Rosa's by Gundry & Ducker


London studio Gundry & Ducker have completed the interior for a Thai restaurant in Soho, London, featuring moulded oak panelling.

Called Rosa's, the interior space features oak wood panels that form the backrests, wall partitions and booths.

The moulded panels are lined with brass plates at the edges.

A red and brown colour scheme runs throughout the ground floor space, which is intended for use during the day, while a darker colour scheme in the basement reflects its use primarily as an evening space.

Photographs are by Hufton + Crow (except detail shots).

Here's some more information from the architects:

Rosa's - A Thai restaurant in Soho, London.

The design is intended to bring to mind traditional British cafe interiors, but to also make reference to the Thai food served. The soft lighting and use of pink and red create a warm and inviting interior.

High back settles break up the ground floor, forming booths and partitions clad in modified oak ogee mouldings.

The mouldings are manipulated to form coat hooks, lamps, a 'pie crust' edge to the tables, and cut away to reveal a waiter station and clock.

Laser-cut brass plates, with edges echoing the oak profiles, decorate the walls, each featuring a different animal from the menu. The ceiling is made up from gloss pink panels in a brick pattern, set behind a deep frame.

The scheme is repeated in the basement, but this time in black gloss, grey and reclaimed teak, giving a darker and more intimate atmosphere which reflects its use as primarily an evening space.

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Posted on Thursday May 20th 2010 at 7:59 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Will

    I was their first ever customer at the original east London branch in Hanbury St- the name Rosa’s was kept over from the previous ‘greasy spoon’. V similar interior..wasn’t too sure about the lashings of pink and red but you get used to it and its always busy

  • a.tretzt

    nice, who is the fabricator of the red/orange lamps?