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WELCOME TO WAREHOUSE HOME ISSUE FIVE There is a growing trend towards urbanisation and, in response, planning laws are being relaxed to accommodate more conversions from commercial and industrial to residential use. Since launching Warehouse Home in 2014, we have tracked a sharp rise in the popularity of loft living. Our global readership confirms that this is an ever more popular lifestyle and aesthetic. So, we are excited to reveal in this fifth issue of Warehouse Home magazine, the debut Warehouse Home coffee table book. Featuring the most inspirational homes around the world, in former factories, textile mills, spice warehouses and pumping stations, it celebrates authentic industrial features and exceptional architecture and design. The unique characteristics of industrial conversions are complemented by luxurious fabrics like velvet and leather (pages 14-15) and metal furniture and accessories. In this issue, we celebrate both patinated
Directors Peter Cliffe-Roberts Sophie Bush
(page 10) and polished designs. And, inspired by these, we’re launching two exciting new design collaborations; our first lighting collection, handcrafted in solid brass by Bare Bones Lighting, and a captivating wallpaper based on oxidised metal by 17 Patterns. Both can be admired in situ in a stunning scheme styled in a London factory conversion (pages 20-21). And they are available exclusively from mywarehousehome.com/shop. Whether you live in an industrial residence or, like so many of our readers, you simply love the look, there is a magazine, an e-shop and now a book providing the essential inspiration for channelling that distinctive aesthetic. If you need specific recommendations, please contact our in-house design team. And don’t forget to join the conversation on social media by following @mywarehousehome and by using #WarehouseHomeIssueFive. I hope you enjoy the latest issue!
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Cover image: (From left) Metal chair with wheels and leather seat by Heerenhuis, differentlikeazoo.com; Reclaimed French carriage oak table, moosejawwoodworks. com; Washed linen tablecloth, hm.com; Machine Collection dinner plate with silver detail by Diesel Living with Seletti, amara.com; Vintage gold nutcracker, nkuku.com; Machine Collection coffee cup and saucer with silver detail by Diesel Living with Seletti, amara. com; Brass corkscrew, vintagematters. co.uk; Faux leather and brass pencil cup, westelm.co.uk; Nordal gold finish cutlery, bellandblue.com; Vintage metal flatware moulds, vintagematters.co.uk Transmission candle holder by Diesel Living with Seletti large and medium, amara.com; Natural wax dinner candles in black by True Grace, johnlewis.com; Machine Collection porcelain jar by Diesel Living with Seletti, amara.com Published by MYWAREHOUSEHOME LIMITED. Printed by Geoff Neal Group. Distributed by MYWAREHOUSEHOME LIMITED. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission of the Editor is strictly prohibited. All prices are inclusive of VAT and correct at the time of going to press but are subject to change. MYWAREHOUSEHOME LIMITED takes no responsibility for omissions or errors. Submissions received by email only via email@example.com. Warehouse Home cannot be responsible for unsolicited material and will not accept any liability for loss or damage.
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GLOBAL BOOK TOUR A Grade II listed former mill in East London inspired the launch of Warehouse Home in 2014. The magazine has now been read in over 60 countries worldwide. A new interior design service, sharing specific decor ideas and inspiration with homeowners, has proved so popular that our editor was inspired to write a book reviewing the world’s most remarkable industrial conversions.
n this first Warehouse Home book, we travel from New York to Melbourne, London to Hong Kong, visiting some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions. We have made an important distinction between industrial and ‘industrial style’, reviewing only those homes in conversions with a genuine industrial or manufacturing past. From live-work spaces to family friendly lofts, single family dwellings to substantial developments, we showcase remarkable residences in historic granaries, former textile factories, tanneries, old printworks and, of course, warehouses. And we celebrate the original architectural features which make these homes truly unique: exposed timber beams and bare brickwork, structural columns and industrial doors. The ‘loft living’ phenomenon, the transformation of industrial shells for habitation, has its origins in 1950s New York City. The middle classes were leaving overcrowded and polluted Manhattan for the family- friendly suburbs. The disused and derelict industrial buildings of the area now known as SoHo (south of Houston) became popular with artists. Attracted by the generous proportions and more affordable rents of the cast-iron frame former warehouses, they set up bohemian and basic, innovative if often illegal, residences. The area began to flourish once again and the warehouses’ future was assured. Residences that had once been avant-garde were now aspirational. By the 1990s, developers were transforming complexes in the USA, UK and overseas. We have selected some of the finest examples of modern-day loft living for inclusion in the debut Warehouse Home book. SOPHIE BUSH, EDITOR
URBAN OASIS • Outdoor space in the city • Balconies and terraces • Clever internal courtyards
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BEAMS • Common characteristic of warehouses • Enhance other industrial qualities • Often reveal original wear and tear
ANDREW FRANZ ARCHITECT This 3,000 square foot top floor loft was reconceived as an expansive entertaining space, its original features celebrated and a seamless connection to the outdoors created. Much of the former warehouse’s structural character, including the arched windows, exposed brick and beams, were preserved. A new, specially commissioned steel staircase, featuring wooden treads fashioned from salvaged roof joists, leads
to a mezzanine. This enclosed hanging courtyard is an architectural triumph, its retractable roof opening up to a rooftop terrace above offering breathtaking views.
(Above) A teal green sofa takes centre stage in the large double-height living area, continuing the theme of bringing the indoors in. A rug mimics the beams.
Andrew Franz Architect photography: Albert Vecerka/ Esto; ODA New York photography: Frank Oudeman
Liquor Warehouse ODA NEW YORK Remarkably, the current owner of this 14,000 square foot triplex purchased the entire building on eBay. After the far from conventional acquisition, he commissioned leading firm ODA New York to redevelop the 19th century warehouse into three apartments, a five bedroom 14,000 square foot triplex and a street-level store. Commissioned in 1892 by liquor merchant Joseph H. Beams, this was the first of several warehouses designed for Beams by architect Julius Kastner. The Romanesque Revival style warehouse was subsequently secured by a pistachio baron and later an artist, but fell into disrepair. Following decades of neglect, the beautiful brick facade was painstakingly restored. Arched windows topped with ornate terracotta mouldings, decorative cornices and capitals with foliate details were among the original features preserved. Internally, the use of steel, glass and reclaimed timber reflect the building’s original industrial character.
(Above) Reclaimed beams inspired the design of the staircase rising up three floors of this penthouse in Lower Manhattan. Wooden handrails reflect the old timber; wrought iron banisters reference the joists.
