West End favourite ICCO pizza commissioned Avocado Sweets to create an original and exciting look for their first sister restaurant that retains the core DNA of the brand and appeals to the Camden Town market. Keeping the brand’s colour scheme and clean industrial accents, Avocado Sweets evolved the confident look with a mix of materials, fixtures and fittings.
The ‘comfortable industrial’ design makes for a unique welcome with exposed ventilation, a poured concrete floor and stainless steel front benches mixed with softer cushioned seating and a fun Camden-centric mural. The fresh menu is clearly visible for eat-in diners and take-away throughout the restaurant. Built-in storage in the bench seating meets the restaurant’s operational storage needs, while allowing for a good number of covers.
Exciting new concept, Wine & Deli needed a stand-out look for their debut site in BoxPark, Croydon. To create the right vibe, we conceived a unique Urban Deco design, combining the best of Croydon old and new. The design takes influences from the celebrated Art Deco buildings of Croydon’s past - such as the former international airport and Purley Way Lido - and the current surge of stunning urban graffiti street art.
Decorative gold Tom Dixon lights, handmade British Spiral wallpaper by Erica Wakerly and patterned flooring are placed alongside a wall of vintage posters with an oversized graffiti art logo. White metro tiles, black tables, bistro chairs and a hot-pink trim complete the unique Wine & Deli look. And it all fits perfectly in this former shipping container so guests can enjoy the good times and good vibes.
Adam Jackowski, co-founder of Wine & Deli said: “Working with Avocado Sweets was an absolute pleasure. We were on the same page throughout the process and the final design far exceeded our expectations. Drinking wine and eating cured meats and cheeses is still regarded as a posh thing to do so we wanted a relaxed spot for everyone to try something new. The design is inviting and unpretentious – exactly what we wanted. We can’t wait to work with Avocado Sweets again on a future project!”
We had a lot of fun working with Indian Street food gurus, Chit Chaat Chai, on their interior design and branding for their debut restaurant. We created a memorable concept to reflect their high quality ingredients, mixed with all the fun and vibrancy of the Indian street food experience. That’s colour, quirk, innovation and a space you’ll want to come back to time and again.
Fresh, clean and simple, the interior for Hobson's Fish and Chips combines the simplicity of the sea with the elegance of the city. Based in London's busy Bayswater, the 50-seater restaurant and take-away is as refined and elegant as the sustainable food. The modest nautical blue and white colour-scheme combined with traditional and vintage touches evokes the best of traditional fish and chips in a pared-back urban setting.
Left languishing on the estate agent websites, this dark and dingy former rental property was not for the faint-hearted. However, with a host of clever design tricks and hidden technology - including ‘skirting-board’ heating and a vertical lego play wall - we increased the sense of space without extending an inch. Making full use of cutting-edge and vintage products the design is a feast for the eyes and a highly functional family living space, bursting with colour, fun and texture.
With a brief to create an ‘urban rustic’ cafe experience, this new artisan bakery concept wanted a fresh brand and look to appeal to a discerning north London market. Combining branding, marketing and interior design services, Avocado Sweets delivered a cohesive, appealing identity to fit the quality of the artisan food.
With a fresh orange and white colour scheme, the brand symbolises the healing comfort of hand-made food with a 'distressed' modern appeal. The interior works seamlessly with the branding, incorporating a range of textures and materials. Communal tables in reclaimed wood are both a practical and visual reminder of the joy of the shared experience of 'breaking bread'.
Set slightly apart from the main drag, the vibrant colours serve to draw-in passing trade with a bold façade and appealing tolix-style outdoor seating.
Shortlisted among the world's best designed restaurants, our interior for first time venture Little Saigon plays on the vibrant Saigon street-food experience with an East London twist. Balancing a pared-back modern industrial base with traditional features and an array of texture and colour we created the right vibe for lunch, afternoon and dinner.
