Renown fashion designer, Roksanda Ilinčić recently turned her artistic eye to an interior space at The Penthouse, Gasholders London. Situated in the heart of London’s King’s Cross, the residence is part of a refurbished triplet of Grade II-listed, cast iron gasholder guide frames.
Lending her signature aesthetic to the decor of the three-bedroom duplex penthouse, the designer has transformed the space into a treasure trove of art, texture and colour. With a nod to Roksanda’s unique appreciation of sculptural form, prepare to revel in the intriguing fusion of furniture, art, ceramics, books and objet.
Throughout the space the designer highlights and puts emphasis on women makers, noting the established right through to the contemporary and emerging. Indulge in the designer’s curated palette of murals, artwork and textiles by Paris based artist Caroline Denervaud – which work effortlessly as backdrops for beautifully crafted furniture by the likes of Lina Bo Bardi and Charlotte Perriand – and ceramic designs by Australian ceramicist Alana Wilson, Berlin-based potter Christine Roland and Londoner Annette Lantsoght.
This eclectic mix of design is pushed further with statement furniture pieces and soft furnishings. A Cordemeijer Cleopatra daybed sits expectantly in the Sun Room of the apartment, while Lena Rewell’s merino wool blankets await those calmer, slower moments of relaxation. Contemporary lighting offsets each room, while handpicked scents by Lyn Harris of Perfumer H and a selection of curated literature make this space truly one of a kind.
Further to their exclusive interiors, each of the nine penthouses hosted within Gasholders has its own roof garden, a discreet, enticing space created and designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold-medal winning, landscape architecture practice, Dan Pearson Studio. Roksanda has left her own signature mark on this outside space with views of Kings’s Cross by collaborating with Suzanne Wallgren on a bespoke garden design for a more personal, sociable space.
“As a previous resident of Kings Cross, one of the first people to build a home here when the first regeneration took place, the Gasholders were an iconic landmark that always captured my attention and one which I found particularly beautiful. To be able revisit a neighbourhood that felt so familiar to me and which now hosts the institution which moulded me as a designer, Central Saint Martins, felt like an exciting opportunity. Architecture, art and design are disciplines which consistently inspire my own collections. This project has created the opportunity to expand my own ideas about creating a true reflection of my own aesthetic, beyond fashion.” Roksanda Ilinčić
Known for bringing an eclectic mix of old and new, the iconic Gasholders London is devoted to providing incredible spaces immersed in heritage with a contemporary edge.
“We’re thrilled to unveil The Penthouse by Roksanda – a beautifully designed space which combines bespoke interiors with hand craftsmanship and striking finishes. Located in the heart of King’s Cross, Gasholders London is part of London’s most vibrant community. The area has long been associated with artistry, design and culture and Roksanda was the perfect fit for continuing this creative legacy. Designed by one of the world’s leading architectural practices, WilkinsonEyre, Gasholders offers the chance to live at a landmark address immersed in Victorian heritage, with the ease and comfort of a custom designed modern space.” Rachele Caltagirone, Head of Marketing for King’s Cross at Argent LLP
Discover more about Roksanda Ilinčić here. Source further information on The Penthouse at Gasholders London here.
‘As her first foray into commercial interior design and curation, Roksanda called upon close friend Nick Vinson of Vinson & Co to help source and curate a vision for the space, the pair have previously collaborated on various projects, including the limited edition collection of Modernist-style vases by Danish maker Linck’s Ceramics, decorated with Roksanda’s abstract prints inspired by Le Corbusier tapestries.’