Autoban, an Istanbul-based design studio, has completed a Chinese-themed restaurant in London – Duke and Rice. Specialized in Chinese cuisine, its interior design pays homenage to asian influence with abstracted geometric patterns.
These abstracted geometric patterns are incorporated throughout, from the glass façade of the exterior to the metal screens dividing diners into cozy booths inside the space
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Four glowing copper beer tanks greet visitors at the entrance, referencing the space’s former use as a traditional British pub and show the restaurant’s emphasis on quality lagers, ales and ciders sourced from traditional brewers.
Inside the restaurant, Autoban has given the space a feeling of warmth and hospitality that has become its signature. Oversized white tiles with striking blue floral motifs cover the walls and are repeated in sections of the ceiling.
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In addition to overseeing the refurbishment of the building and interior design and architecture, Autoban has also created a range of bespoke furniture and lighting for The Duck and Rice. This includes the chairs, barstools, round and rectangular tables, stools and banquettes and sofas.