Boundary – London

Boundary, a Terence Conran’s project in East London’s ultra-trendy Shoreditch, opened in January 2009. Located in a rehabilitated Victorian warehouse, Boundary offers three restaurants and bars, 17 bedrooms, a bakery and a small food shop.

2-4 Boundary Street has housed, amongst other things, a print works, general warehouse and an advertising agency before lying vacant for several years. Over the course of a two-year period, the layout of the original warehouse has been transformed to incorporate two new floors and a rooftop garden. The greatest care has been taken to retain the most charming of the buildings original features; the distinctive brick masonry, the wide sash windows, and industrial design light wells. In November 2009, Boundary won the prestigious “Hotel Design of the Year” prize at the European Hotel Design awards for its architecture and interior design.

On the first and second floors there are 12 spacious guest bedrooms. Each of the rooms has been individually decorated in the style of legendary designers such as Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Josef Hoffman and Andrée Putman or design movements such as Scandinavian and Bauhaus.

On the third and fourth floors, there are four duplex suites designed by Terence Conran, Lady Conran, Priscilla Carluccio and Polly Dickens. A further double-width suite “Modern Chinoiserie” has been designed by David Tang (of Shanghai Tang) and features furniture and flourishes handpicked from China. All the suites have outside terraces.

Weather permitting, Boundary Rooftop, an open-air bar and grill with seating around an open fireplace, offers impressive panoramic views across the East End and the City of London.

~ by Jolis Prénoms on November 19, 2009.

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