This project was a national competition run and hosted by the international renowned US furniture manufacture, Bolier Decca. The aim of the competition was to re-imagine some of their classic pieces and place them within a setting that would be unique to the designer and perhaps showing the items in a different light. The team at London’s top interior design firm, worked on this together and we treated it like a proper interior design project. We gave it a name and project number and dedicated a project folder to the ‘cause’. Hand in hand we collaborated with The Visual Shop who provided shell spaces for us to work within and so began the journey to create a visually stunning and unique interior CGI.
Our first job was to choose the key pieces of furniture. We opted for a classic sofa, coffee table and side table as well as a wall unit and an arm chair. Inspired by the Art Deco style, we put together images of details that we could transfer onto the design of the chosen items. We then sourced luxurious fabrics with a limited colour palette that could be upholstered over the furniture to give it at once an authentic feel yet allow it to work within a contemporary idiom. We opted for emerald green and gold with accents in black using leather and velvet to enhance the luxe feel. For the case goods we chose dark brass and mahogany.
The final part of the project involved choosing accessories, lighting, rugs, wall coverings and other finishes. Here we created a classic Deco style stone floor in grey marbles with gold details; we clad the fire place in onyx and used an over-scaled pendant as the feature lighting. Our shell room was an apartment set high up in a sky scraper, clearly overlooking a city like New York. We took the template and changed the time of day to early evening, giving our CGI a more moody feel and ended up with a warm inviting space that had a luxury aspect to it, yet felt liveable and inviting.