Pennethornes Cafe Bar, London UK - SHH

"Pennethorne's Cafe Bar at Somerset House is a day-to-night venue, offering artisanal, deli-style food. Name after Sir James Pennethorne, the high-reputed nineteenth century architect of the 'New Wing' of Somerset House (completed in 1856), the 85-cover venue was branded and designed by SHH, taking inspiration and design cues from Sir James, including references to the European 'Grand Tour' he undertook in the early part of the 19th century. The overall interior design treatment is rich, dark and daringly moody, referencing early 19th century tastes, but with a highly contemporary twist, including striking feature lighting. A number of playful features referring directly to Sir James Pennethorne have also been incorporated." - shh

Posted on September 2, 2015 and filed under interior design.