Case Studies

Broadgate Quarter, Stainless Steel Canopy

Broadgate Quarter, Stainless Steel Canopy

How a dated, nineties building was brought into the 21st Century with the addition of a thoughtfully designed and fabricated canopy with integrated lighting and no visible support.

Photography by Paris Granger.

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Elevators, Fenman House, Kings Cross

Elevators, Fenman House, Kings Cross

An inside perspective on the creation of moody, contemporary elevators and lobby and how the luxurious bronze finish was created using stainless steel.

Photography by Tom Hampson.

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15 Fetter Lane, London

15 Fetter Lane, London

The story of how a tired office building became desirable again and gravitated away from its position of being a poor relation to the neighbouring grand buildings in Fetter Lane.

Photography by Paris Granger.

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Devonshire Club Hotel

Devonshire Club Hotel

A look behind the scenes and the design story of this private members club that had a jet-setting businesswoman as its design Muse.

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Returning a Knightsbridge Store’s escalator hall to a former glory

Returning a Knightsbridge Store’s escalator hall to a former glory

An in-depth look at the design ethos and materials used in the refurbishment of the stairs and escalators in this historic and world-famous London landmark building.

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Embassy Gardens - planters in Bronze sandblasted PVD stainless steel

Embassy Gardens - planters in Bronze sandblasted PVD stainless steel

Looking at the context and design background for this Garden Landscaping project working with a palette of ochres and golds. Embassy Gardens is a core part of a development being called “The New South Bank” in Nine Elms, Wandsworth, London the design of which is based on the High Line Park, New York, UK.

Photograhy by Paris Granger.

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Shanghai Bund Financial Centre

Shanghai Bund Financial Centre

A look at how PVD coloured stainless steel has been used to create a striking and unique “moving veil” façade for the Arts and Cultural Centre in the mixed-use development The Shanghai Bund Financial Centre, China.

Photography by Tim Franco.

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Retro-fit staircase, Google offices, 6 Pancras Square, London UK

Retro-fit staircase, Google offices, 6 Pancras Square, London UK

Creating a staircase from blackened stainless steel that looks like a sinuous, sculptural ribbon…

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Bedford Gardens: Creating a staircase using coloured stainless steel

Bedford Gardens: Creating a staircase using coloured stainless steel

With the purchase of the semi-detached property 54 Bedford Gardens and its adjacent mews house, Jonathan Pirie, Managing Director of Bancroft Heath, a building firm, had something very special in mind for its redesign.

Photography by Toby Webb.

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Wood Lane: Creating the first new London tube station on an existing line for 70 years

Wood Lane: Creating the first new London tube station on an existing line for 70 years

The creation of a contemporary Underground station using anodised aluminium and stainless steel…

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North House: The creation of new offices from two adjoining buildings North House, 27 Great Peter Street, London

North House: The creation of new offices from two adjoining buildings North House, 27 Great Peter Street, London

John Desmond were selected by Ian Ritchie Architects, designers of the famous Spire of Dublin, to work in creating a zen-like interior using shot-peened stainless steel and white glass for the offices of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at North House, Westminster, London.

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Lakeside: design, build and installation of teeth whitening kiosk at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Lakeside: design, build and installation of teeth whitening kiosk at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Interior designer Ben Rousseau chose to work with John Desmond in designing and building a cosmetic dentistry unit for Smile Lounge that had to be installed in Lakeside shopping centre within a slot of 12 hours. The result is a slick and polished kiosk.

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