Akari Udon, London, by Rosendale Design. With a deep-rooted respect for architecture – an appreciation of edifices both historic and contemporary, Rosendale were aided by a team of professional consultants, specialist manufacturers, craftsmen and artists, to focus on successfully finishing the project, while considering the smallest details.
The design brief was to create the exact opposite of a ‘new, clean and polished’ look to the restaurant – for the space to look worn in, well established and approachable.
The concept brief involved stripping the walls back to concrete, softened with silhouettes of blossom trees – giving the effect that the uncovered walls have revealed ancient murals of beautiful artwork. Lighting was one of the key parts of the interior in the main dining rooms, with a honeycomb mood throughout – the concept was more focused on how the space is lit as opposed to feature light fittings – provided by TM Lighting and Chantelle Lighting.
Photography courtesy. Rosendale Design, by John Carey