“A masculine air reflects the building’s industrial past. Authentic elements still do the talking.” e r an c h e n , o d a n e w y o r k
Industrial Garage ERICA SEVERNS ARCHITECT Property developer John Parker Willis was responsible for the conversion of Hyde Garage, dividing the former industrial property into seven residential units and retaining one for himself. Willis stipulated white oak flooring, Carrara marble and a light colour palette for his impressive 2,770-squarefoot apartment. In the lovely bedroom, understated décor in soft pastel tones reflects the raw concrete and ensures a huge steel truss transecting the original factory window is the principal focus. Line details in the furnishings serve to subtly balance the heavy-beamed ceiling, painted white, above.
(Right) A huge steel truss is the defining feature of this bedroom. The dramatic structure is offset by soft, minimal decor.
“ To celebrate the building’s history, we preserved raw concrete and trusses and offset them with refined modern details.”
TRUSSES • From the French ‘trousse’ • Serve a structural purpose • Enhance the sense of space
ARCHITECT ERICA SEVERNS
LONDON DOORS • Built for heavy use • On castors and hinges • Durable and reliable
Shoe Factory ANGUS POND ARCHITECTS A compact yet immaculately conceived apartment in a 1930s shoe factory in London’s Clerkenwell is the residence of Dexter Fletcher, who is a director of film and theatre, and Dalia Ibelhauptaite, a director of opera and theatre. For this creative couple, architecture is akin to script-writing. So their brief to Angus Pond Architects was to transform their flat while preserving its authenticity and distinctive details, and to create a home that was deeply personal. An original fire door inspired the grey palette. A new open floorplan ensures the old metal-framed windows, which still have their oversized levers, can be appreciated throughout.
(Left) A perfectly formed open kitchen is an elegant stage for entertaining. (Above) The scheme was inspired by an original set of metal fire doors dating from 1938. Their patination makes them a key focal point within the conversion.
“ Inspired by the clients’ love of theatre and artistic clarity, the monochrome palette is highlighted by the subtle introduction of light tones, industrial steel blues, olive green and unexpected textures.” a r c h i t e c t an g u s p on d
BRICKS • Reveal the fabric of a building’s construction • Lend a tactile quality and repetitive pattern • Add colour, character and a sense of heritage
Erica Severns photography: Kat Alves; Angus Pond Architects photography: Ed Reeve; Sara Bergman home photography: Kristofer Johnsson
Mechanical Workshop HOMEOWNER: ILLUSTRATOR SARA BERGMAN In the Stockholm loft of illustrator Sara Bergman, white tiles soften the effect of brown brick walls and a vaulted ceiling. The tiled lower walls add a more domestic feel to the former mechanical workshop and contrast strikingly with the owner’s monochromatic wall art and neutral decorative palette. Flea market bargains add
vintage charm throughout while in the studio area, trestle desks complete the industrial aesthetic.
wa r e h o u s e h o m e : I n d u st r i a l i n s p i r at i on f o r t w e n t y- f i r st century living The debut Warehouse Home coffee table book will be published by
(Above) The sturdy vintage chairs and dining table are ideal for a raw industrial space with neutral and understated decor.
Thames & Hudson in spring 2017. To pre-order, visit amazon.co.uk
Warehouse Home specialises in sharing unique and original content. We are delighted to unveil our latest exclusive design collaborations. S o p h i e b u s h , e d i t o r , wa r e h o u s e h o m e
Duets in Design
Inspired by the latest trends as well as traditional techniques, we have collaborated with exciting British brands on designs for the home available exclusively from the Warehouse Home shop mywarehousehome.com/shop
B O R AT
WALLPAPER 17 Patterns Exclusive wallcovering for impressive interiors 17 Patterns produce dynamic, distinctive wallpapers through a unique multiple-artist approach. While exploring creative directions with Warehouse Home, 17 Pattern’s innovative founder, designer Nosca Inc, conceived a dramatic new wallpaper inspired by the
(From left) Solid brass cone pendant with midnight blue braided cord, £130; Solid brass factory shade with midnight blue braided cord, £180; Solid brass cup pendant with midnight blue braided cord, £130; all mywarehousehome.com/shop (Above) In the Bare Bones Lighting workshop, talented artisans with over 30 years’ total design experience hand spin and finish a range of traditional and modern lighting designs. Each light is carefully quality controlled throughout the production process.
surface corrosion of metal. Sinuous veins of colour evoke a sense of urban decay, while the use of a rich midnight blue elevates the concept to sophisticated splendour. Physical processes behind the wallpaper’s design inspired its name Acro-, from Nosca Inc’s personal fear of heights or Acrophobia. 17 Patterns artist Paris painted lines and drips onto a canvas from a great height. Creative collaborator Christina K then applied eroding techniques to this artwork. Finally, the piece was expertly digitally manipulated and transformed in the studio by Nosca Inc. Turn to pages 20-21 to see the Acro- wallpaper installed to amazing effect in an East London factory conversion.
(Above) The Acro- wallpaper design by 17 Patterns for Warehouse Home cleverly combines both industrial and natural influences. Its pattern reflects the patination on weathered metal. The repeat was inspired by cross-sections of horn. £160 per 10m roll, mywarehousehome.com/shop
3 OF OUR B e st s e l l i n g designs The new Warehouse Home shop offers a number of design exclusives, alongside international brands. mywarehousehome.com/shop
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Print by New North Press, £70
Shipyard Skyline Silk Cushion by Katie Brown Designs, £105
Brick Dish In Blue by StolenForm, £42
Bare Bones Lighting Exclusive brass lighting designs Based in the heart of the Midlands, Bare Bones Lighting hand make a wide range of vintage industrial style and contemporary lighting designs using traditional methods. With 30 years combined experience, they were the ideal partners for the production of Warehouse Home’s debut lighting range. This capsule collection of pendants and wall lamps has been expertly hand spun from solid brass exclusively for Warehouse Home. Their forms were directly inspired by classic factory shapes but given a modern twist as well as a refined finish. Midnight blue braided flex is the perfect finishing touch for three pendant shades, which are equally striking whether hung in clusters, in a row or individually. Meanwhile, two very different brass wall lamps cast warm directional light over bedsides and reading corners, at the same time serving as stylish features. To admire our lovely lights in situ, turn to pages 20 and 27 in Home Styling.
“ Brass is a naturally beautiful material. These new lighting designs are elegant and understated.” b a r e b on e s l i g h t i n g
1. Two solid brass wall lamps, exclusive to Warehouse Home, £140 each, mywarehousehome. com/shop 2. Each light is hand made to order, using traditional tools and techniques in the UK.
