Coming of age.

The founder of London gallery and design studio 19 Greek Street, Marc Peridis, renovated an apartment interior in the residence of his former school; the Saint Martins School of Art.

An alumni of the institution, Peridis used an eclectic mix of furniture and fittings in one of the building’s lofts to demonstrate how the spaces in the renovated structure can exist as exquisite examples of contemporary design.

Commissioned by developers Aquila House Holdings and Noved Property Group to furnish one of 13 apartments in the vacant educational facility, Peridis stamped his unique identity on the project through combining statement furniture pieces alongside the original features of the building. The result breathes new life in to the property through celebrating the heritage and history of the landmark structure.

“We wanted to bring that energy and emotion in to the apartment at Saint Martins Lofts,” explains Peridis. “Celebrating not only the heritage of this very special building, but also London’s ability to continuously reinvent itself, breathing new life into objects, buildings and entire urban areas.”

Representing the vitality of London, the paradox of old and new, the clean and the eccentric is signified by Peridis’ choice of key furniture pieces; namely the seating of Studiomama, complimenting pieces from Dutch designer Richard Hutten and the spectacular hanging lamp in the double-height dining area by Bouroullec Brothers.

The miscellaneous furnishings are refined by the bright interior, framed by full-length windows that allow large amounts of daylight in to the space. While the airy interior is emphasised by the pale colour palette across the majority of surfaces. Providing an elegant blend between tasteful decoration and modernist design.