House in Notting Hill

Architecture & Interior Design: Brian Ma Siy
Furniture: Brian Ma Siy & William Garvey
Main Contractor: Greater London Construction
Photography: Recent Spaces

This project in Notting Hill demonstrates our collaborative approach in its fullest. Our technical abilities and out of the box thinking were tested in order to bring the architects visions to reality.

We needed to have a meticulous approach to conservation and repair alongside the installation of contemporary furniture and joinery, with the aim of producing one of the finest interiors in London.

Walnut was the choice of wood used on many of the pieces of furniture we created throughout the six floors of the house. This included designing and making pieces for the bedrooms and bathrooms, children’s playroom and family room, cloakroom, kitchen, study, media room and formal reception room.

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It has been such a great pleasure working with you and your magnificent team on this project. For me, our collaboration has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of the building process and the whole has been a wonderful learning experience. I must emphasise that your care and attention to detail have been totally consistent from start to finish. Brian Ma Siy Architect
It has been such a great pleasure working with you and your magnificent team on this project. For me, our collaboration has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of the building process and the whole has been a wonderful learning experience. I must emphasise that your care and attention to detail have been totally consistent from start to finish. Brian Ma Siy Architect
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Strong themes recurred throughout: the rooms are large and the scale of the furniture corresponds. Some of the wardrobes had huge doors that tested the running gear to its limits and shelf lengths were extended by inserting a layer of steel into the lamination. As is common practice for us, all of the pieces were of set up and tested in the workshop before delivery to site.

We were able to make many simple, yet robust additions to the original designs which resulted in major improvements to the finished pieces. An example of this was the mechanism we designed to allow the lights installed in adjustable shelving to light up effectively wherever they were placed.

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Increasingly in our projects we have to think of ways to integrate mechanical and electrical itmes into our furniture and this project was no exception. Great attention was paid to the seamless integration of the lighting in particular, the result of which was stunning and effective furniture.

Everyone on the project had their favourite pieces. The banquette in the family kitchen stood out certainly stands out, an excellent example where stunning aesthetics meets functionality. The elegant simplicity of the washstands are also memorable; perfectly functional, quietly beautiful.

Increasingly in our projects we have to think of ways to integrate mechanical and electrical itmes into our furniture and this project was no exception. Great attention was paid to the seamless integration of the lighting in particular, the result of which was stunning and effective furniture.

Everyone on the project had their favourite pieces. The banquette in the family kitchen stood out certainly stands out, an excellent example where stunning aesthetics meets functionality. The elegant simplicity of the washstands are also memorable; perfectly functional, quietly beautiful.

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