Bert & May, known for their distinctive reclaimed and new tiles, have just launched Bert & May Spaces, and Phase 1 is ‘Bert’s Barges’, in urban and country versions. This one, unveiled at the recent Clerkenwell Design Week, is their City Barge: the ultimate bachelor/bachelorette pad, providing the city dweller with a one bedroom luxury floating suite. With its matt black exterior and its Scandinavian style interior, the city barge creates the perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity. Made to order, it comes complete with a hidden foldaway double bed for guest stays, and a spacious rooftop terrace for entertaining.
Bert’s Barges is an exciting collaboration between Bert & May, RaT Architecture, and designer and stylist Laura Fulmine, who has brought together many independent craftsmen, artists, designers, shops and galleries. Some bespoke works have been commissioned, including geometric ceramics by Vanja Bazdulj, an installation by the well-known artists and shop owners Rhonda & Lulu of Darkroom, handmade soaps and personalised candles from Honest Skincare, a Bert & May-inspired wall hanging by textile artist Justine Ashbee of Native Line and metalworks from designer and maker Katharina Eisenkoeck.
The City Barge shown here is 14.63m in length by 3.35m in width.
Fully Fitted Price: £150,000 (includes all fittings, excludes furniture).
First Fit Price: £120,000 (includes Bert & May cladding and flooring but excludes fittings).
The other version, The Country Pad Barge, is the ideal two bedroom hideaway for couples and
families wishing to enjoy an affordable and exciting alternative to the traditional holiday home. It’s
15.85m in length by 3.5m in width.
The barges are manufactured in the UK and can be customised by Bert & May’s in-house team. Contact the design team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 673 4264.
You can go aboard and experience the luxury of Bert & May’s very own barge hotel by booking a stay in their urban barges on the Regents Canal in Hackney. Call their reservation team on 00 44 (0)203 673 4264 or email email@example.com (Bookings are open from 1 July 2015).
For more about Bert & May Spaces, including Bert’s Boxes (Space No 2), practical and cost effective modular spaces created in collaboration with Box 9 Design for people to live, work and play in, see their website: www.bertandmayspaces.com