Flamboyant’ London club opens next month

‘Luxury, flamboyance and a touch of humour’ are to be the buzzwords at London’s latest luxury members’ club Molton House, when it opens its doors next month.

The new club, which spans five floors of an elegantly converted Georgian townhouse on London’s South Molton Street, W1, will feature a nightclub, cocktail bar and private dining rooms.

The extravagant ‘Moorish-style’ interior design concept is the brainchild of Nick Valentine, who is also the co-founder of Mayfair’s celebrated Cuckoo Club.

Valentine, who trained as a graphic designer, has worked closely with the creative team at multidisciplinary design group Blacksheep to bring the concept to fruition.

‘The style is maximalist,’ explains Valentine, who describes an, ‘evolution of opulence’ from the basement up to the cocktail lounge and private dining rooms.

‘The higher you get, the more dramatic it becomes,’ he claims.

Valentine’s interior concept, inspired by the free-flowing extravagance of 1950s Las Vegas and luxury cruise ships, is exotic curves and sensuous fabrics, from snakeskin to ostrich and crocodile skins.

Materials such as copper and antique glass are used throughout the space to emphasise the Eastern flavour, while a dramatic 4000-piece Swarovski crystal light installation illuminates the reception.

The Molton House ‘peacock’ logo has been designed by Valentine in collaboration with Carville Creative.

It shows a fan of peacock feathers around a keyhole, encapsulating both the ‘drama’ and ‘exclusivity’ of the venue, says Valentine.

The club’s membership committee is littered with the cream of London’s glitterati, from Sadie Frost to Philip Treacy and Tracey Emin.

Visit www.moltonhouse.com for more information.

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