Lunar Lunar converted this former take-away site into an intimate restaurant space, maximising covers and designing an interior that reflected both the food offer and vibrancy of this Shoreditch location.
The brief for this project was to create a design scheme that modernised the interior whilst being in tune with the client's brand, their hospitality offer and location. The key aims for the client were for their customers to have a sense of what they offered, to attract new customers, and to feel that the restaurant fitted with the local area.
The materials palette and colour scheme was informed by the food offer; the signature menu ingredient in most dishes being egg, alongside the client's recently updated food imagery, which we felt was inspiring. The interior palette uses egg-yolk yellow complemented by pale pink, a shade taken from the client's food imagery. Planting and woven textures provide depth and compliment the existing furniture. Metallic pendants punctuate the window seating and view from the street outside.
Lunar Lunar worked on a restaurant layout that would maximise the number of covers available, introducing banquette seating and a loose dining layout where a large counter previously existed, and using the client's existing furniture. A wall decor arrangement was proposed using a combination of woven and metal bowls, in a variety of styles and sizes, representing the client's infamous bubble tea.
Custom-design, yellow wall panelling breaks up the space while also providing low-level protection with a point of interest. High-level shelving offers space for planting, bringing life to the space. The existing tongue and groove panelling was retained and painted to unify the space and to meet this client's cost-saving budget.