Read Lisa Richards’ review of the Morgans Hotel Group’s new London hostelry, the riverside Mondrian Sea Containers, commissioned for Civilian. Click here.
Arguably the most coveted – and underrated – piece of real estate in the capital, Centre Point has been watching London grow and develop into a world-beating city, while swathes of it lay unused. Not anymore. This is now the hottest ticket in town, reports our London correspondent Lizzie Hatton.
The brutalist structure was long-negelected, but now its 31st, 32nd and 33rd floors, with breathtaking, knee-trembling views of the whole of London, have been opened up to the elite few. Designed by Richard Seifert in 1966, über-designer Tom Dixon has admitted to finding the space difficult to work with – thanks to its low ceilings and corporate, clinical interior. But Dixon and his team at the design research studio has succeeded in creating an interior to rival that of his previous work at Shoreditch House. Embracing the sharp, geometric aesthetic of the original design, Dixon has created bespoke pieces of furniture for the space, which has been luring some of London’s highest flyers. Set up by Pierre Condou – the man responsible for Soho’s still-hip Century Club – the project has taken four years to complete. Apply for membership here.