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World Interiors News Awards 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Smack Lobster Roll has been shortlisted for ‘Best Restaurant’ at World Interiors News Awards 2015, congratulations to all involved.

The winners will be announced on the 2nd December at an exclusive awards ceremony at the Sky Garden, London . Perhaps we will see you there!

Find out more about Smack Lobster Roll here.

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The Caterer. Profile: George Bukhov, Burger & Lobster

George Bukhov has a plan to make Burger & Lobster an internationally recognised brand, despite being only four years old. But in fact, it is already well on its way, as Neil Gerrard discovers…..

Read full article in The Caterer here

Source: The Caterer, 24-30 July 2015

Read more about our Burger & Lobster interior design projects here

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Chai Ki, London

DesignLSM, have recently completed the interior design for Chai Ki in Canary Wharf. This is the second restaurant for owner Rohit Chugh – the first being Roti Chai located on Portman Mews South, London.

Chai Ki is seen as a development from the original restaurant, creating striking new interiors with influences from Roti Chai. Other inspirations were drawn from New York and the space itself – which consists of high ceilings and dramatic areas; ideal for our designers to create a visual arresting interior.

The design style is urban, with raw finishes and detailed design features. Each area within the space has its own character and personality; yet has been designed to ensure visual harmony across the whole scheme. Subtle features nod to the Indian heritage; such as the waiter stations that are reminiscent of street based Chai stands and the headlight feature on the walls that are seen on motorcycles in Indian cities.

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Bombay Brasserie, London

DesignLSM worked closely with the client to create a truly authentic environment in which patrons can immerse themselves into Indian cuisine and culture, making a memorable dining experience.

The restaurant itself is a large space, which has a variety of seating areas – relaxed, formal, private and a large conservatory – each of which needed redefining and harmonising with an overall interior concept. DesignLSM draw upon the restaurant’s established heritage and emphasized its colonial style. This included sourcing furniture hand crafted from India, original photos from the period and commissioning artwork from a renowned Indian artist – which was painted onto a large canvas and carefully shipped to the UK for installation.

A prominent feature is the bar, which has been designed to replicate an open drinks cabinet. The surrounding bar is topped with black veined marble complete with a brass trim and black hexagonal tiles on the front. Handmade brass pendants and wall lights, all crafted in India, provide ambient low level lighting. The room is furnished with an intricately patterned handmade rug, antique wooden concertina screen, plantation shutters and an eclectic mix of framed photographs depicting colonial scenes.

A distinctive aspect of the restaurant is the large circular conservatory – the designers stripped this area back, removed cladding to expose the metal structure and with the addition of planting created a setting reminiscent of a tropical ‘orangery’. The lighting within the conservatory required careful consideration, to create different atmospheres dependent upon the time of day – fresh, vibrant during the day, whilst in the evening a more intimate warm setting.

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International Hotel & Property Awards

We are pleased to announce that Beast has won the International Hotel & Property Awards under the Restaurant category.

Congratulations to our design team, clients and colleagues!

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Kupp, London

The site is a large, light space; being surrounded by floor to ceiling windows on three sides, that overlook the Paddington Basin. The design was carefully considered to embrace a Scandinavian vibe and encompass a variety of functional uses, such as a coffee bar, lounge & seating and a restaurant – creating a chameleon venue.

The designers utilised bold fresh colours to take advantage of the natural light and zoned each area through the use of colour and varying materials – specifically flooring using a combination of concrete, wood and hexagonal tiles – creating a visual journey for the guest, guiding them to their relevant destination.

Lighting is a key element within the space – the vast amount of natural daylight knocked back the lighting so the fixtures had to be the feature themselves. However in the evening the lights animate each space creating different moods dependent on the area. The bar is more vibrant, whereas the restaurant is more intimate.

Practicality and effective use of space where key considerations. For example; there is no room for cellar space on site so the cellar was designed above the bar; creating a feature of the beer barrels hung on the wall.

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FAB Award Winners 2015

We are pleased to announce that our work on Beast has won a Fab award within the Retail Interiors / Environment category.

Congratulations to our design team, clients and colleagues!

For more information on this project please follow the link:

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PATCH, Carluccio’s Alexandria USA

Old Town Alexandria will soon be celebrating the opening of Carluccio’s, the Italian restaurant, cafe and market. The new eatery is set to open its doors on Wednesday, June 3, the owners announced Tuesday morning….

Read the full article in Patch here

Published on: 26th May 2015

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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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