Urban Cape
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Battersea London Residence - Basement Build contemporary-wine-cellar

Battersea London Residence - Basement Build

Urban Cape was commissioned by our client to assist with the build of a new basement in their existing home in Battersea.

The brief was to create and design the joinery for a bespoke bar, media unit and wine unit, along with the lighting design and selection of the finishes for the basement and powder room.

The client wanted the interior to exude an aesthetic of drama and sophistication. Being a quite large cavernous area, it was important to incorporate a design that would help to create a sense of warmth and balance the space. The room was planned with a multi-purpose function in mind. Being used for both a children’s play area and alluring entertaining area, the design needed to be versatile and hard wearing whilst still offering a bit of glamour.

Leather was selected for durability, elegance, versatility and timeless aesthetic. Should the client wish to change the style or the furniture in the future, the joinery will continue to blend luxuriously into a contemporary environment or considerably enhance the classic appeal of a residence that is more traditional.

A palate of warm walnut timbers, rich chocolate brown and warm grey shades were chosen. Exquisite dark chocolate leather doors were hand crafted in South Africa for the Bar and Media units. Teaming a large shiny croc print with soft plain leather, walnut veneer and a dark Emperador marble from Spain, the units offer the luxury of a natural product whilst bringing about an absolutely stunning and inimitable look to be enjoyed for years to come!

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October 25, 2013
ZCI Woodworks wrote:
How was the leather mounted on the doors?
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Sorry for the delay in answering. It is glued on with contact adhesive in panels. It is not easy to achieve and can only be done well by a specific leather/ furniture manufacturer.
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June 12, 2013
sanctuaryhome wrote:
Is the wood on the bar, solid walnut or veneer? Thank you.
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Its UK based though?
    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 4:48AM
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Try Camwood veneering services in wimbledon
    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 1:32PM
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Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 Basement Renovations Designed for Fun
3. Sleek and sophisticated in London. The owners of this home in South London's Battersea district wanted to turn their basement into a glamourous new space for entertaining, as well as a play space for their kids. They hired London-based design firm Urban Cape, who created a dramatic and sophisticated design that's durable, versatile and fun.The basement of this house is huge — plenty of room for a custom bar, media unit, and a wine area. For the bar, lead designer Sarah Radhanauth installed dark brown leather doors handcrafted in South Africa. The leather is embossed with a shiny crocodile print.

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