Skylon
D&D London
Interiors
 
As part of its complete restoration, Conran and Partners were responsible for the redesign of the main restaurant within the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. The former ‘People’s Palace’ was relaunched as a D&D London restaurant, ‘Skylon’.
 
The restaurant enjoys a ceiling height of six meters with floor to ceiling glazing along a 36m aspect to the Thames and has large glazed walls to the internal lobby spaces of the RFH. Now a Grade 1 Listed Building, the design for the restaurant space, and palette of materials and colours, is informed by the details of the original building design.
 
Photography by Robin Hayes
As part of its complete restoration, Conran and Partners were responsible for the redesign of the main restaurant within the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. The former ‘People’s Palace’ was relaunched as a D&D London restaurant, ‘Skylon’.
 
The restaurant enjoys a ceiling height of six meters with floor to ceiling glazing along a 36m aspect to the Thames and has large glazed walls to the internal lobby spaces of the RFH. Now a Grade 1 Listed Building, the design for the restaurant space, and palette of materials and colours, is informed by the details of the original building design.
 
Photography by Robin Hayes
 
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The design by Conran and Partners pays reverent tribute to the original interior – even cynics must feel a sense of pride at the 2007 revamp of this iconic, grade I-listed 1950s site. Modernist motifs and Festival of Britain references abound, from the plates and David Mellor cutlery to the bronze chandeliers and utilitarian-chic staff get-up.
 
Harper’s Bazaar, 11th August 2010
 
 
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