern and classic, the Beijing Chinoiserie N2 Villa is vibrant in colour, structurally fitting, full of imagery, unbounded by time and space with material selections, lush romanticism decor, signifying the underlying concept of discovery of the historical Silk Road. Deriving from endless treasures of Dunhuang, decorative motifs of Persian cabinets, golden brass rounded mirror, leather floor, polished and matte finished engineered Silver Shadow Rain wood veneer, galuchat, shell mosaics, agate, leather with pressed brass edging stairs are all following another Chinoiserie’s interpretation of tracing historical referencing to the prosperous and splendor beauties of the Celadon Era, depicting a magnificent picture of the blending of eastern and western culture. Total 800 square metres; 3 floors (including basement) with attic floor; highest ceiling height is 4 metres from finishing floor.

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This is a Luxury villa located in Iraq with high end interior design using a mix of Italian brands and local elements. The client asked for a luxury, comfortable and modern design. However, he asked for a touch of traditional elements to reflect Iraq culture. The project was a big challenge in terms of logistics and location. It is located in Iraq and requires a lot of co-ordination between the site work and the interior design as well as close coordination with the Italian suppliers and the other manufacturers in Dubai. So many visits to that region took place to make sure that the interior design would be implemented without any mistakes or problems. During the work, Final Fix had to make some changes to the site condition and the coordination with the MEP and civil work. It took 3 years to complete the project with more than 40 site visits! The project was a big success, the designer managed to meet the client’s requirements and at the same time respect all the requirements of the local authorities aspects along with the site condition. The result was that the client’s requirements were met, to use Italian brands and merge with the Iraqi culture by using some wooden elements that ensured the project looks unique and one of its kind in that part of the world.


Nikki B Interiors Project Name: Emirates Hills Location: Dubai Interior Designer: Nikki Bisiker Completion: October 2014 The project is a family owned property of full time use, with spectacular views and a modern cubist design. The brief was to create a warm family home, yet have areas suitable for formal entertaining and casual entertaining, to cater for the adults and two teenage boys. It was important to create new facilities as well as maximise the use of space both inside the house and within the grounds. The clients intelligence and keen interest in works of art and sculptures was key to the success of this project, together with their willingness to take on new ideas and see the project through to the end. The finished design fulfils the clients expectations and more, and it reflects their personalities and showcases the house to its maximum impact.

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PRODUCT DESIGN CATEGORIES

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Chair

DUISTT Project Name: Julius Chair

La Sorogeeka Project Name: Royal Affair Dining Chair

The Julius chair inspired in mid century modern design is a timeless and understated luxury piece that will follow you for life . The lightness of the brass structure contrasts with the strong upholstered seat . This is a luxury piece constructed with noble materials, like brass and cotton velvet, with small details that enhance its beauty, such as the engraved screws and the hidden structure of the chair that makes it looks suspended. Julius chair is a very versatile piece that can be used as a dining, living or office chair. It is constructed with polished brass structure and velvet upholstered eat available in other finishes.

The Dining Head Chair has been created as part of our Indian Royalty Ensemble. As a part of the Royal Affair Collection it is inspired by the regal ambience of the Royal Palace in Jaipur. The entire collection was developed with Real Silver Plating and Intricate Carving to represent the richness and elegance of the Indian Royal Palaces. The Chair is worthy of being placed in any majestic setting. The idea was to allow clients to have their own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Throneâ&#x20AC;? and to feel like Kings in their private palaces.

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The chair is completely handcrafted, and requires surgical precision of our talented artisans to plate the intricate details with real silver. Also, the upholstery has been done using Pure White Silk Fabric, which is widely used in the Royal Palace in Jaipur. The overall piece reflects the opulence, style and detailing of the Royal Palaces of India, and allows our clients to get a chance to create their own personal palaces through the use of our furniture.


Linley Project Name: Silhouette Chair

Magni Project Name: Amsterdam Chair

Taking inspiration from a traditional wing back chair and the creations designed by the Danish genius Hans Wegner, LINLEY have created the Silhouette Chair. Organic and functional, the Silhouette Chair is strikingly crafted from a single copper panel which has been hand rolled and hammered. This age-old technique used by coach builders in the restoration and customisation of classic cars, enables the craftsman to form compound curves from a flat sheet. This highly skilled and labour intensive production method ensures a flowing and ergonomic form that fits seamlessly with the form of a human body. The engineered sheet of copper is then clad on one face with neoprene and finished with a luxuriously soft aniline leather, which is seamlessly wrapped around the rolled edge ensuring the fluid lines of the chair’s silhouette continue.

The “Amsterdam” Chair, is hand-crafted in Southern California and made of solid hand-cast bronze.Growing up in the Midwest, James Magni was always inspired by the barren quality of trees in the harsh winters. Initially moulded in clay, the Amsterdam chair, is reminiscent of the sculptural shapes of these trees and the organic geometry of their limbs. The material of bronze and the lost wax process lends itself beautifully to the organic shapes and forms. This free-form idea is carried through to the upholstery of the seat, as it is pieced together with an almost patchwork quality and handstitched in a very organic way. No two chairs are alike. The finish on the bronze is a multi-layered process highlighting the highs and lows of the bronze, therefore giving you the subtle effect of tree bark. The design is also available as a table and can be made in a silver patina and oil rubbed bronze.

The front legs of the hand-shaped walnut frame flow up into the arms of the chair before sweeping around the back of the copper panel. Meanwhile subtle engineered fixings allow the copper panel to visually hover over the frame. The result is an exquisite piece of furniture; functional in its form and elegant in design. Reminiscent of Hans Wegner, LINLEY have stripped the traditional chair of its outer style and allowed its pure construction to shine. Combining age-old techniques with innovative materials, the Silhouette Chair exudes sophistication and comfort.

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Chair

Ottiu Project Name: Luna dining Chair

Nathan Anthony Project Name: Architecte Chair

Portuguese based product designers Ottiu have created the Luna dining . An unusual majestic elegance surrounds this piece . The slender and curved solid walnut legs with brass accents join the surprising and memorable wing-shaped backrest. The extreme comfort of the chair, although absorbing, leaves centre stage to the seductive feminine lines of Luna. The standard version is made from solid pine wood and upholstered in crystal velvet but can be adapted and customised to clients specific tastes.

The Architecte collection features a streamlined, Art Deco-inspired design that includes a sectional, sofa and accent chair. Futuristic in spirit, Architecte features a dramatic stacked geometric base that combines tubular wood and metal. The base for the chair has a “wow factor” with a triple-stacked layering of wood and metal. Each piece features a rich grey velvet cover with contrast white stitching, angled arms and luxurious ornamental details.

During the development process, Ottiu’s design team bears in mind all the heavenly resorts of the world, fine restaurants, luxury hotels, VIP lounges, New York city penthouses and other serene destinations where distinct upholstery pieces stand out. Ottiu’s imprint is an authentic revival; an original application of textures and a signature combination of fabric and materials in retro design lines.

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People want something special for the home. Architecte delivers the opulent look of a bygone era with the modern look of today. Architecte is both stylish and comfortable; the metal legs at the corners catch the eye like fine jewellery. The silhouette features elegant and timeless detailing and is offered in nine different wood finishes and a choice of three different metal colours. Designers can combine any of these together to really dramatize a project.


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Bespoke Cabinetry

April Russell Project Name: Bunny Bar

Fiona McDonald 1 Project Name: Rocco Console

April Russell’s inspiration in creating the Bunny Bar stems from her childhood in Long Island and experiencing first hand, the glamour of the Cocktail Hour. April’s bespoke Bunny Bar has been designed to be chic and sexy and simultaneously add an injection of fun and drama into any entertaining space. Dressed or undressed, doors closed or open, this stunning cocktail cabinet will bring glamour to every occasion from a relaxed evening tipple to a full cocktail soiree.

The Fiona McDonald Rocco Console, shown here in American black walnut frame and drawer, is inspired by the elegance of 1960s Italian design. The team wanted a table that sat gracefully in a room, a table that was classic yet simplistic and modern. The design appears poised on slender legs with antiqued bronze sabots. The addition of the drawer, while maintaining the slender profile, allows for practical storage making it perfect for hallway entrances. Inspired by Italian design and working with a small team of skilled craftsmen, Fiona has developed the Contemporary Collection – a British made range of furniture and seating, together with a selection of Italian-made mirrors and lighting. Serving both commercial and residential projects, and with flexibility over measurements and finish, they provide a truly bespoke service.

