Sans Pere — London, UK

Sans Pere the ultimate expression of the sharing economy
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Billed, without any sense of the hyperbole, as a lifestyle house, Sans Pere may well be the ultimate expression of the sharing economy. Multitasking is the order of the day here, as London-based Atelier Baulier studio harnesses cool grey stone, polished concrete and clerestoried windows to skilfully divide the lofty open-plan space in London’s Shoreditch neighbourhood into a series of monochromatic room-sets modelled on a kitchen, sitting room and study.

Within these broad physical touchstones, Baulier has inserted a patisserie, homeware store, specialty coffee bar, architectural studio, and, of all things, an ethical property sales and lettings office. The idea of Sans Pere is to provide a full turn-key service for the intrepid home-buyer: pick a house, brainstorm refurbishment plans, and pick up some European and Japanese homeware tchotchkes, all while sipping a cup of java brewed from origin coffee roasters in Cornwall and nibbling on patisserie chef and Alain Ducasse alum Jordan Duclaut’s pastries.

Monochromatic room-sets modelled on a kitchen, sitting room and study.

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Sans Pere — London, UK

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Seating area at Sans Pere — London, UK

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.