Reviving a moderne classic
The intention was to celebrate the surviving original features and to create an interior scheme more appropriate to the original character of the building. The new decorative scheme featured a sequence of five large bespoke carpets designed to evoke the spirit of Moderne, and a new reception desk was conceived to address both public and secure areas of the foyer.
The lighting scheme was redesigned, including a dramatic stylised bronze lighting feature at the rear of the space to create a visual focus. A new security pass system using speed-lanes was introduced, again bronzed to continue the theme. New furniture was carefully sourced and the existing polished brass surfaces were re-presented as bronze elements, in keeping with the 1930s style.