The scope of the project was a complete renovation of the interior in order to bring it up to date and meet the client’s specific requirements. The client has a large extended family living locally and they entertain guests visiting formally and informally on a regular basis with dinner parties. As such the kitchen was a focal point for the brief.
The designers are particularly proud of their achievement in responding to the spiritual nature of their clients. They were under strict instructions to avoid using any fabrics and products derived from animal products e.g. leather & ivory. Every item had to be checked with the suppliers to ensure that they complied with their clients’ request. Further to this, the design focused on an understated theme throughout with the use of a calm colour palette and tactile surfaces that were reminiscent of nature, avoiding any loud colours and patterns.
The key aspects of the project were, a glass breakfast bar was specified to give the impression of greater space whilst still serving its core function, two identical drop pendent lights designed by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Foscarini highlight the central line of the room and provided symmetry and a sense of balance upon entering the space and the use of large floor tiles enabled the designers to reduce the number of distracting functional grout lines allowing a cleaner finish and drawing the eye to the detail of the surface itself.