This is the lounge space of the penthouse show suite of the Knight Dragon Marketing Pavilion at Greenwich Peninsula, the pilot project of the ELLE Decoration Style Consultancy. This is imagined as a soft space to retreat to after dinner, a spot from which to admire the incredible surrounding views:
Here we specified the ‘Peanut B’ modular sofa system, designed by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo, because it was supremely adaptable and easily moved to different areas as required. Lighting was kept low to work alongside this seating rather than casting pools of light on top of people’s heads. The ‘Balloon’ lights by Brokis are perfect for this, plus you can specify exactly which combination of glass transparency, coloured reflector (shades include white, chrome, yellow and copper) and even the colour of flex you prefer.
We think of side tables as the equivalent of small sculptures for the home; here the ‘Kitaj’ oiled oak side table/stool by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti complements a vintage Carrara marble-topped ‘Tulip’ side table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1957. Saarinen vowed to address the ‘ugly, confusing, unrestful world’ he observed underneath chairs and tables; the so-called ‘slum of legs’. A five-year investigation led him to this then-revolutionary pedestal design. On the wall are hand-painted panels of Phillip Jeffries’ amazing ‘Sea Spray’ manila hemp-backed wallpaper and a ‘Sunflower’ clock, originally designed by George Nelson in 1958, from Vitra. Grey cashmere/silk ‘Tiub’ and chunky knit blue wool ‘Nodo’ throws, both by Society Limonta, add cosiness. Underfoot, there’s a luxurious grey bamboo/silk ‘Fade’ rug by Poliform, and by the window you can see the iconic ‘D.153.1’ lounge chair designed by GiÒ Ponti for Molteni & C in 1953.