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Fiona Barratt Campbell

LONDON

As far as take-your-breath-away interiors go, the FBC Kitchens showroom is up there with the very best of them. The vision of award-winning interior designer and founder of the renowned London-based design company, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, the vast 600sqm space is a masterclass in mixing luxurious materials while at the same time blurring the line between cutting-edge technology and sophisticated design.

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Barratt-Campbell, who trained first at Parsons School of Design in New York then Chelsea College of Arts, says her design philosophy revolves around both understanding a client’s vision as well as the relevance of any given location.

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Nowhere is this more evident than in the soaring mezzanine space of the Pimlico, London showroom, where a vast and impressive kitchen island topped with a generous Arabescatto marble worktop takes centre stage. Sandblasted oak surfaces, brushed brass trims and polished concrete floors sit against a backdrop of exposed brickwork and steel beams, leaving no doubt that even in a kitchen setting, texture and tactility are at the very heart of Barratt-Campbell’s sought after designs.

Equally important though is functionality, and it was her own unforgettable experience of Electrolux Grand Cuisine’s intelligent cooking systems at Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi’s Hibiscus restaurant in London’s Mayfair that led Campbell to approach the brand with an idea for a collaborative project. The result is the elegant yet relaxed space, which boasts all of the key components of Electrolux Grand Cuisine. “Design wise, both Electrolux Grand Cuisine and FBC Kitchens present a very strong style and statement characteristics,” she says. “The mirrored appliances for example, and the brilliantly designed geometric gas hob from the Grand Cuisine range are the perfect complement to the textures in our bespoke kitchens. Not only that but I love the size of the appliances. The details are just like the large-scale accents within my kitchen collection, and those are something that I truly believe help to create a feeling of real luxury.”