Archive for September, 2012

Circus London


Circus is an entertainment spectacle, combining restaurant and bar with cabaret style acts, where the staff become the performers as will the diners.

The interior takes inspiration from the surrealist art movement with a landscaped mirrorball ceiling and a faceted reception desk that plays with the reflections of the integrated 3d signage, like a kaleidoscope. Design Research Studio custom furniture items engage and entertain with a kinetic art installation, hidden water fountain and dance pole. The main dining table adds a theatrical presence to the restaurant as it doubles as a stage, highlighted in a pool of spotlights.

The building’s rich history as the Royal Opera House menagerie is also alluded to in small ways, such as flamingo leg tables and hairy wall coverings.