LOCATION: PIMLICO, LONDON, UK
DESIGN: NR DEVELOPMENTS
Property development and refurbishment company NR Developments contacted us to supply 3D art panels for an exclusive Victoria Penthouse apartment in London. The apartment which sits in the centre of the UK capital between Pimlico and Victoria, is extremely high end and with the interior décor reflecting this. It is also extremely well placed; the roof garden offering views of the London Eye. In order to reflect its prized location and price, the interior was decorated with French wallpaper, Italian furniture and gold trimmings throughout. The textured 3D panels were aimed at adding a striking contemporary touch while, at the same time, blending in with the existing décor theme.
The client loved the look of the Hourglass Gypsum 3D panels. Sculpted in the shape of a series of rows featuring a casual hourglass pattern (hence the name), and running from floor to ceiling, the design has a vivid and modern flair. It is particularly striking when placed opposite a window, skylight or near an artificial light stream. That’s because once lit, the smooth lines used to form the hourglass shapes create mesmerising light and shadow effects.
The panels were used extensively over several storeys in the hallway where they were painted in a Farrow & Ball neutral white shade (allowing the panels themselves to create the drama). In the richly-coloured TV room the hourglass panels were painted violet to create a spectacular and glamorous feature wall against the vivid blue walls.
The elegant and contemporary aesthetic wasn’t the only reason Gypsum 3D panels were chosen for parts of the penthouse interior. There was also the fact that, made from natural materials ie ceramic plaster, the panels are classed as environmentally-friendly – an important factor for many interior designers and home owners these days. Equally crucial is the fire-resistant nature of the panels. Meanwhile, studying the arrangement of the panels from a designer’s point of view, there are no visible joins ie the panels create seamless textured walls when combined.