Sussex Loft

Our clients were converting the loft space in their home to a study / music room that would also allow them to display their oriental art collection.

The scope of works was large and included 2 large display cabinets that were to be constructed around the existing chimney breasts, a kitchenette, a bathroom vanity cabinet and mirror, build in bookcases, window seats and architectural doors.

The design brief was established at the initial client meeting - the look of the cabinetry had to work alongside the oriental art that was being displayed, many of which were dark wood and red lacquer pieces. We proposed making the furniture in wenge with detailing in red lacquer and bronze which after producing samples was approved by the client.

Access into the loft was through the house via a twisting staircase so the larger cabinetry pieces had to be designed and made flat packed so and built on site.

The display cabinetry which was being built to go around the chimneys was the most challenging element to design – because of the size and shape of the chimney breasts we decided that to ensure everything worked that we would make full size mock up chimneys in the workshop and build our furniture around them.

The chimney cabinetry included storage for 1000 CD’s in the drawers and LED lit niches that were made for specific pieces the art work. The cabinets also needed to house a pair of large speakers which we located behind doors with bronzed grilles and speaker fabric.

Bronze was used as a detail throughout the project including the grilles in the window seats , bespoke handles on the chimney cabinet doors and for the hand planished basin on the bathroom cabinet.

Throughout the project we worked closely alongside the architect, main contractor and lighting designer as well as the client to make sure this project met the client briefs and ran to schedule.

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Materials at a glance Wenge
Red lacquer panels
Bespoke bronze grilles, handles and basin
Star Galaxy Granite work top
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