Recently after much anticipation, The Burlington Arcade revealed a new floor as part of the Landlord’s ongoing restoration of the iconic retail destination.
Made from British stone and designed by architect Jamie Fobert, a leading British architect and designer who specializes in projects involving historic buildings, the new design derives from the architect’s research into floor patterns at a number of Regency buildings.
To celebrate the new floor, The Burlington Arcade exclusively commissioned paper artist Zoe Bradley to design and create two floral chandeliers, transporting Arcade visitors into an exotic garden; an oasis of luxury containing an evocative blend of wild roses, lotus, peony, blossoms and fuchsias.
Inspired by Anish Kapoors Cloud Gate sculpture, the colourful chandeliers combined consist of 1860 ‘flowers’, made up from 9676 petals and 2100 leaves.
Guests stayed cool in the July heat under the cover of the Arcade, with model Olivia Inge and musician Rachel Stevens indulging in a spot of shopping at new boutiques Chanel, Maison Michel and La Perla whilst Ben Kustow and Blaise Patrick refreshed themselves with ‘Lady Burlington’ cocktails.
Burlington Arcade (51 Piccadilly, London W1J 0QJ)