Robert Angell and his team were asked to reinvigorate the iconic Blue Bar, which was previously designed by the late David Collins. The team were asked to keep the Bar’s origins but give the space a more modern feel. The amazing interior that has totally been stripped out and only the original Sir Edwin Lutyens panelling that Collins painted blue, remains. The rest was all newly designed by Robert Angell, but the end result is more contemporary yet retains its iconic style.
Everything was designed uniquely for this project - the upholstery for the individually designed chairs and stools was tailor made from dying the yarns to developing a textile that would be totally unique for the upholstery and four bespoke designs were created.
The stools to the lower tables have leather bases and glass pedestal column, all the furniture is exacting in comfort and style. Not forgetting the new glass pavilion created by Sir Richard Rogers, the style of the interior and furniture had to reflect the differing architectural styles and therefore a more mid-century approach was needed to compliment both spaces.
All the materials are luxurious and harmonious. This project was all about the details and juxtaposition of materials whilst respecting the original design ethos.