Our boldest interior design decisions include decorating a £5m loft with chairs made by ex-convicts and re-using discarded glass bottles to build the bar of a London private member's club.
We aim to unite the artistic, the socially conscious, the disadvantaged and the affluent through design.
SAINT MARTINS LOFTS
The transformation of London’s legendary Central Saint Martins art school in Charing Cross into a series of residences has been one of the capital’s most highly anticipated redevelopment projects. With the objective of honouring the heritage of the building, developers Aquila House Holdings Ltd and Noved Property Group commissioned 19 greek street to create an exceptional showcase apartment to promote the new interiors.
The opportunity to meet such a high-end brief, where style was paramount, was an invigorating challenge. Choosing pieces that would fuse our aesthetic and sustainable aims entailed a meticulous sifting through of ideas. Our ultimate solution was a selection of furnishings by designers who share our goals and place an emphasis on upcycled, socially conscious, and resourceful design. Richard Hutten, Dutch collective Vij5, 3D pioneer Dirk Vander Kooij, Chile’s gt2P, Tel Aviv’s Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum, London-based Israeli Yoav Reches, Australia’s supercyclers, Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama, and Beirut’s Karen Chekerdjian are just some of those whose pieces we chose.
19 greek street’s interior design practice evolved from founder Marc Peridis’ previous studio, Montage, which he ran for more than eight years. It undertook 500 commissions across the world, in countries such as Turkey, Brazil, China and the US, for clients including Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Unilever and L’Oréal. During this time, Marc’s growing awareness of the importance of sustainable and experimental design led him to launch 19 greek street.
The studio is dedicated to working on projects that allow us to apply our philosophy in a creative context without compromising on aesthetics. Whether it’s using chairs made by ex-gang members in a £4.6 million loft, or recycled glass bottles from the streets of Soho for a bar that served a fashion party for Victoria Beckham, we believe our biggest success has been to build bridges between the disadvantaged, the socially conscious, the artistic and the affluent.