Conran and Partners’ Kings Cross show flat

By Elspeth Pridham
July 28, 2020

Architecture and interior design practice Conran and Partners was appointed by developer Argent LLP to dress the show flat at Cadence, the latest residential building in London’s King’s Cross.

Conran and Partners took inspiration from the building’s architectural identity, by Alison Brooks Architects, using curved edges, blocks of colour and irregular patterns.

The interior flows from dynamic and expressive to calm and understated, to create differing spatial environments. For the dining area, in the open plan double aspect space, an elegant aesthetic has been achieved with the SK6 Table from &Tradition In Between, the Afteroom Dining Chairs from MENU, and the visually striking pendant light by Flos’ Arrangements.

Paying homage to iconic classics and innovative design, the living room sees the Knoll Wassily Lounge Chair paired with more playful pieces including the rust coloured circular table from FORM by Nort Studio. A subtle material layer is used on the walls with Paint + Paper library wall paints to add texture and life to the space.

A calmer palette has been adopted for the bedroom. A deep blue wall is offset by soft furnishings with neutral warm tones. Wanting to capture the rhythmic spirit of Cadence, a bespoke upholstered crescent headboard, designed by Conran and Partners, provides a comforting backdrop.

Simon Kincaid, Partner, Conran and Partners says, “Our aim with the interiors was to celebrate the building’s exterior which has become so distinguished, yet ensure each apartment has its own personality. We’ve taken reference from the architectural form and applied it in a calm, subtle and abstracted way through the design and detailing. The show apartment really showcases that, it embodies the feeling of a home curated and acquired through time. Our design puts a spotlight on new and innovative designers, with many furnishings incorporated into the design created by small studios in the UK, alongside styling items from nearby stores within Coal Drops Yard.”

There are 103 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments at Cadence. Features include floor to ceiling windows and balconies plus a communal, landscaped courtyard centred around a tranquility water feature. First residents are due to move in Autumn 2022