Naomi Cleaver, Unit 904 Falcon Wharf, 34 Lombard Road, London SW11 3RY
Naomi Cleaver, The Studio, Hembury Hill, Broadhembury, Devon EX14 3LA
The beneficial site of this boutique co-work / co-live scheme, opposite a park and with views from upper floors to the docks, provoked a design solution that brought the pleasures of lush greening inside and animated the 10th floor residents' lounge.
At ground floor the park is reflected in a double-height, mirrored partition wall, whose panels repeat onto the ceiling to create a grid that obscures M&E. Green “lushness” is reinforced in a bespoke, oval “conversation seat”, accompanied by our patented work tables and a scorched oak and Corten steel Reception desk, materials and finishes echoing ship building, all fabricated by our own joinery workshop.
The same simple device of mirrored panels is used again in the 10th floor lounge to amplify views and light, where adjacent walls are punctuated with original artwork by Steve McPherson www.stevemcpherson.co.uk, a man with a subversive fascination with the sea.
Elsewhere a material palette of recycled sails, re-purposed Admiralty charts, marine brass and wave-patterned marble sustainably tell the story of place to frame a feeling of home.