design et al are delighted to announce that Casa Forma have been shortlisted for Residential £1-£2.5 Million (Project by Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017.
Set across 3,715 sqf, this splendid lateral three bedroom apartment located in the prestigious Kensington area, exudes the very best in bespoke luxury and elegance. Casa Forma believe they have created a truly outstanding project, in tune to one of the most luxurious surroundings of Kensington, London.
The client requested Casa Forma to redesign the layout of the space to accommodate three bedrooms with en-suites, dressing rooms, drawing room, dining room, full fitted kitchen, study, media room & spa room with sauna and whirlpool bath. The brief was to modernise the property, adapting it for modern living. It was important that the living space addressed their formal entertainment needs as well as being functional for day-to-day use by the family, including their young son.
All rooms, but especially the media room, had to incorporate the latest technology using Lutron; the bespoke Italian walnut joinery was designed to accommodate the client’s vast vinyl’s collection. The spa room features an Italian sauna and whirlpool bath, a steam shower with touch steam controls, for colour therapy, was incorporated in the en-suite bathroom. Art Deco elements are present in the marble floor details, in the Italian walnut & bronze glass doors and in the stained-glass windows setting a strong design concept. Casa Forma has made use of unique materials, such as piano high gloss finish joinery in Tamo, a Japanese wood, a feature wall made in Murano. An antique mirror was finished with bronze inlays, ingrained liquid metal surfaces, pearl onyx and Noir Saint. Laurent stone was used throughout with quality and attention to detail.
The designers favourite aspect of this project was said to be the integrated drawing and dining room which has a bar joinery in the centre, made from piano high gloss Tamo, ingrained liquid metal panels framed with antique bronze trims. The combination of classic materials such as Italian walnut and marble with modern materials, such as ingrained liquid metal and resin surfaces, gives an unusual design twist to the scheme. Casa Forma feel this is a timeless project with stunning materials that any home owner would appreciate. Casa Forma worked closely with numerous artisans on this project, one which they feel very privileged about is the stained-glass design to majority of the windows.