Recycled content tiles from Parkside feature in the bar and reception of a low-waste Mayfair restaurant.
Apricity is a “low-waste cooking and sustainable food sourcing” restaurant in London’s Mayfair. The restaurant’s interior is designed to reflect its low impact approach to dining, including recycled content tiles from Parkside.
Designed by sustainable hospitality design specialist, Object Place Space, the restaurant’s interior takes a circular approach, aiming to design out waste and pollution and minimise carbon footprint. So, when it came to equipping the reception, bar and toilets with easy to maintain, durable and lasting surfaces, Parkside’s recycled content tiles were seen as a good choice. Designers selected the 70% recycled content of Bruar, as well as Sensi and Kingham.
For the bar walls, Bruar’s “hand-crafted” look in a glossy teal colour has been installed herringbone with a contrasting white grout. Standing out from the restaurant’s terracotta and plaster palette, the tile is said to provide a striking backdrop. The hand-crafted aesthetic continues with Kingham, which has been used for splashbacks and walls in water closets. The tiles’ ochre shade was used to complement the brass sanitary ware and terrazzo vanity tops for the second-hand sinks. The company’s Sensi tiles have also been used, and are designed to deliver a hardwearing and lasting surface on floors.
David Chinery, lead designer for the project, says: “We discovered Parkside through its sustainable collections and being able to search the website by tiles with high-recycled content is incredibly useful for projects using our restorative design framework. We also found the Clerkenwell Sustainability and Design Studio really helpful in talking through our options with the Parkside team, leading to the final tiles chosen for Apricity. The tiles look great and with recycled content and enduring quality, they fit well with our aim to design out waste.”
Completed early 2022, the restaurant has reportedly received rave reviews.