Powerfullyfeminine, sculptural, colorful with unusual combinations; this is Roksanda Ilinčić’s fashion, a Serbian-born designer trained at Central Saint Martins. The style of the brand that bears her name, Roksanda,has now been transposed into a new interior design project inside London’s gasometers in King’s Cross. The designer created the interior of this three-story luxury residence in the cast-iron skeleton of this three-story 19th-century industrial building.
In one of the nine penthouses, Roksanda implemented a feminine mise-en-scène, in contrast to the rigorous context of industrial aesthetics. This is her first curatorial experience as an interior designer and is set up down to the smallest detail, from furniture to books. For the interiors, Roksanda invited Nick Vinson, creative director of Vinson & Co, with whom she wanted to share her vision of the space. With her contribution, the designer has softly reinterpreted the 1970s style, with Postmodern and Mid-Century forays, focusing on creative women, both established and emerging. Lamps, vases, and ceramics include pieces by Eny Lee Parker, Alana Wilson, Christine Roland, and Annette Lantsoght. With murals, artwork, and textiles by Parisian artist Caroline Denervaud as a backdrop for Lina Bo Bardi and Charlotte Perriand’s furniture. Completing the design, a dining table by Angelo Mangiarotti, the bed by Tobia Scarpa, the seats of the ’50s by Pierre Jeanneret and others of more recent times by Mario Botta and Philippe Starck.
The use of bold colour and eclecticism in this space evokes the “glamour” of the 1970s.