In stark contrast to the sterile and minimalistic trends of past years, the interior design industry has evolved considerably by engaging and altering people’s perceptions of what is considered ‘raw’. Delve into the depths of ‘reuse’, ‘upcycle’ and ‘recycle’ and the results are truly phenomenal.
In this month’s issue of Inex, we bring you Machine No.3 – an extraordinary bar that began its life as a launderette. Siblings Anthony and Lauren Johns discovered the dilapidated London launderette and instantly felt attracted to the unique space. The original decor was retained as much as possible to create a vintage, unkempt design. Exposed brickwork and plaster patches now offer a sense of authenticity and blend perfectly with the distressed, worn furniture. Turn to page 28 to read more about this creative concept.
Elsewhere on page 36, Carl Turner Architects demonstrates a fresh, innovative concept by recycling old shipping containers for work, rest and play. Two inspiring schemes – Pop Brixton and A New House for London – provide communities with ‘places’ rather than just ‘buildings’, allowing the public to engage with and enjoy the facilities.
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