Lawson Robb has been profiled in Abode 2 online in their article “Good Enough for Singer”. The article details the show apartment at the world leading Chelsea Barracks development:
“A stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the Kings Road lies Chelsea Barracks, a super-prime new build development from international property developers, Qatari Diar. A 12.8acre site, Chelsea Barracks is an oasis of calm in the heart of Belgravia comprising a collection of residences and townhouses arranged around seven garden squares. Adopting a holistic approach to property development, Chelsea Barracks has employed luxury interior design house, Lawson Robb, to ‘transform a show residence into a home’.
Recognised within the industry for their one of a kind approach to each project, Lawson Robb has designed the five-bedroom apartment for a fictitious business-oriented couple with discerning taste. A passion for the arts, travel, cuisine, fashion, finance and knowledge, is seen in this precise yet eclectic interior. The result is a layered, contemporary and sophisticated composition of finishes and textures, creating a tailored environment that acknowledges the heritage of the site, whilst embracing the future of London luxury living.
The residence is named the ‘Singer Suite’ after Norbert Singer, the famous Porsche engineer who became known for an all-encompassing approach to design during his time at Porsche in the early 70s. Lawson Robb has embraced Singer’s belief that “everything is important” in each aspect of the apartment, meaning that every shape, form, bold colour accent and detail is integral to the overall holistic design of the space. Practicality is at the heart of their approach, incorporating the clean lines of carefully selected furniture to define the spaces.
With such an unexpected increase in the amount of time we now spend at home, creating a sanctuary that promotes health and wellness at home is quickly becoming a priority in luxury design. With that in mind, Qatari Diar and Lawson Robb have endeavoured to create a space that can be lived in instinctively, with a luxurious finish that focuses on the happiness, privacy and ultimate comfort of the client.
More than ever, the future of luxury living will focus on mental and physical wellbeing through impeccable design, as is featured in Lawson Robb’s design of this apartment. The use of earthy tones, including petrol blue, burgundy and bronze, along with a bespoke woody scent throughout the residence, create a serene and calm environment. This colour palette combined with custom-built joinery, modern pendant lighting and abstract rugs, pays homage to British and European mid-century design and the retro-modern features of vintage Porsche cars. The formal dining room contains a bespoke rug beneath the hexagonal table, which is inlaid with bronze-tinted coloured glass to allow guests to view the rug as a piece of art while sitting at the table. Predicting an increase in desire to entertain at home, Lawson Robb has created an informal, multi-functional kitchen living space at the heart of the apartment for informal dinner parties, games nights or day to day lounging, for which the Concierge team at Chelsea Barracks are on hand to service if required.
“It is an honour to have had the opportunity to work with Qatari Diar and be part of transforming such a historic site. Chelsea Barracks is one of the most iconic residential schemes in London and Lawson Robb are proud to be delivering this exquisite, forward-thinking meticulously designed apartment. Apart from the furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories, we have worked well with the existing base build by adding layers of detail and a complementary colour scheme to add personality to the apartment. The finished results reflect that of a luxurious lifestyle, attention to detail and careful consideration for spaces that can accommodate family living.” Eva Leone, Studio Director, Lawson Robb.”
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