Rigby & Rigby’s Automotive Art: Featured in Sunday Times Home
Originally a practical move to increase space in super-prime central London, vertical car lifts are becoming something of a feature within the most exclusive luxury residences in the capital. They can increase parking space several times over.
Rigby & Rigby has extensive experience in working with planners to secure permission for discreet subterranean parking that is invisible at road level. A recent Knightsbridge Mews property saw capacity trebled to three cars – all accessible at the touch of a button. The framework of the car lifts, though practical and industrial by nature, are designed to be minimal in its design and so naturally offer a good view of the cars. For Rigby & Rigby this represented an opportunity to make a statement within the Mews property, which was owned by a car-loving client.
Designers took reference from the industrial structure, adding shuttered concrete-effect plaster and a glass wall separating the garage from the adjacent media room and bar. A bespoke lighting scheme further illuminates the vehicles, adding to the sense of space within the media room and creating a dramatic work of art from the cars, lift and garage.
We are currently installing a bespoke-built car stacker that can house seven cars, in another Knightsbridge residence, all accessed through a single garage door so stay tuned.
The luxurious car stacker was featured in the Sunday Times, and the video can be viewed here: