Bavent House

Bavent House

January 16, 2015

We just had to share these images spotted on Bible of British Taste, and not just because one of our most popular designs Chatham Turkey Red features in this very stylish home. Before we spotted our runner, we were struck by the way this architect designed Norfolk abode and it’s contents have been put together by … Read More

Stairs. The Main Event

Stairs. The Main Event

May 20, 2014

A little set of stairs we spotted this weekend and couldn’t help but share… another new hotel commission too. More linear than the swirling spiral staircase of the Les Haras de Stasbourg Hotel stairs we saw last month. This impressive wooden staircase forms the lobby entrance of HotelHotel in Canberra, Australia.  Stacks of recycled wooden planks create … Read More

Spiral Strasbourg

Spiral Strasbourg

March 17, 2014

We are all for a well designed wooden staircase, and this one ticks all the boxes.  This is set is part of the newly renovated Les Haras de Stasbourg Hotel – this staircases is the swirling hub of the restaurant in the former royal stud building, designed by agency Jouin Manku. We like the way … Read More

Sensing Spaces

Sensing Spaces

February 27, 2014

We have been to Sensing Spaces, currently occupying the main gallery at London’s Royal Academy.  This exhibition is quite simply, amazing. The imposing large scale installations, each filling an entire room challenge us to examine and interact with the surrounding environment through sight, sound, touch and even smell. We particularly like Japanese architect Kengo Kuma whose … Read More

Monochrome Battista

Monochrome Battista

February 10, 2014

We are currently flat out in the studio finalising the new Roger Oates Collection for later this year.  Though we are almost there, it’s Monday and we couldn’t resist a little look at some monochrome architecture… We have just spotted these soft stripes and check patterns  of the “Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista” a church … Read More

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

August 28, 2013

This grand staircase of the Battersea Arts Centre houses this carpet clad seating installation by Foundation Rugs. It’s carpet on stairs, but not as we know it.

Sky Runners

Sky Runners

July 29, 2013

Ever returning to Monochrome Monday, we have just spotted this amazing structure designed by Mexican architects Miguel Montemayor.  This staircase-like building exhibits the perfect balance of asymmetry and monochrome we are always questing for.

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

July 15, 2013

A huge angled mirror is the secret behind the gravity defying images visitors take away from Leandro Erlich’s Barbican commission “Dalston House”.  It is possible to climb the walls, hang of 1st floor windowsills ease or simply take a stroll straight up the outside of the house. The installation is part of the 2013 London … Read More