350 DEGREES LONDON
Interior design by Georg Œhler
Photography by Justin Barton
"In the south suburbs, at the Elephant,
Is best to lodge. I will bespeak our diet,
Whiles you beguile the time and feed your knowledge
With viewing of the town."
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
The recent boom of residential towers in London started off with Strata in Elephant & Castle. Until the opening of the nearby Shard the penthouses at Strata were the highest apartments in the capital. The duplex allows a 350 degree view of the British capital. The spectacular architecture of the building is dominated by glass and steel. Georg Œhler chose to contrast this hyper-modern setting with quirky and colourful interior design. A natural touch is brought in by the choice of materials.
A double height space sports a spectacular slanted glass front. At approximately 140 metres above the ground the views of Central London are breath-taking. Georg Œhler created different zones in the large open floor plan room by building in a large cabinet wall and using different dividers. The apartment combines unique pieces designed especially for the project and bespoke cabinetry along with furniture from British and European brands. North London joinery McCormack manufactured the cabinetry and pieces designed by Georg Œhler especially for the penthouse.
Natural and very traditional materials like wood and wool are found throughout the penthouse. These materials can be produced sustainably and they are long lasting and age well. Georg Œhler mixes traditional with clean and contemporary design creating a balance between a stylish and cosy home.