One Mayfair office has received a £500,000 facelift - complete with a very custom £40,000 desk.
Patalab Architecture, the firm behind the refurb, call the piece the "Porsche of office furniture". The 5.5 metre sclupted desk is fabricated in cast aluminium with a sprayed bronze, patinated finish.
It's now in use in the entrance lobby of 55 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair. The office is home to Iona Investments, David Wylde Project Finance, Zamin Advisors, Method Investments & Advisory and others.
Above left: Design drawing showing position of desk in front of bay window of the entrance lobby.
Above right: The design of the double curvature desk was wax modelled in miniature to achieve a final shape.
Above left: Dimensions were transferred to a digital representation on a 3-D computer model.
Above right: A computer driven routing tool shaped this full sized hard foam pattern for aluminium casting.
Above left: Nine separate aluminium sections were cast and then welded together to form the 5.5 metre long desk.
Above right: The aluminium was spray coated with molten bronze prior to final patination and waxing.