Church Conversion ID Residential House by Gianna Camilotti

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Church Conversion ID

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential House

INSPIRATION:
The converted Grade II listed church dated 1890 was purchased by Gianna Camilotti at the end of 2013 and designed to be her own home and office, a space to work comfortably with a team of assistants that eventually would have its doors open to friends to enjoy cosy dinners and cocktail parties in an atmosphere of London piano-bars.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The open space accommodates a working station, dining room, a grand piano, a small living room, a larger living room and a kitchen. The ground floor also includes a cloakroom and utility room, as well as a back garden with sitting and dining areas. There was enough space to separate the working area from the living area but the designer's choice was to integrate them. The white high gloss finish cupboard matches the base of the dining table, designed by herself. In the living area, a large 3D sofa is placed at its centre. It was made in white leather to contrast with the very dark navy cotton velvet of the ottoman and cushions. The zebra printed cow hides make the link between the sofa and the black grand piano. For the whole scheme a neutral palette has been chosen, having white as the main colour in order to enhance the architecture of the building. In the master bedroom, the arc-shaped niche was transformed into an extra dressing room and received mirror doors to reflect the timber beams across the ceiling.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The long meeting table, after the working hours, becomes a dining table that accommodates 12 people. The white cupboard keeps all sorts of working materials as well as storage for table linen and accessories. The layout chosen for the living room illustrates a new concept: the use of over sized furniture, like the extra large “island” sofa. It is more than five metres long by three metres at its widest part and was named "Everybody"; as it accommodates up to 18 people. The white sofa is combined to a “quarter shaped” navy ottoman that is detachable and can be moved to any other part of the sofa.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The property is located in Chingford, North East London. The project started in December 2013 and finished by the end of May 2014.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Many items of furniture were designed by Gianna Camilotti, as the dining table, cupboards, the printed cushions, the printed canvasses and the 3D sofa made in white leather. On the top floor, the carpet that covered the gallery and bedrooms was replaced by white wooden floor, which matched the brightness of the space.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The total area of the property is 236.8 square metres.

TAGS:
Contemporary interior design, open space, church conversion, high ceilings, living room, white spaces, elegant

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Due to the singularity of this property, most items were developed especially for the space. Each item required all the research and experiments usually involved in developing a product.

CHALLENGE:
The ceiling of this building is nearly nine metres tall at its centre. At the same time, it is an eighteen metres long open area. Having realised that it was not possible to find furniture with measurements that were in proportion with the space, the designer's answer was to design and to produce these items. Basically, almost everything in this house is oversized: tables, sofa and armchairs, cupboards, table lamps, cushions, canvasses, mirrors, ceiling lights and home accessories. Despite the property being a Grade II listed church, at the end it should look and feel like home, and putting all these aspects together was a good challenge.

ADDED DATE:
2014-07-05 16:21:37

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Designer: Gianna Camilotti

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Joas Souza, Church Conversion ID, 2014.
Image #2: Photographer Joas Souza, Church Conversion ID, 2014.
Image #3: Photographer Joas Souza, Church Conversion ID, 2014.
Image #4: Photographer Joas Souza, Church Conversion ID, 2014.
Image #5: Photographer Joas Souza, Church Conversion ID, 2014.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://giannacamilotti.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Gianna Camilotti

PROFILE:
Gianna Camilotti is an interior designer based in London and has also worked in Milan, Rome and Sao Paulo. She has developed countless residential and commercial design projects, as well as textiles for interiors and product design. Her style is characterised by elegance and timelessness combined with boldness and cutting edge Italian design. Partnerships with excellent suppliers and professionals in all areas allow her to develop unique and customised products for her clients.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Church Conversion Id Residential House by Gianna Camilotti is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Church Conversion Id Residential House by Gianna Camilotti is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2014 - 2015.



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