Evening Standard – High table: the furniture shop 400ft up
Pity the delivery men who took on this job… London’s highest furniture showroom is to open in Centrepoint – 30 storeys above its rivals in Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.
The £9 million apartment has been turned into a pop-up store and show flat, kitted out with £150,000 worth of luxurious items, while the owner waits for new tenants to take up residency.
Furniture and homeware by Ivar London includes a £12,000 marquetry sideboard, £11,000 sofa, £5,000 drinks cabinet and £6,000 TV stand. The cheapest items is a £17 body wash dispenser made from grapefruit tree wood. The 2,300sq ft, three-bed flat, owned by a “successful young entrepreneur”, is near the top of the 33-storey Grade II listed block. It took about a month to move all the furniture in. Only one item, a cabinet, was too big for the lift so removers lugged it up the stairs of the 384ft tower. Ivar London founder Patrick Dougherty said: “Four delivery guys lifted it 60 flights, which took an hour and a half. The poor souls were destroyed by the end.” Viewings are by appointment until the end of March.
by Mark Blunden