UK, London. The renowned British interior architecture studio, David Collins Studio, has joined forces with the Italian luxury furniture brand, Promemoria, to complete their second collection to date, The London Collection. Their first collaboration, The Capsule Collection, was launched at the 2013 Salon del Mobile in Milan and focused on geometry and symmetry. The second collaboration builds on that same balanced theme.
Every item in The London Collection is named after a garden square found in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, residential features that the late David Collins had a particular affinity for.
One of the standout items in The London Collection is Bramham, a low chair named after Bramham Gardens, the quaint garden square that graced Collins’ former Kensington residence. The Bramham features a T-shaped backrest turned rear leg and a leather seat that meets two delicate front legs, it is available in dark red, dark green, dark blue and black.
Another of the more eye catching items is the Cadogan dining table, it’s simplicity does not detract from the craftsmanship and quality of materials selected. The table top is available in three different finishes, navy-stained oak, gold leaf oak and Brazilian black agata marble that has an almost cosmic collection of natural veins and spots. All the aforementioned materials are met with gracefully tapering bronze legs.
However, the most desirable piece – an accolade on which both studios agree – is the Grosvenor sofa. Promemoria and David Collins Studio’s interpretation of the “tête-à-tête” lovers seat encompasses all that the collection represents. A modern geometric take on a French luxury design classic, the Grosvenor dispels of its forbears nouveau routes but still retains a sense of luxurious romanticism through its materials, purpose and inviting backrest padding. The Grosvenor sofa is upholstered in velvet, with leather details and a bronze base.