London, UK

David Thulstrup has created the evocative new home of Ikoyi at 180 The Strand, aligning the restaurant’s architecturally definitive interior with the Brutalist character of the landmark building and imbuing the space with an atmosphere that speaks to the intensity and boldness of the gastronomy. Through strong architectural gestures and a material palette reduced to its essence – copper, stone, steel mesh, leather, oak – David Thulstrup has created a space of drama and calm, a space true to place and yet not anchored in a specific culture. A restaurant of energy, warmth and sensory experiences, where the elements of the interior coalesce with the craft and precision of what is on the plate.