Flair Studio was appointed to re-design, project manage and to deliver on site a boutique Fitness and Pilates Centre for Vita in Brompton Cross, Chelsea, originally designed more than 10 years ago by Tigg Coll architects and Fiona Barratt Interiors.
worked closely with the client to rethink and to refresh the phisical
image of the spaces by upgrading the operational and functional aspects
of the boutique fitness centre as well as focusing on the brand image in
collaboration with a creative agency. We strived to use lighting design
to reimagine the perception of the spaces by bringing in warm, ambient
light and grazing effects to the textured walls. Anti-glare solutions
have been adopted for all visible light sources to ensure the visual
confort of the users. The bautyful multi-coloured, grade listed external
facade in London bricks andscalloped tiles was a great inspiration to
develop in continuity the colour scheme for the interiors.
refurbishment was also a good occasion to improve the sustainability of
the commercial unit by retrofitting and increasing the performance of
the existing building. Although working on a budget, we found solutions
to add thermal and acoustic insulation, reduce the air conditioning
usage by promoting natural ventilation into the classroom and by
recycling and refreshing existing joinery.
The project was
affected by lockdown restrictions. For more about designign boutique
fitness spaces after the pandemic, please read our article here.