The Ned, The City, London
Set in a former bank designed in 1924 by Sir Edwyn Lutyens (who signed his name Ned after getting married), this luxury Grade I listed London millennial hotel and members club with its rooftop pool and views of St Paul’s Cathedral is a real showstopper.
Lots of its original features have been preserved including Art Deco pillars, polished walnut walls, old banking counters and Jazz Age crystal chandeliers. Even the original 20-tonne door to the old Vault Room, located two floors underground, remains. Previously used in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, it is now a lavish bar serving cocktails.
To help with its cool new transformation, we supplied The Ned with over £500,000 of quarter sawn high-grade wood timbers from European Oak, European Walnut and American Tulipwood trees.
These beautiful timbers were used to complement the existing interior during the restoration of this famous building in everything from furniture and wood panelling to skirting boards and architraves.