Three layers create the interior identity for the space. That which was; that which is; and the link between the two.
The first layer is the building, wishing to expose and unearth the beauty of the industrious space, celebrating the Mills original architectural design and its tranquil setting. The second layer is the theatre itself – The act of creating an experience – all loose items are associated with this concept. The furniture, Staff uniforms, décor, cutlery etc all carefully curated to enhance the experience. Bringing bits of the theatre into the rest of the space ie. Industrial lighting, props, director’s chairs.
The link is an idea to seamlessly connect the two concepts. Research has shown that the modern concept of design for the theatre developed during the twentieth century. It was not until the 1920s that scenic design, or set design, was listed in the theatre programs as a production role. We are tapping into this era as a reference on style for the loose items so that the new décor is still appealing to the older clientele and as well as younger adults.
A very narrow site underwent a massive transformation from the former white rabbit bar.
Simplicity is the key factor using a handful of finishes in diverse ways. Concrete,wood,metal and metro tiles.
As said on www.designmynight.com “Stoke Newington’s revellers can come by early for a sterling cup of Caravan coffee and a gourmet Crosstown doughnut, which swiftly make way for an array of craft beers, wines and premium spirits as the evening draws in. This is the kind of place to stop by and linger for a little while.
The fundamental principles are materiality function and form. Materials inspired by urban concrete London contrasted with the warmth of natural wood aligned in a Japanese linear manner. The form is inspired by traditional Japanese Origami were a flat surface is manipulated with folds to create a new structure. In this case the floor unfolds itself to become the face of the counter. The use of space has been maximised providing a highly functional customer journey with the addition of a conveyor belt that delivers pre-ordered sushi to the front facade of the store, eliminating the need to queue.
There are three stunning and wholly individual fine dining rooms at Lymptone Manor, each named after views across the Exe Estuary; Powderham, Mamhead and Berry Head. Each has its own luxurious setting to deliver Michael’s world renowned, Michelin star cuisine, accompanied by our discreet service.