THE FREEMAN JOURNAL

DESIGN AWARDS 2020

AWARD WINNER

KATHARINE POOLEY - MAYFAIR TOWNHOUSE LONDON

CATEGORY

LUXURY INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT

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PROJECT BRIEF:

 

This 21,000 sq ft property combining of two connected red brick Arts and Crafts townhouses is in the heart of Mayfair, London. Grade 2 listed it is steps away from the beautiful Grosvenor Chapel, Scott's restaurant and all the exclusive boutiques of Mount Street.  5 floors.

Original architectural detailing would have been very graceful and fine but the building was much dilapidated and in very poor condition after the usage for many decades as an office with dropped ceilings and ugly partitions cutting through and hiding the shabby remnants of properties former majesty - many listed features removed or destroyed by previous owners unsympathetic building works.

 

Katharine and her team of interior architects and interior designers painstakingly reinstated walls, ceilings, panelling, mouldings, cornices, fireplaces, timber floors, doors and joinery throughout and breathed life back into the building. The client’s passion for contemporary art and sculpture is evident throughout the design, as is his love of futuristic, precision-engineered detail.

 

The artful balance of modern, cutting edge, highly luxurious, design with an ornate and traditionally detailed architectural backdrop is exquisitely maintained throughout. A favourite detail is the collection of contemporary lighting installations in each of the primary reception rooms. Featuring bespoke pieces from international artists such as Christopher Boots, Bec Brittain and work by the Lasvit team of creative, each chandelier creates an individual extraordinary ‘wow’ moment as you pass through the space.

PROJECT BUDGET: 3 Million GBP

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DESIGN AWARDS 2020

AWARD WINNER

AW2 - SILVERSANDS GRENADA

CATEGORY

LUXURY HOTEL DESIGN

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PROJECT BRIEF:

The brief was to create a minimalist design that brings the surrounding landscape into focus. The resort’s aesthetic blends authenticity, nature, luxury, and modernity in a stunning display of clean lines against the undulating sands of Grand Anse beach and its attendant wild beauty. The resort’s architecture, in all its simple forms and materials, defines the identity of the resort.

The layout is primarily organized to showcase the stunning sea views while ensuring the utmost degree of privacy and simultaneously providing unique spaces for relaxing, celebrating and mingling. The exterior spaces echo the architecture’s modern lines through gardens, courtyards and water features.

 

Terraces, day bed areas and pools have all been designed by AW² to blend seamlessly with the architecture itself. The resulting setting lulls guests down to the rhythm of the island in a sea of bright whites, natural teak and neutral tones. The view lines and spaces are all arranged to make the location and surroundings the star while offering the best possible discovery of the Caribbean’s last secret hideaway.

PROJECT BUDGET: N/A

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DESIGN AWARDS 2020

AWARD WINNER

REMI TESSIER - GRACE E YACHT

CATEGORY

LUXURY YACHT DESIGN

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PROJECT BRIEF:

The brief was to create a revolutionary environmental and wellness focus yacht. 

 

With a range of spa facilities, Grace E houses a unique “wellness deck” featuring a massage room, steam sauna, gymnasium, treatment room, hydrotherapy bath, cold dip bath and dry sauna. With 180 degree views out to sea, guests are able to take full advantage of the Jacuzzi, sun lounges, bar and expansive deck perfect for yoga or entertaining.  And no wellness deck would be complete without the onboard salon on the upper deck and a 3.5m exercise pool with a range of treatments and exercises available.

 

With contemporary interiors, the minimalistic yacht features a series of formal and informal areas sleeping 12 guests within 7 luxurious guest cabins including the two VIP suites on the main deck, two double cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck, all with ensuite bathrooms as well as the spectacular full-beam master suite which features a central bathtub and separate his and her shower rooms.

 

As part of her eco-friendly and innovative technology focus, a new dynamic positioning system, allowing the yacht to stay in place without dropping anchor allows the yacht to cruise in remote, ecologically vulnerable locations such as coral reefs – taking guests closer to the action, than ever before without damaging the environment.

PROJECT BUDGET: N/A

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