Gabriella Ramacciotti's Reviews
Solum commissioned The Six Collective to design the Lobby Area at their Walthamstow Gateway Development, Station Approach. The brief was to create a stunning, impactful entrance, which would resonate with the young Millennials who had just purchased their first home in the building! The space is open and airy with glazing along the entire facade ( giving those passing backward and forward to the station a stunning view of the interior!)
The palette comprised cool, classic black & white, lush leafy greens and a zingy orange accent.
As a backdrop, the team decided to draw on the heritage of the area, with a nod to its most famous resident, William Morris, who spent his teenage years in Walthamstow. This took the form of a stunning large scale Persian Design Arts & Crafts mural from the V&A Collection for the main wall with resident’s letterboxes. This fresh, contemporary take on a classic wallpaper gives the lobby a classy, sophisticated, yet youthful feel. A funky sofa and two fabulous black woven loungers (based on a classic 50’s Danish design by Hans Wegner) make a real statement and provide the residents with a welcome spot to sit and drink their flat white as they watch the world go by. Three gorgeous, over-sized sculptural black planters with fresh greenery completed the scheme, bringing nature and softness into the space.
The residents were thrilled with the finished result – a gorgeous, welcoming entrance to enhance the every day!
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Walthamstow is a cool, vibrant location with excellent connectivity to the city making it an ideal choice for young professionals. With great bars, breweries, quirky shops and an abundance of green spaces it ticks all the boxes for those seeking a balanced lifestyle where urban living meets leafy tranquillity. Victorian and Edwardian houses, pretty cottages, warehouse buildings and stunning new developments all have their place here. It also has a rich and fascinating history showcased in the Vestry House Museum and William Morris Gallery.
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