Intended to accommodate both formal & casual encounters, Treves & Hyde is a restaurant and bar in East London designed by Grzywinski+Pons, nominated for the restaurant design awards this year.
Serving from breakfast through to dinner, we offer a place to function without compromise from early morning through to late night while maintaining dining and professional work environment variability. Creating an environment in the heart of the city of London that was appropriate as a workspace during the day without losing the atmosphere of a dining establishment was a key aim.
Natural stone, ceramic, brass, timber, concrete and blackened steel feature in the material palette. These contrast with the varying shades of ochre used throughout the interior – namely, the suede upholstery of the furnishings and the painted wood-panelled walls that run behind the bar.
A restaurant theme is a blend of food, atmosphere, and service. With a balance of design and stripped back feel with half painted concrete and carefully chosen furnishings, complimented by a bare steel spiral staircase leading to the first-floor restaurant and bar.
The space is glazed and bathed in sunlight throughout the day, creating texture and relief in many of the surfaces while mixing materials with a sheen and those that were soft and matte to emphasise the refreshing quality of the light while providing comfort.
We designed the restaurant to be as warm, welcoming and happy (and even appetising) at night as it is during the day, and created the joinery and furnishings to look better with some wear and tear after heavy use.
Whether enjoying a casual solo breakfast over a laptop, having a cocktail at the bar, or dining formally in a party of eight, the design decisions for Treves & Hyde were based on inclusivity and flexibility for families to the city worker.