8 at The Londoner
The Londoner is the world’s first super boutique hotel in the heart of the West End. This pioneering purpose-built 16 storey, five-star hotel offers an array of sophisticated social spaces and a collection of distinctive restaurants and bars.
Bright Green were delighted to work with Edwardian Hotels London on the Shima Garden area of 8, the Londoner’s decadent rooftop izakaya restaurant where the traditional Japanese style of dining has been reimagined in an exclusive setting. Collaborating with Nurture, Bright Green created a beautiful bamboo landscape for this chic lounge with its striking open-air firepit suspended under a retractable glazed ceiling.
Breathing life and greenery into this minimalist Japanese inspired lounge, Bright Green built a curtain of bamboo foliage, planting over 50 artificial small leaved artificial bamboo plants into the impressive wooden framework surrounding the seating area. The bamboo canopy had been designed to spill out from the front and back of the wooden structure to soften the architectural lines. Trough planters filled with bamboo frame the walkways into the rooftop Shima Garden to create an immediate sensory impact on diners as they enter the space. Each bamboo cane has been stained dark brown by hand to enhance the colour scheme of the lounge and to seamlessly transition the space to outdoors.
This lush bamboo planting scheme cocoons the seating platform, which is encircled by a vertigo inducing 7-floor drop, adding to the understated elegance and spectacle of this contemporary space. Such a vibrant urban refuge certainly ensures a unique experience for all guests that dine under the breath-taking London night sky.
With such striking interior design, every inch of The Londoner has been configured to create a stand-out experience for visitors, capturing the drama of its vibrant West End neighbourhood. Bright Green are thrilled to have produced this bold planting scheme for the new centrepiece of the Capital.
Photos courtesy of Edwardian Hotels and photographers Andrew Beasley and Dyniel Lumawag.