Private House, Regents Park, London, England
Regents Park, London, England
A private home in a Nash Terrace, Regents Park, London.
Brian Clarke created a true "Gesamtkunstwerk" (all-embracing work of art), where the wide range of media in which he works harmonise to become a three-dimensional creation: a specially designed carpet leads the visitor from ground to first floor via a sweeping staircase, to a room with stained glass windows, a mosaic floor, painted and gold-leaf panels and cast bronze door handles. It fulfils the Austrian owner's brief of turning an unpreposessing corner of a fine house into an encompassing artistic event reminiscent of the Wiener Werkstatte.