Completed Nov 2008. Client: Sophie Mogford and Rupert Power. Restaurant, London.
A full ground floor restaurant refurbishment near Covent Garden. The restaurant has been remodelled internally to gain natural light and create an open plan space. The interior has an industrial warehouse feel with a mixture of exposed brick, concrete and rendered walls. The kitchen has a large opening to the restaurant. The seating is a mixture of leather banquettes and oak slatted benches. The bar is made of pewter and dark slate reinforcing the industrial feel of the space.
The restaurant lighting concept is an homage to the GLS light bulb, but interpreted in a contemporary and environmental way with the use of fibre optics cast in bespoke resin transparent bulbs of variant sizes, all dangling randomly above tables from exposed stainless steel services ducts. Two acrylic chandelier dishes, holding two thousand old light bulbs each, are lit by woven fibre optics, dividing the space to create two areas for dining.