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Rigby & Rigby Wins ‘Living Space London’, in Design et Al’s International Design & Architecture Awards 2019

Last Friday, 20th September, Rigby & Rigby were announced winners of the Living Space – London, UK Award, in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019, for the full-scale revision of a contemporary penthouse apartment in the heart of Covent Garden. Rigby & Rigby is delighted to have been awarded in this year’s ceremony, alongside being shortlisted for the Designer of the Decade award.

Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, The International Design & Architecture Awards recognise the best in design from across the globe. An opportunity for designers, architects and developers to showcase their work, design et al celebrates some of the best design schemes, product launches and innovation in the world.

Iain Johnson, Director – Head of Residential at Rigby & Rigby, commented, “We are thrilled to have been acknowledged in this year’s international design awards alongside some of the best designers in the world.” Iain continues, “Our award-winning project, designed by our talented team, captures the dynamic and vibrant atmosphere of its location in Covent Garden, whilst marrying with the traditional Edwardian architecture of its own, and its neighbouring buildings. It is a great accolade and an honour for our team to be celebrated industry-wide, and well-deserved.”

Paul Fishpool, Interior Design Studio Manager at Rigby & Rigby, commented, “As Head of Studio, it is a fantastic feeling for our team to have been recognised in Design et Al’s international design awards. In this winning project, our client commissioned Rigby & Rigby to develop a strong and striking design, one that echoed the colourful visuals of its postcode whilst being a welcoming home, which we fulfilled and exceeded. This award will fuel even more outstanding designs and extraordinary achievements for our team, as we continue to deliver some exciting projects across London, and the globe.”

Our Award-Winning Project:

The design of this property fundamentally fulfils every element of the brief with strong features alongside its welcoming and considered feel. The furniture layout in the open-plan living room has been partitioned in the space to make individual areas flow seamlessly whilst retaining the grandeur. The purpose of the space changes throughout the day, whether it be an early morning coffee to formal evening meal to relaxing in front of the TV or entertaining guests in the bar area.

At the heart of the property is a large, open-plan living space, allowing for a truly social environment to host and entertain guests. The space includes a relaxed seating area, formal dining and a bar. The table seats eight people for large dinners and the discreet bespoke bar, which fits behind pocket doors, takes the room from day to night time use. By incorporating colours and contemporary furniture this unique property has a practical yet elegant approach.

The Penthouse apartment flows from the common parts through to the main living spaces ensuring a tranquil space in one of London’s busiest entertainment districts. The open-plan living area is the perfect day-to-night space and blends both relaxation and entertaining functions into one room. At the rear of the property, a large terrace allows for alfresco dining in the heart of London. The bedroom areas were designed to provide a harmonious and calm environment. The use of bold colours and soft furnishings creates a playful and peaceful space.

Learn more about our Winning Project, and view the list of worldwide winners here.