This is my first permeant architectural project. It was a joy to work on. The clients Jonny and Rachel extended their London ground floor flat into the garden to make one large open living space. Working with architects NimTim the whole flat was given a new lease of life, maintaining the Victorian luxurious room dimensions while adding numerous large modern windows to the new rear facade.
These Windows flooded the living space with light and provided a visual connection to the garden. Through out the flat built in cupboards have allowed minimalist living to function through containing the unaesthetic aspects of life. Jonny and Rachel wanted the house to show off their best features. Their love of art, books, science and worldly collected treasures. These aspect are showcased in their flat and what makes it a home.
I feel that these collected items create a story around us and immerse us in comfort. The kitchen tiles created are the ultimate extension of Jonny and Rachel's tastes, providing a bespoke feature and colour injection. Through design discussions, glaze development and a few coffees together we developed a tile pattern that would bring the garden into the kitchen. Or perhaps extending the kitchen into the garden. Rachel loves bright yellow (as seen on the windows) and Khaki (as seen in her wardrobe). Creating a spectrum of glaze colours that keeps the tiles undulating, changing, never static between yellow and khaki.
The shape of the tiles is interpreted by house visitors differently from bamboo to bird flocks created in the dark grout. A distinct yet simple geometric pattern was formed to provide a bold grout frame for the colours to sit within.