Client

The Devonshire Club

Architect

SUSD

No. of Rooms

68

Project Scale

60,000 sqft

Services

Interior Architecture and FF&E Design

Completion

2016

A London Members' Club with a Flair for the Unexpected

The Devonshire Club’s use as a private club and a hotel enabled MAWD to design spaces for people to live, move, work and play. Originally a warehouse for silks and fabrics, MAWD created a fashion-led story for the interior, working with a textiles house to reimagine mid-century fabrics as inspiration for the colorful interior.

custom stone wrapped portal stair handrail lighting custom stone wrapped portal stair handrail lighting

The hotel oozes Fifties-inspired glamour, with mid-century style furnishings.

— Forbes

A Singular Space

“Achieving this level of bespoke design was a real challenge. To treat a members club and hotel like a private residence or yacht brings its own difficulties, but for us it was the only way to approach this special project," said James White in Hospitality Interiors.

“At March and White no one project is the same and no style takes precedence. We create interiors like individual stories, there’s always something personal."

flamingo inspired floor lamp flamingo inspired floor lamp

We wanted to create a members club for the City that brought a little Mayfair elegance.

— James White in Hospitality Interiors
specialist resin panel found in the back bar of the cocktail lounge in the devonshire club specialist resin panel found in the back bar of the cocktail lounge in the devonshire club
the ceiling in the cocktail lounge the ceiling in the cocktail lounge

19th Century Warehouse with a Mid-Century Interior

“We created a mid-century architectural base, which actually feels slightly Mad Men,” said James in Hospitality Interiors.

“Layered with the soft femininity of fashion design, incorporating elegant patterns, texture and colour, every time you visit you will see a detail you didn’t notice before."

reading corner main library room armchair & floor lamp reading corner main library room armchair & floor lamp

An Interior Meant to be Explored

Facilities include three bars, a 110-seat brasserie, private dining rooms, 68 bedrooms, a screening room, a private gymnasium, Pilates studio, blow dry and nail bars, four treatment rooms, a summer and winter garden and smoking terrace.

cocktail bar custom bar stools by mawd cocktail bar custom bar stools by mawd
custom caulder inspired pendants in the library room custom caulder inspired pendants in the library room

Fine Finishes

Always starting from the point of view of the audience for a project, MAWD created a persona, or "muse," to inspire creative choices.

For the uniquely rich details thus required, pieces were sourced from brands and artisans like Based Upon, with which MAWD collaborated to create blue resin panels for the reception desk; Seguso, the Italian Murano glass specialist that created the lobby's custom chandelier; Hermès, for accessories in the cocktail bar; and Nattier, which provided custom cushions and wall coverings throughout.

garden room designed by MAWD with a modern take on a traditional orangery garden room designed by MAWD with a modern take on a traditional orangery

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