Gingham and lace patterns have been screen-printed onto the tables and shelves of this Breton crêperie in west London designed by Paul Crofts Studio.
In the centre of the Hammersmith restaurant, a large communal table has been screen-printed with a gingham design hand-drawn by illustrator Katharine Gorham.
The cast-concrete counter and concrete floor feature an abstract scaled-up version of the gingham pattern.
Reclaimed French oak parquet flooring has been used on the main part of the floor.
The shelves are screen-printed with a lace design inspired by traditional bonnets from Brittany in the west of France.
Photographs are by Chris Tubbs.
Here's some information from the designer:
Paul Crofts Studio – La Petite Bretagne, a new crêpe restaurant in Hammersmith, west London.
The restaurant is inspired by the feel and aesthetic of the traditional French bistro, and the historic craft of Brittany from where the crêpe originates. Gingham tablecloths, industrial lighting, homely decorative details have all been given a contemporary twist.
With a layout designed to evoke the intimate setting of a domestic kitchen or dining room, a communal table in solid ash dominates the main space. The bespoke designed table features an oversized hand-drawn interpretation of the French gingham tablecloth by illustrator Katharine Gorham, screen printed directly onto the tabletop.
Crêpes are made to order at a cast concrete counter featuring an abstracted version of the gingham pattern, which is again reflected on the acid etched cast concrete floor.
This concrete provides a contrast with the warmth of the reclaimed French oak parquet flooring found elsewhere in the restaurant.Bespoke shelving in solid ash reflects the material of the communal table, with red steel coat hooks making further reference to a relaxed domestic setting.
The shelves are screen printed with a lace design, also by Gorham, which was inspired by Brittany’s famous lace ‘coiffe’ bonnets; framed prints of the lace appear elsewhere in the restaurant.
With specially-designed industrial-style lighting and understated seating, the character of La Petite Bretagne is that of a modern, pared-back take on nostalgic French restaurant design.
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