Over the last two months, the seventh floor at Soho House Berlin has undergone a refresh
Our in-house design team took inspiration from original images of the Grade II-listed building in the 1920s, to create a bright airy space with pale patterned rugs, vintage glassware and velvet sofas and chairs. “We spent months reading all the information we could find about the history of the building,” explains in-house design director Linda Boronkay. Designed by architects Georg Bauer and Siegfried Friedlander, the seven-storey building began life as Jonass & Co. a department store with a rooftop restaurant. “We wanted to celebrate the faded glamour of that era and built on it to revamp the whole floor, sourcing pieces from local flea markets and antique shops wherever possible,” says Boronkay.
The new House Kitchen has an uplifting colour scheme that pairs pinks and oranges with soft pastels, geometric fabrics and tiles. There’s a lichen green banquette, armchairs, bar stools, tables and lights which are all bespoke designs.
“The layout has been completely reconfigured and now features a fully open kitchen, with a rotisserie, plus a new Library Bar, which offers a mixture of low-level and high seating,” says Boronkay.
Boronkay’s favourite space – The Club Bar – now features a feminine, old-school design scheme, achieved with textured velvet and silk fabrics. Rich colours contrast against pastel silk cushions and monochrome artworks.
Boronkay continues, “In another nod to the 1920s, we’ve reupholstered the armchairs on the seventh floor in stunning velvet Pierre Frey fabrics. They sit next to vintage table lamps and compliment the bespoke Bert & May cement floor tiles.”
The team sourced vintage chairs and tables from local antique shops and markets, and created bespoke brass pendant lights with mirror finishes.
In the evening, the Club now transforms into a cosy dining lounge. The space has vintage chandeliers and a pale purple velvet and leather dining banquette, made by bespoke furniture-maker George Smith. There’s also a new set menu available, featuring trout roe, veal loin and a chocolate chilli dessert.
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