Leinster Square Townhouse by Banda
Banda follows the mantra that homes and spaces are not just to be lived in, but to be loved. It’s through working with craftspeople and the provenance of the materials, that they achieve this. “Craftsmanship is everything,” CEO and creative director Edo Mapelli Mozzi says, leading the redesign of an 1850s townhouse, with its high ceilings, period windows and historic garden square vistas.
The cantilevered Calacatta Oro marble Obumex ‘Joseph Dirand’ kitchen, is the space’s dramatic centrepiece. “It gives the notion of solidity and quality, the roots of the home, and then the softer, contrasting features of the vintage wooden pieces and fabrics,” Edo says. “The kitchen is a celebration of natural materials, colours and textures – marble, bronzes, vintage and antique woods.”
There’s even a bespoke bar that can be completely shut away behind a hidden door when not in use. “The kitchen is the perfect blend of old and new, hard and soft,” Edo reflects. “It is a place to come together, to gather, cook, talk, entertain, have fun but also seek respite.”