GRAB Thai Street Kitchen intends to introduce London to the simplicity of Thailand’s urban street food culture. This new ‘fast food’ restaurant sits a short walk away from Old Street and serves up good, affordable, everyday meals freshly prepared and dispensed from behind a counter.
The design was done collaboratively by Mansikkamäki+JOY and Lifeforms Design. In keeping with the idea of street food the restaurant has a ‘rough around the edges’ industrial feel, using materials associated with construction for the interior fixtures and fittings. Pallets and corrugated metal sheets line the walls and large globe light bulbs dangle haphazardly from a web of red and blue cables, creating an interior that, although minimal, hints at the lively scenes of Bangkok. Red plastic stools, similar to those used in urban street vending in Thailand, surround communal tables made from construction left overs.
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