Inspired by Bloomsbury-based author Virginia Woolf, who in 1929 said “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,”The AllBright is a nod to Woolf’s progressive ideals as the first of its kind space in the UK for women to create, connect and collaborate.
East-London based design and architecture practice No.12 have just completed work on the all-women private members’ club in London which opened on 8th March (International Women’s Day). Arranged over five floors The AllBright is situated within a Georgian Townhouse on Rathbone Place, in the heart of Bloomsbury.
The club will be a space for women to thrive. Members will access space to work, host meetings and socialise along with curated events, talks, exhibitions, debates and networking meetups. The onsite treatment rooms will also allow members to relax, recharge and meditate.
West, on the third floor, at the top of the building, is a place where members can unwind at the prosecco and cocktail bar. The bar is decorated in a deep colour palette with rich gold and brass accents and marble-top tables with custom-upholstered perspex chairs.
Lopokova, on the lower ground floor, features a beauty bar, beauty rooms and a wellness centre offering treatments and fitness classes run by Elissa El Hadj, founder of London’s Form Studios. The facilities also include two showers and a locker area.
Inspired by Russian ballet dancer Lydia Lopokova it features tiled vanity areas with grey velvet chairs, mirrored walls, brass sconces and wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler.