Demoiselle by Galvin, Dubai

We are delighted to have been working with Michelin starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin on the launch of their first restaurant venture in Dubai.

Demoiselle by Galvin combines a modern and stylish aesthetic with a delightfully warm ambiance, radiating elegance at every turn.

The 210-cover cafe recently opened it’s doors in Dubai’s newest urban living destination CITY WALK 2, and has already received high acclaim.

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DoubleTree by Hilton, Kingston upon Thames

DesignLSM’s brief was to plan, devise and design the ground floor public areas of the hotel; this included the lobby, reception and main restaurant.

Our strategy team undertook a full reconnaissance visit of the London Borough as well as extensive qualitative and quantitative research, which was specifically focused on the hotels restaurant provision. This enabled the client to form a clear understanding of the ‘white space’ within the vicinity and their culinary direction resulting in a defined and elevated positioning from which they could comfortably base their F&B offering around.

Inspired by Kingston’s rich aviation heritage, the overall design scheme holds a warm and contemporary aesthetic, with subtle touches of aircraft paraphernalia.

The hotel lobby is designed to be a welcoming and social space, with a blend of relaxed seating and tables suitable for groups, lone travellers and casual business meetings – all of which project a sophisticated image and atmosphere that sets the tone for the guest’s experience.

Hawkers Bar & Brasserie makes a striking impression, with its rich leather seating, ambient lighting and ornate floor tiles. A warm palette of copper, teal and soft greys conjure up an air of elegant opulence with low-level mirror screens and an exposed statement ceiling bringing in a modern industrial feel.

The restaurant heroes the name of Kingston’s famed flight pioneer Harry Hawker, which is bought to life through the branding and carefully curated design details which inject the whole scheme with a wonderful sense of character and identity.

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Two World Class F&B concepts, In progress

We are delighted to be working with two separate world-class brands on each of their iconic large scale F&B and retail concepts.

Our service offering for these projects includes:

Master planning
Interior Design

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And the winner is…

We’re thrilled to announce that our super talented design team have picked up not only one but two accolades at this year’s Casual Dining Awards, which was held last week at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square.

Our work for The Vincent Cafe & Cocktail Bar won the award for ‘Best Designed Independent’ followed by Galvin HOP which scooped up the prize for ‘Best Designed Pub or Bar.’

Huge congratulations to our design teams who worked on the award winning projects and also to our fabulous clients, Paul Adams and Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin.

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Pinterest through a lens

Pinterest is one of the most popular social platforms in the UK. The social network sets itself apart from facebook, twitter and instagram by being a search engine that lets you discover with your eyes rather than your keyboard.

Pinterest have recently evolved this concept by launching “Pinterest Lens“—a new tool of visual discovery that takes a picture of an item of interest, and then brings up related pins for consumers to explore.

The new app works primarily in the categories of interiors, fashion and food and has been built around the notion of encouraging open-minded discovery.

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Union Bar & Grill, London

Our brief was to create a striking display of environmental wall artwork and menus for the newly refurbished London sites in Regents Place and Chiswick.

This project gave us an unusual amount of freedom to interpret our own narrative around the word Union, we considered a number of ideas but finally settled on the concept of ‘Unions’ in nature.

The typographic design illustrates a playful array of collective nouns centered on the theme of different animal groups. Each word was carefully selected from an illustrative library of phrases that we produced.

The Union Bar concept is wonderfully warm, full of bold colours showcasing the brands individual personality.

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Confidential Hotel Project, London

DesignLSM were commissioned to design the bedrooms for a new 4-star boutique hotel in London.

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Hawkers Bar & Brasserie, Kingston

The branding for Hawkers Bar & Brasserie conveys a refined and nostalgic feel of days gone by, helping to connect guests with Kingston’s rich aviation heritage.

Our brief was to create a full identity for the new F&B offering within the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Kingston Upon Thames. We began the process by fully immersing ourselves into the London Borough’s aviation history, drawing inspiration from uncovered archives of aircraft photography and the notable records of famous flight pioneer Harry Hawker.

Hawker was our muse in the naming of the restaurant, the identity heroes his name and heritage in a bold yet sophisticated way across signage, menus, stationery and other ephemera including gold-foiled gift cards.

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D&D London launch Issho & East 59th in Leeds

We are pleased to announce that we have been working with luxury restaurant group D&D on the launch of their two new restaurant ventures in Leeds.

The two concepts are located above the Victoria Gate shopping centre in a striking rooftop space, which offers diners stunning panoramic views over the city.

Issho will offer authentic Japanese cuisine in a sophisticated and refined setting, which comprises of a rooftop bar, restaurant space and outdoor terrace.

Inspired by New York’s opulent nightlife, East 59th will be a stylish all-day dining destination with a unique blend of restaurant and bar spaces as well as a vibrant rooftop area, providing the city with a new social scene.

Both sites are set to open this spring.

Check out the full details on the projects here

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Queens, London

Located in West London’s Queensway, Queens ice-skating rink and bowling alley opened it’s doors back in the 1930’s providing London with it’s first permanent ice rink. DesignLSM were commissioned to redesign the interior and brand identity for Queens, helping them to create an all-inclusive leisure destination for families, friends and city workers.

The overall concept comprises of 12 stylish bowling lanes, an indoor ice rink, two contemporary bars and the launch of a new F&B offering from famous pop-up restaurateur Jimmy Garcia.

Drawing on the brand’s notable heritage, our designers created a playful and bold design scheme bringing in references to ice skaters and bowlers of decades gone by. They utilised a material palette of timber, bespoke vinyl’s, laminates and glossed ceramic tiles providing the space with layers of contrast and texture.

To enhance and maximise the area we relocated the existing bowling alley to the rear of the entertainment complex creating ample space for the new restaurant, Jimmy’s Diner. The Diner is a key part of the new ‘Queens’ providing guests with a place to refuel and relax. The vibrant interior reflects Jimmy’s new fusion of British and American style food featuring bold mustard banquettes, steel framed chairs and contemporary artwork displayed across white tiled walls.

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