ONE BISHOPSGATE PLAZA
Luxury Private Residential Showhome
Milc were instructed to create three inspiring show apartments for One Bishopsgate Plaza which is home to the Pan Pacific Hotel London as an escape from the bustling city below, each one with a beautiful, original aesthetic.
Our brief was to create an aspirational environment for prospective purchasers and to showcase the development that considered both the interior space and the architecture of the impressive building, with its 43-storey tower clad in bronze. The aesthetic of the sky residences followed the overall ambience from the hotel; calming, textured and refined. Milc worked to create three separate schemes which related to varying aspects of the Pan Pacific brand whether it be clientele, the sites rich history and or views of the city.
Using the Pan Pacific brand, the aim was to create high-end, welcoming spaces with a focus on layout, luxe materials and considered finishes, across entrances, bedrooms, reception and dining areas.
Milc set to work developing ideas that would work for guests and residents from all over the world, settling on East-meets-West that allowed the team to marry the Pan Pacific’s roots with the locality of the building. Playing into the ‘Proudly Singaporean in the heart of the city’ line the client had given us.
The team explored the history of Pan Pacific and the South-East Asian heritage. The aesthetic was developed from the imagery found in the researching phase and translated into three key colour palettes for sky residences. It was key to illustrate British craftsmanship throughout the design development in order to bring together the rich history and modern-day architecture. In each apartment, the Milc team assessed the light, shadows and silhouettes as well as the level within the building to establish which concept idea would match the space. After considering each space and the focal aspects within them the team worked to layer luxurious materials, finishes and styling built by British artisans create an aspirational space that felt at once inviting and elevated – the perfect resting point for all residents.
By working with our clients to hone the brief and refine our approaches, we produced three design schemes, to demonstrate the desired layout for each apartment variation. Each scheme was carefully curated over time with different design concepts.
The two-bedroom sky residence named Enchanting Skies was designed to bring together the depth of the London skyline as seen throughout the apartments. Mood and light tone were especially important when cultivating this design as it was essential the spaces didn’t feel too dark or light. The main influence within the scheme was light-play which enabled a mix of furniture and case goods to give varied silhouettes depending on the season, weather or time of day. Smoked glass and charcoal flecked wallpaper are complimented with elegant and refined accessories whilst lighter upholstery is balanced with rich textures and hues of blue. The master bedroom within the design is designed to feel like the morning with cool icy tones and elegant finishes, whilst the second bedroom juxtaposes the design and features darker velvet upholstery with rattan detailing to give a more relaxed and organic feel. The space is filled with deep scents such as amber and oud to give a sense of depth. Indeed, an evening’s entertainment was at the heart of this design, with lavish table settings, giving an atmospheric feel to the design.
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