Renowned architect Daniel Hopwood has worked in the interior industry for many years, and created his eponymous studio, Studio Hopwood, in 1993. The multidisciplinary practice includes interior designers as well as architects and landscape architects and has numerous residential and commercial work to its name.
Over the last twenty-three years the studio has worked across a range of varied projects, from Michelin starred restaurants and boutique hotels to private members’ clubs. Working with a range of clients, hands-on to those who live abroad, the studio always adapt accordingly and consistently deliver projects that combine the client’s vision with seductive glamor and originality. Engaging and spending time with their clients to ensure the process is enjoyable and accessible is at the forefront of all that they do.
Studio Hopwood share one of their recent projects with The LuxPad below…
Project Name: Sound and Vision
Floor Area: 215sq m
Project Time Taken: 7 months
Completion of Project: January 2016
The owners of a new central London penthouse wanted to create an inviting and comfortable home to enjoy the stunning 360 degree views of the city by day and night. Both needed a room of their own. He required ample storage for his guitar and record collection, whilst her space is catered to her passion for fashion.
Creation / planning process
After the brief, there are meetings to present the design concept to the client, a time for collaboration between both parties. The design concept includes full technical drawings, 3D visuals, FF&E specifications (furniture, fixtures & equipment), budget schedules and scope of works for the constructor.
Once the client agrees to the design, the constructor receives the tender package and the process begins.
It took five months to completely re-decorate, furnish and build the bespoke joinery pieces. Thanks to established relationships with our construction team and independent lighting, furniture and wallcoverings’ makers the project finished on time.
How it went?
It was exhilarating! To see the clients enjoy the proceedings, observe and appreciate the constructors’ detailed joinery work while living on site during the process was wonderful. No dust cloud or delivery packages were too much for them. The results will speak for themselves.
Favorite room / part of the project and why?
The entire property is amazing! If I had to choose, it would have to be the guitar room. The combination of the grey stained wood, the deep burgundy velvet upholstered padded back walls, snakeskin covered side walls against the cream leather armchair in the window box, making the guitar display wall the clients’ absolute favorite.
Any issues / problems you had to overcome during the project?
It is hard to believe but no big hiccups were encountered apart from the occasional production delay which we had allowed for by planning additional time when ordering.
The contemporary art in this project was curated by Katherine Maginnis.