Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Finchatton was founded in 2001 by founders Andrew Dunn and Alex Michelin. Their aim was to create the most exceptional homes in the world. They have since designed, managed and financed over 60 major development projects around the world, and completed over 75 private commissions.
Kingwood is a development of ten apartments in the heart of Knightsbridge, facing south over the gardens of Hans Place. The building has been completely rebuilt and immaculately designed by Finchatton. This wonderful book has been produced to show the development, the surrounding area and the wonderful interiors.
The size of the book is 345x245mm, portrait. It is case-bound and covered in a deep blue bookcloth which is hot foil blocked in metallic silver foil and beautifully debossed with a leaf design around the front and back cover.
The book begins with these lovely printed end-papers...
...followed by exterior images of the building:
The text is printed on our Omnia, White 150gsm throughout and is printed offset litho, beautifully.
The striking commissioned photography has reproduced brilliantly on the Omnia whilst not losing the tactility and natural uncoated feel that was required. The look and feel is a confident, beautifully crafted piece of literature, certainly not some "glossy property brochure"!
A cool grey solid is used throughout the book for the sections where the floorplans appear and these sections incorporate throw-outs...
...a throw-out to the right
...throw out to both right and left
The Omnia has worked brilliantly, in reproducing the exterior and interior photography.
As one might expect, the book is 'section sewn' and below you can see what a neat and tidy example this is:
The book has 86pp plus an additional six 'throw-outs'
The spine measures 15mm.
Birds eye view showing the ribbon and the section sewing plus you can see how many throw outs there are, but it has been very well bound, so it doesn't upset the balance of the book in the spine.
The excellent print, repro and finishing is by Gavin Martin Colournet, based in London.

Posted by Justin Hobson 27.02.2018

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