Fortnum & Mason

A Georgian themed beauty and perfumery salon that promotes elegance through a stunning interior vision

Portview Fit-Out completed work on the fit-out of Fortnum & Mason’s second floor beauty and perfumery salon. The stunning design scheme by Waldo Works incorporates traditional materials and includes Edward Bawden graphic designs from the 1950s and other inspiration from the Fortnum & Mason archive.

The concept is based on the idea of the Georgian salon. It’s embellished with rarefied materials and semi precious stones, including pinky rose quartz, Amazonian malachite and fine veneers of figured sycamore and bird’s eye maple. The space comprises five main areas with an octagonal section dedicated to fragrance – The Scent Room – at the heart of the scheme.

A key priority at Fortnum & Mason was to keep the floor trading, so all works were carried out behind hoardings and much of the structural work on the ceilings, including specialist steelwork to support the signature chandelier in the lift area, was installed at night.

A number of specialist partners worked alongside the Portview team, including a clock expert who moved the mechanism of the famous Fortnum & Mason clock to allow for the internal walls to be erected. 

  • Client: Fortnum and Mason
  • Location: Piccadilly London
  • Size: 560 sq m
  • Timescale: 14 weeks
  • Designer: Waldo Works
  • Budget: £590K