The owners of 5&6 Connaught Place, a grand house facing Hyde Park, wanted its interiors to balance the building’s history with bold contemporary insertions. They chose London based design studio 1508 London to help them achieve their vision.
This beautiful home is situated within an area known as ‘the city of palaces north of the park’ and spans seven floors. The property has rich Regency heritage and the 1508 London team devised a design concept that combined the best of traditional architectural details and craftsmanship with complementary modern flourishes.
Dernier & Hamlyn was commissioned to manufacture bespoke chandeliers and install them throughout the property. They needed not only to be sympathetic to the scale and proportion of the rooms in which they were situated, but also to embrace continuity between the metalwork finishes used for the lighting and elsewhere in other elements of the design.
Louise Wicksteed, 1508 London’s creative director & partner says: “We chose Dernier & Hamlyn because of the quality and service they offer. The craftsmanship of the bronze and glass chandeliers provides a unique feature which really enhances the overall design. Their team showed a real understanding of the grand residence in its former glory.”
Jeremy Quantrill, Dernier & Hamlyn’s managing director says: “Some of the chandeliers were substantial, both in size and weight, and our expertise was called upon to determine how we should reinforce the existing fixings that had been put in place to ensure they were suitable and fit for the purpose and then to actually carry out the work.”