The new minimalism: part one

Banda takes a look at Pimlico Road's rising star: Rose Uniake

Known for an approach that focuses on responding to a room’s original context and sense of space, Rose Uniake’s unique and subtly elegant interiors are also a product of her diverse experience within the industry. Having started her trade as a furniture restorer, gilder and specialist in lacquer, she moved on to become a respected antiques dealer; setting up her shop on the world renowned Pimlico Road in 2009.

Her exceptional eye for detail prompted the creation of her own studio, where she began to design not only interiors, but a range of products that now extends to furniture, textiles, and lighting.

Having expanded twice in 4 years, Rose’s premises is set to increase in size once again this April, an indication of how much her practice is currently in demand. A significant portion of this work is formed of private commissions, with one ongoing project the subject of much media speculation. Previous projects have included hotels, private estates and commercial projects, the most notable being the redevelopment of Jo Malone’s Headquarters. For this project, Rose produced a restrained yet luxurious interior, using the company’s eponymous packaging (understated with black accents) to form the basis of the colour palette.

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