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1 Canada Sq Foyer

 

One Canada Square Foyer

Cesar Pelli's 50-storey tower at One Canada Square was completed in 1991 — at the time, the tallest building in the UK. Canary Wharf Group commissioned Basha-Franklin to design rugs for the ground floor. 


 

The challenge

Strong existing finishes like green marble, bottle-green furniture and stainless-steel panelling would require a design that complemented and set them off while feeling fresh and contemporary.

 
 
 

The solution

We produced multiple samples exploring the impact of pattern, colour and scale, and tested materials appropriate for high-traffic areas. Our final selection reflects CWG's classic aesthetic in two tones. The Tencel-wool combination brings a sheen to the pattern.