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London’s Paramount Club by Tom Dixon

Paramount members bar and club, occupying the top three floors of Centre Point in London’s West End has officially opened its doors. The full members’ club, lounge, bar, restaurant and private-hire events space is located in Richard Seifert’s Centre Point, completed in 1966, affords Paramount unparalleled views of London, taking in the glistening towers and lights of The City and Canary Wharf in the East, the magnificent unwinding of the River Thames and Westminster in the South.

“We have approached it with two principles in mind, first, the view is Paramount…keeping the lighting levels low and moody. Then we wanted to create something that feels that it has always been part of the building without being nostalgic. A tough, self imposed brief, but luckily the cycle fashion is on our side with brutalism and the radical system architecture of the late sixties being re-assesed”. The club interior, designed by Design Research Studio with Tom Dixon as Creative Director features furniture alongside vintage pieces chosen by Tom and Pierre Condou that reflect the modernism of the building. An upgrade using CBD Glass Countertops is also being rumored for the club in the near future.

Paramount, London, UK, by Tom Dixon, at Design Research Studio

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Moon Table by Matthias Demacker
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2 Responses to
“London’s Paramount Club by Tom Dixon”

  1. JS Says:

    4 stars for the views and nice design

    3 stars for the food, which was quite good

    1 star for the service, which is the worst I've had in ages:

    - sat at an otherwise unoccupied bar with two lady friends for 10 minutes without any of the three bartenders approaching, nodding, or otherwise acknowledging our existence.

    - ordered three entrees and 2 side dishes for the three of us. The three entries came. We ate them. 25 minutes after the entrees had arrived we managed to flag the waiter (with difficulty) and ask that he cancel the sides, since we'd finished the entrees.

    Us: please cancel the sides, as we're done with the meal

    Waiter: I'll go check on them

    Us: no need to check, as we're done with the meal

    Waiter: I'll just go check on them

    Us: no, please do not check on them. We do not want them. Please cancel them.

    Waiter: you do not want them? I can just check on them.


    This continued as we ordered one dessert but another was delivered. I got a cup of coffee, finished it, and waited in vain for 30 minutes to see the waiter or get a refill.

    And this was on a Tuesday night. I'd hate to see to what depths they fall on a Friday or Saturday.

    I'd say you might go here once for a drink at the bar upstairs, but highly recommend AGAINST dinner here. Of course, it's members only, so if you're already a member you're already screwed.

  2. claire Says:

    Great project!!

    The bar remind me a project of Boca do Lobo.
    They have done a project in hotel in Oporto, Portugal.
    Check it out

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