The King’s Library – A magnificent building with a fascinating history is now transformed into residential apartments with the finest in luxury design features.
Cellar Maison were engaged by Tenhurst to design and install a limited edition custom-made Wine Carousel as a fully functional, stunning feature wall in the entrance to the prestigious apartments situated in the former school within the King’s Library.
Each of the three metre high carousels have been made with a precision engineered chain and cog mechanism, which allows the bottles to rotate around the carousel by winding the handle. Every component has been individually handmade. The construction is of solid brass with a bronze patina making it delightfully solid and beautifully sturdy.
To operate, one slowly turns the handle and the wine rotates effortlessly around until coming to a stop at the bottle selected for drinking. Each bottle is securely harnessed in a sling that keeps it horizontal. Even the solid, rhythmic sound of the heavy cogs as they turn, is satisfying and evocative of another era where hand crafted artistry was the norm.
Cellar Maison Wine Carousels are a limited edition series of just 20, priced at £22k + VAT. To inquire about securing one of the remaining carousels for your home, a client’s home or alternatively, a wine bar, restaurant or hotel, please inquire directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“THE KING’S LIBRARY, BUILT IN 1908, WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE SLOANE SCHOOL. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED BUILDINGS DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT THOMAS J. BAILEY AND THE VERY FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE UK.
In the 1970s the building was occupied by the first adult education college in Britain, which became the Kensington & Chelsea College. The College moved into a new facility next door in 2011 and the old Sloane School fell empty. During this time the vacant classrooms were used as a setting for the award winning film The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as scientist Stephen Hawking.
This elegant Edwardian school building on Hortensia Road is the setting for eighteen opulent Tenhurst apartments, which draw on the unique character of a dynamic and engaging building rich in space and light.
Each of the eighteen residences at The King’s Library has been carefully designed by Robin Partington & Partners Architects, drawing inspiration from the character of the architecture while also creating individually crafted residences for contemporary living.
TENHURST’S APPROACH TO THE REVIVAL OF THIS LISTED FORMER SCHOOL SEEKS TO PRESERVE KEY FEATURES AND CHARACTERISTICS WHILE INSTALLING NEW BUILD SOLUTIONS IN THE BUILDING.”
Cellar Maison are working with home owners and commercial professionals including architects, property developers and designers to plan, design and install the most exquisite Wine Cellars, Wine Walls, Wine Pods – and now the limited edition Wine Carousels. For more details, please browse our gallery, try our Online Design Planner and get in touch with our friendly, professional consultants.