In defiance of the economic climate, Terence Conran’s latest project, Boundary, opens in London’s Shoreditch this evening.
Boundary will comprise three restaurants, bars, 17 guest bedrooms, a bakery and a food store by the time its phased opening has completed later this year.
The restaurant and bar, located in a Victorian warehouse that has been designed and converted by Conran & Partners, will open to the public later today.
Two new floors have been added to the existing building.
The Boundary rooms, each with an individual look, are due to open in March and have been inspired by seminal designers and design movements including Bauhaus and Vitra stars Charles and Ray Eames.
On the first and second floors there are 12 large guest bedrooms. The smallest of the rooms is 31m2 – others are considerably larger – and the four corner rooms benefit from six large sash windows.
The Boundary Rooftop, also opening in the spring, will include a large bar with seating arranged around an open fireplace, a 48-seat grill restaurant and a garden, designed by Nicola Lesbirel, overlooking a view of the City of London.
Art is expected to feature heavily around the venue, with the work of more than 50 artists, photographers, graphic designers and printmakers, including Pop Artist Joe Tilson, illustrator Peter Blake, Parisian graffiti artist Blek le Rat and light artist Chris Levine all represented throughout the building.