Modern Warehouse Renovation at Historic Ransome’s Dock

Rafael Borrego
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Located at Ransome's Dock in Battersea, this unique London apartment occupies the space previously occupied by Victoria Beckham's design studio.

With its unique location surrounded by famous fashion houses and respected architectural practices, this warehouse renovation demanded nothing short of excellence and innovation, delivered by architect Rafael Borrego in conjunction with CLPD and Italian kitchen design company Minacciolo. It retains the aesthetic of its industrial origin with polished concrete and exposed hardware, modernized with designer furniture and creative room dividers.

The previous open floor plan allowed abundant flexibility for creative structural expression, like the use of bespoke dividers to create new spaces within the home – each interior wall hides a weal...
 

The previous open floor plan allowed abundant flexibility for creative structural expression, like the use of bespoke dividers to create new spaces within the home – each interior wall hides a wealth of discrete storage space.

 

A gorgeous rug from Ododesign centers the living room with lively contrasting colors. This piece is from the Kilim range – kilim referring to a style of notably delicate rugs made with only warp and weft rather than pile, a method perfected in ancient Persia and Anatolia.

 

Lighting plays an extremely important role. Each space is defined by its own studio lights, with exposed wires attractively integrated and carefully routed along the ceiling to lead the eye from one space to another.

 

Most of the paintings and prints come from a partnership between CLPD and London artist collective Chrom-art. The artwork featured on the far gallery wall is the work of Ireneo Frizzarin, titled The Right Thing.

 

This time, the artwork is a mixed media piece called Litany for Those At Sea by Joyce Treasure. The image pays homage to the famous Benin Pendant Mask – an image of Queen Idia, a powerful African monarch of the 16th century.

 

The midcentury-inspired sofa and chaise are from the Suita collection by industrial designer Antonio Citterio.