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The Lansbury, London, UK
Wednesday 27 Feb 2013
Finchatton unveils its new residences, The Lansbury. The development of six apartments sits on the corner of Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London stands right opposite Harrods, one of the world's most famous department stores.
The Lansbury is a 15,000 sqft development and features Finchatton's signature style of high spec. elegance. The eight-storey scheme incorporates a 3,000 sqft two-level penthouse, three lateral apartments, one triplex and one duplex apartment. The interiors reference the Art Deco movement and its bridging of contemporary and classical styles.
"The Lansbury occupies a prominent position in what is arguably one of the world's most vibrant cities. It is a prime opportunity to buy into a new building in a rarely available location. The Lansbury embodies our core values: utmost quality and attention to detail, contemporary design with reference to heritage and longevity, and exceptional service," said Andrew Dunn, co-founder of Finchatton.
The apartments' interiors were designed by Finchatton's best of breed architects and interior designers. Each apartment has its own unique colour scheme and style. Palettes include rich jewel tones of garnet, citrine, sapphire and amethyst.
"We have introduced textures, materials and colours from different cultures and regions of the world. Fibres such as wool, cashmere, and horsehair combine withmetalsand other natural materials to create cleverly textured surroundings. Walnut and polished sycamore work with bronze, brass and steel, whilst Nero Argento marble and crystal sit alongside buffalo horn and shagreen in furniturethat has been tailor-made for The Lansbury," said Jiin Kim-Inoue, Finchatton's Head of Design.
Fabrics were selected from brands such as Loro Piana cashmere, Missoni and Brochier. Wallpapers are from Hermes, Phillip Jefferies and Maya Romanoff's hand-painted selection. Herringbone, pinstripe, subtle graphic patterning and stud-work details reference fashion. Red leather playfully appears in the cinema panel piping and wine storage areas.
Artwork is integrated as part of the fabric of the buildingwith paintings, prints and sculptures from past masters and modern-day luminaries. Light installation artist Bruce Munro designed a pendant crystal rain shower doubling as artwork and screen. Rima & McRae created a specialist polished plaster in two-dimensional relief as a focus for a triple height wall.