Crafted by hand in England, the Bunny Bar is a chic statement piece crafted internally in oak. It features an exterior frame of reeded mouldings which is then finished in a specialist painted technique made to resemble vintage rattan. The interior back surface is finished in clear glass with two 10mm polished edged shelves. A further piece of glass protects the work surface from spills and splashes. Two drawers with antique brass detail are finished in a Hermes Tangerine lacquer and lined in a saddle stitch leather. The base of the bar is made in steel with an antiqued bronze patina. The piece includes a base shelf painted to match the fronts of the doors. This statement piece can also be adapted to any colour or bespoke finish and can even be adapted to house a television or a work station.

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Fiona has been sourcing antiques for over fifteen years. Her showroom in central London has an established reputation for elegant and distinctive mid-century design. The Glass top is supplied in a wide range of colours with custom sizes and timber options also available.


Fiona McDonald 2 Project Name: Otto Cabinet

Gosling Project Name: The Overbury Games Tables

The Fiona Mcdonald Otto Cabinet is inspired by the elegance of 1960s Italian design. Fiona Mcdonald wanted a cabinet that acted as a focal point for the room, a stand out piece that transformed its surroundings. Handmade in England The Otto Cabinet is a real celebration of timber. The designers went to great lengths to select just the right mix of sap and crown walnut for the door detailing. The result is a showcase of the tree’s natural grain and contrasting colour. Shown here in American black walnut, it is available with Timber or glass internal shelves and comes with an Antiqued brass key. Custom sizes and timber options are also available.

Date Completed: 2014

Inspired by Italian design and working with a small team of skilled craftsmen, Fiona has developed the Contemporary Collection – a British made range of furniture and seating, together with a selection of Italian-made mirrors and lighting. Serving both commercial and residential projects, and with flexibility over measurements and finish, they provide a truly bespoke service. Fiona has been sourcing antiques for over fifteen years. Her showroom in central London has an established reputation for elegant and distinctive mid-century design.

The design of The Overbury Games Table was inspired by the magnificent Arts and Crafts Building it was commissioned to sit in. The design respects the elements of Arts and Crafts design, a movement, which celebrated craftsmanship and frequently applied medieval and a ‘folk style’ of decoration. The design needed to be significant in its own right and not eclipsed by the incredibly intricate design detail surrounding it. The room where the design sits is an exceptional, high ceilinged space with a columned screen featuring hand carved roundels in the frieze at the top. The hand dovetailed drawers and the hand carved pieces of the chess set embraces the period. The Overbury Games table was designed to include and reflect the design features in the room. The corner of each table has a hand carved roundel imitating the design of the screen. The next challenge was to design a pair of tables that had an unparalleled number of games contained within. The games were chosen to entertain during wonderful, wintery country weekends. Included are roulette, cards, poker, backgammon, scrabble, chess and draughts. The baize was hand dyed to ensure the colour worked in harmony with both the leather and the hand stamped and embossed Scrabble playing surface. The imposing and heavily draped high windows created the perfect-bayed recess to frame the tables. The colour of the baize also needed to work with the curtains and nearby armchairs. The small windowpanes enhanced the symmetry of the checkered board on the tabletop.

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Bespoke Cabinetry

Linley Project Name: Grace cabinet

Magni Project Name: Pandora Buffet

Synonymous with elegance, the graceful curves of the cabinet are accentuated by hand-dyed eucalyptus which is pressed over a faceted form to create a velvety quilted effect. The LINLEY craftsmen employed innovative techniques to produce this unusual and intriguing finish.

Magni Design, founded in 1988, is located in West Hollywood, California. Architect and interior designer, James Magnis award winning designs come to life in his latest home collection. Aptly titled, Magni Home Collection, the iconic collection features contemporary furnishings, rugs, upholstery and lighting. The sculptural furnishings, rugs, contemporary upholstery, and lighting round out the mix. The iconic collection is best known for exquisite craftsmanship using only the most luxurious woods, metals, finishes and fabrics; including cast bronze, hand-polished stainless steel, macassar ebony, rosewood, sharkskin, parchment, leather and recycled materials. “Quality is everything to me,” says James. “I believe these pieces will be tomorrow’s collectables.”

The dove grey of the sculptural veneers oozes sophistication, its shimmering surface reflecting the light to glisten like a cut diamond. Accentuating the curves by providing a contrast both in material and colour, the rich polished brash frame, handles and stringing add a lustrous and opulent touch. Angular shapes in the base complement the concave and convex curves of the cabinet both inside and out which in turn add to the tactility evoked by the rippled figure of the eucalyptus veneer. Lined in bleached Anegre in a book matched pattern, the subtle difference between the interior and exterior veneers is accentuated by the inbuilt lighting system which activates as the doors are opened, flooding the interior with a warm glow. The lighting system has been designed to produce the perfect light for applying cosmetics or styling hair, bearing in mind that mirrors and lighting are crucial when getting ready. The sophisticated cabinet opens to reveal an array of shelves, drawers and compartments for storing jewellery, make up, hair brushes and perfume bottles as well as a large mirror to ensure the perfect look before leaving the house. An integrated stool covered in quilted grey leather sits beneath the cabinet creating a seamless outline but also allowing for comfort when removed from underneath to sit on.

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The Pandora Buffet is inspired by the Deco era. The Art Deco era emphasized geometric forms in design. With spheres, polygons, rectangles, zigzags, and sunburst motifs all featuring heavily. Modern materials such as aluminum,stainless steel, Bakelite, chrome, and plastics were frequently used. Stained glass, inlays, and lacquer were also common. The Pandora Buffet features cast bronze handles which form the centre piece of the Buffet. It has parchment doors and the sides are lacquered . It has an Oil rubbed bronze base and handles and comes with adjustable shelves. The Pandora collection is also available as a Cabinet.


Michael Northcroft Project Name: Argento High Side board Michael Northcroft have created the Argento High four door sideboard, shown here in Blonde Okapi high gloss with tapering handles and black Legs. Like a lot of Northcroft’s work the patina of the piece is paramount to the design . The luxurious veneer gives the piece its individuality and meant that, for the team, it was an absolute pleasure to build. Aptly described as ‘Okapi’ , the appearance is reminiscent of the endangered African Horse and acts as a perfect metaphor for the sense of rarity and curiosity often found in nature. Michael Northcroft wanted to create a piece of furniture that is not only head turning and unique but functioning and practical alongside – the true definition of quality design.

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Fabric

Houles 1 Project Name: Entrelacs

Houles 2 Project Name: Galuchat

Houles Paris have created a highly graphic contemporary fabric, with large interlacing geometric motifs. The decorative patterning takes its inspiration from the term Entrelacs meaning a decorative border of interlaced garlands and leaves . The coloured backgrounds in satin and silk and the matt ribbon-like motifs have a cotton weft and silk warp.

The collection features a sophisticated printed velvet with a gradating, embossed shagreen design. The base is a cotton velvet. The printing involves tiny white, iridescent design spots, simulating the grain of shagreen which occurs naturally vertically, as on a fish’s back. The colour of the printing is identical for all the colours in the GALUCHAT range. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, the term “shagreen” or Galuchat began to be applied to leather made from the skin of sharks or rays. It was first popularised in Europe by Jean-Claude Galluchat, a master leatherworker in the court of Louis XV of France. It quickly became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy.

ENTRELACS will provide a very modern touch in an interior thanks to its straight graphic lines. Vivid colours will bring out the design and it appears even more lustrous on a darker background. Composition: 62% cotton 38% silk) Use: Curtains - Drapery 7 original colours: 3 neutral shades: tobacco, light grey and ivory; 4 more colourful shades: deep blue, gold, chartreuse green and fuchsia pink.

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The range is available in five different colours: charcoal grey, mole grey, beige, royal blue, red Composition: 100% cotton Width: 140cm-55”1/8 Weight: 550gr/lm Use: Curtains – Upholstery Martindale: 20 000 cycles


Pierre Frey Project Name: Tasmania

The Silk Gallery Project Name: Relections

With the Origins collection, Pierre Frey takes us to the other side of the world to discover Aboriginal art, a bridge between the sacred world, fantasy and contemporary art. Comprised of embroidered fabrics, prints and jacquards, the Tasmania collection is a tribute to the indigenous tribes who were able to depict with beauty and fortitude ,their surrounding environments elements, water and earth.

Inspiration for the new silk collection, “Reflections”, came from The Director of the company Kthryn Thompson’s recent trips to Dubai in the U.A.E. The city’s dramatic 21st Century skyline is an architecture of geometric forms enclosed with flat surfaces and glass which shimmers in the sunlight from dawn to dusk.

