Pierre Yovanovitch opts for salmon pink in revamp of London restaurant - architecture and design

Pierre Yovanovitch opts for salmon pink in revamp of London restaurant



Salmon-coloured surfaces, curved furnishings and a cooking-themed wall mural appear inside high-end restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, which has been recently refreshed by Pierre Yovanovitch.
The restaurant is located in London's Mayfair neighbourhood, set within luxury hotel The Connaught.
To mark its 10-year anniversary, French designer Pierre Yovanovitch was tasked with overhauling the dining space to more acutely reflect the "refined yet comforting" style of chef Hélène Darroze's cooking.

"There was freedom in this project in that our main focus was to create an ambience that supported the strength of Hélène's Michelin-starred menu," Yovanovitch told Dezeen.
"It was different to designing a private residence in that we weren't designing to fit someone's everyday lifestyle, but instead were quite focused on the dining experience of The Connaught's customers."
Keen to strike a balance between "tradition and newfound contemporary soul", Yovanovitch refrained from making any significant alterations to the restaurant's architectural shell.
Instead, the existing dark-wood wall panelling has simply been stripped back to a lighter hue. A butterfly-print panel by British artist Damien Hirst that was mounted in the dining room before the redesign has also been left in place.
Surrounding surfaces like the ceiling, window frames and ornate cornicing have been painted a complementary shade of salmon-pink, an attempt by the designer ...
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