Paul Crofts Studio

Three of the most clever restaurant designs I have seen in a long time are all by the inspiring London based design studio Paul Crofts. Each is based on a strong concept that ties in beautifully with the name and inspiration behind the restaurant. The first is a crêperie in west London where gingham and lace patterns (referenced from French bonnets) have been screen printed onto tables and shelves and the floor is reclaimed french oak parquet. Read more here.

And when designing the interior for the Cornerstone Cafe which was (formerly used as a munitions store) Paul Crofts Studio referenced the area’s history of producing arsenal – and used Chevron motifs taken from military uniforms as the main theme of the design. Read more here.

The interior of Two Magpies bakery is based on the birds-nest motif was created by illustrator Katharine Gorham. It’s repeated on the shelves above the seating area, where a silver ring entangled in the sticks references the collecting habits of magpies. Read more here.

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