Roksanda has recently finished furnishing one of our penthouses in the Gasholders in King’s Cross. Wallpaper* interviewed Roksanda for their July issue.
“When Serbian fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić was first a resident in Kings Cross, it was tumbleweed town – ‘there was literally a petrol station and that is it,’ she says. Who would have thought back then that the London-based creative would now be presenting her first interiors project inside a penthouse suite in the Grade II listed 19th century Gasholders.
As a trained architect herself, Ilinčić’s apartment unfolds as a blending of creative worlds – ‘I am one of those designers that gets inspired by those other disciplines quite a lot, art, architecture. I love to reach out to others and collaborate with them.’ Through this she sought to create a welcoming sanctuary, ‘[it’s] like a second skin. The moment you open the door you almost feel like you are home.’
Among the rooms that include master bedroom, sun room, study, and sunken courtyard, it is the unnamed room that is her favourite. ‘When I first came here I thought it was strange as it connects two bathrooms, what is this going to be? A space that you can reflect on your day and life, and the time we are living in. That room has a sense of tranquility.’”
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