Photography by Ben Peter Catchpole, Christopher Sims and Debbie Bragg. Bare Bones Lighting production photography: Georgia Sandy
RESPONSIBLE READING Alison Simpson Limited Edition Warehouse Home mirror Scottish artist Alison Simpson specialises in paper-based design. She used damaged copies of Warehouse Home Issue Four to create this original frame for a circular mirror. Shredded magazines were combined with pulped cotton linters, a byproduct of the clothing industry, to give rigidity. The combined materials were then pressed firmly into a round mould before being left to dry out. The frame was covered with black Japanese Sumi ink and touches of gold leaf to enhance its tactile quality. Limited Edition, £350, mywarehousehome.com/shop
1. Nosca Inc (left) and Paris (right) work on design development and the conversion of hand-painted colour into dynamic patterns. 2. Work develops free-form and evolves continually. It’s a shared vision; collaboration is paramount. 3. The 17 Patterns studio is based in an old Victorian warehouse.
Patina is the value that age puts on an object. It is experience, maturity, the soft sheen of time. J o h n Y e m m a , E d i t o r , C h r i st i an S c i e n c e M on i t o r
Factorylux Verdigris industrial lamp shade From £265.86, urbancottage industries.com
MIRROR RORRIM Entirely patinated or partdistressed, modern mirrors are being given a classic twist. We reflect upon their beauty.
Age and exposure naturally alter the surface of metals like copper and bronze. But the effect of colourful patination can also be achieved by chemical process. These contemporary designs in oxidised metals will add an authentic touch to any industrial scheme. Polish up on the trend for tarnishing. AGED GRACEFULLY Magpie side table £395, grahamandgreen.co.uk
Arteplano radiator in copper From £1,780.80, bisque.co.uk
Amour Y model metal pendant lamp in browned brass £1,852.80, beut.co.uk
From top: This geometric two-toned mirror was submitted by designer James Wallace into the Made.com Emerging Talent Awards 2016; Echo Ocean Blue distressed mirror, £695, abchome.com
Tarnish Reputation Dutch designer Lex Pott has extensively researched and experimented with materials to reveal the hidden colours and qualities. At his studio in an old shipyard on the fringe of Amsterdam, he has perfected designs based on contrasting oxidised and polished metals. lexpott.nl
(Left) To mark 80 years of the iconic A Chair, Lex Pott stripped the seat to a raw state. Alteration for Tolix, price upon request. (Above) Oxidation reveals the innate properties of metals as colours. These shelving units contrast plain and treated metal components. True Colours Shelves, price upon request.
1. The term iridescence is derived
2. In high temperatures, oxides form
3. Iridescent glass can be expertly
from the Greek word îris, meaning “rainbow”, combined with the Latin suffix -escent, which can be taken as “having a tendency towards”.
on the surfaces of metal. As light passes through this layer and reflects off the interior metal, it is observed as a colourful rainbow-like effect.
crafted with the application of a chemical to hot glass at a point during its making. This leaves a sheen of soft colours on the surface.
Ball Cage, $129 shelter-bay.ca
Iris pendant by NEO/CRAFT from €2,550
Orion side table photography: Anna Alejo; Finished side table photography: Alex Wilson and Sasa Stucin
(Clockwise, from top left) Atelier mirror by Fritz Hansen, £510, skandium.com; Linea Rainbow five piece place setting by Mepra, $180, gretelhome.com; Finished side table, £650, featuringfeaturing.co.uk; Orion side table by Adolfo Abejon, €5,100, dada-studios.com; Serving tray in Rainbow by HAY, £25, amara.com; Peacock ombre velvet pillow by Kevin O’Brien, $310, abchome.com; Warp vase, £200, tomdixon.net; Iridescent geometric design on square plate, £45, twicefired-glass.co.uk; Iridescent ceramic ware including plate, £14, bowl, £10, and cup, £8, all urbanoutfitters.com
Flask Oil wide pendant by Tom Dixon, £220 amara.com
All That Glistens
Used sparingly, gleaming homewares are a glamorous modern counterpoint to industrial design and bare metal. Sleek oily finishes are far from crude; these iridescent homewares are shining examples.
SPECIAL EFFECTS German designer Meike Harde conceives experimental processes to re-think common manufacturing. Wooden Aquarelle, a colouring technique for wooden surfaces, involves clamping wood panels onto waterproof frames and adding pigmented water. After drying, the panels are varnished, fixing their iridescent-style colouration.
Lustre For Light From a contemporary spin on an industrial cage light to soap bubble shapes and shimmering flask forms, iridescent lighting designs are the latest illumination trend. We select three favourites and reflect on the unique appeal of their colourful shiny surfaces.
1. Wooden Aquarelle screen,£2,088; 2. & 3. Wooden Aquarelle nesting tables, £864 for a set of two, all matterofstuff.com
P e r s ona l i s e d c e r a m i c m a p p i e c e s Award-winning ceramicist Katherine Lees produces screen printed porcelain. including these map pieces which can be customised. The delicate decoration of her handcrafted objects was inspired by items once found in cabinets of curiosities popular in the Victorian Era. Price upon request, katherineleesceramics.com
1. Dante table, price upon request, asherisraelow.com; 2. Set on a solid plinth base, this solid mango wood cabinet features a brass line pattern across its doors. The charcoal stain further enhances this linear detailing and the modern appearance. With three removable interior shelves, the unit could easily function as a practical media unit. Brass inlay cabinet, $649, CB2.com; 3. Melrose drinks cabinet, £1,255, houseoffraser. co.uk; 4. Furniture designer Asher Israelow is based at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. His studio specialises in original, small batch pieces. And the subtle Light geometric lines of gleaming line detail in this double bed is typical of brass add a subtle linear element the designer’s considered approach to traditional joinery. Adrift to dark wood furniture and visual bed, price upon request, asherisraelow.com interest through a pattern that is
intriguing but not overpowering. There’s a fine line to get right; we prove that design is in the detail. THIN NICE
Portreath Mesh-C in sateen brass price upon request, tekna.be
t h e h o l e st o r y These perforated pendant lights offer a different way to incorporate metal into an interior scheme without the effect being overwhelming. Small holes in the metal shades create an attractive dappled shadow. Whether you opt for brass or steel, these designs offer a lighter touch.
