The Mortimer House roof bar sits on the seventh floor of the design-led members club on the corner of Mortimer Street and Wells Street in Fitzrovia. The venue creates additional hospitality space for members both within the interior bar space, complimented with a larger terrace providing panoramic views across the city.
We took design inspiration from the aesthetic of the existing club, paying homage to the building’s art deco heritage, reflecting this both in the architectural finishes as well as furniture and lighting selections.
Inside, the main feature of the space is without doubt the bar. The bar itself includes a stepped oak undercounter with aged brass detailing and a counter in polished Tiger Onyx. The tiered back bar is formed of an oak surround with antique mirror rear panels. Vintage natural oak parquet flooring has been used internally which complements the exaggerated oak skirting and off-white high gloss painted wall panels. Above, the high-level walls and ceiling are finished in a raw plaster finish with a high gloss painted ceiling raft with rattan infills.
Honest and simple architectural treatments are contrasted by the rich material and fabric choices for the furniture selections. A corner banquette upholstered in a deep red mohair, is complimented by low stools in a black and white patterned fabric and Giallo Siena marble tables. Lighting is provided by high-level aged brass bulkhead fittings, bronze and opal glass wall lights and brass bar lights.
Accessed from the bar through metal crittal doors, is the main draw of the space, the outdoor terrace. A checkerboard floor finish is complimented by oak benches with striped seat pads that wrap around the terrace offering stunning views of the city. Cane dining chairs, yellow stripped umbrellas, festoons and planting complete the scheme.