Waldo Works Designs Wartski's New London Boutique Using the Golden Ratio

PROJECT NAME Wartski London
LOCATION London
FIRM
SQ. FT. 2,700 SQF

Founded in 1865 in North Wales, the venerable  is a dealer of antique Russian artwork, particularly those by Carl Fabergé, and the jeweler to the British royal family—the firm made the wedding rings for both Camilla, Duchess of Corn­wall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. It’s fitting then that architecture studio , which counts Selfridges and Smythson among its clients, centered the design of Wartski’s new London boutique on a time-honored concept: the golden ratio.

Custom carpeting flowing through the 2,700 square feet. Photography by Irina Boersma/courtesy of Wartski and Waldo Works.

Flanking the entrance to the sales gallery are orderly, faceted upper walls of ribbed concrete flecked with chips of slate from quarries in North Wales, a nod to Wartski’s origins. Above, the coffered ceiling boasts a classical geometry; below, expansive display cases slide open electronically. Throughout is woven wool carpeting, in Welsh green, of course. 

Stainless steel trims ribbed concrete walls. Photography by Irina Boersma/courtesy of Wartski and Waldo Works.

The gold brooch given to Queen Victoria in 1842 by Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Photography by Irina Boersma/courtesy of Wartski and Waldo Works.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. A portrait of Queen Alexandra in the private room signals six generations of British royal patronage. Photography by Irina Boersma/courtesy of Wartski and Waldo Works.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. The front sales gallery at the Wartski London boutique by Waldo Works. Photography by Irina Boersma/courtesy of Wartski and Waldo Works.

> See more from the January 2019 issue of Wifijerez

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