This project is a pop up installation designed for the bar area at the Indian restaurant Carom in Soho. The client has commissioned us to create a Gin Botanical Garden next to the entrance, where people would be in a natural environment and taste gin based cocktails. Responding to this brief during the summer period of 2013 a seven long meter living wall set the stage of a hidden English garden, bringing nature into the heart of London. For the purpose of defining the bar area and subsequently separating it from the main entrance the long wall plays the main role in the design, and carrying the green element simultaneously. Benefiting from the existing glass roof, which lets ample of natural light to enter during the daytime, while it incorporates an imposing antique chandelier which gives a gentle romantic light at the evenings. In addition to this the quintessentially English character of the garden was brought out and emphasized with the incorporation of antiques, old objects, reclaimed materials, such as old pallets and crates and leather suitcases made out coffee tables. Handmade accents, linens and flowery patterns are the finishes of the styling.
Project Location: Soho, London UK
Client: D&D London
Team : Myrto Tzortzi, Ali Morton, Lauren Adams
Constructor: Liam Smith
Photos: Delphine De Syon, Myrto Tzortzi, Ali Morton