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Barbican Lounge

LocationClerkenwell, London
TypeBar & Restaurant
Size | 2,690 sq ft
SHH Services | Interior Design, Furniture Design, Branding & Graphics

The Barbican Lounge is a 150-cover restaurant on the first floor of the Barbican Centre, located directly above the Barbican Foodhall (also designed by SHH). The Lounge is linked to the Foodhall through the design treatment of its outside terrace space, which includes bespoke ‘urban umbrella’ installations, made up of off-centre perforated aluminium disks with integrated seating and planting.   Inside, the Lounge has material links to its ground floor sister space, but also boasts a very individual and bold design treatment in striking colours, including peacock blue/green banquette seating with red upholstered buttons; vintage 60s tables with murano glass tops and a variety of freestanding furniture in blue with splashes of green and red, including a Hans Wegner sofa. Special features include a striking 14m bar, a timber-framed kitchen pass and a peacock-green resin floor, colour-matched to a photograph of the Barbican Lake, which it overlooks, in the summertime.