It has been a hectic few weeks at KLD but a very fun few! We are thrilled to announce that we are finalists for this years Fit Out Awards… and in four categories!
The awards are this Thursday and there is a certain buzz in the office; a mix of excitement of a much deserved team night out combined with the prospect of some awards.
The categories we are up for are the following:
– Fit out practice of the year – Kingston Lafferty Design
– Young fit out designer of the year – Roisin Lafferty
– International project of the year – Tootoomoo, London
– Residential project of the year – Ranelagh Residence
Tootoomoo Whetstone is a recently finished, Pan Asian restaurant that we completed. This was a very fun project to work on
The brief was to create a bustling restaurant + takeaway space showcasing Tootoomoo’s Pan Asian street food brand within the London suburb of Whetstone. The fourth addition to the Tootoomoo takeaway + restaurant chain, needed to expand their existing, loyal customer base and gain a name for itself for both the strong design and the Asian cuisine.
A key client objective was to refine and develop the existing identity and showcase the brand as a real contender within the competitive London restaurant market. The inspiration for the new restaurant comes from a mix of Asian influences including the bustling street markets of Bangkok, the well-known Singapore Shophouse architectural style, as well as Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese influences. Authentic ethnicity was integral to the design (and also the food) and this was found using the right balance of Asian influence, which would marry successfully with the sophisticated London surroundings.
The other project that we are shortlisted for is Ranelagh Residence. Fingers crossed it is a good night!