Michael Sinclair

Roksanda Ilincic’s fantasy penthouse at Gasholders in Kings Cross

We’re poring over the pictures of the penthouse at the newly renovated Gasholders in Kings Cross. The trio of cast-iron gasholder frames have – you guessed it – been turned into luxury flats but these ones are so beautiful we’re queuing up to visit. Fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić (in collaboration with Nick Vinson) has turned her hand to interiors’ to design the fantasy penthouse apartment that is now open for viewings.

Women makers’ are the focus – there are murals by Parisian artist Caroline Denervaud, furniture by Lina Bo Bardi and Charlotte Perriand, objet and ceramics include works by Australian ceramicist Alana Wilson, Berlin-based potter Christine Roland and Londoner Annette Lantsoght. Old pieces are used in fresh ways – the Pierre Jeanneret chairs from the 1950s contrast with a graphic Francois Châtain Floor Lamp. On the bedside table there are books by Patti Smith and Joan Didion.

There are 9 penthouses in total, each with its own roof garden – created by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold-medal winning landscape architecture practice, Dan Pearson Studio with views over Coal Drops Yard and beyond. The apartment is available to buy fully-furnished for £7,750,000 – dreaming is free.

Roksanda Ilinčić's fantasy penthouse in Kings Cross
June 2019
— Daisy Allsup
20th June 2019