Trend Up-date #5

Consumer Choice –
A surge in the make-your- own beverage and takeaway dessert market has given consumers a taste for customisation. This consumer choice trend has already infiltrated the American restaurant scene with the appearance of hugely successful ‘assembly line’ pizza parlours like 800 Degrees.

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Restaurant of the Year shortlist revealed

The Caterer and Seafish UK have announced the shortlist for the inaugural Restaurant of the Year competition, the search to find the best restaurants in the UK serving fish and shellfish among their menu offer.

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Read more about our restaurant interior design for The Salt Room here

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Kaffeine, London

Kaffeine is an independent Australian / New Zealand owned café delivering high standards in service, food, coffee and décor. Our team of interior designers were briefed to develop the concept, based on the original outlet in Fitzrovia, ensuring that features were kept to a minimum allowing the interiors to form the perfect backdrop to the theatre of the barista.

The overall environment has been designed to be hardwearing, utilising materials that would age over time to create a patina that still looks fabulous after years of use. The main design feature is the 5.5m long copper clad counter conceived as a monolithic block which draws the customer through the space and creates a warm ambience.

Our designers utilised a mixture of gloss and matt finishes with a variety of textures to animate the space and injected the brand’s personality into the interior by placing a brilliant neon yellow ‘Kaffeine’ sign above the counter – creating the perfect stage for the production of excellent espresso coffee.

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Following hot on the footsteps of Vogue’s recommendation Kaffeine has been listed within the Top 20 Coffee pitstops by Harden’s, the UK’s most Authoritative Restaurant Guide.

We are delighted that our interior design and all the hard work that our client and their staff are putting in is bearing fruition

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The Salt Room

The Salt Room listed as one of ‘The UK’s most charming seaside cafes and restaurants’. – The Telegraph

We are delighted The Telegraph included The Salt Room within their listing and especially pleased with their description of the interior as “a relaxed and stylish setting”.

Please see the link below for further information on the project:

The Salt Room

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We are delighted that the much admired style and fashion bible – Vogue have listed Kaffeine within their Top 10 London Coffee Guide. Stating:

“Kaffeine – Serving Square Mile coffee, alongside beans from a guest roaster from the UK every weekend, Kaffeine’s two W1 cafes offer excellent coffee, expert staff, delicious cakes and beautiful decor – we’d happily spend a good hour or two at either branch.”

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FAB Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce that our work on Beast has been shortlisted for the Fab Awards within the Retail Interiors / Environment category.

The FAB Awards, International Food & Beverage Creative Excellence Awards, recognises the critical contribution that outstanding creative work makes to building brands, it identifies and rewards the leading practitioners from over 60 countries, and it acknowledges their contribution to their Clients and their Agencies.

For more information on this project please following the link:

Congratulations to our design team, clients and colleagues!

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Few images of recently finished project – Kupp in London Paddington.

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The Salt Room, Brighton

‘The Salt Room’, a new sustainably sourced fish and seafood restaurant owned by entrepreneur Raz Helalat.

The design brief was to create a relaxed brasserie style setting; taking advantage of the premium location, within the Hilton Metropole Hotel, on Brighton’s seafront. Our designers created a stripped back interior and a series of informal dining spaces that take advantage of the varying floor levels and the extensive sea views, along with a private dining space within the premium location of the building.

Natural materials, such as reclaimed woods, ceramic tiles and leather, have been used to reflect the raw nautical setting of the restaurant, offset with expanses of glass and an urban colour palette to create a warm, modern atmosphere.

Inspired by its location opposite Brighton’s West Pier, DesignLSM hunted down original Pier drawings which were transformed into eye-catching blueprints for interior artwork and printed collateral.

DesignLSM’s branding team also created the visual identity and collateral, providing The Salt Room with a striking and defined brand that differentiates itself within Brighton’s vibrant restaurant scene

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Striking imagery of recently completed project, Kaffeine on Eastcastle Street, London.

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