Private members’ clubs have long been among some of the most impressive and prestigious interior design projects since their inception by British upper-class men in the 18th century. Originally established in London’s West End and formerly referred to as traditional gentlemen’s clubs, these establishments were adorned in masculine trimmings and ornamentation – hosting what we would refer to today as the ultimate ‘man cave’.
Reaching new heights and taking a stride away from this out-dated association stands the seven-storey Devonshire Club, whereby the design has occupied a modern take on private members’ clubs to meet 21st century needs. This £25m renovation of two Grade II Listed buildings has been transformed into the ultimate modern-day, members-only club – reaching out to both men and women alike – and has been recognised for its outstanding design by National Association of Shopfitters (NAS). Turn to page 12 to find out more about this new glamorous private members’ club.
Meanwhile on page 42, Dutch wood manufacturer, Hakwood, talks Inex through its role in the Devonshire Club’s renovation and why specifying wood for interior design projects still remains a popular choice for discerning designers.
Elsewhere in this issue, Hilton takes Inex readers on a tour of its design-led Bankside hotel, Mads Thornam explains the inspiration behind his gym mat-inspired first product launch and Multiliving lists the latest Italian trends to look out for in kitchen design.
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