Apricity is a low-waste cooking and sustainable food sourcing restaurant in London’s Mayfair. Headed by award-winning chef, Chantelle Nicholson, this restaurant with purpose has an interior reflecting its low impact approach to dining, including recycled content tiles.
Designed by sustainable hospitality design specialist, Object Place Space, Apricity’s interior takes a circular approach. Using the practice’s Restorative Design Framework, it aims to design out waste and pollution and minimise carbon footprint. So, when it came to equipping the reception, bar and toilets with surfaces that was easy to maintain, durable and lasting, our recycled content tiles were a good choice. Object Space Place selected the 70% recycled content of Bruar, as well as Sensi and Kingham.
For the bar walls, Bruar’s hand-crafted look in a glossy teal colour has been installed herringbone with a contrasting white grout. Standing out from Apricity’s terracotta and plaster palette, the tile provides a striking backdrop. A similar hand-crafted feel continues with Kingham used for splashbacks and walls in water closets. Here, an ochre shade complements brass sanitary ware and the terrazzo vanity tops for the second-hand sinks. Sensi tiles also deliver a hardwearing and lasting surface on floors.
Elsewhere, the restaurant uses chairs salvaged from another venue, each of which are made from 111 recycled Coca-Cola bottles, lighting from recycled coffee grounds, light fittings made from cut oyster shells and acoustic finishes from mycelium, a material made from the root-like filaments of fungi.
“We discovered Parkside through its sustainable collections and being able to search the website by tiles with high-recycled content is incredibly useful for projects using our Restorative Design Framework. We also found the Clerkenwell Sustainability and Design Studio really helpful in talking through our options with the Parkside team, leading to the final tiles chosen for Apricity. The tiles look great and with recycled content and enduring quality, they fit well with our aim to design out waste.”David Chinery, lead designer
Completed early 2022, the restaurant has received rave reviews from critics and customers alike, with the carefully considered interior adding to the honest and genuine feel of Apricity’s eco-conscious approach to fine dining.