Kensington High Street

Occupying a prominent corner site on Kensington High Street, nearby the recently opened Design Museum, this new outpost for Gail’s takes advantage of its south facing location with large windows that fill the space with light.

The interiors are composed of a warm, restrained palette of ash, terracotta floor tiles and zinc details. Original features of the 1930s building have been restored including the Tuscan columns and cornicing.

A sense of reverence for showcasing production has led to the design of the joinery which draws on the history of a working bakery – reinterpreted with playful forms, simple details and robust materials.

Location: Kensington, London
Status: Completed (2017)
Client: Gail’s