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The Lucky 7 Canteen, Glasgow

02/17/2010

Lucky 7, is a homespun Cantina, located in the heart of Glasgow. The bar and restaurant formerly had a townhouse interior and was then redesigned by Surface ID. The new design by Surface ID combines rustic elements, with distressed/renaissance. Lucky 7 describes itself as a ‘canteen’, which refers to its understated “distressed’ ambiance. The interior design that Surface ID did for Lucky 7 is very rustic with exposed wood and brickwork, mess hall benches, concrete columns, long wooden tables and distressed wallpaper that is stylishly peeling in pales, which has been mixed together to construct this unusual and fascinating interior. The distressed wallpaper gives a worn and decayed appearance, producing a unique wall effect.

Adding a little softness to the interior are the cushions even though the octagonal shape of the cushions are quite hard, the fabric makes it softer, these are found attached to the wooden benches. Generally the colour theme throughout the ‘canteen’ is very neutral and earthy but there are a few splashes of bright colours, which draws your eye towards the object such as the stalls at the bar and the vibrant red on the seat of the stall.

The menus in Lucky 7 have been printed out on brown paper, creating a recycled and eco-friendly appearance that co-ordinates with the interior design. Lamps that sit on the table have been made from cast concrete which adds to the rustic and urban form of the ‘canteen’. In Lucky 7 there has been a vast amount of attention to the detail making the interior design to this canteen very exceptional to most due to its unique character.

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