It is an intellectual era of creative exploration, modern art, self-exploratory books, and mind-clearing meditation. We are going back to the basics of sharing ideas, thoughts, art, design over coffees and old fashioned’s. But now we are creating tribes of like-minded folk within members clubs that share similar ideals: shaping one’s concept of a coffee shop into a beautifully-designed architecturally interesting space where good food, great drinks, and new art are sampled by the interesting people inside it.
Library on 112 St Martins Lane recently launched on the 25th June 2014 as a private members club for the artistic, creative and literary community. On the night, the club was packed with an array of celebrity guests including Jonathan Ross, Paloma Faith, Nicky Clarke, and Amber Atherton.
Owned by entrepreneur Ronald Ndoro, Library is designed by Marc Peridis of 19 Greek Street who is highly regarded for designing Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Sketch spaces. Currently, high-profile members include Irvine Welsh, Caitlin Moran and John Niven.
Marc has used sustainable products to create this wonderfully located structure into a creative members club and hotel. With New York-style brick work inside, the club comprises two old fashioned looking bars offering an array of eclectic drinks, a rooftop summer terrace with another small bar, a gym offering Buddhist meditation courses opening this September, six bespoke hotel rooms, a fireplace, restaurant The Kitchen soon to launch, a sophisticated whisky and wine room with a selection of premium whisky’s available, conference space Room 7 for private dining and conferences, and an abundance of books on library shelves going up the four metre floor-to-ceiling walls.
Innovating talks, exhibitions and art instillations will be curated by artist and gallerist Andrew Hancock and arts PR Tani Burns of ART NAKED.The creative events programme will be formulated by creative events specialists from projects such as Soho House, W Hotels, and La Maison des Artistes: Cecily Mullins and Nicola Robison (It’s Rude to Stare). It’s exciting to see more artistic ventures pop up like Library and the coffee culture of sharing ideas and motivating people to engage and explore become the new era of creative inspiration.
112 St Martins Lane
London WC2N 4BD