Famous for its irresistibly glam and girly pink tearoom, Sketch London has become a bit of an Instagram sensation. We love scouring through their posts of their vibrant interior, luscious cocktails, and oh-so-cute cakes. If you are yet to witness the pink dream that is the Gallery, prepare yourself, as you are in for a real treat.
The Gallery, which is based in London, hosts afternoon tea during the day, and dinner from 6.30 pm. But, it’s not just the deviously delicious Chocolate and Caramel Gateau and the sweet Malabar Marshmallow that has everyone’s mouth-watering. The interiors are a real treat for the eyes too. Sink into the plush pink sofas and feast on 239 pieces of artwork that have been created by celebrated British artist, David Shrigley.
Shrigley, who was nominated for a Turner Prize several years ago, is an incredible visual artist, and his work is incredibly witty. His art lines the walls of the Gallery, and all pieces have been created especially for the restaurant. You could literally spend hours walking around the room and enjoying his unique creations. It’s like an art museum in itself. This is especially so because, not only is the art on the walls, but directly in front of you in terms of the ceramic tableware. This is part of a long-term programof artist-conceived restaurants, which the Sketch is a part of. Every two years, they give the room to an artist, and they can fill it with their pieces. Before Shrigley, Martin Creed’s work took pride of place in the Gallery.
Pink, pink and more pink – the only way to describe the stunning design of the Gallery at Sketch London. Everything from the walls to the sofas to the bar is a sumptuous shade of pink. Architect and designer, India Mahdavi, created this beautiful backdrop for David Shrigley’s artwork. There are services such as the one offered by chiswick if you want to use this inspiration for your own project. The result is a striking, comprehensive, monochromatic and soothing interior. The deliberately playful contrast between the witty artwork and the classic, bourgeois design makes this place one of a kind. It indicates that all is not what it seems, and isn’t that indicative of life in general? We love it!
The avant-garde feel to the room is to die for, from the Metallic table centerpieces to the sleek bar, which dominates the room. The plush pink sofas, chairs and bar stools appear as soft as a cloud. Each table features a large statement chair, which is something you can easily source online. There are a number of striking lamps placed throughout the room, which not only add a stylish touch, but also create the perfect ambience.
Art in every sense
For most people, food and art is a natural combination. The Gallery’s chef, Pierre Gagnaire, certainly agrees, and so this restaurant gives you a piece of art in every sense of the word, from the stunning food on your plate, to the plate itself, to everything that you see around you.