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The Perfectionists’ Cafe Opens at Heathrow

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 01, 2014 01:05 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Jun 30, 2014

Just when we had resigned ourselves to hurriedly downing greasy food while perched on generic wooden bar stools, along comes The Perfectionists’ Cafe, a new restaurant at London’s Heathrow airport that aims to drastically elevate the airport dining experience. “I wanted this restaurant not to feel like a compromise—as so — Continue reading …




 

 

Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.08.00 AMJust when we had resigned ourselves to hurriedly downing greasy food while perched on generic wooden bar stools, along comes The Perfectionists’ Cafe, a new restaurant at London’s Heathrow airport that aims to drastically elevate the airport dining experience.

“I wanted this restaurant not to feel like a compromise—as so many airport restaurants do—but a destination; a place that has a real sense of arrival and a buzz of optimism running through its DNA, just like the food you are about to be served,” explains the Greek-English designer Afrodite Krassa, whose Mid-Century-minded interior design was informed by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s menu, which mines the past for its roster of classic British dishes.

Seizing a chance to reprise the excitement and glamour that defined Mid-Century air travel, Krassa averts a mishmash retro cliche with a beautifully edited selection of the bold monochromes, lustrous surfaces, and graphic shapes that invoke industrial design’s golden era without exactly replicating it—pairing the instantly recognizable, rounded forms made famous by Verner Panton, Eero Saarinen, and Hans Wegner with tailored vinyl booths, gently squared marble tabletops, and infusions of polished brass. Plenty groovy, yes—but do keep an eye on that boarding time. Heston-Blumenthals-The-Perfectionists-Cafe-London-Adelto_06Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.08.39 AMScreen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.07.44 AMHeston-Blumenthals-The-Perfectionists-Cafe-London-Adelto_03Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.08.12 AMScreen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.07.50 AMScreen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.08.22 AMScreen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.27.35 AMScreen shot 2014-06-30 at 7.15.33 AM

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