Operating since April 2015, Little Saigon has exceeded all exceptions, enjoying queues outside the door on opening and a steady stream of customers since. The design has been featured in the trade, local and national media.
Owner Robert Pham, said the design ‘perfectly symbolises our thoughts and vision and conveys the stylish and modern image we were seeking’. 'The one thing that was most important to us, and why we wanted to work with Avocado Sweets, was they made it personal. It’s brilliant to have someone feel and understand what we felt, and to transform that feeling into an amazing interior. Cám o’n (thank you) Avocado Sweets!' he said.
Little Saigon can be found at 686 High Road, London, E11
In an industry dominated by big brands, new independent coffee shop Claud W. Dennis needed a truly innovative design to stand out from the crowd and woo customers. With a venue a stone’s throw from Southgate tube station and a well-known coffee chain across the road, the owners hoped to capture both the commuter and local market.
Mixing the heritage of the shop’s building with cutting-edge technology and raw industrial features, we created a venue with both practical and emotional appeal.
Highlighted in the national, local and trade media, the design’s distinctive mix of old and new created the right impact and won over the support of local customers, with the coffee shop going from strength to strength as it enters its second year.
Avocado Sweets collaborated with top London bar, Barrio East, to transform their outside garden into a funky oasis. Colourful furniture, atmospheric lighting and vibrant murals enhance the South American party vibe of the Shoreditch bar.
Nestled between the capital’s top tourist attractions – the London Eye, Dungeon and Aquarium – this 100 cover restaurant offers one of Britain’s favourite dishes to the building’s 17 million annual visitors. The fresh interior is a contemporary patriotic homage, featuring original artwork and bursting with colour and fun. With stunning views across the Thames outside, the interior is all about the visuals. Bespoke graphics give a new twist to well-known British icons, rooting diners in the capital while maintaining a modern edge.
This prime location came with unique design challenges owing to the volume of people who visit the tourist attractions in London's iconic County Hall. Each step of the design and build needed a thorough risk assessment to avoid disrupting the high visitor numbers. The result? Diners have been flocking to the warm, vibrant restaurant since day one.
Tailor-made in every detail, this eclectic musician’s apartment in a converted Victorian school house is brimming with character and laid-back urban style. The interior mixes industrial fittings with vintage pieces and colourful lights, fabrics and wallpapers for a spectacular individual style. Through clever space re-modelling and a pioneering fire-prevention system we transformed an impractical two-bed into a comfortable three-bedroom family home with a large open-plan kitchen/living space.
This unique design won in the 'intelligent design' category of the Society of British and International Design (SBID) awards 2014.
Our clients love it too! They said:
“Working with Evros and Avocado Sweets was a real pleasure from the get go. We were really pleased with how he worked so hard to understand our vision. He made our house, which started as an open plan apartment, into a home without losing the feeling of space and while making sure our personalities come through in the design. He really listened to our ideas while bringing many of his own which we embraced gladly. We especially loved the fact that he wasn’t afraid to think out-of-the-box. He is one of the most courteous men to work with, always giving prompt replies to all correspondence and being clear with his communication. We really appreciated the level of professionalism that came from Evros himself and how that was reflected in the team of people he got to work on the project. Over all, it was a really satisfying and fun experience. There were hurdles but made all the more easy to cross thanks to the skills which Evros brought. The home we have now is everything we dreamed of. Everyday we wake up and feel happy to be living here.” – Charlie and Florene.
Set in the heart of Camden Town, London, this 110-seater sister restaurant to the original in Spitalifields, takes customers back to the 1940s and London’s re-birth after the war. Judged the best UK independent fish and chip restaurant (2014), Poppies serve up traditional fare, to eat in or take away, from some of the finest sustainable suppliers. To match that quality, we ensured fixtures and fittings from floor to ceiling are reclaimed or traditionally-made to create a lasting appeal for Camden’s discerning locals, creative office workers and tourists alike.
