Kirkwood McCarthy let natural clay plaster to do the talking at charming interior of Wilder London bar

Kirkwood McCarthy let natural clay plaster to do the talking at charming interior of Wilder London bar

Wilder London is a modern British bar, restaurant and private dining room in Shoreditch, East London. Kirkwood McCarthy, London based architecture and design studio, was asked to refresh the existing basement space of Terence Conran’s hotel Boundary London into a new fresh dining concept.

“The fitout was to be mindful of head chef Richard McLellan’s locally sourced ethos. A vast 1ft long partition wall spans the entire length of the space and is faced with natural clay plaster that brings subtlety, warmth and an acoustic hush to the interior. The specification and expansive use of this material was to conjure an earth-like warmth that played up to the basement location of the site. Elsewhere large sisal rugs and custom made Olive Ash furniture continue this palette of naturally, textural and locally sourced palette. Formerly a singular long room, the existing space has been subdivided into zones using a movable clay-rendered partition and three bespoke furniture elements to each the bar, restaurant and private dining,” explain Fiona Kirkwood and Sophie McCarthy, founders of studio

Restaurant
Floristry
Restaurant valts
Partition seating
Kitchen
Bar seating
Bar and banquette

Private dining room
Waiter station
Detail of banquette
Detail of high table and stools
Floor plan