This is the dining space of the penthouse show suite of the Marketing Pavilion at Greenwich Peninsula, the pilot project of the ELLE Decoration Style Consultancy. This is the central axis of the space, with the dining table envisioned as the locus of all activity, a place for meetings, discussions, private dinners and cups of tea.
We were thrilled to rediscover the ‘Ventaglio’ dining table, designed by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina in 1972. Looking utterly contemporary, and shown here in natural oak and black-smoked oak, its form is deliberately non-orthogonal to encourage a more casual approach to dining, and to fit more people around it. The seating is a selection of classic favourites: the ‘Superleggera’ dining chair designed by GiÒ Ponti in 1957 and the ‘Pilotta’ chair by Rodolfo Dordoni, created some 50 years later, both for Cassina; a pair of ‘Tabouret Solvay’ oak stools, designed by Jean Prouvé in 1941, from Vitra and a set of ‘Ålmsta’ bamboo and rattan dining chairs from Ikea. Behind the tables are a pair of ‘Cortina’ lounge chairs by Gordon Guillaumier for Minotti. Overhead hang a cluster of Carrara marble and crystal ‘Chamber’ pendant lights by Lee Broom. The kitchen accessories are by Vincent Van Duysen and John Pawson for When Objects Work and the tableware is from the ‘Olio’ collection by Barber Osgerby for Royal Doulton. The brass theme is continued with a selection of planters from Grace & Thorn.