Keir Townsend: Shortlisted in the Living Space UK Award

design et al are delighted to announce that Keir Townsend have been shortlisted in the Living Space – UK Award in the ID&A Awards 2014 with their project in Queensgate, London.

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The original layout of this apartment appeared uncomfortably small. The layout was changed to create a functional bathroom and an open plan kitchen as an integral part of the living space.

‘Art Object’ wall lights have been introduced throughout the project which improve the lighting overall and help to create different moods for different occasions.

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A number of decorative features have been introduced into the concept, many of which were inspired by nature, using organic patterns and natural materials. The simple linear kitchen features reflective doors. Fabric and copper leaf have been laminated into the sheets of glass to add further reflective qualities. The work surface/island doubles as a table and can comfortably seat 10.

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The bedroom is full of contrasting luxurious textures. The headboard has panels of leather, glass and crushed velvet. Again the lighting has been carefully introduced to create mood lighting.

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The luxurious bathroom features bespoke hand painted glass, with chrome taps and wenge inserts, and a cleverly designed bathroom butler provides bathroom storage.

The apartment also features a hallway with a feature art display and a a cloakroom with a bespoke recycled glass basin.