Interiors Inspired by Celebrated Hampstead Artist Dame Barbara Hepworth

Renowned international design studio 1508 London were commissioned to design and dress Fitzjohn’s communal areas, amenity spaces and penthouse-like show residence.

It is the first time that the luxury design studio, whose work includes exceptional private homes, superyachts and The Lanesborough, Carlton Tower and Four Seasons hotels has helped to design and dress the interiors of a later living development.

Building on the narrative of the Arts and Crafts architecture by Sergison Bates, Design Principal Lucy Savanis and the design team at 1508 London have used the life and work of celebrated artist and sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), who lived locally in Hampstead during the 1920s and 1930s, as the inspiration for their beautifully crafted design scheme for the interiors, dressing and artwork at Fitzjohn’s.

Fitzjohn’s combines the feel of a plush 5-star hotel and the ambience of a grand private home. To create the interiors, 1508 London have carefully curated custom designed British made furniture pieces alongside handmade accessories and artwork sourced from local Hampstead artists. Alongside this are bespoke lighting pieces that recall Barbara Hepworth’s elegant jewellery and sculptures that echo her work in Hampstead during the 1920s and 1930s, some of which can be viewed at nearby Kenwood House.

Lucy Savanis, Design Director at 1508 London says: “Every project starts with a rigorous conceptual process analysing the site, its heritage and the client’s aspirations to develop a connection to the unique context of the building. Here, in the leafy neighbourhood of Hampstead, with the strong intellectual and cultural heritage, the rugged beauty of the heath and the intrinsically artisanal character, we wanted to create a private, tranquil haven. Inspired by one of its famous resident artists, Dame Barbara Hepworth and her beautiful work, organic shapes, pure in form and materiality but quietly evocative, we focused our design on materiality, texture and form to emulate the balance, harmony and elegance found in her sculptures.”