The project

Working with Award-winning chef and restauranteur Aktar Islam, in creating his first solo restaurant. The task was to create a space which matched Aktar's culinary skill. Previously operating as a nightclub, the venue has undergone a huge transformation to create Opheem.

The interior

The design concept is inspired by the incredible food offer developed by Aktar. With a subtle, neutral and earthy basis, the interior sets the perfect scene for the show stopping food. Rich deep timber tones combined with raw, textured concrete effect which adorn the ceilings and walls and provide an elegant surrounding to dine in. A series of intricate brass ‘cloud’ like lighting features add sophisticated ambiance overhead. Additionally, a collection of bespoke specialist finished artwork pieces are positioned in key areas, the concept for the artwork based on raw elements which links back to the food ethos. Bespoke hand finished furniture completes the quality element to the areas.

Photography by Amelia Brown.