Café Liberty Review

London, 05-10-2011

SHH Architects have been asked to redesign the second floor restaurant of Liberty, the famous London department store originally built using the timber from two warships in 1924.

The aim was to integrate the café with the store and introduce an Arts & Crafts movement spirit to the restaurant of the store that has a well known dedication to design.

The new interior is refined, hinting at the history of the store but in a fresh, contemporary way. Bentwood chairs and glass light fixtures with a handmade feel set the scene for this contemporary-classic interior.

Delicately patterned wallpapers from Chiswick artist Marthe Armitage, who started designing and producing her beautiful wallpapers just after WWII, adorn the walls; while a flying duck sculpture in pink neon, custom designed by lead designer Helen Hughes, add a surprising twist to the otherwise demure interior. Images via Weheart.