Riddle pendant in brass and black £242, bertfrank.co.uk
Memoir pendant lamp and Plumen 002 bulb £79, made.com
1. The Anderson furniture collection at made.com has a contemporary industrial luxe look. The brass covered recess and ultra-slim handles are the defining features of this eye-catching mango wood sideboard. Anderson sideboard in mango wood, £599, made.com; 2. The 30mm thick top of this elegant side table is inlaid with a brass profile, the attention to detail lifting the piece and making it even more desirable. The satin finish enhances the high-end appearance. Solar side table, £795, m-dex-design.co.uk; 3. The Beam cupboard by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek combines raw timber and polished brass to striking effect, taking on the appearance of a stack of beams on a plinth. £20,660, scp.co.uk; 4. Oak Knuckle pendant, £100, talaled.com
The Noble cabinet by Gareth Neal is a celebration of underused techniques in woodwork. A linear gothic pattern is cut into the pale English Sycamore doors. The unit stands on brass legs. Price upon request, sarahmyerscough.com
A story of emotions and luxury as perceptible qualities. P O LT R ONA F R A U
Leading Leather Studded, stitched, folded and formed, swatches and swathes of leather define luxurious schemes. From natural tan to coloured skins, the beauty of this traditional material is celebrated through expert craftsmanship and redefined with contemporary treatments. Strap in as we hunt for the finest hides.
704A and 704B mirrors with leather frames from £49, alp-design.co.uk
(Left) Stud leather coffee table in Wine leather with brass studs and feet, £3,240; Brogue leather dining table in Navy with Coral belting and Wine leather legs, brass studs and feet, £3,420; Brogue leather side table in Wine with Coral belting, Navy leather legs, brass studs and feet, £1,740 (Also shown in close detail above); all bethangray.com
Ricamo embroidered leather curtain by Studioart, price upon request, rubelli.com
Inside Intelligence Founded in Turin in 1912, Poltrona Frau has furnished private homes, hotels and even ocean liners with fine full-grain leather for over a century. poltronafrau.com
Motum quilted leather cushion in forest green, Coria leather cushion in navy, Motum cushion in bordeaux from 699DK, aytm.dk
Stitched patterns enhance the tactile and opulent qualities of leather. The prevalence of this trend needs no embellishment.
The Poltrona Frau story started with just a single leather seat cover. Today, the renowned brand still produces its most iconic designs as well as introducing new contemporary bestsellers in leather.
To enhance the natural qualities of leather, Poltrona Frau has developed exclusive processes based on 20 different production phases, over double the number normally used in the leather for furnishing industry.
A museum on site at the Poltrona Frau manufacturing facility in Tolentino, Italy, not only celebrates leather but also the expert craftsmanship involved throughout production. They call this “the intelligence of hands.”
to hide & to hold (From left) Wrap bottle, £175, simonhasan.com; Hold Me Tight leather vase in Natural, from 299KR, strups.bigcartel.com; Hewes carafe by Ralph Lauren Home, £150, ralphlauren.co.uk
Leather table by Formafantasma £12,000, libbysellers.com
Fred desk by Poltrona Frau, £5,399, aram.co.uk
Waves of Leather by Muller Van Severen for Petit h Hermes from €24,500, mullervanseveren.be
Formafantasma leather table photography: Luisa Zanzani
(Right) Saddle magazine rack £750, nobleandwood.com (Far right) Saddle ring desk collection £98, anthropologie.com
Formed and folding over marble and metal frames, lengths of leather adopt a sensual sinuous appearance. The tone and tactile quality of natural tan complements dark-stained wood, brass and white marble alike.
Clay Leather and Marbled Rust sofa $9,500, stephenkenn.com
Chubby Chic armchair by Diesel Living with Moroso, £2,352, do-shop.com
Wire dining chair in satin chrome plated steel and Cognac leather, €3,540, oandd.dk
The place for leather fastenings is secure. Buckles and bindings are influencing furniture design across the board, but there are particularly striking examples in seating. From smart, sophisticated styles to snug casual retreats and sturdy dining chairs, we select three seats with a strong strapline.
These contemporary timepieces are the perfect addition to any wall. We say it’s time for a concrete decision.
Concrete wall clock £44.95, allthingsbrighton beautiful.co.uk
Life In Progress concrete clock by Lyon Beton
Memento clock by Seletti
£106, designmy world.net
Whether you live in an industrial conversion or simply want to channel a heritage aesthetic, original wall murals can be an impressive way to entirely transform a space without renovating. From brick walls to entire roomscapes, the latest photorealistic designs can transport you to a different time and place. But if space, or creative courage, is a little more limited, a vintage look is just as readily achievable with carefully chosen prints and charts. You’ll want to save these papers.
(Main) Reminiscent of Victorian collections of specimens and curiosities, this remarkably detailed wallpaper reveals a different surprising detail upon every inspection. Cabinet of Curios Raw, £33 per sq m, rebelwalls.co.uk; 1. With room measurements, Behangfabriek can create a visualisation of this factory inspired wall mural in situ. Window Bricks wallpaper mural in green by Behangfabriek, £75 per sq m, limelace.co.uk; 2. Combining subtle detailing and a strong pattern, this wallpaper immediately creates a strong industrial look. Inner-City Calico, £33 per sq m, rebelwalls.co.uk
If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House. william morris
WALL CHARTS 2.
(Above left) This exclusively licenced reproduction of the 1967 “Pictorial Production Map of New Zealand” captures the wear-and-tear of the original. The artwork is printed onto Airtex canvas, restoring its colours. New Zealand map, 125cm x 90cm, AU$295, erstwhile.co; 1. A unique archive print of a 1912 American gears assembly patent. Gears patent print, from 20cm x 25cm, from $25, industrialprints.com; 2. Telescopic Appearance of the Moon backlit wall chart from the National Maritime Museum Collection, 80cm x 100cm, £190, surfaceview.co.uk; 3. A charming reproduction of plumage illustrations from the 5th edition of the ‘’German Meyers Konversations Lexikon 1893–1897“. Birds print, 70cm x 120cm, £275, erstwhile.co
h an g i n g t o u c h This clever clothes rack combines beech wood rings with leather hanging straps. We give it a sporting chance of success in every interiors scheme. OLYMPIC by Valérie Windeck, €149, enostudio.fr
Series7 by Arne Jacobsen, price upon request, fritzhansen.com
Leather rope swing, £269 sittingspiritually.co.uk
We work out the essential apparatus for channelling the gym-inspired interiors trend.
