Eat like Mario

Nintendo has sought out designer and artist Camille Walala to transform the Breakfast Club in east London into a Paper Mario-themed pop-up diner.

Camille Walala's Mario inspired diner

Mario, the hero of more than 200 Nintendo games, is now over 30 years old, and yet remains ever-youthful as he readies himself for his latest incarnation and game adventure Paper Mario: Sticker Star. 

Camille Walala's Mario inspired diner

It’s Walala’s job to reimagine the Breakfast Club’s interior with ‘corrugated cardboard landscapes’ and 3D hologram stickers.

Camille Walala's Mario inspired diner

Walls, placemats, staff uniforms, tables and chairs have been treated with familiar game motifs and characters.

Camille Walala's Mario inspired diner

The game itself is built around a slightly trippy narrative, where in the town of Decalburg in The Mushroom Kingdom ‘bothersome Bowser has caused the wish-granting Sticker Comet to explode.’

Camille Walala's Mario inspired diner

It is left to Mario, our protagonist, to scour the land and find six of the said stickers.

Camille Walala's Mario inspired diner

Mario will be taking over the Breakfast Club bar-café, 12-16 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, E1, from 20-21 November.  

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