따뜻한 감성, 자메이카를 떠올리는 레스토랑이 런던에 새롭게 오픈합니다. 레트로한 이미지 또는 빈티지한 공간은 디자이너, 알렉산더가 의도한 대로 자메이카 레스토랑에 그대로 재현됩니다. 나무를 이용한 집기류, 바닥 그리고 나무를 형상화한 오브제가 이러한 향취를 더합니다. 런던에 거주하는 자국민에게는 이국적인 향기를 자메이카인에게는 고향의 향기를 전달하는 장소로 완성됩니다.
when asked to design ‘rudie’s’, a jamaican restaurant in london, alexander mulligan decided to create an interior that would complement the food and the country’s culture. the color scheme was established when he decided to pay homage to the warm pastel shades on the faded houses, the man-made signage, the hand painted boats and the colonial past of the island. the three main colors used on the floor, walls and ceilings subtly nod towards the national flag, in a humorous way.
the bar houses a large collection of jamaican rum and is probably the biggest in london. to emphasize this fact, mulligan designed a shelving system based on the burnt / preharvested sugar cane field, using burnt ash dowel and a delicate lighting set that uplifts the amber bottles. the front of the bar is made of bronze and corrugated steel making an architectural reference to jamaica.
alongside the wenge and mango wood furniture, two steam-bent light installations were created by the designer who says the motivation was: ‘the feeling of evenings in the west indies, of being outside in the cool nights, amongst nature, eating and drinking, under a tree, and the canopy of a starry sky. but also a street lamp, that urban feeling combined with nature, as many tropical urban areas offer.’