Sensitivity was key to this project at the outset! Newly divorced, our client approached us with all his worldly possessions – three items of furniture – to be the inspiration for the scheme. The design team suggested, rather awkwardly, that he dispose of two!
The client’s wish list included a couple of open plan entertaining spaces and a sense of cinematic colour. A double height rear glass extension now overlooks the garden, thus connecting the two entertaining spaces vertically. He also wanted a shower so powerful that he was “pinned to the floor!” Zachary Pulman Design Studio worked closely with Kaz Gasior of Belton construction to deliver the latter in the form of an engineered shower that discharged an incredible seventy litres of water per minute.
The amorphous kitchen island, with its 70mm thick and four and a half meter long solid Carrara marble top, posed something of a logistical challenge. In order to install it, the facade of the Victorian Terrace property was largely removed.
A rich, textured colour palette was used throughout and carefully curated bespoke items from Christopher Farr, Niche Modern, Bisazza and Piet Hein Eek make this one of the most charming bachelor pads in London.
Size: 350 sq.m
Status: October 2012
Design Team: Zachary Pulman, Yu Ling Huang & Ken Taki
Collaborators: Brush Planes, Krige Consulting, T Nevill, Glass design, Popple Projects, Vitra, Rimadesio, Stone Vision, Penelope James, Delta Light, Vola, CP Heart, Flos, Bowes and Wilkinson & Sony
Photographer: Josh Pulman