27th April 2016

Leading London-based Design Studio Echlin is curating the “LIVING” room concept in collaboration with Treebox and bespoke luxury rug designer Deidre Dyson to be launched at the first ArDe Architecture & Design Fair at Somerset House in June.

Echlin has developed this concept for the south wing Portico Rooms and river-fronting balcony which is intended to demonstrate a vision of how we can further blend and blur the lines between inside and outside space in our future homes.

The scheme will incorporate natural elements and inventive planting and utilise a collection of materials and furniture, which might be associated only with being used outside inside, and vice versa, enhancing the sensory experiences while at home. Echlin envisages breaking down the traditional boundaries between home and garden.

Mark O’Callaghan from Echlin comments: Echlin’s ethos is to deliver quality design for enhanced lifestyles through the creation of exceptional bespoke residences. For Echlin, access to and a connection with the outside and ‘greenery’ is a huge part of the success of our projects to date.

Fine artist and exclusive rug designer Deirdre adds: Nature and the great outdoors are a primary inspiration for my work. For ArDe, we have selected designs that bring the green world indoors. Two of the carpets ‘Torn Between’ and ‘Forest’ are in beautifully graded silk. My designs can be hung on the wall or laid on the floor to bring the natural environment inside. The materials I use are 100% natural, since we only work with pure wool and finest silk.

And Armando from Treebox comments: I’ve always found the contrast between vegetated and smooth surfaces to be elegant and attractive. Our concept at ArDe is designed to create a clean contemporary feel that plays with light reflection and textures combined to create a sense of freedom.

ArDe will be open to the public from Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th June and tickets can be booked here.