Designed by Red Deer and opened in 2021, the Native restaurant at Browns Brook Street is known for championing seasonal produce and ethical dining through a selection of closed-loop small plates, natural wines and foraged cocktails.
A perfect pairing of minds, with Red Deer’s team onboard, the design of the restaurant was built around the concept of using as many local, natural and artisanal products to fit in with the Native sustainability ethos. From handmade ceramic tiles and blown glass lamps from UK artisans to a mosaic floor made from repurposed tiles and walls rendered in coloured clay from Cornwall, the space is complemented by equally sustainable outdoor space – The Courtyard.
Both spaces, indoor and outdoor, have been reimagined to accommodate the smallest details and design elements with environmental impact in mind. For example, instead of using patio heaters there are blankets available instead, made from recycled cotton and beautifully produced in Cornwall. The tables outside are fabricated from recycled glass beer bottles with chairs made out of recycled ocean plastic.
Red Deer design spaces & objects, seeking to demystify the process of working with an architect in both residential, food & beverage and hotel design. The practice was founded by architects Lionel Real de Azúa, Ciarán O’Brien and Lucas Che Tizard in an attempt to better engage with the world around them. A love for the ‘unexpected form’ is a starting point in their design work, studio ethos and adventures in travel. Describing themselves, the founders say they are ‘grown men with crayons’ referencing their approach to work as creative, without boundaries and excited by challenges.
The practice consider design as the playful pursuit of studied carelessness, forging strong relationships with their clients on each project in order to fully understand how they can bring their language of design to each collaboration. The founders have ancestry from France, North America, Uruguay, Argentina, Great Britain and Ireland, all sharing a common inhabitant of the red deer species. The international practice has since grown and now employs nine architects from eight nationalities with offices in London and Europe. Their mission is to play with purpose.
To see Red Deer’s project portfolio please visit reddeer.co.uk
Photo credit: Bozho Gagovski
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