DesignLSM has created the interiors for Kupp, an innovative all-day food and drink venue, with a distinct Scandinavian twist.
The immense space is airy and full of light due to the floor-to-ceiling windows that encirle the building. Visitors to Kupp, which overlooks the Paddington Basin, can find a coffee bar, various seating and lounge areas, and a restaurant within.
The Scandi-design comes through in the minimalist functionality of the decor and the grey-washed wooden panels of the bar. However, Kupp is a chameleon venue and its design concept was created to reflect this. Interspersed amongst the clean lines of the design features are brightly coloured furnishings and a striking floor mosaic that separate the different seating areas. Various seating styles and flooring – concrete, wood and hexagonal tiles – also help to divide the separate areas.
Lighting is a key element within the space. The vast amount of natural daylight nullifies the need for electronic lighting during the day, so DesignLSM designed the suspended light fixtures to be aesthetically captivating enough to feature as a design accessory. In the evening, the lamps illuminate the space, filling each area with a different ambiance. The bar becomes a vibrant hub and the restaurant dims to become an intimate dining area.
Practicality and effective use of space were key considerations for both DesignLSM and Kupp on this project. An example of effective and striking space management can be seen in the above-bar cellar. There was no existing room for cellar space on-site so the cellar was designed to sit above the bar – creating a feature of the beer barrels by fixing them to the wall.
DesignLSM worked closely with the branding team to ensure that the Kupp style was accentuated and reflected in the interiors. The result has been a bright and versatile new venue and the company aims to further this image in more stores across the UK and Scandinavia.