RE CYCLING Designers Andrew McDonald and Simon Taylor employ traditional frame-building techniques to create this distinctive rocking chair. Inspired by classic hand-built racing bikes, the Randonneur chair is built on a farm in Kent and handcrafted from genuine bicycle tubing, beautiful hardwood and bicycle saddle leather. It is at once a celebration of cycling and British craftsmanship. Price upon request, twomakers.co.uk
Series7 by Arne Jacobsen photography: Egon Gade; Anne Hubert loft photography: Jean Marc Wullschleger/ Living agency
(Clockwise, from left) A former munitions factory in Mulhouse, France, is the home of Anne Hubert, the founder of online store ‘la cerise sur le gateau’. A steel staircase designed by architect François Muracciole emphasises the loft’s monumental proportions and is complemented by vintage gym furniture and accessories; Shoji screen with console-shelf, €2,390, zanotta.it; Dumbbell paperweight in walnut, £85, davidlinley. com; Yoga leather carpet, price upon request, atelierbiagetti.com; Pig Bench by Steuart Padwick, £995, benchmarkfurniture.com; Verso Shelf Wide in Steel blue by Mikko Halonen, €299, hem.com
Ovis hanging chair by Ladies & Gentleman Studio, from $2,800, thefutureperfect.com
Objets Nomads swing chair by Patricia Urquiola for Louis Vuitton, price upon request, louisvuitton.com
Swing Lowdown Hipster homeowners and hard working professionals alike are discovering their playful sides, hanging indoor swings in living rooms and home offices. These leather designs are surprisingly sophisticated. We recommend kicking off your shoes at once and adopting a swinging state.
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The remarkable wallpaper collaboration from 17 Patterns and Warehouse Home set the tone for this sophisticated scheme, its patina-inspired pattern complemented by steel and brass. h anna h f r an k l i n , st y l i st
photography by oliver perrott styling by hannah franklin table detail photography by debbie bragg
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(Above) Acro- wallpaper by 17 Patterns for Warehouse Home, £160 per 10m roll, mywarehousehome.com/shop; Charlotte armchair in Prussian Blue velvet, £770, sofa.com; 1940s industrial steel desk, £695, theoldcinema.co.uk; (On the desk, from left)Semicircle stand in brass by Ferm Living, £72, goodhoodstore.com; Swedish large brass geometric ashtray, £275, retroliving.co.uk; Brass rollerball pen by YStudio, £80, scp.co.uk; Brass paperweight by YStudio, £13; Pen case in brass by Midori, £49; Balata ruler by Kukka, £26; Chipperfield brass table lamp, £550, all conranshop.co.uk
Sizeable steel columns in this factory conversion were the inspiration for a bold scheme in midnight blue. Set against our dramatic wallpaper, are a large vintage steel desk and a showstopping side table crafted from reclaimed materials. Spun and hammered brass, together with patinated pewter all reference the building’s original features. Rich velvets enhance the sense of luxury and warmth.
Acro- wallpaper by 17 Patterns for Warehouse Home, £160 per 10m roll, mywarehousehome.com/shop; Solid brass cone wall light by Bare Bones Lighting for Warehouse Home, £140, mywarehousehome.com/shop; Iggy Chaise in Squirrel pure cotton matt velvet, £2,440, sofa.com; (On the sofa from left) Herringbone-patterned blanket in dark blue, £29.99, hm.com; Mongolian lamb cushion cover in Velvet Ink, 61cm x 61cm, £129, westelm.co.uk; Beyond Nebulous green and blue cotton velvet lumbar rectangular cushions, 50cm x 20cm, £65 each, 17patterns.com; Beyond Nebulous green and blue cotton velvet large cushions, 53cm x 53cm, £125 each, 17patterns.com; (On the floor) Round tray in brushed brass, £99, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk; Vintage steel tankard/beer mug, £9.50, pitfieldlondon.com; Blue fading bottle, £30, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk; Vintage Asprey steel cup, £7, pitfieldlondon.com; Adjustable occasional table, £1,800, theragandboneman.co.uk; (On the side table) Large Bash vessel by Tom Dixon, £300, heals.com; Duncan dinner candle holder medium in bronze metal, £30, and Duncan dinner candle holder large in bronze metal, £35, both habitat.co.uk
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Thora rustic candle holder in brass, £18, and in zinc, £14, both rowenandwren.co.uk
Lynko copper valet, £450, nataliageci.com
Ren valet stand by Neri&Hu, £2,496, poltronafrau.com
On the Bench: Sturdy old gymnastics furniture can provide stylish additional seating in a dressing room or at the foot of a bed. Vintage gym bench with leather seat, £895, alexmacarthur.co.uk; Cube silk cushion, 30cm x 30cm, £79, gingerlily.co.uk; Belinda velvet throw with bobble trim in taupe, £75, raggedrose.com; Tibetan sheepskin cushion in Paprika, 30cm x 50cm, £80, abigailahern.com; Limited Edition Warehouse Home mirror by Alison Simpson, £350, mywarehousehome.com/shop
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styling by hannah franklin
A vintage leather gym mat was the starting point for this smart bedroom arrangement in a warehouse conversion. Hanging, it becomes a sizeable headboard beneath the enormous original windows and offsets the dark exposed brickwork. A palette of dusky pinks and neutral shades softens the industrial space, while the juxtaposition of various textures, including soft woven leather, sheepskin, luxe velvet and linen, creates an inviting environment for early nights and morning lie-ins. This is an exercise in style.
Alana valet in brushed brass, £299, made.com
Main Image: (On the floor, from left) Woven leather pouf in Sugar Pine by Ugg, £480, amara. com; Vintage industrial wooden hat block, £95, retroliving.co.uk; VK1 classic headphones by Aedle in brown leather, £300, conranshop.co.uk; Sol lamp in gold, €99, edgarhome.com; Vintage leather boxing glove, £80, vintagematters.co.uk; Mid-century wooden rod, 112cm x 274cm, £99, westelm.co.uk; Vintage leather gym mat, £975, alexmacarthur.co.uk; (On the window sill, from left) Framed vintage print of boxwood rules, £60, vintagematters.co.uk; Framed vintage print of steel rules, £60, vintagematters.co.uk; Mahhon medium shoulder bag by MAHALA, £179, lassco.co.uk; Stelton peak bonbonniere, £50, designmuseumshop.com; Olmo speckled side plate in dark blue, £7, habitat.co.uk; Roll top cross-body vintage canvas tote by MAHALA, £165, lassco.uk; (On the bed) Bolster cushions in Thatch, £40 each, loaf.com; Pillowcase in beige cotton jersey, 50 x 75cm, £6.95, muji.co.uk; Tibetan sheepskin cushion in Paprika, 30cm x 50cm, £80, abigailahern.com; Corduroy cushion in Blush, 60cm x 60cm, £58, designvintage.co.uk; Plain velvet cushion in Damson, 51cm x 51cm, from £46, oka.com; Mocca cushion in brown by Mubbs, 40cm x 70cm, £223, amara.com; Soft blanket in beige, stylist’s own; Pebble quilt in Rose, £195, grahamandgreen.co.uk; Varese cushion in Dusk, from £40, heals.com; Duvet cover in green cotton jersey, 200cm x 200cm, £44.95, muji.co.uk
Dress To Impress These modern valets in polished copper, brass and hardwood are sophisticated solutions for the displaying of special outfits and spare clothes. Freestanding and each incorporating a mirror and accessories holders, they are as practical as they are stylish. We hang our hats on these designs.
