DROO creates warm welcoming restaurant interior on industrial backdrop in London
Londrino is a modern Portuguese restaurant, the first permanent restaurant from acclaimed chef Leandro Carreira in London. The venue was designed by London-based studio DROO.
“DROO and NAME create a bespoke wood floor and wall panelling system to create a strikingly warm interior to an industrial shell. We were tasked with transforming a large, empty unit into a warm and comfortable space that complements the food and drink offering. The rough industrial elements of the space like the concrete and the high ceilings were kept and complemented with refined bespoke panelling. Included within this was the implementation of the all practical elements such as a kitchen, storage and plant facilities. A mezzanine level, for example, was created for storage and back of house. The restaurant is now composed of three spaces and an open kitchen sits in the middle and is visible wherever you sit. Two of the areas are dedicated to the restaurant and the third is the bar, which has a slightly different atmosphere but overall there’s a common language throughout. We created bespoke tables in solid walnut to complement the Ligne Roset range of chairs, to create a coherent thread in the wooden tones of the restaurant. The project is a collaboration between Leandro and Unlisted Collection owner Peng Loh. Londrino will build on ideas developed and tested by Leandro at his popular pop-up venues over the last few years,” explains DROO