Barbican Apartment

Apartment, London



Private client

The project is a one-bedroom apartment in Thomas More House at the Barbican. When the client bought the flat, it retained most of its original fabric. This included the bathroom and WC whilst the kitchen had been completely removed and replaced by one with no relationship in design to its predecessor.

The client was very keen to have the kitchen reinstated as close to the original as possible, so it was designed in that spirit –  as a pod with white-and-stainless-steel cabinets. The cabinet detailing was also kept very much in line with the original.

The ‘kitchen pod’ is enclosed by a series of cherry panels and doors, which cover a cloaks cupboard and dining room cabinets. The splashback tiles were chosen from a Domus range and brown sheet rubber has been installed on the floor.

Since the original sliding doors separating the study area had been removed by the previous owner, a new set was designed to allow the space to be divided again and provide a spare room for guests.

The original doors and door furniture have been retained but there are new light fittings and bespoke new curtains and blinds.

A stripy carpet has been fitted throughout the apartment. It has often been mistaken for a Missoni but was actually made by a British firm called Crucial Trading.

The master bedroom was fitted with bespoke bed and bedside tables. A purpose-designed shelving unit acts as a headboard whilst also facilitating a dedicated dressing area.

The bathroom and WC have been simply refurbished with additional lights or shelving.