Fox’s concept takes the bespoke approach to a new level, as the designer crafted her compositions to include a wealth of custom-made furniture and products, which were created and made to exact specifications for the penthouse. With some 3,100 sq m to play with, the possibilities to think outside the box and produce something special were ample.
'By capitalising on the extraordinary views across the London skyline, which take in every recognisable landmark, as our main source of inspiration, we have cultivated a space that consistently complements its surroundings,' says Fox. 'Here, the owner can still appreciate scenes of the urban bustle outside the apartment whilst also enjoying being above it all. The penthouse has a unique feel that is part New York high-rise sophistication and part a hub of culture and creativity that so defines this stretch of the South Bank.'
A soft, nature-inspired colour palette creates a sophisticated backdrop for specific pieces of art and furniture to pop – without distracting from the apartment’s 360-degree views.
One-of-a-kind artworks include bedside tables in the master bedroom, manufactured by the Treeslounge workshop; plush rugs throughout the apartment, made by London-based atelier Holland Cassidy; a statement dining table and console table from specialist furniture maker Novocastrian; and a set of pippy oak bedside tables in the guest bedroom made from timber from fallen trees in London, by sustainable design house Process Studio. Most of the items were built in the UK.
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Q&A with Portia Fox
The One Casson Square penthouse interior by designer Portia Fox has been revealed, a space filled with bespoke furniture and captivating art. We meet with Portia to discuss her design.
In Memory of Michael Squire 1946 – 2023
Michael Squire, the founding partner of London-based architecture practice Squire & Partners, and the architect behind much of the masterplan for Southbank Place, died on Thursday May 4, 2023. Under Michael’s direction Squire & Partner’s has become one of the UK’s most respected architecture practices, winning a significant number of design awards, and establishing a reputation for beautiful, crafted buildings in sensitive urban locations, with Southbank Place standing proudly among them.