The Sketch Gallery restaurant experience

In 2014 French architect, India Mahdavi created this pink monochromatic wonderland of a restaurant/ art gallery in London. “I was talking to Andre Balazs about it and he described it as very Beverly Hills, a bit of Beverly Hills in Mayfair. But I think of it as a feminine brasserie, a contemporary take on the brasserie.”, says Mahdavi. Her work here reminds me of a very futuristic Dorothy Draper feel to it, where she owns color all the way from the ceiling down to the complementary tile floors while keeping a timeless, traditional feel to it. The space she created has the neutral ability to house all kinds of artwork in on it no matter what the style or media, even though it’s all decked in pink and brass accents.

Artist David Shrigley‘s work currently lives on the walls as an interactive art gallery in which you can view and purchase his work and even eat on it. (See the ceramic tableware below) Check out his project below.

Sketch really owns the restaurant art experience down to a tea by combining all sorts of art forms together. They host live musical events, they brought in late fashion designer, Richard Nicoll who created the server uniform, and the Master Chef, Pierre Gagnaire, brings his culinary artistry to your table.

Honestly, if you’re not inspired to go paint every wall in your home pink then there might be something wrong with you. Also, if you think the color pink is reserved only for girls, check out this lovely article about the history of pink and how the color wasn’t assigned to baby girls until WW1. Learn something new today!




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