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KIMA Architecture & Interiors Ltd

The Flower Bar & School, Brompton Road, London

•                     Completion Date: September 2016

•                     Size: 150 sq.m / 1 615 sq.ft

•                     Listed Building: No

•                     Conservation Area: Thurloe and Smith’s Charity

This florist and floristry school is excellently situated, opposite Brompton Square and between Harrods and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The client initially approached KIMA to create visuals of the interior and exterior to secure the lease. From there we were responsible for the planning application to the local authority for a replacement shopfront and for obtaining the Licence to Alter from the landlord. Both the landlord and the local authority welcomed our proposal for a traditional shopfront.

For the interior, we were inspired by shop interiors from the Victorian era. The space is fortunate to have tall ceilings and we clad the walls in timber panelling, painted in a soft green, to form a backdrop for floral displays. The teaching area centres on a 4 meter long table especially designed and made for the store and is surrounded by Murano glass mirrors with a flower detail, incorporated into the wall panelling.

Custom sink in 'Verde Marinace' granite with tap imported from the USA.

Custom sink in 'Verde Marinace' granite with tap imported from the USA.

Boiserie of antique mirror with delicate Venetian glass flowers.

Boiserie of antique mirror with delicate Venetian glass flowers.

Custom table with 'Verde Marinace' granite top.

Custom table with 'Verde Marinace' granite top.

Interior, showing period inspired wall panelling and boiserie mirrors.

Interior, showing period inspired wall panelling and boiserie mirrors.

Interior, showing the custom table for the teaching of flower arrangement.

Interior, showing the custom table for the teaching of flower arrangement.

Street View. Shopfront in Farrow & Ball's 'Vert de Terre' delicate aged green.

Street View. Shopfront in Farrow & Ball's 'Vert de Terre' delicate aged green.