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Metal chair with wheels and leather seat by Heerenhuis, £295, differentlikeazoo. com; Reclaimed French carriage oak sourced by experts Encore Reclamation was transformed into a dining table on castors by Moosejaw Woodworks, enquire for custom timber sourcing and bespoke orders, encorereclamation. co.uk and moosejawwoodworks.com; Riversuite Morning, 245cm x 305cm, £22,400, frontrugs.com; Washed linen tablecloth in Linen beige, £29.99, hm.com; Machine Collection coffee cup and saucer with silver detail by Diesel Living with Seletti, £12.50, amara.com; Brass corkscrew, £10, vintagematters.co.uk; Faux leather and brass pencil cup, £19, westelm. co.uk; Nordal gold finish cutlery, £12 for set of four pieces, bellandblue.com; Machine Collection porcelain jar by Diesel Living with Seletti, £35, amara. com;Transmission candle holder large by Diesel Living with Seletti, £78, amara. com; Natural wax dinner candle in black by True Grace, £3, johnlewis.com; Transmission candle holder medium by Diesel Living with Seletti, £67, as before; Candle, as before; Machine Collection dinner plate with silver detail by Diesel Living with Seletti, £30, amara.com; Vintage gold nutcracker, £18.95, nkuku.com; Vintage metal flatware moulds, price upon request, vintagematters.co.uk; Long John ceiling light in brass, from £999, hollowaysofludlow.com
PLACE & SETTING In this impressive residence, in a former factory in London, we styled a dramatic dining space. Exposed original brickwork and timber beams and flooring are offset by a scheme defined by mixed metals, linen and leather. A showstopping floor rug and elegant light fixture frame the scene. Whether dining alone or enjoying a special occasion, this is surely a space in which to savour pure industrial style.
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Freestanding and modular furniture designs are ideal for kitchen and dining spaces, offering maximum flexibility for a modern home. From family meals to evening entertaining, there’s a solution for every space. s o p h i e b u s h , e d i t o r , wa r e h o u s e h o m e
1. This storage unit from award-winning USM Modular Furniture has three drop-down doors and can be reconfigured endlessly to suit changing requirements. £2,202.58, usm.com 2. ‘secrets &..’ by Neri&Hu is the first edition of A Cabinet of Curiosity, an ongoing series that will be unveiled in forthcoming years. Inspired by ceramics factory trollies, the wooden cabinet features glass doors and castors. Price upon request, stellarworks.com 3. The industrial style Nixon cabinet is an ideal kitchen dresser for displaying china or a home bar for mixing cocktails. £995, abigailahern.com 4. The Frans timber drinks cabinet has a smart lacquered exterior with cast copper handles. Its doors open to reveal a satin copper interior work surface and lit mirrored back panel with clever glass stem hanging boxes. £7,650, pinchdesign.com
Satin black tin can mugs From £16, stolenform.com
Vessels €1,500 each, galeriemica.com
Urkiola pitcher in silver and copper and Urkiola bowl in copper by Georg Jenson From £150 & £80 respectively, heals.com
Reimagined in china and mixed metals, the humble tin can has been refined for the trendiest of tables. These corrugated vessels inspired by metal canisters will make ideal finishing touches for industrial schemes. We find these ribbed and ridged tableware designs very pleasing. It’s time to embrace curved and corrugated forms for a truly distinctive dining experience.
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This season, successful interior schemes channel an industrial luxe look, combining various metals and contrasting textures and finishes. From heavy-duty furniture designs to more refined decorative details, bold geometric forms continue to dominate but finer lines and frames are a striking counterpoint. Graham & Green’s latest collections are filled with signature pieces that will serve as focal points and the perfect finishing touches in any home. The Warehouse Home team share their favourite items here, but the full range can be viewed online at grahamandgreen.co.uk or at one of the Graham & Green stores.
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The geometric brass frontage of this chest of drawers makes it a true contemporary classic that will suit any interior scheme. Umberto brass chest of drawers, £850.
A new Graham & Green store has now opened in the picturesque Georgian city of Bath. The first Graham & Green store situated outside London, the Bath concept boutique is located in the heart of the artisan quarter in a Grade II listed former bake house dating from 1903. It comprises styled concept rooms showcasing the brand’s best-selling furniture, home accessories and gift ideas. The Graham & Green head office has also been relocated to this new home in the beautiful South West.
This beautiful brass trolley will prove a practical yet stylish piece at any party. Pivoting castors ensure a smooth service. Antique brass circle drinks trolley, £350.
Graham & Green 92 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG Tel: 01225 418300
(Above, from left) 12 drawer iron cabinet, £295; Wide clip lamp, £25; Madden desk, £299; Madden chair, £205; Starburst mirror, £99; Light-up globe, £79.95; City Lights globe, £99.95; Monarch rug in turquoise, £1,495.
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Simple, understated, the Victor lamp does not compromise on style. It suits desks and side tables. Victor brass cross table lamp, £69, with 14” Gold Solaris shade, £54.95.
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Moody hues A beautifully crafted chaise longue is the focal point of this quiet reading corner in a warehouse home. Combining traditional elegance with contemporary twists it is well suited to this heritage conversion. Forest green upholstery is a smart contrast to raw brick and timber. And patinated metal is complemented by polished brass accessories.
