Located in the heart of Shoreditch’s up-and-coming Principle Place, The Allegory by Drake & Morgan is a new bar and restaurant perfectly suited for long, lingering brunches, coffee catch-ups, creative cocktails and delectable dining experiences.

Brought to life by the sector leading creative minds at Fusion Design and Architecture, The Allegory is an enchanting visual experience from outside to inside, featuring an eclectic melting pot of industrial finishes, lush botanicals and creative graphic patterns.

Geometric designs feature strongly throughout the bar, and this is accentuated by the use of distinctive floor tiles at the entrance, around the bar, in front of the open kitchen and in dining spaces.

The design team selected an array of imaginative encaustic tiles in a selection of expressive hexagon and diamond formats. Four distinctive designs were chosen for the project, each featuring a bold, eye catching core colour, yet all linked by a recurring palette of matching grey shades.

Complementing these strong, iconic tiles, the designers also utilised subtlecrackle-glazed wall tiles that were brought to life with iconic hand-painted murals.

The masterful tile choice also extends to the bathrooms, where guests experience a dark and seductive aesthetic, enriched with concrete finishes and mesmerising kaleidoscopic botanical prints. Solus supplied wall tiles from the amazingly decorative Geometry range in a variety of three monochrome shades.

The rhombus shaped tiles were used to create a fascinating zigzag pattern around the vanity units and into the cubicles. A thoroughly imaginative and experiential restaurant design, it is no surprise that The Allegory has been shortlisted for a Restaurant & Bar Design award 2018! We wish the designers and Drake & Morgan the best of luck!


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