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Welcome to 5 Carlos Place, MATCHESFASHION’s retail, event and creative broadcasting space that brings together our online shopping and content experience into one permanent London residence.

The Making Of 5 Carlos Place

From A House...

The first in our series of behind-the-scenes videos, interior architects Philip and Peter Joseph of P Joseph introduce the townhouse and discuss the building’s history, from its late 19th-century heritage and Queen Anne-style architecture, to their creative vision, in partnership with Richard Penman of architects Clarke Penman, to turn the house into an ever-evolving space that redefines what a retail experience means today.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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The Making Of 5 Carlos Place

Meet The Makers

Your first look inside 5 Carlos Place – meet the collaborators who have brought our retail experience and broadcasting hub to life.

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Making Of 5 Carlos Place

In Perfect Form

Sculptor Nick Hornby shares his vision behind the hanging sculpture he has created for 5 Carlos Place. Suspended from the ceiling above a staircase, the piece – a profile of Michelangelo’s David extruded at an exceptionally oblique angle – allows for different perspectives depending where the viewer is stood, made even more formidable by the juxtaposition of the stairway’s light.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Making Of 5 Carlos Place

A Good Grounding

Interior architect Philip Joseph discusses how late 19th-century architecture influenced the decision to use a material palette of terracotta, brick and Portland stone throughout the house, and we meet John Wilson, co-founder of Darwen Terracotta and Faience – renowned for its restoration work on London’s Underground stations and Royal Albert Hall – who gives an insight into the craft and execution of the terracotta used.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Making Of 5 Carlos Place

Breathing Space

As well as the expansive, dynamic interior space, 5 Carlos Place also boasts a garden area. In tandem with P Joseph’s vision of the space having a ‘collector’s house’ feel, Adam Hunt and Lulu Urquhart, co-founders of landscape designers Urquhart & Hunt, share their creative idea to reflect the feeling of a Victorian plant collector’s garden. As well as creating an outdoor sanctuary, the pair explain how the space acts as a backdrop to the rest of the house, and the beauty of plants interacting with the landscape and architecture.

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Making Of 5 Carlos Place

Light Work

Architects Philip and Peter Joseph discuss the rewards and challenges of installing services that are both contemporary but harmonious with the existing historic materials. This is no better exemplified at 5 Carlos Place than by the lighting – a task charged to Mario Weck and PSLab. Weck discusses the theory of invisible light and making lighting projections appear as part of the architecture for a seamless, modern finish.

Friday, August 24, 2018