South Moulton Street in Mayfair is one of those streets that you can easily miss as you concentrate on the star shopping streets of Bond Street and the like. Created in the mid-18th century, many of the original buildings remain despite subsequent rebuilding and today it is a pedestrianised street of specialist small retailers in fashion, art, jewellery and wellbeing.
Astonishingly, when it was recently pedestrianised, no street furniture was installed – no seats for weary shoppers or lunchtime snackers, and no planters for trees to remove pollutants.
All this has changed, with the recent project to achieve a transformation using artistic colour and geometry in the seating, planters and overhead flags by the amazing French designer Camille Walala to create the ‘Walala Lounge’.
A great addition to the London street scene. Let’s hope it helps bring tenants to the few empty shops in a street in which some interesting historical figures have previously lived.