Ben Kelly

The Apartment, Mayfair

An enigmatic figure in the design world, art director Peter Saville asked friend and collaborator Ben Kelly to turn an immaculately preserved 1970s Mayfair apartment into a suitably ambiguous live/work/gallery space, using minimal intervention. The apartment already featured an original Verner Panton floor-to-ceiling light fixture, acres of smoked glass, tinted mirrors and high-gloss finishes — BKD added accents with bright green paint, creamy carpets, contemporary artworks and dramatic lighting. A soft-sculpture telephone number rendered in pink satin, a startled mannequin and the occasional paint explosion, provided a sense of spontaneity within an otherwise uber-cool interior.

ClientPeter Saville / Mike Meiré