Armourcoat polished plaster has created a stunning entrance for the refurbishment of Greater London House in Camden’s Mornington Crescent, a striking example of Art Deco Egyptian revival architecture. The hand-applied Armourcoat wall finish forms part of the interior design by Forme UK, which pays contemporary homage to the style of the façade. An entrance ‘portico’ creates subtle references to Egyptian style, shapes and motifs, finished in a dark anthracite coloured polished plaster finish. A silhouette outline of the famous bronze cat sculptures, which flank the entrance was incorporated into the surface. The image of a black cat was also a branding device for Carreras, the former occupants, used on the packets of their Craven A cigarettes, and is a repeating logo across the front of the building. The Smooth polished plaster finish is similar to the marmorino stucco used extensively in northern Italy during the Renaissance period. Armourcoat Smooth finish resembles natural stone and consists of a natural mineral material composed of hydrated lime and crushed marble combined with special additives to control working characteristics.
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