Pavilion on High Street Kensington in London is a contemporary, elegant restaurant and delicatessen catering for it’s discerning club members and the public.
DesignLSM’s interior design team were commissioned by the club to redesign the ground floor of their existing venue – a classic 1930’s building, with a stunning original art deco façade, taking an existing café and combining a neighbouring retail unit to create one unified space. Reflecting the quality of their discerning club members and the neighbourhood, the brief was to design an attractive and high end multiuse space that combines areas of retail with a bar and restaurant for use by both the business club members as well as the affluent Kensington resident. DesignLSM were asked to create a contemporary yet classic environment with all of the interior elements impressively super-sized.
On entering the restaurant, guests are greeted by the florist, with tailor made bouquets by Paul Morris displayed along brass shelving. At the centre of the restaurant is the champagne bar, designed with Marquina marble, brass inlays and a delicately profiled pewter top. The bespoke bar also features a brass wine gantry and dramatic illuminated glass pillars. Framing the bar is the Carrara marble delicatessen counter on the left, home to an abundant display of produce, breads and pastries freshly baked in the on-site bakery.
To the right of the bar is the open kitchen, offering diners the opportunity to watch their dishes being prepared by head chef Adam Simmonds and his team. Privately commissioned oil paintings by renowned British artist Simon Casson, hand crafted furniture made with opulent leathers and bespoke copper light features all designed by DesignLSM, bring together the overall design scheme.
When beginning the design process DesignLSM were initially drawn to the Art Deco era as it represents luxury, glamour and exuberance. The team kept these ideals in mind when planning the layout which is symmetrical within the space. The materials used in the design – black and white marbles, brushed and oiled brass, polished pewter and rich walnut – were chosen for their quality and used in a contemporary manner to bring the interior up to the present day – for example, the geometric black tram-lines that are laid into the marble floor and run around the bar.