To travel the world and discover other cultures has always been Pierre Frey’s mantra These philosophies that they work to, inform the designs with a strong sense of continuity and spirit. Tasmania consists of fine embroidery on linen adorned with dots and undulating lines. These motifs are archetypal of Aboriginal art and culture . The inspiration for the Tasmania fabric came in the form of a curved hardwood shield painted with natural earth pigment . The colour palette evokes Mother Nature , represented through black, beige and coral. The Pierre Frey studio re-adapted the shield and scale of the detailing and worked on a vertical repeat to create a very harmonious fabric.

The elegant skyscrapers, built with modern steel and glass engineering techniques, feature vertical and curved shapes of every type. It is these geometric shapes and their reflections on the surrounding landscape created by the passage of the sun which have inspired the new designs, Geo, Silhouette, Shadow, Spectrum, Rotation, Orbit, amongst others. In “Silhouette” we have tried to capture the essence of the Palm Beach hotel in form and colour with the traversing sun. The colours of “Geo” attempt to convey the reflection of the mid-day light off the steel and glass Burj Khalifa whilst “Shadow” tries to capture a more sombre landscape in the fading light at end of day. The use of silk throughout this collection seems appropriate to convey the intense reflections of the sun off the skyline and the surrounding gulf waters as well as the haze off the desert backdrop. The colour pallet is likewise influenced not only by the cityscape but also takes into account the surrounding landscape of desert and sea with sandy tones and blue hues.

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THDP Project Name: Resinflex Satin Resinflex appointed THDP as designer consultants to develop collections specifically designed for commercial and hospitality projects. The brief was to create low VOC content, durable, odourless products with high maintenance qualities. The aesthetic brief was to complement interior design scheme palettes for international projects and to create a collection with a soft, luxurious fabric feel. THDP interpreted the brief with the design of a collection inspired by vintage metals. The colours are muted with soft and sophisticated hues to create a feel of elegant and discreet luxury. The surface finish reacts extremely well to light reflections, without being shiny and without creating patches of light. Light is reflected in micro sheer sparkles, like the effect of a satin fabric. The adaptaflex technology features elastomers to allow an easy installation and adaptability to the most unusual of different shapes. The collection presents 19 colours, including titanium, light bronze, platinum, rust, antique silver, copper oxide, verdigris and pewter. The designers wanted to create a luxury product for upholstery of headboards and seating with high martin dale together with a fabric feel. They find the satin fabric effect gives a more elegant touch than the cow skin texture particularly for bedrooms and suites design.

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Donghia suite at the Gritti Palace, Venezia

Donghia is a company of the Rubelli Group

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Flooring - Carpet / Rug

AyKa Design Project Name: “Reflections, Textures Collection”

FLOOR_STORY Project Name: Thawk

Date Completed: November 2014 Inspiration Textures was inspired by my travels to South America during my visits to Brazil and Argentina. Having seen the most amazing landscapes and colours, I was touched first hand by their many living abstract forms and the beauty of their surroundings. These forms inspired me to think about recreating these textures on a rug that would eventually inspire the end user and be seen as a piece of art. Unique Properties The objective was to create a three dimensional design in a two dimensional form that would also be functional for the end user. Art, Beauty and Comfort were the goals while trying to achieve a texture that was not easy to construct by hand by using the Tibetan Knot.

As part of a celebration of the world of natural flight, Thawk by eve spencer for the FLOOR_STORY Designer Rug collection captures the mesmerising and vivid colours of the Tarantula Hawk, one of the world’s largest wasps. Through hues of purple and playing with scale to create layers reminiscent of a swarm that appears captured in time, irrepressibly peaceful and graceful, eve spencer has managed the fine act of turning the fearsome into the beautiful, realising a piece of art translated into an exquisite soft furnishing.

The silk yarns were first handspun creating additional various thickness which would enhance the design once flattened in a two dimensional form. Then they were first twin dyed twice to achieve a double tone on the yarns themselves giving a three dimension tone before weaving. The rug was looped tightly and as each color in the design was changed, the yarns were joined and knotted with threads hanging. These were kept until the finally finishing of the rug when carefully they were all hand cut at the end of the weaving at various heights to recreate the three dimensional element of the design.

Eve spencer is regarded as one of the best pattern designers around today, with creations from the quintessential to the avant-garde. Core to the philosophy at eve spencer is the notion of ‘distinction’, the idea that design and product will be of the highest quality with concepts that challenge the soul. With the expertise of FLOOR_ STORY, eve spencer has been able to ensure the three-strong flight series breathes this philosophy, inspired by one of nature’s greatest wonders.

SIZE OF RUG: 2500mm by 3000mm CONSTRUCTION: Tibetan Knot CONTENT 100% handspun silk

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Crafted from 100% wool by the world’s most skilled weavers, each rug can take up to 12 weeks to make, demonstrating the intricacy of its construction. Available with documented history and a certificate of provenance, Thawk is limited to 20 editions.


Sylka Carpets Project Name: “SYLKA” SYLKA™ is one of the leading luxury faux-silk carpets currently available. Emanating luxury and quality, SYLKA™ uniquely combines the delicacy of natural silk with outstanding durability to create a truly outstanding collection of rugs and carpets that are perfect for use in home interiors, yachts and commercial uses such as corporate venues, hospitality, exhibitions and luxury hotels. SYLKA™ uses innovative NuSilk™ fibres that make their carpets and rugs easy to maintain, anti-allergenic, hardwearing and resilient to sun damage, while still retaining the luxurious look and feel of pure silk. As well as offering close fitted carpets, they also offer bespoke rugs that can be made to any size, using leather, faux leather, linen or cotton. Their designer rugs are produced by highly-skilled craftsmen who use fine marquetry work to produce a look and finish that is unrivalled. Their range of natural shades perfectly compliment any interior space – from luxury penthouse to super yachts. Last year saw the launch of several new ranges including Elegance (shag pile), Speckle (two tone) and Cashmere (super fine velour) on top of their other ranges; Opulence, Velour, Pinstripe, Rib and Royale. Unlike all natural and faux silk luxury floor covering, including viscose and bamboo, NuSilk™ is the only fibre system of its type that will retain its beauty and delicate feel after cleaning. A specialized twisting process results in a finished product that possesses high resiliency, allowing increased resistance to pile crush or “walk out” common in floor coverings made of natural and organic fibres.

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Flooring - Carpet / Rug

Natural Elements Flooring Project Name: “Serenity Collection”

Jaipur Rugs Project Name: Gaia - from the Choas Theory Collection

Natural Elements Flooring prides itself on creating the perfect foundation, backdrop or starting point to any scheme and the Serenity range of carpets is a classic example of the way in which the company supports its specifier and consumer clients. Serenity is the most popular in a range of four leading faux silk carpets composed of a mixture of nylon and other technical fibres. To the touch it is incredibly soft and tactile and feels just like a pure silk carpet, yet as a product it is incredibly versatile and hard wearing.

Gaia is part of the Chaos Theory collection. The entire collection studies random patterns in nature attempting to recreate a fleeting moment in time. Gaia in particular is the view of wild flowers through the dusty lenses of a traveller. The pattern was created through creating layer after layer of texture on an Agra print to imitate nature’s patterns. The design was then transferred onto the grid that represents the warps and wefts of a rug to make it possible to weave the intricate details.

As the Nation reignited its love of carpet, Serenity was created in response to a demand for a more luxurious and elegant yet practical floor covering, that would emulate the look of a high end hotel or residential interior. Developed and produced in Italy by master craftsmen, Serenity has become one of the most popular carpets commissioned by interior designers and architects.

Kavita Chaudhary, the designer of the company, is particularly enthused by natural materials, classic colour palettes and the distinctive work of artisans and craftspeople she works with. For this peculiar collection, she wanted the rugs to represent the purity and chaos found in Nature. Thus, the collection “Chaos Theory”, of which Gaia belongs to, traces the beauty in nature’s seemingly cluttered patterns and brings back the wonder of nature into today’s modern home while keeping alive a dying crafts form. Natural forms in transition were studied for inspiration and recreated on unexplored mediums with the help of batik to create unrestrained artwork. Then, the design team studied organic dyes and batik printing on mediums formerly unused to understand if the same patterns followed

The beauty of it as a product lies in its make up. The fibres used look and feel like pure silk, dyed to a range of nine neutral based colours, which alter in appearance as the light changes. Its versatility as a product means that it can be used as room flooring, rugs and runners and will flexibly work with traditional, period or contemporary interiors. At Natural Elements Flooring we aim to source the finest natural and technical materials to ensure that the customer experience is one of pure luxury. Comfortable and extremely durable, Serenity is leading the way in the future of carpets. A perfect illusionist.

