The architect and interior designer of a new boutique hotel in London’s West End had a vision – a sumptuous 1920s bolthole with glamour at every turn. And where better to declare that intention than at the entrance. These bronze art deco doors with brass grills set the tone of what is to come, and guests are not disappointed.
A casual inspection might not reveal these statement pieces to be crafted from timber, but they are. We know, because we made them in our workshop.
Through a combination of years of experience, computer-aided design and manufacture, skilled joiners, deft use of veneers and collaboration with the specifiers, the hotel’s face to the world realises the creative
Glass and marble, velvets and heavy drapes, stage-lighting, all define the red-carpet interior but there is more drama to come. Ascending to the rooftop bar and restaurant there are more signature pieces, art deco panels and sliding screen doors. We made these too.
Four panels provide a theatrical backdrop to the bar, echoing the entrance.
Cut to precision, the screens frame stunning stained glass.
The art deco style, celebrating fine craftmanship and rich materials, marks a lavish contrast to the view of the city scape beyond.