Elsley House, London
Architecture and Interiors practice Buckley Gray Yeoman was tasked with the refurbishment of the 5th floor of the 1930’s Art Deco building Elsley House for a private investment firm.
Moving their base from Knightsbridge to Fitzrovia in London, the client was eager to move away from the traditional corporate office feel towards a contemporary layout and aesthetic.
Using a combination of dark stained woods, sleek powder coated metals and striking colours the fit-out subtly references the golden age of Art Deco design.
Designer of the project Jessica Hillam recently commented to Mix Interiors that it was “important for us as designers to carefully consider and understand how each space would be used to inform our design. For example, the main visitor reception space has lounge seating beneath pendant lighting with brass floor detailing between rooms to distinguish each space, with walls clad in veneered oak fins to create a strong identity, which was visibly different from the main office areas. We also positioned seating and lighting to allow for the placement of large art pieces throughout the space, adding to the luxurious feel.”
Icons of Denmark had several products specified throughout the space, most notably the Form 3 seater sofa and 1 seater armchair, as well as the round Spire table range in various stone finishes.
The geometric profile of the Form series lends itself to the staff breakout area with its rectangular cushions and slender arm rests. Upholstered in a brushed forest green leather, the sofa creates a luxurious and exclusive feel. Paired with Form 1 seaters in a speckled grey woollen textile, the interior designers favoured natural materials for the upholstery options.
The Spire series is showcased beautifully in the reception space. The coffee table in red Alicante marble, and the side table in black Marquina. The tapered leg and stone surface compliment the Art Deco aesthetic well by offering a slim, geometric design reminiscent of the 1930s style.