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Thibault Van Renne Project Name: Immersive Iceberg Several months of detailed pixel by pixel designing went into creating this piece. It features fine intricate work that explores the boundaries of possibilities when using hand knotted weaving. An oriental design floats on a background that is designed to resemble icebergs upon seawater. The subtle color combinations emulate those found in nature and have an ephemeral quality. These features give the piece depth and create the illusion of movement. At the end of the 6 months weaving time, the weavers cut out the design by hand to create a three dimensional effect. This unique piece with its striking combination of colours, textures and intricacies is eye catching and beautiful but also carries a poignant message that is extremely relevant to our current climate. Thibault Van Renne rugsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; superior quality is achieved by using selected natural raw materials and by applying authentic traditional production methods. Experienced local weavers work for them with Cashmere wool, natural silk, hemp and nettle. The pile and high knot density make for particularly strong and nearly indestructible rugs. All-natural vegetable pigments are also used exclusively to create the various colours. More attractive, more colourfast and better for the environment!The rugs are also washed and treated in an environmentally friendly way. For each rug, several samples are created until the quality meets their stringent criteria, resulting in rugs that are easy to maintain,and furthermore makes the rugs stain- and dirt-resistant, longwearing and suitable for under-floor heating. Thibault Van Renne is able to create exactly what you want in any size you wish. They can adjust existing motifs, come up with personalized designs without supplement and develop new colours at the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request.

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Flooring - Hard Floors

Artwood Project Name: Bespoke Collection - Private Residence

Artwood Project Name: Arabian Night, Precious Metal Collection

The Artwood Bespoke Collection offers our clients the ability create their own, unique finish for use within their interior scheme.

The appropriately named Arabian Night finish, from Artwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Precious Metal Collection, was selected as the flooring for the recently refurbished Mamounia Lounge in Mayfair. A pure black background and a metallic gold inlay within the timber grain defines the dark and luxurious nature of this elegant wood floor. The stylish, Middle Eastern themed interior, is enhanced by the opulence of the floor finish which incorporates elements of real gold within it.

For this private residence in London, Artwood created a bespoke metal inlaid floor using a combination of gold and silver. A complimentary high gloss border from our Diamond collection was created to beautifully frame the flooring along with a pure black inlay. Artwood work to colour match fabrics, leathers and other materials being used within the same space to create one off, bespoke finishes for our clients. We also optimise the layout of the floor pattern, incorporating matching thresholds and accessories wherever required. All Artwood floors are hand finished in the UK utilising exclusive finishing techniques have been developed entirely in-house. Multiple flooring formats including plank, parquet and chevron are available in all Artwood finishes. Artwood uses only select grade European Oak for our flooring, a sustainable species which is used as the canvas for the creation of exquisite finishes, thus avoiding the need to use other, more endangered species of timber.

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The Precious Metal Collections include a choice of Gold, Silver or a mixture of both elements, which have been hand inlaid into the wood grain of the floor and then sealed with the highest quality lacquers for protection. This collection offers a decadent and stylish range of bespoke wood floors with metal inlays, suitable for both residential and high traffic commercial use. All Artwood floors are hand finished in the UK utilising exclusive finishing techniques have been developed entirely in-house. Multiple flooring formats including plank, parquet and chevron are available in all Artwood finishes. Artwood uses only select grade European Oak for our flooring, a sustainable species which is used as the canvas for the creation of exquisite finishes, thus avoiding the need to use other, more endangered species of timber.


Weldon Project Name: Eaton Square Weldon recently worked with the Leconfield Property Group on this stunning project in central London. The brief from their interior design team included specifications for flooring which would compliment a Grade 2 listed building and look like the floors had always been there. Weldon were commissioned to design and install hand made floors to the principal reception areas in the property. Sourcing the finest quarter sawn, first grade reserve French oak was critical in the production of the giant herringbone parquet. The development of the product is particularly interesting because of its uniqueness. All components were individually hand crafted in their workshops, the edges rolled and surfaces hand sanded with slight undulation in order to replicate the natural movement and texture of an ageing floor. Work involved the painstaking application of shellac finishes according to tradition techniques to each and every piece. This antiquing patination process was undertaken in Weldons Nottinghamshire workshops before being delivered to London for fitting. The installation was within a particularly challenging and industrious working environment due to the Leconfield team working hard to complete the project on time so all trades people and contractors had to work very closely to accommodate each other. Trench heater positions were changed in the two front reception rooms which resulted in a last minute design change to the border details. Careful scribing to joinery was needed on the split level library. The stairs were a particular challenge as they had to be finished on site. The herringbone was set against a two line border made and finished in the same way. Despite the combination of difficult access through a first floor window and the accelerated programme, the client was delighted with the completed Weldon floor.

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Weldon Project Name: Classical Building In this classical building in Mayfair, Weldon were commissioned to supply and install flooring for 19 rooms. This extensive project, taking over 4 years to complete, features a large selection of flooring disciplines. These include timber boards, parquetry and marquetry inlaid with metals and leather. A wide variety of timbers were used including steamed oak, teak, sycamore, walnut, mahogany and wenge plus neoprene, marble and brass. Weldon researched and developed special techniques to combine solid metal inlays with beautiful wood to produce enduring and artistic floor designs. The main focus of the project involved several bespoke marquetry borders, which were inspired by the architectural elements and wall coverings of the Arts and Crafts movement. Throughout the house, individual borders remain sympathetic to their surroundings yet shine with originality, grace and innovation. A hand crafted marquetry border from the project is pictured here, with its elegant gothic arch in contrasting timbers of specially selected English white sycamore and rift sawn African wenge. It surrounds decorative parquetry on the upper floors of the house, adding a striking note to a restful and classical room.

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Jack Badger Project Name: Wide Oak Flooring In this ever disposable world Jack Badger have approached the subject of flooring with a focus on sustainability and efficient use of materialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Inspired by trips around period properties like Haddon Hall and Little Moreton Hall and the such they have adopted age old methods of making and fitting their oak floors. Designed to last and minimise waste when manufacturing, Jack Badger lay their floors in traditional bays and finish them with traditional hand tools, combined with the use of a modern computer based planning system that works out the bays as you enter the timber used. Jack Badgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understanding of the timber that they have specially selected for their floors ensures that when their wide oak flooring is laid even over underfloor heating it remains stable and flat, coupled with the system of laying their floors in bays which makes the product sustainable as well as beautiful. This is by no means a new design for flooring, however to look at old ways and designs and reintroduce them into the modern world, for Jack Badger, works extremely well in as much as they have stood the test of time and without realising it our ancestors were an environmentally friendly bunch. Every board in a Jack Badger floor is numbered and entered into an overarching room plan after being machined to its maximum size in the workshop. Due to this every board is completely different from the next making them entirely non-standard. This requires a level of intelligence in the process which is where the home built computer tool comes into its own. Jack Badger feel that due to every tree being a different shape and size it is only fair that they utilise the whole of every plank, in essence this pays homage to the life of the tree which in oak is a very long time indeed.

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Lighting - Pendant / Chandelier

Atelier Alain ellouz 1 Project Name: Elysee

Atelier Alain ellouz 2 Project Name: Harmony

Atelier Alain Ellouz have created The Elysée which is an ambient light fixture that more closely resembles a sparkling piece of jewelry than a functional piece of lighting. The Elysée consists of interlocking rings which are set with 140 large rock crystals. . Though difficult to extract, these crystals have remained coveted and precious art objects since ancient times. Alain selects only those stones with the proper balance of transparency and inclusions (minerals trapped within a crystal), allowing each stone to shine brilliantly. He searches for those stones with exceptional dimensions, as each additional centimeter makes the stone more valuable. His forms are based on those often found within the prisms of a forming jewel, and one can see a subtle reminder in his work of the “original crystal structure”, the popular quartz .

With each point of view, a new perspective is given. Harmony features elementary forms with variation and richness of material suspended spheres like planets and moons that appear to be moving through space. This is the magic performed by this captivating light sculpture from Atelier Alain Ellouz. Harmony 10 is composed of 10 alabaster spheres, ranging in diameter from 24 to 32 cm, each suspended by a metal rod. The metal rod which hides the power supply is available in finishes: white, black, antique gold, chrome gold, or polished mirror.

