CLUB ‘55
Friday 01 Oct 2010


Among the many handmade pieces is the reception staff's desk, designed by Nott personally. Crafted from solid rosewood and brushed steel, it is a design element in its own right. Step into the hallway that leads to the various lounges, bars and restaurants on the building's two levels and you come into contact with a chrome and glass staircase imported from Italy whilst suspended above is a magnificent Ether 150S mouth-blown glass bubble chandelier by Murano Due. Upstairs, the restricted VIP members only lounge features stunning sofas and chairs made especially for this project by Cappellini, Edra and Leolux.

Nott has added a sense of drama to this otherwise clean, modern décor by painting the 18th century recesses black and placing backlit shells and anemones in them. White chairs by Porada and red ‘broombacked' seats by Edra are further touches of note.

The most accessible part of the club, the ground floor bar, functions both as a daytime wine bar set amid vaulted ceilings and rounded archways, and a night-time vodka bar complete with changeable lighting structures, ensuring that club members and their guests can work, relax, meet and socialise within the most distinguished of surroundings.

Blanco- Architecture + Design