Decorex’s Champagne Bar is always the talking point of the show and a must-see installation for all. This year visitors were able to relax, unwind and socialise with friends, in a beautifully designed space that reinterpreted classical architecture for a modern audience.
Shona Patel, Development Director & Partner, 1508 London
"Our concept for the Champagne Bar was 'Deconstructed Classicism' which was inspired by the progression of design, from its classical origins to modern design and current trends. The scheme deconstructs and reconstructs the route of design in the luxury market by adapting and exploring geometry, detailing and materials that are still present in modern and contemporary design. Our proposal for the Decorex Champagne bar 2016 explores basic geometrical arrangements in plan, then deconstructs the classical and basic shapes both in form and by embedding classical and modern detailing.
"The bold archway leads onto and frames a beautiful piece of artwork of The Pantheon produced by Quintessa. We worked with some amazing suppliers to finish the design and give the bar the integrity of materials that you'd expect from the classical period - for example, we had a stunning 'Matrix' sculpture from David Harber and an Alabaster bar by Atelier Alain Ellouz."
On the show in general, Shona comments:
“Decorex 2016 was excellent, it had a great variety of good suppliers and the ambience was lovely. The design of all the areas were well through and it was amazing to be part of the Decorex team this year. It was a great forum for networking and generally catching-up with people in the industry, especially at the Champagne bar!”
Established in 2010, the London based design studio already has a number of award-winning, high-profile commercial and residential developments in its portfolio.
1508 London brings together some of the industry’s most forward-thinking and creative minds. The diverse and talented team are the DNA of 1508 London, which is a design collective led by three partners – Louise Wicksteed, Hamish Brown and Shona Patel.
1508 London creates exceptional interior spaces - the designs they produce are not formulaic or style driven but are derived from measured principles. The team don’t simply respond to the client’s brief but interpret their personality, the character of the property and its history and surroundings, and weave these elements together into a compelling design. The 1508 London house principles are at the core of every scheme, resulting in a unique project portfolio of interiors with unparalleled detail and style.
Previous Champagne Bar Designers
1508 London joins a stellar line-up of celebrated names who have created inspirational Champagne Bars including:
2015 - Russell Sage
2014 - Les Trois Garçons
2013 - Martin Brudnizki