One would not recognize the room, and a good this too. In place of the restaurant The Gallery, London’s Mayfair district now boasts the Brasserie Chavot. The interior no-longer strives for an air of nobility with the aid of shining chandeliers. Now burgundy is predominant expressing elegance with a penchant to hedonism.
The traditional brasserie is a restaurant with a limited menu offering plain food. But this place in Conduit Street is run by starred chef Eric Chavot.
Here’s a bit of trivia: The restaurant The Gallery (see screenshot) was forced to close due to poor turnover after but a few months. The new owner commissioned Alex Kravetz Design Studio with the remake of the long and narrow venue. Kravetz left the chandeliers on the ceiling and mirrors on the walls but had the mosaic removed, provided a now interior décor and regrouped the tables.
Kravetz designed an opulent mosaic for the floor which was given to Ghirardi Stone Contractors to realize.
The elegant leaf pattern running diagonally across the surface in conjunction with the mirrors make the 26×8 m room appear wider than it is and soften the stringent alignment of the back wall.
The mosaic is comprised entirely of marble, more precisely: Botticino, Bardiglio, Verde Alpi, Giallo Siena, Rosso Levanto and Nero Marquina and is made up of 140 simple elements measuring 105×105 cm produced in Italy.
In the restrooms natural stone provides an air of opulence: the walls are clad in Carrara marble and the flooring is made of book-matched Wave marble. By comparison the limestone corridor and at the base of the columns and door frames is subdued.
Photos: Ghirardi Stone Contractors
(24.01.2015, USA: 01-24.2015)