The brief was to create an area for entertaining both personal and business clients in a large formal sitting room in a Belgravia apartment. The design was to have international appeal as the clients were Indian and English and so wanted to borrow design from both cultures. The clients were united in their love of colour and texture and wanted to compliment the contemporary art that was part of their home furnishings.
The design is elegant and discreet yet is an art form of its own. The artist Quentin Reynolds has employed brand new relief techniques for the central panel. The raised relief that is part of the design changes as the light filters through the room, making it subtly different as the day progresses. The luxurious textures compliment the décor in the room and provide a very grown up place to socialise. The ‘working’ part of the bar is hidden from view meaning that only the decorative elements need be on display. The bar successfully revitalises a decorating trend first begun a century ago.
This is a continued example of the way in which Saffron Interior Arts supports the work of its stable of fine artisan designers.