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Lansdowne Club, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London: the ballroom

RIBA Ref No RIBA72054
Architect/DesignerWhite Allom
Fox, Charles W.
Artist/PhotographerBorup, Charles (1875-1949)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1935
Image Date1935
Library ReferenceAP80/99
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectClubs ; Ballrooms ; Decorative panels
NOTES: Charles Fox, a pupil of Louis de Soissons, was commissioned in 1930 to re-design Lansdowne House, designed by Robert Adam in 1762-68, for use as a private club. He remodelled the mansion to incorporate social rooms and a sports area, including a swimming pool, squash courts, fencing Salle, cafe and bar in the basement. Sir Charles Allom, whose firm White Allom was responsible for the fitting out of the great Cunard liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, was commissioned to decorate the Club in the 'Arte Moderne' style. It opened as a club on 1st May 1935.

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