Private Investment Bank – London Offices

Resonate Interiors has designed a new office space for a boutique Private Investment Bank located in London.

Resonate Interiors successfully won the design of a Boutique Private Capital business in the City of London. Resonate Interiors were briefed by the client to design and deliver an entrepreneurial interior, which reflected the companys’ values.

Resonate faced an immediate issue with the entrance space as it was small and enclosed, and although the atrium roof let in plenty of natural light, it was clunky and dated. Resonate set about transforming the entrance space into an exciting area which maximised the height and natural light. They have created a beautiful bespoke Barisol ceiling, with carefully detailed led light strips allowing it to glow at night. The tailored reception desk is formed out of hand sourced travertine with leather and backlit glass insets, reflecting solidity and heritage. The desk is positioned on a beautiful, wide, grey wooden floor from Broadleaf, which sets the tone for the space.

Separated from the visitors seating area by a semi-transparent box is the breakout bar which is formed from a large, recycled, stone top allowing for both bar height seating and smaller café tables. The kitchen counter formed of brushed zinc is beautifully hand crafted against the grey chalkboard effect splash-back; with inserts of antiqued mirror to reflect the activities around. Opposite this, is a handmade bookshelf with integrated digital art of beautiful birds subtly moving. This leads through to the two large client meeting rooms with a sliding folding wall in stunning grey veneer. To create a more homely atmosphere, there is a backdrop wall of the Fornasetti inventors Cole and Son wallpaper. The furniture in these rooms look slightly industrial and are in Elm veneer with Carrera marble tops to the credenzas. Lighting details were carefully considered and are of a similar angle to the reception and LED light fittings.

The open-plan office now has white and oak bench style desks from Knoll; with long pedestals and bespoke seat pads in alternating fabrics, adding character and detail to what could have been a bland environment. Quiet rooms with padded walls are set to the side of the office areas. This adds an eclectic flavour with bespoke timber doors; all three lined up really set the entrepreneurial feel. Overall Resonate have designed and delivered an original project, with heaps of detail and character and one where this Private investment business can grow and thrive.

Design: Resonate Interiors
Photography: Philip Vile