Hyde Park Gardens is a Grade 2 Listed apartment in which the client decided to install a series of three bathrooms of unique character. Attracted by the rich aesthetic qualities of marble, the client asked for it to be used not only to clad the walls and floors but also to carve out a series of bespoke sink units. Calacatta Oro, with its special veining in golds and greens, was selected for the purpose. Marble blocks were cut thinly with the resulting slabs supported on the back with a lightweight aluminium honeycomb. This was to give strength to each panel to enable them to be craned in through very confined spaces.The slabs were chosen so that, when cut, they could provide a mirror, almost kaleidoscope effect.
The end result is a series of rooms that, despite their small scale, are rich in visual interest and offer an impressive showcase of high quality design and immaculate craftsmanship.