No. 40 is a Victorian house located in a conservation area off the King’s Road in Chelsea, London.
This home renovation was an interiors project, the inspiration behind the design drew from research into 1930’s steel fabrication techniques and design elements of the Victorian period. It is a blend of ‘before and after’ the Victorian era, expressed via our signature refined industrial aesthetic throughout the interior of the home.
Internal steel-framed Crittall glass partitions are a main feature of the space. The steel and glass doors and windows run at full width and height for maximum impact.
As with all our projects, the use of light was important. Here, natural light was contrasted against the dark-painted tones of the living areas. The use of the Crittall partitions to form a wall between the living and dining areas allows daylight to flood in from the south-facing rear garden.
Wall framing details, bespoke cornicing and chevron parquet flooring are used to homogenise period features with the industrial elements in the design.
The elegant, functional kitchen was designed by MannMade London to complement our refined industrial aesthetic.
Positioned on a polished concrete floor, the units are a textured veneer with marble work surfaces. The space features a steel and glass Crittall surround.
The renovation of the dining area involved a full rethink of the internal and external use of the home. Large expanses of the building were demolished to make way for new interior ideas.
At Minale + Mann we love designing for kids. It is an opportunity for us to have fun with colour and experiment with different finishes and playful textures. For NO. 40 we designed a full floor of bespoke furniture for the children, including a mini-catwalk and dressing area, and toy cupboards with built-in magnetised chalk panels.
All furniture throughout the house was designed in collaboration with MannMade London, including wardrobes and cloakroom storage.