The Plant works with an Indian Empress

The team behind London gastropub pioneer The Gun is launching The Empress of India, a restaurant in Victoria Park, east London, with brand identity by The Plant and a 3D scheme by Concorde Interiors.

The restaurant is due to open next month on 130 Lauriston Road. ‘We wanted to create an identity that suggested the Victorian roots of the building but still felt modern and elegant,’ says Matt Utber, creative director at The Plant.

Interiors include hand-painted wallpaper, a mosaic-tiled floor featuring the restaurant’s identity and mussel shell-style chandeliers.

The Empress of India is owned by brothers Tom and Ed Martin.

The Plant has worked with the duo previously, designing the identity for the bar at The Well, a restaurant located in London’s Clerkenwell.

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