DROO and NAME create a bespoke wood floor and wall panelling system to create a strikingly warm interior to an industrial shell, for Chef Leandro Carreira’s first permanent restaurant in London.
Located in the Snowsfield Yard development in London Bridge, DROO and NAME were tasked with transforming a large, empty unit into a warm and comfortable space that complements the food and drink offering. The rough industrial elements of the space like the concrete and the high ceilings were kept and complemented with refined bespoke panelling.
Included within this was the implementation of the all practical elements such as a kitchen, storage and plant facilities. A mezzanine level, for example, was created for storage and back of house. The restaurant is now composed of three spaces and an open kitchen sits in the middle and is visible wherever you sit.Two of the areas are dedicated to the restaurant and the third is the bar, which has a slightly different atmosphere but overall there’s a common language throughout.
We created Bespoke tables in solid walnut to complement the Ligne Roset range of chairs, to create a coherent thread in the wooden tones of the restaurant.
The project is a collaboration between Leandro and Unlisted Collection owner Peng Loh. Londrino will build on ideas developed and tested by Leandro at his popular pop-up venues over the last few years. The menu, while featuring a number of dishes with Portuguese roots, will be an evolving entity that reflects a variety of flavours and influences. Alongside the sumptuous food offering is a wine list featuring lesser known producers from Portugal and the rest of Europe.
Project size: 250 m2
Completion date: 2017
Photographer: Freya Najade