After much success in Spitalfields, Rosa’s Thai restaurant opened a ‘Pop-Up’ in Soho called Noodles, this was so well received that people in Soho now have permanent access to a Rosa’s fix.
The interior design, done by Gundry and Ducker, features moulded oak panelling lined with brass plates at the edges. The design is intended to be reminiscent of a traditional British cafe with a Thai edge. A warm and inviting interior is achieved by using soft lighting and red and brown tones. This color scheme is used throughout the ground floor, with lighter tones as it is intended primarily for daytime use.Booths and partitions are formed by the moulded oak panelling, which are modified in places to form coat hooks and lamps. The oak profiles are echoed in the borders of the laser-cut brass plates that decorate the walls. The basement is much darker, featuring gloss, gray and reclaimed teak, reflecting its purpose as an evening space.
And here is a little bit about the Pop-Up, in case you missed it:
The designers chose to celebrate the temporary nature of the restaurant by whitewashing the interior of the shop it was located in as they found it and using materials and construction methods that are usually associated with impermanence. They placed a series of plywood booths throughout, these had glowing red interiors and arched entrances. Chairs were also made of plywood and were held together by cable ties. They made use of illuminated signage and arrows, and this, along with the color scheme was intended to acknowledge Soho’s red-light district heritage. Displayed on the shelves were laser cut highlights from the menu, each in a typeface reflecting its character.
(via Dezeen and Gundry+Ducker)