The goal? Creating an interior that recalls the urban bistros seen in the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo & Galle, and their dusk-til-dawn food culture.
Restaurant Paradise by Dan Preston Is A Brutalist Masterpiece
The restaurant located in Soho was the perf place for an experiment that sought to look at the brutalist architecture of Colombo for inspiration and the work of modernist Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, as well as well as imagery of the country's tropical mood.
If u goin' to eat there, make sure to grab a concrete seating booth with brown leather cushions. The place also has walls finished with micro-cement and a floor lined with black tiles. On the ceiling, we have limewash-style paint as it's fitted with a series of Iroko-wood beams plus a collection of potted plants all around.
Seriously, leather furn seating booths? Yeah, you def want that. It’s unique, deeply well curated & created. It’s a meeting between urban themes and rainforest details.
Wanna go there already? Cuz we sure do.