Domus Campus by Mailen Design

A close collaboration between Mailen Design and Domus continues with an inspiring evolution of their flagship showroom in Clerkenwell’s design district.

Domus’ new ‘Campus’ showroom on Great Sutton Street reveals Mailen Design’s meticulous and imaginative adaptation, reconfiguration and connection of an existing showroom and several neighbouring spaces. The larger architectural moves involved extending and reconfiguring a series of ground floor spaces, set back from the street, to create a larger footprint by adapting an adjacent space that initially housed a private bar. Existing light-well and roof spaces were repurposed into courtyards, social spaces and external event areas.

A strong architectural thread between the disparate buildings was achieved through a consistency of materials and detailing. Two exposed steel and terrazzo staircases establish a bold ‘bridge’ across two previously separate buildings. Inside, Domus’ La Pietra Compattata tiles were selected for their calm, soft tones and their sustainable production.

The Domus Campus showroom in Clerkenwell embodies Mailen Design’s ability to engage in successful collaborations that result in consciously built spaces of high quality and craft. This showroom now operates as both Domus’ flagship store, featuring hundreds of tactile samples to explore in the calm, library-like setting, and also as a revitalised set of buildings, now aligned in form, function and perspective.

Photography by Peter Landers, Anna Stathaki, Robin Gautier