Hampstead Garden Suburb (built in 1906) was described by Architectural Writer, Nicolaus Pevsner as “that most nearly perfect example of the English invention and speciality, the garden suburb”.
It's most exclusive area, Winnington Road, has seen many of the large detached Thirties houses demolished and replaced by mansions. It is a small close off Winnington Road where Colonel Gaddafi’s third son, Saadi owned a property until it was seized following the Arab Spring.
This private residence on Winnington Road features a three-storey spiral staircase. On the top floor, the client wished for decorative glass partition screens to be installed around this staircase.
The brief for this was to offer an element of privacy via opaque areas in the lower third whilst having large swathes of clear glass above to flood the staircase with natural light.
Along with glass partition screens in two wall spaces on the top floor, Daedalian Glass Studios were commissioned to apply the design to three adjoining glass door panels. Due to the size of the walls, two large partition screens were created to fill each space.
All these panels were designed in such a way that the pattern remains continuous and lined up whilst accounting for the gaps between panels. This formed one coherent design across 17.24 square meters of glass, spanning 7 panels.
Daedalian Glass Studios also created two custom-made, decorative kitchen cabinet doors. These were created using kiln-formed glass panels with fused iridescent elements bonded to the surface and their dimensions were 308 x 870mm and 311 x 870mm.