British designer Tom Dixon has created a pink concrete bar, green leather booths and a cabinet of curiosities for London restaurant Bronte.
Design Research Studio (DRS) has created the interiors for a new bar and luxury restaurant on The Strand, London under the creative direction of Tom Dixon. Bronte Restaurant overlooks Trafalgar Square and is inspired by the history of the Strand, Victorian explorers, extraordinary collectors and the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’. BRONTE is DRS’s first standalone restaurant since Eclectic in Paris.
The restaurant boasts striking architectural features such as an arched glazed facade leading from the traditional colonnade terrace into a double heightened space with a mezzanine level and a more intimate dining room towards the back. Floor to ceiling windows bathes the pantry area in natural light, with a subtle and stylish palette traveling through to the main restaurant.
Against a neutral backdrop, sit large feature elements in extraordinary materials – a pink concrete breakfast bar, a green granite kitchen, and a pewter cocktail bar, custom design furniture with green leather and black timber booths – each celebrating a different part of the eclectic all-day food and drink offering.
Elements of a ‘collector’s house’, with treasures from far afield, run throughout the design. Each area uses colors and ‘cabinet of curiosities’ characteristics to create its own personality, with remarkable materials used generously and boldly.
Source: Tom Dixon