Kolamba


Sri Lankan fare in Central London

Client : WhiteBox | Scope : Restaurant, Bar, Exterior, WC’s | Completed : 2019

WINNER of ‘BEST INTERIOR’ at GQ’s FOOD & DRINK AWARDS 2021

Our brief for Kolamba was to create a minimal, modernist Sri Lankan haven in Soho, like no other space in the area. A space which ignites nostalgia for those who grew up on the island; eating with friends and family, and paying homage to the Tropical Modernism movement founded by famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.

Our interiors are a recreation of this movement in a contemporary setting; using polished concrete, raw woods and bespoke green terrazzo as a base to lay over rich tan leather and plenty of planting for a fresh, lush environment in which to tell the restaurant’s story and highlight the traditional flavours of the menu.

“Where the design is as important as the food”

DEZEEN

concept deck:

“Annie was utterly brilliant and professional- she got the brief and worked in harmony with us in producing the intended end goal. Her level of professionalism and ability to accommodate the clients requirements without sacrificing on the design aesthetic are what made working with her such an ease.”

AUSHI MEEWELLA – FOUNDER