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Rosetti Studios

In 2017 Feilden+Mawson was commissioned by Cadogan Estates to restore the Rossetti Studios, Grade II Listed purpose-built artist studios in the heart of Chelsea. The purpose of the refurbishment was to enhance architectural and historic details, whilst renewing the services to meet the requirements of 21st century artists.

The studios were originally designed by Edward Holland in 1894. Unlike many of the artist studios that were speculatively built at the end of the 19th century, Rossetti Studios were built to a high standard and remained largely intact. Many of the original architectural features have survived, including living accommodation, canvas slits for ease of access, and split-level galleries providing changing spaces for life models and room for canvas storage.

Detailed conservation work was required for the existing original features, including the terrazzo and timber parquet flooring throughout. The roof slate and leadwork were fully renewed using traditional building techniques, whilst enhancing the thermal envelope and realising energy efficiencies. Kitchenettes, showers, and utility areas were also upgraded to a contemporary standard and championed by Feilden+Mawson’s own Interior Design team.