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Chef’s refurbished London flat is an eclectic mix of the old and new

The southeast London flat belongs to chef and restaurateur Mark Hix

Interior shot of industrial looking kitchen with dark hood, dark counter on top of cast concrete columns, white brick walls, and natural oak cabinets.
Chef Mark Hix’s kitchen counter is made from liquid metal and reclaimed concrete columns.
Photos via The Modern House

British chef and restaurateur Mark Hix’s suave Bermondsey flat in southeast London is filled with plants, antiques, reclaimed items, junkyard finds, and artwork—a collector’s paradise, one might say.

Purchased after just one visit, the single-floor apartment was completely gutted and stripped back to bare bricks. Hix enlisted Tekne, a hospitality practice with whom he’s worked with before on two restaurants, to bring his ideas to life: “I designed the space, and then Tekne worked as the contractors and architects. I gave them the ideas, and they put it all on paper.”

The resulting space is a mix of midcentury-meets-contemporary-minimalist design and features brick walls painted white, hardwood floors, and tiling on the garden terrace. This blank slate allowed Hix to play around with materials to create an environment that feels playful and never precious.

In the kitchen, liquid metal was used for the counter, which sits atop columns of cast concrete reclaimed from a midcentury office block. Scaffold planks make up the wine rack and the bookcase, while the cabinets are made of natural oak. As for the treasures found throughout, a cabbage mandolin, guitar signed by artist Tracey Emin and Paul McCartney, and a Susannah Horowitz photograph of two flamingos and a bird in what looks like an opulent French salon. For more, head over to The Modern House.

Via: The Modern House