arc February/March 2018 - Issue 102

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Pics: Tom De Gay

In and Out Astro Lighting’s Porto Plus range helps to bring a modern new aesthetic to the recent renovation of an Edwardian town house in London, that blurs the borders between outside and in.


n collaboration with Mulroy

wood throughout the house. In the kitchen,

studio Manea Kella recently

oak dining table and bench that sit under the

Architects, talented design

helped add an extension to a

family home in north London.

London-based Manea Kelly was briefed by

the client to maintain the period character of the front façade of the end-of-terrace

Edwardian home whilst the interior would be modern. One of the side walls of the house

was removed and replaced with a stock brick

cavity wall and joined to the rest of the house by a sliver of glazing. Directly outside this

glass passageway, a raised flowerbed adds greenery to the kitchen space.

Grey tiles underlaid with underfloor heating continue this theme, merging the kitchen

space with the similar tones of the outdoor concrete patio, which steps down into

the similarly grey-tiled terrace. For the

furnishings, Manea Kelly referenced the

original Edwardian oak staircase that leads

up to the first floor, continuing the use of the


the design studio included a bespoke solid-

skylight, while a smaller version of the table is used as a coffee table in the ground-floor living room.

To add a contemporary touch, Manea Kella

chose Astro’s Porto Plus range of lights for

the kitchen, dining area and exterior of the house.

A contemporary wall luminaire perfect for any exterior space, the Porto Plus is IP44rated and available either with a dual or

single light source. Finishes include either matte painted silver or matte black.

Director of Manea Kella, Adrian Manea,

said: “We found the design of Astro’s Porto Plus lights to complement our minimalist

intervention. The lights were selected due to

them being elegant, compact yet striking due to the contrast created against the exposed brick and grey rendered walls.”

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