The world is pink: The Gallery by India Mahdavi

in Color Inspiration, Interiors, People

India Mahdavi has struck again. She signed the new interior of The Gallery, the London brasserie inside Sketch, the avant-garde restaurant, bar, art gallery owned by Mourad Momo Mazouz (see my post about The Glade, another bar inside Sketch). She must have watched Mad Man: the inspiration clearly comes from the late Forties and Fifties but everything here is in a soft pink shade, ceiling included. The Gallery must have been a difficult space to decorate; it’s one big room with high ceiling where furniture and details can easily appear too small or insignificant lost. India Mahdavi manage to do a great job and she managed to propose a strong balanced and uniformed vision. The predominant pink color guides the eye around the space, fluidly and enhance without letting it prevail the magnificent made by 90 different types of marbles (designed by Martin Creed for the previous decoration). 239 black and white illustrations by David Shrigley give the brasserie a contemporary if not urban feeling. The sofa benches in a smooth velvet are practical and make the place cosy, the lights on the tables create an intimate atmosphere (I have always wondered actually why nobody has never used them again). Not to mention the fabulous combination of pink and the copper in the bar and of some details. Superb. India, you never dissapoint me.