Martin Brudnizki redesign “brings The Ivy into the 21st century”

The new design introduces a central bar and comes after Martin Brudnizki designed The Ivy’s new sister restaurant The Ivy Market Grill.


Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has created new interiors for iconic London restaurant The Ivy, which aim to “bring it into the 21st century” while retaining elements “that were the essence of The Ivy’s past interior”.

A key part of the redesign is the introduction of a new central bar, made from coral-coloured onyx with hand-hammered brass tiles.

MBDS says the new bar “opens up the restaurant space”, while design details around it include mirror-wrapped columns, bespoke lamps and bar stools upholstered in red leather and pink mohair.

The consultancy says it has retained elements of the previous interiors, such as the original stained-glass windows and the tradition of installing British art commissions by the likes of Tracey Emin, Peter Blake and Damien Hirst.

For the main area, MBDS says it has created a “seductive and glamorous” design, with wood panelling, brass detailing and chairs in varying shades of “Ivy” green and red leather.

The coffered ceiling is hung with antique brass as well as glass and mirrored chandeliers, while individual table lamps are in brass.

The private dining room features its own bar and a feature floral carpet, which MBDS says “adds a sense of British eccentricity”.

MBDS previously created the interior designs for the Ivy’s new sister restaurant The Ivy Market Grill, which opened in Covent Garden last November.

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