The Bryanston’s colourful apartment is a curated interior haven
The Bryanston’s latest apartment interior concept is an immaculately curated space by David Collins Studio with Nick Vinson of Vinson&Co for developers Almacantar
The Bryanston apartments make the most of a bustling, upmarket, central London neighbourhood, Hyde Park’s greenery at their doorstep and architecture by the world-renowned studio of Rafael Viñoly; and now, the luxury London residential development by Almacantar also has a brand new interiors offering in the shape of a show apartment, masterfully created by David Collins Studio (DCS) with guest curation from Nick Vinson of Vinson&Co, a Wallpaper* contributing editor. Bringing together a selection of contemporary British artists and makers, as well as taking advantage of the property’s generous proportions, light and views, the new apartment interior design is uplifting, original and elegant.
’Apartment 11.02 has a genuine sense of place, it’s on the edge of Hyde Park, straddling Mayfair and Marylebone, so we literally bought the park inside with some of the commissions, such as the table from a felled London plane tree, and decorative elements taken directly from the park; we also incorporated emblematic furniture pieces from iconic DCS projects from the neighbourhood, like a chandelier from The Wolseley and a trolley from The Connaught, and worked with local businesses including Connolly, Perfumer H and David Mellor,’ says Vinson.
The Bryanston apartment interiors
The result is both eye-catching and playfully light-hearted, featuring high-end furniture designs, bespoke art (including a powerful three-dimensional relief by London-based sculptor Lucy Smith, which adorns the entrance and corridors, inspired by Wedgwood’s Jasperware) and lots of colour – every room has its own theme, from the blue bedroom to the refreshingly bright yellow dining area. Tactile fabrics are juxtaposed with reflective surfaces that allow the sunlight to bounce and illuminate the space richly throughout the course of the day. Adding to this interior’s feast for the senses, each room has its own scent, created by Perfumer H.
Vinson, who has worked with DCS in the past and is intimately familiar with the studio’s body of work, proposes that true character in an interior space can be a mix of iconic, classic pieces and bespoke elements: ‘I curated the “DCS 30” anniversary exhibition for David Collins Studio in 2015, so I can boast an encyclopaedic knowledge of the studio’s projects and products. Their furniture pieces were selected from over three decades and custom-made in new finishes, building the foundation of the project, and then mixed with vintage finds and many bespoke commissions from a roster of London-based designer-makers, talents who responded brilliantly to our brief. I always like to mix things up to avoid a “total look” from any single source.’
What makes this apartment design at The Bryanston stand out among its peers? ‘I hope that is due to the maniacal attention to detail and the considered curation of everything, which is entirely custom-made down to bedding, scent and stationery,’ says Vinson. §