The structure itself as well as the lighting system are fabricated from metal. This allows the central ring to be adjusted in different directions, allowing an array of varying perspectives.

A specific and rare crystallization of gypsum and silica creates the unique white and translucent alabaster. Preserved underground, the stone leaves this darkness and is then able to reveal the secrets of its patterns. Because of its natural softness, the stone has a history of being used for sculptures. Naturally translucent, alabaster has also been used in stained glass and lighting fixtures for centuries. Appreciating this history, while innovating for the future- Atelier Alain Ellouz has realized contemporary lighting forms in order to highlight the unique aesthetic qualities of this stone.

It is available in a horizontal or vertical model. For each, the rings can be of differing widths according to the type of crystals used. Two sizes are currently available - 10 x 10cm or 18 x 18cm. Purity, simplicity and elegance place this piece within those of the exceptional, classic grand chandeliers. Atelier Alain Ellouz has developed an innovative system to illuminate each crystal. The direct positioning of the LED lights highlights the most minute movement of the crystals- a method patented in 2013. This LED lighting allows for the varying color temperatures. This system makes it possible to adapt both the color as well as the intensity of your lighting, according to nature of the stone and the desired effect on the room. A sculptor by vocation, Alain Ellouz took up the challenge of giving new form and function to both alabaster and rock crystal. These traditional stones used as light fixtures, are transformed into beautiful modern design pieces

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The alabaster is shaped and treated in their workshops by teams of craftsmen. These attentive sculptors mix bold innovation with old-world techniques- bringing to life beautiful, unique and handcrafted pieces.

Simple and modern, this chandelier by the variation of the height can offer an infinite combination of compositions within its chosen space. It is versatility in its finishes making its easy to personalize with bespoke templates, stem finishes and the shape and finish of the plate with the possibility of the plate being completely invisible


Blocher & Blocher Project Name: Argo

Collier Webb 1 Project Name: Coco Chandelier

Argoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coherent concept offers so many lighting possibilities that, through it, the recessed spotlight experiences a fascinating reinterpretation. Light plays a central role in the perception of a room. Therefore, sophisticated concepts are often created in interior design to achieve a desired atmosphere. The Argo recessed spotlight combines a homogenous form language with a perfected concept of modularity. In a product category which is more technically oriented, Argo stands out with its organic form and soft appearance.

The Collier Webb Coco Chandelier is constructed using traditional methods which include sand and lost wax casting. The chandelier has in excess of one hundred cast components. Each casting is hand finished and polished to the highest standard prior to being coloured in any of the Collier Webb metal finishes. Although the piece was originally based on a design for a candle mounted chandelier, Collier Webb has modified the composition to enable the light to be wired to client specification. As the chandelier is bespoke made to order, the height can be specified. This is achieved by varying the length of the rods that connect the ceiling rose to the main body.

This recessed spotlight, which is powder coated, uses an effective COB-LED technology and thus consumes very little electricity. Furthermore, the principle of various, easily exchangeable reflectors is well thought through. With them, it is possible to achieve a punctiform, normal or wide beam of light. This functionality, together a high flexibility when rotating or swivelling out, fits manifold circumstances. The user can intuitively adapt it to rapidly changing situations such as occur regularly in shop design.

By blending traditional craftsmanship with the latest technologies,Collier Webb have created a range of elegant and versatile products which are crafted to the highest standards of manufacture and finish. These are products will compliment classic and contemporary environments equally and they can be personalised in a choice of finishes to reflect individual style and taste.

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Lighting - Pendant / Chandelier

Collier Webb 2 Project Name: Allom Ceiling Light

Design Haus Liberty Project Name: Raindrop Chandelier

Shown here in a powder coated steel finish, the Collier Webb Allom Ceiling light is fabricated from sheet metal components which are then welded together to form the main body of the light. The ceiling rose is produced from cast brass segment which is machined and polished. The length of the rods which connect the ceiling rose to the main body can be varied to achieve the specified drop. The light can be produced in any of the Collier Webb standard metal finishes or any RAL colour which can be specified for either a powder coated or hand painted finish. Bulbs are located within the chandelier, which illuminate the ceiling from the top of the body. Light is also projected onto the main body of the chandelier from the topside of the lower section.

Location: New York City, NY USA Interior Designer: Lisa Hinderdael and Dara Huang

Measurements: Height 29”/737mm Width 19” /483mm Depth 19”/483mm

Similar to the character of rain falling and creating varying ripple sizes on the surface of puddles. DH Liberty worked with UK-based glassblowers and metal engineers to create the crystal teardrops. Each drop is hand blown by artisans and intricately engineered to house the lighting strategy for the chandelier. To replicate the nature of raindrops, no two drops are blown identically. The name “The Pour” derives from the distinctive shape that the chandelier forms: an exaggeration of the dramatic motion of water pouring out of a carafe.

The Raindrop chandelier, “The Pour” is a light sculpture DH Liberty was commissioned to design in Tribeca, New York City. The existing site features exposed industrial columns on either end of a dropped beam within the living room. The design brief was to produce a light sculpture that would hang off from the existing beam and create an architectural relationship with the space. DH Liberty began the design process by exploring the concept of rain and how each water droplet magnifies light in unique ways.

Designed by forming a grid mimicking how puddles ripple outward in concentric circles, each teardrop is hung to brass pipes of varying lengths. Placed strategically on the grid, the teardrops lock into the mirrored base that fits seamlessly between the two existing columns. The mirrored base reflects the teardrops endlessly into the sky above and when lit the chandelier echoes rain frozen in time with ephemeral puddles overlaid on the floor below.

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Creative Mary Project Name: Granville suspension Portuguese based product designers, Malabar, have drawn inspiration from a small island in the centre of one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vibrant cities. The District of Granville Island has seen the transformation of its old industrial area into a rich shopping and cultural zone. Found right in the heart of Vancouver, the calm, creative island is an escape from the bustling city that surrounds it. The Granville suspension lamp, from the Creative Mary collection, borrows the dramatic spirit of the island and the skyline of Vancouver to create a grandiose light fixture, perfect for expansive spaces. The lamp features a diversity of tubes, in gold plated brass, nickel and glass, brought together by a black lacquered brass ribbon. Materials & Dimensions: Body - Brass and Glass. Shade - Lacquered Black, Nickel and Polished Gol

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Lighting - Pendant / Chandelier

Magni 1 Project Name: Big Sur

Magni 2 Project Name: Jewel Chandelier

Made of hand cut glass that emulates the texture of water, James Magni’s big sure chandelier was inspired by the crashing waves along California’s Big Sur coastline. A telescoping polished nickel plated armature with individual brackets, suspends each piece of glass ; exposed antique bulbs behind each glass panel create a jewelry -like brilliance. These also give the chandelier an ephemeral quality, changing with the light from day through night.

James Magni’s background as an architect clearly shows through in this piece. The geometry comprised of polished stainless steel and glass, is inspired by the International style of architecture. Pure forms, simple materials, floating in a contemporary execution. James wanted to design something that would become a modern classic for years. The floating glass panel is comprised of 2-inch thick glass, cast with four circular oculus “lenses”. There is a globe hovering above each oculus, diffusing the light through the glass and creating a soft glowing effect. The glass is then suspended in a rectilinear stainless steel cage, mounted by two arms which attach to a ceiling. As is true of all Magni Home Collection pieces, the Jewel Chandelier is made up of the finest materials and craftsmanship. All of their pieces are hand crafted by carefully selected artists in Los Angeles.

In 2011, Magni debuted his first lighting collection using only those high quality materials that he is best know for, that being cast glass, bronze and stainless steel. Magni — who travels extensively searching for unique items — describes his design style as “Modern Globalism” and takes his cues from international influences including French items from the 1930s and ‘40s, Asian elements, handcrafted African tribal pieces and, most importantly, art. Influenced by such design greats as Mies van der Rohe, Carlo Scarpa, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Maxime Old, Magni also incorporates his past training into his interiors, often taking a very architectural approach

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Designed by Light Ltd Project Name: Titan Pendant The brief was to design a contemporary, metal pendant suitable for both homes (specifically ahallways, bedrooms, sitting rooms or dining rooms) and restaurants that uses a linear LED light source. The Titian pendant is formed from a hoop of delicate metal mesh supported by two rings of metal and suspended by 3 metal cables. A side emitting linear LED light source is hidden within the top ring and gently illuminates the mesh revealing the inherent beauty of the material and at the same time creating a pool of downward light. It is available in 3 standard finishes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; copper, brass and steel (although other bespoke finishes can be ordered) and one standard size 600mm diameter and 155mm deep.

