Creating a space that feels calm and yet inspiring requires balance. The equilibrium of textures, tones and materials are critical to the success of our work.
The simple palette we developed for our Hampstead House project explores that notion of balance, using the formal structure of straight grain oak and brushed aged brass to contrast against the lively marble and playful handle details. Although the timber is stained in rich bitter chocolate tones, the associated greens in the Calacatta Arabescata marble and the aged brass help to bring the warmth of the tones into play.
In the brief, our client asked us to explore rhythm through the language of geometry. It was only the unparalleled skill of our master craftsmen that allowed our studio team to leverage light, shadow, space, angle and motion in their playful use of material and form. The fine and consistent joint lines featured across the timber panelling yield a feeling of calm order and clarity. Juxtaposed with this geometric precision, we also drew inspiration from the soft raw veining of the marble. A timeless material, it adds an elegance and sophistication to this well-balanced ensemble.