Brand Snapshot | Echlin designs British craft inspired penthouse for Rathbone Square
One of the largest new residential complexes in the heart of London, Rathbone Square has been masterminded by Great Portland Estates and designed by Make, launching with strong sales since 2014. Conceived as the creative redesign of a Royal Mail Sorting Office and including the rare addition of a public square just a stone’s throw from Tottenham Court Road, the scheme has now just released its final collection of penthouse interiors.
The spaces feature work by Echlin, the design studio and member of Walpole, and span two duplexes located on the seventh and eighth floor of the development. Each penthouse has access to its own private outdoor space and combines generous, light-filled interiors with striking panoramas of the London skyline.
Echlin has designed one of the two spaces (the other one is available unfurnished), which features a sculptural spiral staircase at its heart. Large, open-plan living spaces and the master bedroom occupy the penthouse’s top level, while below are a further two spacious double bedrooms, one ensuite bathroom, and a sizeable balcony. Echlin opted for a palette of rich materials and serene colours that offer a modern, cosmopolitan feel of refined luxury.
‘Our design for the penthouse draws on the creative heritage of the area, the Bloomsbury Group for example, and the contemporary innovative businesses that now call the area home, as well as the various international influxes that have added to the culturally rich local DNA’, says Echlin co-founder Sam McNally – adding that the team was further inspired by the local food scene.
An emphasis on British craft meant that carefully selected pieces by UK-based designers and makers dot the interior – examples include furniture designed by Echlin, a striking hanging mobile by Corrie Williamson and a curated selection of work by British ceramicist John Julian.