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Eatery designs out waste

Apricity is a low-waste cooking and sustainable food sourcing restaurant in London’s Mayfair.  Headed by Chantelle Nicholson, this restaurant’s interior reflects its low impact approach to dining, including recycled content tiles from Parkside. 

Apricity in London’s Mayfair by Object Place Space. Photography by Ben Carpenter.

Sustainable hospitality design specialist, Object Place Space, has used its own Restorative Design Framework to design out waste and pollution and minimise carbon footprint.  For the reception, bar and toilets with surfaces that was easy to maintain, durable and lasting, Parkside’s recycled content tiles were a good choice; offering surfaces for reception, bar and toilets that are easy to maintain, durable, and lasting.  Object Space Place 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 Apricity’s terracotta and plaster palette, the tile provides a striking backdrop.  A similar hand-crafted feel continues with Kingham used for splashbacks and walls in WCs.  Here, an ochre shade complements brass sanitaryware and the terrazzo vanity tops. Parkside’s Sensi tiles also deliver a hardwearing and lasting surface on floors. 

Elsewhere, the restaurant uses chairs salvaged from another venue, each of which are made from 111 recycled Coca-Cola bottles, lighting from recycled coffee grounds, light fittings made from cut oyster shells and acoustic finishes from mycelium, a material made from the root-like filaments of fungi. 

Apricity by Object Place Space. Photography by Ben Carpenter.

David Chinery, lead designer, says: “We 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.”

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