Pizza Express like their restaurants to have original features that relate to the locality.
Plymouth could be said to be the home of the Royal Navy, so it was a logical starting point to use maritime references for the interior.
A huge wavy wall constructed of timber laths forms one side of the restaurant, with infill pieces describing an abstracted wave of water. The timber can also be seen as the hull of a boat.
A white painted plimsol line adds an extra layer of complexity to the wall.
The client is always keen to provide good acoustics to encourage conversation.
We designed a custom acoustic baffle system in suspended foam, with a central feature to contain the air conditioning system.
On the opposite wall Baynes & Co. commissioned legendary Plymouth tattoo artist Doc Price to create a typical sailors tattoo design. He came up with a rose, which we had “tattooed” onto oak faced paneling in 12mm diameter holes.
The plimsol line paintwork was applied to the panels, which also gives a “horizon line” effect to the interior. Bamboo flooring, marble tables and warm golden upholstery completes the scene.