The apartment at the Connaught, the Connaught, London, UK
Set atop the Connaught and suffused in natural light with a panoramic view of surrounding Mayfair, the apartment created by David Collins Studio for the Maybourne Hotel Group has been designed as the private home of a collector, offering a glimpse into the private world of cultured luxury. With two bedrooms and bathrooms and at 285 square meters, the apartment offers a private balcony, a private dining room and a double height drawing room crafted into the eaves of the Connaught hotel.
Claridge's bar, Claridge's, Mayfair, London, UK
Claridge’s bar is an art deco bar located within London’s best-known grand dame, Claridge’s, a hotel known for its design heritage. Claridge’s bar opened in September 1998 and was designed by David Collins Studio for the Maybourne Hotel Group.
Vogue Lounge, Mahanakhon Cube, Bangkok, Thailand
Launched in November 2014, Vogue Lounge, Bangkok is housed in the top floor of the Mahanakhon Cube, a luxury retail and lifestyle centre in the heart of Thailand’s capital. The cube is part of the iconic Mahanakhon development. Designed by David Collins Studio and created in collaboration with Condé Nast and Pace Development, the lounge comprises a restaurant, bar and terrace at 515 square metres with 120 covers. Taking inspiration from iconic black and white photographs from the Vogue archives the concept reflects the timeless luxury and glamour of the Vogue brand.
The Continental, Pacific place, Hong Kong, China
Created for Swire hotels and opened in October 2014, the Continental is an all day dining restaurant evocative of europe’s grand cafés. The concept for the interior respects the iconic architecture designed by Heatherwick Studios and creates an emerald green interior referencing Hong Kong’s lush peak. The restaurant measures 324 square metres and features a total of 185 covers. Rowley Leigh is chef-patron.
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, UK
Taking inspiration from the scale and materiality of the lobby, David Collins Studio looked to the post-industrial designs of the early 1990’s and married them to a softer aesthetic complimented by brasserie details. One Canada Square has 110 covers and measures 220 square metres and was designed by David Collins Studio for ETM Group and opened in october 2013. One Canada Square was awarded best restaurant in a retail space at the Restaurant & bar awards 2014.
Кофемания, Moscow, Russia
Кофемания is housed within an important building designed by Fyodor Chekhtelin in Moscow. The restaurant was designed for the Coffeemania Group by David Collins Studio and opened in july 2013. The restaurant which measures 512 square meters and has 179 covers subtly uses art nouveau colours and patterns within its design.
Massimo, Corinthia Hotel, London, UK
Massimo utilizes a number of very subtle architectural and design references inspired by italian interiors including the striped columns of Siena cathedral and classical italian mosaics. Opened in april 2011 for the Corinthia hotel on the site of the former metropole hotel and has 182 covers. Massimo was the winner of best new design in the time out awards 2011.
Established in 1985, the studio collaborates with eminent brands and businesses that represent the best in their field, and with private clients that share its obsession with detail, innovation and functionality. Based in London, the studio has realised projects across five continents, including the Wolseley, the Connaught bar and Harrods shoe heaven in London, Condé Nast’s Vogue Lounge and the Ritz-Carlton residences at Mahanakhon in Bangkok, and the Delaire Graff estate in South Africa. The studio has been instrumental in the store roll outs of Alexander Mcqueen, Jimmy Choo and Pret A Manger.
The leadership team at the helm of David Collins Studio consists of founder and CEO Iain Watson, creative director Simon Rawlings, chief operating officer David Goodman and communications director David Kendall, together with design directors Georgina Wood and Lewis Taylor. The studio employs an accomplished team of architects and interior designers, furniture, product and graphic designers, and procurement and marketing professionals. The world of David Collins Studio is defined by its signature approach, developed and refined over the last three decades and the collective expertise of the team at the studio is evident in every aspect of this world of carefully curated luxury.