PROJECT: LLOYDS LOUNGE
LOCATION: EXETER, DEVON
Here at idesign, we feel very blessed to have been involved in the designing of the new iconic Lloyds Lounge in Exeter’s vibrant city centre where we were tasked to inject life into a brand new restaurant, a glass box on a raised platform within St Catherine’s square.
idesign took this project in its stride, creating a simultaneously glamorous and intimate space for 60 people.
As the ‘Lloyd’s Kitchen’ family are avid travellers to Dubai and Marbella, taking these destinations as our inspiration was the obvious choice. With a backlit white ama bar and table tops in the same material, it gave the space flow and a fabulous luxe feel. The aqua velvet and matt gold colours incorporated into the scheme ooze an on-trend, luxurious aesthetic. Curved banquet seating added an exciting dynamic to the space, and a quilted fabric wall both solved acoustic issues and provided an effective textural variety within the space.
Lighting is key to the interior bar design as this day-to-night venue needed to change personality from a laid-back, artisan eatery and coffee lounge by day, to an atmospheric cocktail bar and dining venue by night. We have pools of lighting offering subtle illumination during the day and, in the evening, tables are romantically candlelit alongside the comforting glow of the central bar. Without doubt, however, the showstoppers are the stunning selection of Moooi Raimond lights which give the space that extra special edge and make it the unique venue that it is.