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Lighting - Lamp

Collier Webb Project Name: Roswell Table Lamp

Collier Webb Project Name: Shitake Lamp

Shown here in an Antique Silver finish with frosted glass the Collier Webb Roswell Table Lamp is produced using a variety of processes which includes the traditional method of sand casting as well as metal spinning, metal rolling and machining. The underside of the shade is fitted with a ‘slumped’ glass panel. This section is formed by first cutting the glass to the desired size. It is then added to a mould in a kiln where the glass slumps into the convex shape. When it is taken out of the kiln the edges are cut and smoothed out to a more refined finish. It is then frosted in order to allow the light to diffuse evenly throughout. The lamp can be finished in any of the Collier Webb standard metal finishes and can also be fitted with LED lighting strips.

Collier Webb have created the Shitake Table lamp, shown here with a Spun Brass shade in Antique Gilt finish with a leather covered tapered column and glass base. The metalwork is also available in Antique Silver, Dark Bronze, Antique Bronze, Antique Brass, Antique Copper, Verdigris, Bright Nickel or custom finished to order. or custom finished to order.

By blending traditional craftsmanship with the latest technologies, Collier Webb have created a range of elegant and versatile products which are crafted to the highest standards of manufacture and finish. These are products which will compliment classic and contemporary environments equally and they can be personalised in a choice of finishes to reflect individual style and taste.

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Lighting is arguably the most important aspect of a room. The Collier Webb lighting range includes table, wall and ceiling lights. Used together to create layers of lighting or acting as stand alone, statement pieces, their lights work in both traditional and modern interiors. Made of bronze, brass, plaster, copper, glass or leather and custom finished to order each light comes with a range of options. With full design and technical support our lights are easy to specify and install. Collier Webb also offer a bespoke service ,working closely with their clients they help realise their lighting designs. These can range from multiple runs to signature pieces and are one-offs, made to order and involve specialist craftsmanship and materials. Using an idea, a design, photograph, sketch or model, they make pieces in bronze, brass, glass, plaster, timber and combinations thereof. Each piece is original, made exclusively for the client and is – in effect – unique.


Bert Frank Project Name: Revolve The Revolve range like the majority of Bert Frank pieces , takes its inspiration from classic mid century design which is then re imagined to fit within todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interiors. The Revolve collection is available in three textured colours, Petrol Blue, Old English White and Black. These Spun metal shades all have a Matte finish and have been chosen carefully to compliment the brass on both the floor & table lamp. The Floor Lampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brass stand has been hand finished with a softened tarnished appearance , while the table lamp adopts an UN-lacquered ,polished brass body of which the patina, if left over time,will soften and age . Bert Franks aim was to create a sophisticated yet practical table lamp. Something stylish that produces a light source that is both practical and tranquil. It Is operated by a brass pull chain switch which hangs over a solid brass base. The Base features an inset coloured ring which is coordinated to match the shade colour. This attention to detail instantly gives this range a feeling of quality and weight. The top brass detail spills light creating highlights on the brass and adds to its interest. While the light produced through the opal diffuser omits serenity and warmth. The range has connotations of timeless elegance, due to the simplicity and quality of the craftsmanship and the careful consideration of materials used . It gives a sense of opulence and Luxury but at the same time retains its usability.

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Karim Rashid Project Name: Roswell Table Lamp

Purple Design Project Name: Gina Wall Light

Cyborg is a sensual and minimal vision of the future. The small, die-cast aluminum lamp responds to human contact thanks to touch-sensitive controls, with its LED light source emanating from its center. Karim Rashid, one of today’s most eclectic designers, is the author of Cyborg, a table lamp with a decidedly future-looking form, it represents the most innovative and lively design languages now emerging on the international panorama.

This product forms part of a collection of special pieces by Purple Design under the name DIVA which include lighting pieces, mirrors, tables and occasional pieces. Created by Orla Collins, the award winning Irish interior designer, this capsule collection fuses contemporary flair and inventive use of metals and precious stones with traditional British furniture-making and glass blowing skills. The result is an entirely unique collection of individual but coordinating pieces.

Karim Rashid’s sensual and often ironic minimalism has made him one of the most “followed” figures in products, interior design, fashion, furnishings, lighting, and art, one who is well-known for the immediacy of his design and his absolutely original slant on contemporary culture. Cyborg interprets a desire to create a table lamp closely tied to the present (or better, to a very near future) synthesizing art, design, and technology. Thanks to the digital age we have new technologies, production processes, materials, software, and tools that allow for Cyborg’s intuitive design and sinuous form.

The concept behind this piece is Art versus Function. This fitting comes in an up/down wall light option in a range of finishes.. leather, eelskin and horsehair and recently added hand-blown glass version in opal and frosted glass which emits light through the body of the glass cones to either end. Both versions use LED technology. The fitting ranges from 750mm long up to 1.5 metres long. The images feature pieces finished in eelskin, leather and hand-blown glass; Eelskin leather & polished nickel up-down wall light with led dimmable technology Baby Ostrich Leather leather & polished nickel up-down wall light with led dimmable technology Hand-blown Glass & polished nickel feature wall light, each cone is lit with a rod of LED strips and is mains dimmable.

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In Light Project Name: Less is More

JARKEN Project Name: Royal Lotus Chandelier

Location: Erlinsbach, Switzerland Interior Designer: Mr. Andrea Asti Completion Date: January 2014

The idea and inspiration of this hand-crafted chandelier came from the client’s corporate identity “Lotus”. Lotus is a simple with subtle strength flower within its simplicity. The designer exemplify it a little further. This design is meant to convey fluidity and dynamic of energy and power from within the space leading to an inner of the client’s organization. It has been design to mimic the flower’s movement and delicacy by being able to open and close as it lit up through lighting schemes. Lotus lamp “recess” petals are made out of gold plated laminated glass to allow a textured translucency to come through.

In Light focus on the diversity of light and lighting applications, as well as on technical knowledge in order to create lighting concepts, for floors as well as walls. In Light focus on the diversity of light application and possibility, as well as on technical knowledge in or to fulfil proper sensual lighting concepts. The team found that the narrow, but long living room did not give too many opportunities to create a cosy and relaxing environment with interior furnishings, but for the family it was important to live in an area where they can relax, enjoy and recharge their batteries. Another challenge for the In Light team, was to integrate the kitchen as a part of the living area. The use of light can create amazing and joyful ambiances without using a lot of space.

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The shape and form of this most exquisite piece manufacture specifically to compliment the conference table and atmosphere of the branded interior space in a similar concept. The lighting control is designed to allow for the lamp to be turned on even in its close from electronically. LED Light is set to gradually shrine from the centre of the table and onto the ceiling slab just like the blooming of the flower. With an arrangement of different sizes and colours the Lotus chandelier can create a fantastical atmosphere in any space.


Light IQ Project Name: London Lofts

Sian Baxter Lighting Project Name: Sheen Residential Home

A challenging three year residential project to create a dynamic space for the well-travelled client. The strong architecture of the 5th and 6th floor penthouse in central London took centre stage allowing the lighting to provide the necessary theatre. With an abundance of daylight, the lighting brief was primarily focused towards task and drama. . A dominant feature to the fifth floor was the introduction of a cantilevered wine cellar which projects from the side of the building. To ensure this still felt as if it was ‘floating’ the onyx floor was backlit. The exceptional wine collection is discretely lit with tiny inset LEDs whilst the central pendant warms the brickwork and assists in balancing the layers of light. The beautiful tiled kitchen ceiling is framed by linear lighting set within the original steel beams. The accentuated architecture is graced with additional task and decorative lighting. The sixth floor is dominated by steel framed views across London. Light IQ believed the ultimate realisation of the scheme was to install panels of light within each of the frames which could gradate and change colour at whim. . This dramatic scheme was linked through to the clients sky bar where a homemade infinity light effect was created within 150mm. This was a unique project, realised beautifully by a talented team and an exceptional client. The seamless integration of technology ensures the spaces comes alive at the touch of a single button or rests quietly allowing the buzz of London to be the only distraction required.

