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Atkinson & Kirby creates the perfect ambience for the Urban Hermitage project


Leading flooring manufacturer Atkinson & Kirby has helped to recreate the tranquil ambience of a “remote monastery in Belgium” in a domestic studio flat in the heart of Clapham, London.

The Urban Hermitage project, designed by Spheron Architects and executed by Ashville Inc., is a 26 sqm room adapted for an artist to live and work in.

Completed in 2016, the micro apartment/studio is simply a single room on the first floor of a Victorian semi-detached house, but has been transformed to an open-plan, contemporary room to act as a tranquil space to remove the owner from the busy hustle and bustle of London life.

Atkinson & Kirby supplied its Concept range of flooring, which is made in the UK, for the Urban Hermitage project, which helped to add depth and character to the room.

Styled using wall to ceiling mirrors, light wood cabinets and white net curtains, the studio epitomises the simplicity and tranquillity of a religious retreat.

A spokesperson for Spheron Architects said: “Our client is very pleased with the final outcome of the project, as they feel the compact room has been transformed into a space which encapsulates the feeling of remoteness, creating a secluded haven in a busy urban setting”.

Jennifer Bateman, Marketing Executive for Atkinson & Kirby said: “We are thrilled with the final outcome of the Urban Hermitage project.

The Concept range of flooring chosen by Ashville Inc. has really helped to add warmth to the room, and the high-quality finish of the product means it will stand the test of time”.

To find out more about the Urban Hermitage project, please visit www.spheronarchitects.co.uk and www.ashvilleinc.com  and  www.akirby.co.uk

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