The basis of the design springs from a very simple, controlled idea of colour. It develops from just three colours white, black and red and uses only these and accents of these colours (the dark stain of the oak is related to, rather than a direct descendant of the black here). It achieves a luxurious and comfortable sophistication and luxury from our careful use of textures and materials.
The dark stained oak that runs through the entire club is an acknowledgement of the style of old fashioned gentlemanís clubs which in its tiling becomes a witty updating of the idea of panelling. It begins a dialogue with previous designs and antique aesthetics.
This designerly dialogue is enacted in the selection of furniture which speaks across the centuries as the shape of a Louis seize chair sits next to the ultra modern design of Mark Newson while Gio Ponteís chair becomes a study of 60ís aesthetics in the elegantly art-deco-influenced library.
The wing chairs in the library are sat directly opposite one another. They offer an illusion of insulation but you are forced to be open to the person in front of you, compelled to share their foot stool. It is an opening up to others that this design encourages.
The emphasis of this club is as much on a productive space as a meeting place.