Projects

Projects

APE & BIRD

Working in close collaboration with Polpo Group owners, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, we redeveloped a prominent 5,000 sqft building on the juncture between Soho and Covent Garden to create a three-storey restaurant and pub, Ape & Bird.

Re-evaluating its spatial assets, we created four distinct environs within the building, each with a defining aesthetic – ranging from the spit-and-sawdust pub and 1850s factory restaurant on the ground-floor, to the light, elegant dining room on the first floor, and late-night basement dive bar.

Bespoke furniture and fittings imbue each individual bar and restaurant with layers of visual intrigue, whilst Polpo design hallmarks – including distressed plaster walls and pressed tin ceilings feature opposite a vast feature mural by Soho artist Neal Fox.