The brief was to design a lighting scheme for an open plan kitchen/ dining/living room and an entrance hall and porch of a refurbished and extended house of over 5000 square feet. The Clients wanted a contemporary lighting scheme that complimented the style of the building and the proposed interior decoration using energy efficient light sources. Importantly the lighting scheme needed to be highly flexible to allow for a variety of different uses of the space by the family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teenage boys) and to make the large open space feel homely and relaxing. The lighting compliments the clean lines of the space and enhances key architectural features but at the same time softening them so that this large open space could become an intimate and relaxing one too. It is striking scheme yet subtle and gentle.

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Sofa

Ottiu Project Name: Jeane Sofa

DUISTT Project Name: Isabella Lounge Chair

Portuguese upholstered furniture brand Ottiu, have created The Jeane Sofa. Sexy and opulent, the Jeane sofa presents us an exciting ardent essence with captivating design lines made with top quality red velvet.

Date Completed: July 2014 Designer: Olga Torres

The century collection by Ottiu takes on the most celebrated upholstered seating pieces of the past century and updates them with today’s unique aesthetics and sensations. Ottiu remains true to classic lines while introducing sophisticated new colours, textures, materials and exciting fabrics in show-stopping fashion. The pieces recall 20th century cultural references whose strong influence can still be felt in today’s world. It features gold plated feet cast In brass which give it a feeling of grandiose. It was created to answer the question: are seating products only for meant for seating? Ottiu pieces are more than their function; they are designed to become the centre of attention while creating a harmonious union with the decorative elements that surround them. Each piece, made by specialized craftsmen, is treated like a unique work of art: from the foundation in a solid wood structure to the last details of the high-quality finishing.

“Isabella is an actress, Isabella is a writer, Isabella is a business woman, Isabella is a woman. A modern, chic, sophisticated woman. She likes to go home after work and have a place to rest. A place of her own, where nobody else sits. It’s her armchair. It has to be strong enough to embrace her, but it has to be soft and with beautiful curved lines. It has to have details, like a fixed tufted back. It has to have the best quality materials, like a soft and lush velvet. It has to last forever and that is why she wantes it to be constructed with hand-tied coil springs. And it has to be unique and that’s why we made it by hand. It’s the way she likesi it and it’s the way we did it. It’s Isabella’s lounge chair.” - Olga Torres Isabella is a timeless, beautiful handmade piece of furniture. It has very elegant curved lines with classical influences but is designed in a contemporary and sophisticated way. This piece has strong craftsmanship, constructed with eight-way hand-tyed coil springs, a hand-fixed tufted back and upholstered in velvet. Isabella will stand out in any space. Made to order by hand in Portugal. Dimensions: Width 220cm / Depth 100cm/ Height 73cm

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Design Intervention Project Name: Canton Sofa The Canton Sofa combines mid century modern lines with a chinoiserie twist. The seat base and back are a contemporary take on a traditional chesterfield, featuring tailored buttoning detailing. The legs are finished in glossy black with gold detailing , reminiscent of oriental lacquer ware. Traditional calligraphy adds a final flourish.

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Virserius Studio Project Name: TVD Rooftop Collection The sofa structure was inspired by the skeleton-like structure of the Eiffel Tower. The sofa is made from resin made to resemble wicker, usually in a contrasting color for enhancement, and designed to withstand the elements. In designing the collection, they wanted to take the indoor feel and bring it outdoors, but in a fresh and dynamic way, not too traditional, but not too contemporary, either. Flexibility was also important; the seating pieces and other elements in the TVD Rooftop Collection can be used for a variety of hotel spaces simply by making different fabric choices to suit the environment or the mood of the space. Light colors were chosen for the sofa so it can pop from the resin, so you really see the structure’s architectural references. The open, loosely woven ‘modern weave’ also allows the structure to pop, so you can take in all the details. The design works well because it will appeal to both consumers and fellow interior designers. The sofa, and the collection as a whole, was conceived to be easily accessible and customizable while retaining its smart design.

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Nathan Anthony Project Name: Bonn Sofa Nathan Anthony Furniture have created a collection based around an architectural model for inspiration. This collection features a fresh and fun approach to colour styling. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modern, chic silhouette, and combined wood and metal legs, add a whimsical touch to the design. The sofa, from The Bonn collection, features a cantilevered wood & metal leg, Asymmetrical cushioning which allows for playful fabrication combinations,as well as boxed cushion and knife-edge cushion options within the sofa chassis. The Bonn sofa comes standard with Down seat, down back and accent pillows. It has a top stitched frame and accent pillows. The design works well because in addition to its chic modern look it is also cosy for the home. The cantilever leg design gives the illusion that the sofa is suspended in the air or floating in the room. The modern silhouette opens up the space and surroundings and the opportunity for varied colour combinations make it possible for designers to personalise projects. The Frames are built the old-fashioned wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;by hand, using Pirelli webbing, heavy gauge steel springs, corner-blocked, dowelled, glued and upholstered on the bench. Attention to detail is carefully maintained in production, balancing proportion with curves and lines.

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Table

April Russell Project Name: Gregory

Atelier Alain ellouz 1 Project Name: Hurel

April Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration for Gregory dining table flowed from the environment in which this stunning table was going to be placed as it was designed and crafted for a stunning mountain residence in Aspen, Colorado. The Gregory dining table is a bespoke piece which is handcrafted in England and April sourced exquisite timber for the table top and added an organic twist to the base to bring flow and sculpture to the piece.

This table has been realized in partnership with Philippe Hurel. It has been created with a very pure line concept in which a meeting between quality materials pays homage to the art of sculpture. The feet are cast in solid bronze and are topped with a backlit alabaster slab which forms the shape of the table.

This handsome round top table for eight is finished in veneer palm wood in high gloss with a chamfered edge. The Base is made of curved wood with bronze liquid metal finish. This table can be used in a number of ways from an occasional table, display stand and dining table. D: 1800mm H: 740mm Round dining tables are a signature look by April Russell who feels the shape and form is perfect for conversation to enable friends or family to comfortably contribute over formal dinners or informal dining occasions.

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It is a dual; function table, working as a dining table in an informal environment and as a formal meeting table in a directors office. The shape lends itself to the dining experience as the tapered smooth ends allow for a smooth distribution of dishes and encourage the act of sharing. This feature along with the option of the back light allow the room to feel intimate and extraordinary creating a focal point in any room it sits within. Since 2000, sculptor and entrepreneur Alain Ellouz has been working with alabaster. The heart of an alabaster rock is rich in subtle patterns that are revealed only by light. As many other precious stones whose brilliance is concealed, alabaster in the rough actually has the appearance of a grey and dull stone. Several steps are required for its transformation into a piece of art or collection piece.


Atelier Alain ellouz 2 Project Name: Rounde

Design Intervention Project Name: Sentosa Coffee Table

Atelier Alain Ellouz have created the Round alabaster coffee table with interior light. A diverse piece that can exist as a table, light, or just simply an object of beauty. The smooth surface of the alabaster it is made from makes it a very tactile object . It’s has been expertly made by carving a piece of alabaster marble. This surprising, very tender matter, easy to carve, sometimes resists and sometimes breaks violently when the blade meets one of its veins, rendering the whole piece unusable.

The Sentosa coffee table delights in it geometric, crisp lines. The varying heights add a depth and dimension to the design. The table exudes a strong masculine presence, yet it’s reflective frame and glass structure ensures that it has a fresh, light presence in a room. Designed in a geometric form with sharp lines, different height levels add depth and dimension to this coffee table. An interesting use for displaying décor items.

The strength of the team gathered by Alain Ellouz is to have developed original treatments for alabaster surfaces and a specific work methodology. The Round table is constructed cleverly so that the base and sides are thin enough to let the light show through revealing the true beauty of this material. Beautiful in both the day and night , the look is interchangeable with the option of different coloured bulbs to cast a multitude of hues to suit your mood. Each slab of alabaster has a unique pattern which means every design made ,stands alone as one of a kind. The finishing work: sanding, treatment application and final polishing make up most of the production time for each piece. It is this work which provides the warm and velvety feel of the pieces created by Atelier Alain Ellouz. Finally the lighting is incorporated and adapted to each model. All of these stages are completed by hand, by craftsmen specifically trained in alabaster work.

