Project: Canaletto Apartments
Architects and Designers: WOMO Architects
Collaborators: Artwork featured from Becky Allen, Adam Ball, Dominique Cheng, Mae Engelgeer and Daniele Scauso
Location: London, United Kingdom
Photography: Philip Vile
Canaletto, the distinctive architectural landmark building designed by UNStudio, is unveiling its limited-edition collection of elegant three-bedroom modern sanctuaries at the top of the building, designed and furnished by international design teams from Goddard Littlefair and WOMO Architects. Canaletto adjacent to the Regents Canal, sits on the doorstep of Tech City and at the heart of four of London’s most dynamic districts: Islington, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and the City, with their plethora of diverse shops, galleries and restaurants. Overlooking London, the Beaumont Collection’s light-filled interiors seamlessly connect to their spacious terraces and the expansive views beyond.
Located on the building’s 24th to 28th floors, each Canaletto Apartments includes close to 2000 square feet of living space, three double bedrooms with two en-suite, separate bathroom and powder room, a study and spacious open plan kitchen and lounge area with dual aspect panoramas enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling seamless glass. The multi-award winning building conceived by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio is divided into multiple ‘neighbourhoods in the sky’, accentuated through organic banding shapes conveying a sense of scale and intimacy unprecedented for a building of this height.
Multi-disciplinary design team WOMO Architects have ‘flipped the script’ of Beaumont 2802’s open-plan living space by segmenting it fit for entertaining and hosting but with individual personal comfort as priority. Natural oiled wood flooring matched with design details that are accented with light oak and pale sage green forms a contemporary foundation to a light-filled layout. The bedrooms vary in contemporary aesthetic and design elements, with comfort being the common thread. Furniture pieces that stand out for their quality of detailing and light footing are featured in each space.
The open plan facilitates views and movement easily throughout, but within this the furniture was arranged to establish subtle zones that are nevertheless separated. The living area is oriented with large comfortable seating zones, a movable TV stand that doubles as digital art in the space, and feature seating providing variability to how the space is used – be it in a snug reading corner, or in a group setting for socialising with friends.
The second Apartment 2501 situated on the 25th floor, with sweeping views across London, has been designed by Jo Littlefair of internationally acclaimed Goddard Littlefair. The interior design is a sophisticated and feminine response to the organic nature of the architecture which lends itself to having soft lines followed through into the interiors. The soft curves in the detailing provide a playfulness and speak to the building’s form, fluidly connecting the transition from outside to inside.
The softened interior styling incorporates natural materials and a natural base palette to provide a minimalist, sophisticated look. Layers of personality are added using a mix of materials from light wood, marble and ceramics to demure metallics, reflecting the design of the building’s facade. Craftsmanship and luxury come through in the quality of the details, while accessories provide sophisticated pops of colour and joy.