Rigby & Rigby Shortlisted for The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019
Rigby & Rigby is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Living Space – UK Award, in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019, for the full-scale revision of a contemporary apartment in the heart of Covent Garden.
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.
Rigby & Rigby had the opportunity to develop and drive a full-scale revision of a contemporary penthouse apartment in the central thoroughfare of Covent Garden. The brief was to provide a design scheme, which accentuates the original features of the building with contemporary furniture and fittings. With the close proximity to Covent Garden, the scheme captures the dynamic and vibrant atmosphere of its surroundings, whilst marrying with the traditional Edwardian architecture of its own, and its neighbouring buildings.
The 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. 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.
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. 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.
The design works fundamentally fulfils every element of the brief with strong features alongside its welcoming and considered feel. The design is original, reflects the Edwardian heritage of the building and accentuates the unique features whilst combining contemporary furniture and fittings. 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.