Situated beside MTV studios, an upstairs performance lounge, lit by a vintage fire brigade search light, creates a new venue for Camden’s music tradition and an evocative window display from the street. The lighting overlooking the two-floor restaurant is salvaged from a war-time MOD facility in Stirling, a 50s factory in Halifax and street lights by G.E.C. Underfoot, reclaimed parquet flooring from a chapel in the north of England is set beside traditionally-made Victorian tiles and original 40s wallpaper.
An eclectic array of memorabilia is punctuated throughout, including a restored 1948 Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox, reclaimed leather cinema seats and an original children’s puppet show. To finish off the look, a visit to the Thomas Crapper toilets evokes a London underground air-raid experience through a domed tunnel staircase lit by bulkhead lights.
This 40-seater restaurant and takeaway in E1 was transformed with a clean, fresh design, using Damien Hirst-inspired multi-coloured dots. Playing on the iconic London A-Z, we created a series of wall graphics to bring a contemporary edge with visual impact.
Fresh and elegant with a touch of fun, this house meets the client’s requirements of a space to impress that is also a comfortable home. The design combines luxurious fixtures with a mix of European furniture. Rich Italian leather sofas and drapes are counter balanced with cheeky British wallpaper to enliven the space and give it a unique modern feel. A glass panel in the custom made leather-clad headboard allows the client to watch television from the comfort of the en-suite bath. The orange silestone kitchen worktop combines vibrancy with durability. The eight-colour lights keep the look fresh and simple. Alessi fittings make a bold statement in the bathroom.
Our client said: “I was so impressed and pleased with the job Avocado Sweets did for us. The design was even better than I could have imagined and gave the wow factor I was looking for. I was delighted with their service too. They were always on hand coming up with great ideas and sorting out any problems along the way. First class.” (Mr Steve W.)
Insurance offices and original design don’t often go hand-in-hand but our ‘office as brand’ creation for LittleNLarge.com has been ranked among the world’s finest for innovation (SBID international awards finalist 2012). We transformed their headquarters into a stand-out destination in which to do business and as a marketing tool in itself. The office design caters to the nine-inch height difference of the company owners – brothers Andy and Solomon – with doors, desks and lamps replicated in little and large sizes. A central putting green completes the humorous look with visitors invited to try for a hole-in-one with a little or large golf club.
Since opening in February 2012 the office made a splash in the media raising the company’s profile and helped generate more business among the company’s high-profile clients.
What they said:
“Creative design that helps achieve a company’s business goals is what good British design should be all about. Avocado Sweets has showcased this approach perfectly in their LittleNLarge design, while creating one of the quirkiest offices around.”
Vanessa Brady, President, Society of British and International Design
“We love it and most importantly our clients love it. The Avocado Sweets design has created a great buzz. In this trading climate we’ve discovered first hand how interior design is essential to creating the impact we needed to build our brand. Everyone leaves the office smiling.”
Andy Tzouvanni (Little)
This space was designed with colour and comfort in mind and a touch of the unusual. Two one bedroom flats were converted to create a spacious maisonette. The floral wallpaper of the bedroom creates a feature against the fresh white walls and floor and provides an elegant backdrop to the solid wood bed with modern metallic side lights. Orange dining chairs by Eames burst colour into the retro living room. The inflatable LED chandelier fills the stairwell with lightness and fun.
Havilands Estate Agency, N21, had attracted an exclusive clientele for 34 years, but with fewer high-end properties on the market, they needed to appeal to a wider market, without losing their existing client base.
Working closely with staff to ensure buy-in to a modernised look, we created an appealing contemporary office with striking new features while maintaining the agency’s character to broaden their appeal and retain existing clients.
We created a welcoming feel with a rich maroon feature wall from Havilands’ new corporate colours. A custom made LED lit stainless steel capital H was installed to give the office a more contemporary feel and bring the brand to life.
Owner, Andre Chris said: “Havilands is an upmarket agency and I wanted to keep that look and modernise it, but not make it too modern. The office is now finished. I am delighted with it”.