(Main, from left) Tiffany serving platter in Old Gold, £25, abigailahern.com; Brewer stand set in brass by KINTO, £190, homearama. co.uk; Ayasa pourer in brass, £35, hollys-house.com; Leta chaise in green wool and natural walnut, from £3,550, pinchdesign.com; Large velvet cushion in indigo, 50cm x 50cm, £38, attpynta.com; Art cushion, 30cm x 50cm, £55, woven.co.uk; (Hanging) Factory light with midnight blue braided cord by Bare Bones Lighting for Warehouse Home, £180, mywarehousehome.com/shop; (On the floor) Roll top cross-body vintage canvas tote by MAHALA, £165, lassco.uk; Vintage industrial metal double locker cabinet, £190, lovelitter.co.uk; Vintage American fire extinguisher, £240, vintagematters.co.uk; (Reading corner detail, right) Leta chaise, as before; Cushions, as before; Evertaut stool, £480, elemental.uk.com; Lost in London debossed notebook, £10, designmuseumshop.com; Ceramic cup, part of the Brewer stand set in brass with four cups by KINTO, £190, homearama.co.uk; Brass rollerball pen by YStudio, £80, scp.co.uk; Wrap tealight in clear glass by Simon Hasan, £72, scp.co.uk; True Colour vase in Brown Steel by &Tradition, £79, couvertureandthegarbstore.com; Cantwell cocktail shaker in saddle leather by Ralph Lauren Home, £350, ralphlaurenhome.co.uk
well oiled Cast a warm glow on a side table with one of these vintage style oil lamps. From left: Patina copper oil lamp by Klong, finnishdesignshop.com; Oil lamp, €75, eligo.it
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wa r m g lo w This quirky pendant light is made from old radiator parts given an aged finish. Teamed with a filament bulb, it will add an unusual industrial twist to a space. £285, alexanderandpearl.co.uk
ON THE TILES Whether etched or oxidised, distinctive wall tiles dramatically alter the appearance of a bathroom and create a sleek, sophisticated sanctuary. These stunning tiles are the tops.
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The new Landmark Industrial single lever basin mixer comes in ‘city bronze’ and ‘urban brass’ (shown here). £1,051.92, samuel-heath.co.uk
Ateliers Zelij handcraft cement tiles and original surfaces. The brand showcased a striking new wall cladding during London Design Fair 2016; a dramatic, geometric design with a Midas touch. Sculptural Gold, price upon request, zelij.com
Specialist suppliers of handmade artisan tiles Bert & May have released a new bathroom range comprising made to order concrete basins and solid brass fixtures, both perfectly paired with Bert & May tiles. Black brushed glazed plain tile, £144 per sq m; Concrete twin basin, £1,620; Wall-mounted basin taps and spout with wheel, £765.60; all bertandmay.com
In the home of photographer Debi Treloar, tarnished brass tiles handcrafted by Quirky Interiors have been used to clad the side of the bath. They are available in different finishes and made to order. Price upon request, quirkyinteriors.co.uk
This Classic London concealed shower valve is available in French copper (top) or weathered copper (bottom). From £1,788, chadder.com
The home of photographer Debi Treloar, photographed by Debi Treloar
From showers to sinks, there is a luxury fixture for every corner of the bathroom. Whether they are crafted from aged copper or polished brass, industrial style levers and sculptural taps are attractive finishing touches.
3 The Perivale Tile Collection by Daniel Heath was inspired by London’s Art Deco architecture. Geometric patterns are etched into salvaged patinated Welsh slate. Each unique tile is cut and decorated to order. £450 per sq m, danielheath.co.uk
RADIATE STYLE A cast iron radiator with an aged finish will instantly add a traditional touch that is well suited to heritage properties. But polished copper radiators and towel rails also act as industrial chic features in any home. 1. The Ornate Duchess, from £787.20, oldradiatorcompany.com 2. Three-tier copper pipe towel rack, £200, plankandpipe.co.uk 3. Coppa lacquered copper finish radiator, £2,476, featureradiators. co.uk 4. Pajak by Terma, from £886.33, theradiatorcentre.com
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The Hour Of Glass We think it’s perfectly transparent: there’s a clear trend developing in lighting. Classic industrial forms are being reimagined; contemporary design in glass works too. This is the selection to see through.
Empire in copper, from £375 rothschildbickers.com
Cordelia hanging lamp, £200 outthereinteriors.com
Factorylux glass Coolicon pendant, £144 urbancottageindustries.com
Rowan pendant in clear with brass, from £120 oliveandthefox.co.uk
Orb pendant with bright gold, from £894 portaromana.com
Embossed glass pendant, £95 coxandcox.co.uk
Caravaggio pendant, £546 curiousa.co.uk
(From top) Vintage Czech opaline globe, £264, skinflintdesign.co.uk; 1920s schoolhouse pendant light, £191.95, thegiftedfew.com; Murano milk glass pendant with lightweight cast brass gallery, £160, lassco.co.uk
Neverending Glory lamp, from £1,536 matterofstuff.com
WHITE LIGHTS Elemental, £1,600 studiopgrb.com
Atom Spot grey glass chandelier, £825 mushroomdesigns.co.uk
Anni five drop ceiling light, £60 habitat.co.uk
Stained Class From pretty pastels to darker tints, these vintage and modern pendant lights are a clever way to add a touch of colour to an interior. Whether fancy, fluted or factory shapes, the softly colourful glass shades will complement industrial features such as raw concrete and exposed brickwork. We pick four perfectly pigmented designs.
Pastel handkerchief shade, £155 agapanthusinteriors.com
Whether they are entirely opaque or slightly transparent, the milky hues of frosted glass pendants are the ideal antedote to rough industrial elements. We give you the leading line on opaline lights.
Clear crystal bulb chandelier, £1,045 leebroom.com
Ilaria in Blush, £29 made.com
Smoked ceiling lamp, £110 frenchconnection.com
Factory pendant lamp in Purple Rose, £390 mineheart.com
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DOOR TO DOOR Luxe fittings in brass, brushed steel and bronze are a cost-effective way to dramatically alter cabinet fronts and entire entryways. From leather straps to finely crafted knobs, pulls and more traditional ironmongery, the Warehouse Home team have a handle on the finest door furniture on the market. Vintage and modern, leverage an industrial chic look with these distinctive hardware designs.
