London-based architecture and design studio ‘Michaelis Boyd Associates‘ have redesigned the iconic Groucho Club in the heart of Soho, London which celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015. At first, architects were only asked to integrate a lift into the centre of the building, but the project developed to renovation of the entire space and it took 2 years to complete it. A reclaimed fireplace has been installed at the heart of the ‘may lou’ room. Also, antique oak herringbone floor and plaster ceiling have been added. To create a rich and comfortanle design, luxurious Brazilian marble tables and sprung carved banquettes have been added to the room. Many of the building’s original features have been restored: the main staircase and the timber panelling on the walls have been stripped back to reveal their original beauty. On the second floor, a modern but opulent screening room with custom-made furniture and fabric-lined panelling and luxurious carpeting can be found.
Photos from Michaelis Boyd Website