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Table

Ezralow Design Ltd Project Name: Nesting Tables

Fiona McDonald 1 Project Name: Roma Console

The Ezralow Design Ltd Nesting Tables, shown here in Sycamore stained dark grey in high gloss finish and bronze trimming details were inspired by ‘necessity.’ The firm’s eponymous designer, Kamini Ezralow was inspired to design a piece that was not only aesthetic but performed a dual function. The tops are in fact removable, acting as display trays and they are fully covered in dark grey parchment in high gloss finish. The function of the removable tray tops and the combination of the materials, dark greys and antique bronze make this product an artistic yet functional addition to any room. Furthermore the ‘nesting’ nature of the design means they are space efficient and can fulfill a range of requirements whilst providing style options. With the same detailed attention as an art instillation, these tables make a beautiful feature in any environment whilst the tray tops provide a durable element with which to accentuate home jewelry such as vases, candles etc. The table finishes are also eligible for customization, the most recent commission was for high gloss white lacquer, bronze detailing and a bronze leather for the top trays.

The Fiona McDonald Rocco Console, shown here in American black walnut frame and drawer, is inspired by the elegance of 1960s Italian design. The team wanted a table that sat gracefully in a room, a table that was classic yet simplistic and modern.

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The design appears poised on slender legs with antiqued bronze sabots. The addition of the drawer, while maintaining the slender profile, allows for practical storage making it perfect for hallway entrances. Inspired by Italian design and working with a small team of skilled craftsmen, Fiona has developed the Contemporary Collection – a British made range of furniture and seating, together with a selection of Italian-made mirrors and lighting. Serving both commercial and residential projects, and with flexibility over measurements and finish, they provide a truly bespoke service. Fiona has been sourcing antiques for over fifteen years. Her showroom in central London has an established reputation for elegant and distinctive mid-century design. The Glass top is supplied in a wide range of colours with custom sizes and timber options also available.


Fiona McDonald 2 Project Name: Dining Table

Magni 1 Project Name: Colette Side Table

The Fiona McDonald dining table is inspired by the elegance of 1960s Italian design. We wanted a table that sat gracefully in a room, a table that was classic yet modern. The design appears poised on slender legs with bronze sabots. Large tables are so often overpowering in a space. The mechanism that serves the extending table is ingeniously hidden . It is also incredibly sturdy, allowing it to retain its 4 leg design, even at 4metres long. This particular piece has an Ebonised mahogany frame with an antiqued bronze effect on the sabots, the glass top is also available in a wide range of colours As with all of Fiona McDonald furniture, the clients have freedom over choice of timber and finish. The team recently produced a circular dining table in American black walnut custom made for the clients.

Each table is hand-crafted in Southern California and is made of solid hand-cast bronze with a natural finish. The glass top 3/4” Diamante glass with a bullnose edge the base is also available in oil rubbed bronze or a silver patina.

Inspired by Italian design and working with a small team of skilled craftsmen, Fiona has developed the Contemporary Collection – a British made range of furniture and seating, together with a selection of Italian-made mirrors and lighting. Serving both commercial and residential projects, and with flexibility over measurements and finish, they provide a truly bespoke service. Fiona has been sourcing antiques for over fifteen years. Her showroom in central London has an established reputation for elegant and distinctive mid-century design

The inspiration for the Colette Table was anthropomorphic. If you look closely, you can see a series of graceful figures poised in a circle. It’s animated and organic, almost like it could dance away when you’re not looking. There’s a unison to each skeletal form that comes together to create a utilitarian piece referred to as a “table”, when in fact, we see more of a sculpture that happens to have a functional use. The fact that this is cast in bronze means that this piece will last thousands of years, unlike the human body. The “lost wax” process by which Magni created the Colette Table is over 5700 years old. They intentionally crafted a limited edition of 50 in the hopes that a thousand years later, these bronze objects will still have importance. They’re not mass manufactured. Each one is unique and signed by James Magni.

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Magni 2 Project Name: Manhattan Coffee table

Malabar Project Name: Pilar dining table

The Manhattan table has a jewellery-like quality to it. The inspiration was a diamond floating in a perfectly-calibrated setting. The 2-inch thick glass top with a star-burst pattern is achieved through a multi-layered mould, which is then cast and hand-sand blasted to achieve multiple layers within the glass. This technique bounces light throughout the facets and varying depths of the glass, creating a diamond-like effect. The colour and quality of the top have a dynamic and ever-changing effect as the light refracts through different angles and layers. The glass is then carefully mounted into a four-pronged setting made up of polished stainless steel points, curving into a satin stainless steel base. At 58 inches wide, the Manhattan has a commanding presence.

Date Completed: 2014 Description: The signature imprint of Malabarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baroque is felt in the heavily intricate and meticulous carving of the Pilar dining table. Borrowing the flower ornaments from beautifully adorned baroque churches, palaces, manors or monuments, the eye-catching Pilar brings culture, detail and history to noble dining rooms. This aweinspiring dining table is made to stand the test of time with its wireframe structure in gold plated brass, supporting the vintage finished wood top in silver leaf with patina and an ornamented edge, hand-sculpted from wood in high gloss varnish. Materials & Dimensions: top in wood with vintage finished in silver leaf with patina. Ornamented edge finished with lacquer and a high gloss varnish. Gold plated brass wireframe structure. Width 150 cm Height 76 cm

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Michael Northcroft Project Name: Argento Writing table Taking inspiration from the work of Le Corbusier and Adolf Loos, Michael Northcroft’s Argento Writing table features clean lines and confident proportions. The finish of the carcase is shown here in Dapple Red high gloss with Black Satin legs and Small Square chromium handles. The brief was to create an exceptional long writing table for luxury residences with that ‘London’ feel. Functionality and style being paramount. The depth, ‘punch’ and shine of the high gloss of the Dapple Red is key to this design and was a strong starting point that informed the long elegant underframe which is delicate and subtle in its presence. Michael Northcroft wanted to design and make a piece of furniture that showed off this fabulous finish. All pieces are available in a wide range of finishes and features can be adapted to suit personal tastes. Although Northcroft designs and makes for the latest generation of stars and entertainers, from the start they have been about designing for people. This encompasses all those that work with him; talent must be accompanied by dignity. All suppliers are hand-chosen, and what they provide is regularly discussed and inspected for quality and suitability. Michael Northcroft only use responsibly harvested timbers from temperate regions. Many tropical timbers are too precious so they never source from those areas of the world.

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Wallcovering

In Light Project Name: Less is More

Pierre Frey Project Name: Guiro

Location: Erlinsbach, Switzerland Interior Designer: Mr. Andrea Asti Completion Date: January 2014

The Guiro wallpaper collection draws inspiration from ancient aboriginal customs.. Tapa or bark cloths were made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Today, what is commonly called ‘barkcloth’ is a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric, so named because it has a rough surface like that of tree bark. The contemporary collection plays on the effects of diverse materials such as straw, silk, paper, pleating, and the use of the chromatic palette of Mother Nature.

In Light focus on the diversity of light and lighting applications, as well as on technical knowledge in order to create lighting concepts, for floors as well as walls. In Light focus on the diversity of light application and possibility, as well as on technical knowledge in or to fulfil proper sensual lighting concepts. The team found that the narrow, but long living room did not give too many opportunities to create a cosy and relaxing environment with interior furnishings, but for the family it was important to live in an area where they can relax, enjoy and recharge their batteries. Another challenge for the In Light team, was to integrate the kitchen as a part of the living area. The use of light can create amazing and joyful ambiances without using a lot of space.

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Pierre Frey’s designers have, over the decades since the 1930s, drawn for inspiration on many historical and geographical sources, from imperial China to 18th-century France and present-day Africa. Guiro is adorned with geometrical patterns intrinsically linked with Wallis Island in Polynesia. This Wallcovering is a print with stripes on a pleated textile paper available in red or black and white . The original document is in the archives of the Maison Pierre Frey.


Shellshock Designs Project Name: Faux Alabaster Shellshock Designs have created a versatile product that creates the effect of a natural stone finish but with the added property of translucency. This allows for backlighting to be added to produce a mesmerising display of colour and texture. The example project shown is a national chain of restaurants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Red Hot World Buffet and Bar. They approached Shellshock Designs initially to look at creating a unique bar front ,but upon seeing the diversity of this product they used it throughout their locations for walls, bar fronts, columns, staircases, a central lit feature arch and more. The ability to produce the product in so many colours and designs from onyx to phoenix stone means that no matter what the design basis and theme is, this product can enhance and compliment it. These restaurants have a very high footfall so the material needs to be hard wearing and resilient. The Faux Alabaster meets whilst remaining exclusive. The material is heat resistant and can be bent and moulded to many shapes. As well as a wallcovering, it is ideal to create beautiful light fittings.

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Further information on all projects shortlisted in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2015 plus information on how to participate in 2016 can be found by visiting: www.thedesignawards.co.uk

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