Reclaimed French carriage oak, £60 per sq m, encorereclamation.co.uk; (Clockwise, from top left) Leather strap cabinet handle, price upon request, josephgiles.com; Hardware closet bar in brass, £77, busterandpunch.com; Solid brass casement fastener, £23.93, martin.co.uk; Anderson industrial steel drawer handle, £75 for a set of two, urbangrain. co.uk; Bremer leather door grip, £807.60, strada.uk.com; D Handle in aged cast iron, £10.50, marklewisinteriordesign.com; D Handle in cast iron, £9.50, marklewisinteriordesign. com; Tanga toggle knob, £14, anthropologie.com; Leebank handle, £74.33, martin.co.uk; Recessed door pull, price upon request, josephgiles.com; Recessed privacy turn (part of a set), price upon request, josephgiles.com; Old chain door handle by Antiques By Design, £55, theoldcinema.co.uk; Shotgun barrel door handle by Antiques By Design, £65, theoldcinema.co.uk; Shropshire cabinet knob in Mottled Pewter, from £15, thomasbelmont.com; Sculptured art real bronze Roma cabinet pull by Cathy Azira, price upon request, josephgiles.com; Pull door handle large in iron, £12, madebytheforge.co.uk; Pull door handle small in iron, £10, madebytheforge.co.uk; Knob or hook in brass, £7, minkinteriors. com; Door lever handle in brass, from £89, busterandpunch.com; Regency lever latch set in Mottled Pewter, £121.26, thomasbelmont.com; Oh Snap notebook in brown leather, £20, urbanoutfitters.com; Pen, stylist’s own; Tea blending tin, £22, theoldcinema.co.uk; Nails, stylist’s own; Feather drawer knob in brass, £6.50, thedenandnow.co.uk
These large door handles are repurposed old fuses. £75 each, englishsalvage.co.uk
The importance of lighting in interior design is widely acknowledged. But sockets and dimmers can often be overlooked. Contemporary light fixtures with patinated finishes and industrial style installations complement any lighting and interior. So it’s time to make a switch.
This touch dimmer with antiqued brass hammered plate is a modern classic. £43, jim-lawrence.co.uk
The Verdigris dolly toggle switch was inspired by the Greek Bronze Age. £68.04, forbesandlomax.com
The two gang industrial switch can be personalised and has a vintage look. £85, heverironworks.co.uk
This dimmer combines a tarnished copper plate and smart gold knob. £29.99, dowsingandreynolds.com
h on g k on g ’ s u n i q u e c u lt u r e h a s b e e n s i g n i f i c an t ly influenced by 156 years of british c o lon i a l r u l e
The start of the first Opium war. Traders retreat to the British fleet anchored off HK
Hong Kong Island is ceded to Britain as a Crown colony under the Treaty of Nanking
China leases new rural territories to Britain for 99 years after the second Opium war
Hong Kong enjoys economic revival due largely to light industries like textiles
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits China to discuss HK’s future
The territory of Hong Kong reverts to Chinese sovereignty on the first of July
Harbour Desire Hong Kong is a colourful melting pot, influenced by years of British rule and boasting a vibrant culinary scene. Interior designer Joyce Wang is renowned for her industrial aesthetic, original use of materials and sensitive depiction of cultural nuances in design. Her latest project, Rhoda, is a restaurant with a difference.
hoda is at once true to Hong Kong’s past and present and a subtle reflection of its British chef’s passions and practices. Stepping from the bustling street and through the oversized raw-steel garage doors, guests are greeted by expanses of smoked and burnt metal, charred wood and reclaimed material. It’s an impressive industrial setting that cleverly evokes the menu as well as the urban environs. But Rhoda is far from being Wang’s first major project in Hong Kong; in fact it follows several other very successful restaurant schemes across the city. AMMO, a vibrant Mediterranean restaurant in the Asia Society headquarters, is housed on the site of a former explosives compound built by the British army in the mid-19th century. The interior decor of the restaurant (opened in 2012) pays tribute to that cultural and historical significance. Raw materials reference the military and industrial context, with chandelier shades crafted out of bent copper mesh. But luxurious materials such as leather and velvet were selected to offset harder edges and textures. Six metre high ceilings enhance the dramatic nature of the space and its decor. Then came Haymarket, in 2013, robust and cinematic. And in 2014, Mott 32 opened beneath the Standard Chartered Bank landmark, its interiors a fantastical rendering of an immigrant’s travels. Today, with the latest opening of Rhoda and the continued vision of Joyce Wang, Hong Kong locals and visitors take memorable culinary journeys. joycewang.com
1. AMMO is surrounded by tropical gardens. Inside, designer Joyce Wang chose patinated copper, with shades of pink, orange, green and brown as a visual link to the verdant exterior. 2. Haymarket is a restaurant, dining and gaming hall for members of one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious Jockey Clubs. The design challenge was to enable diners to be sociable yet private, with buffet food always accessible.
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(Main) Interior designer Joyce Wang worked closely with head chef Nathan Green to conceive an interior scheme that reflected his individual style of cooking. Burnt walls reflect the chef’s culinary techniques. Washing-machine drums hanging above the bar were smoked as a reference to his charcoal grilling. A similar treatment is also carried through in the choice of timber cladding on the restaurant’s walls and columns; Wang chose shou sugi ban, a traditional Japanese method of smoking and preserving wood which gives it a stained look. On a more personal note, Nathan’s love of hot rods and vintage car restoration inspired the use of copper detailing in the restaurant.
Rhoda has a relaxed industrial feel that buzzes by day and becomes more hallowed by night. It is a stage for Nathan with references to his personality and approach. Rhoda photography: Lit Ma AMMO and Haymarket photography: Edmon Leong
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WHERE TO STAY Ovolo Hotel Southside, Hong Kong The first warehouse conversion hotel in Hong Kong, boutique bolthole Ovolo Southside is set in the heart of the industrial art
house district. The high-rise former warehouse offers guests dramatic views of the city, while the utilitarian furniture and chic minimalist interiors evoke its heritage and are complemented by urban artworks, murals and graphics. ovolohotels.com
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Vintage industrial Revo lights hang in the entrance in front of the staff ‘wall of fame’.
Patrick commissioned meeting tables from scaffold boards with metal rivet detailing.
A relaxed meeting area features industrial shelving to hold over 5,000 cookery books.
photography by debbie bragg (Clockwise from main) Patrick’s style is minimalist and laid-back, with vintage and salvaged details; Scaffold boards from a local building site on top of a simple trestle frame form the dining table, with old school chairs and an industrial lamp further adding to the character of the space; A charming set of wooden drawers are used to file recipe ideas and sit beneath a rustic spice rack; A chance encounter with a photographer-graffiti artist led to the commission of these framed urban style portraits.
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The co-founder of HelloFresh, internationally renowned 60-Second Chef Patrick Drake, lives in an open-plan loft in London’s fashionable Shoreditch. Just a stone’s throw away are the HelloFresh headquarters, where his love of warehouse living has also influenced the decor. We took a seat at the chef’s table to find out more.
Pre-war wooden post office sorting shelves act as a creative display area in the office.
Home To Office Patrick has personally overseen much of the interior design at the HelloFresh London office, finding its vintage furniture and lighting.
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