Welcome to our blog. Here we cover the people and places challenging the status quo within the hospitality industry.
WE ARE RECRUITING
We have designed EAT.’s first coffee focused concept store, with the first site having opened recently in Chichester. AfroditiKrassa has been responsible for the creative direction, original concept, interior and brand design.
EAT. New flagship store design
EAT. approached AfroditiKrassa in 2015 to redesign and rebrand their over 120 sites strong brand. After almost six months of analysis, original concept creation and designing, the first site has now opened in the City of London! Many more to follow…
Farmer J opens, our latest Farm to table concept
It has been a busy month, another interior design of ours opens in London, with a farm to table concept bringing seasonal and farm sourced lunch to our beloved city. The design concept has been inspired by rural and industrial elements with the use of raw and natural materials.
Hotel Calcutta our first international restaurant
Our latest interior and brand design opened in Kuwait’s largest mall. The indian restaurant is inspired by the rich heritage of the iconic Great Eastern Hotel in former Calcutta.
Suvlaki wins Best Designed Independent Restaurant by Casual Dining Awards
We are very pleased to announce, Suvlaki has won the Best Designed Casual Dining Restaurant Award. Based in London Soho, this a fantastic place to enjoy Greek food in a great atmosphere.
Greek restaurant Suvlaki now open!
We are delighted with the opening of Suvlaki, based on Batemen Street in Soho. Suvlaki redefines Greek food in London with roaring success.
ANdAZ Liverpool Street London, room renovation project!
We are absolutely delighted to have been selected by Hyatt Hotels Corporation to work on the room renovation project of Andaz London Liverpool Street. Image of existing lobby to remain.
Afroditi designs for Grey Goose
As a prominent Central Saint Martins Alumnus, Afroditi has been invited to design an exclusive bottle for premium vodka brand Grey Goose. The bespoke design went to auction on the 2nd of July, amongst designs by 21 CSM Alumni incl. Matthew Williamson, Sir Terence Conran and our favourite hero Jarvis Cocker. The auction, hosted by […]
A wee dram of whisky! Chivas Regal and Wallpaper* Handmade
We are just back from the Milano Salone del Mobile 2015, where we unveiled our Dram & Mór Whisky Flasks design for Scotch whisky brand, Royal Salute of Chivas Brothers, as part of The Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition. The flasks were designed using 1000 year-old Chinese mineral firing techniques in partnership with Fürstenberg Porzellan and will […]
Off to Milan!
As whisky lovers, we were delighted to be tasked with creating a limited edition bottle design for the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky brand, Royal Salute of Chivas Brothers. Our handmade, porcelain bottle design will launch at Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition during Salone Del Mobile 2015. Please visit us at The Wallpaper Arcade, via San […]
The Perfectionists’ Café;Award-winning restaurant design
We are delighted to have won the Best Independent Restaurant Design award at the Casual Dining Design Awards 2015.
Monocle Film interviews Afroditi in their ‘Hospitality lessons’ news report
featuring our latest design for Curzon Cinemas. To watch the full video by the brilliant filmmaker Pauline den Hartog Jager visit MONOCLE © Monocle
2015. Bring it on!
We are welcoming the New Year with some very exciting projects. To name a few, we are giving UK’s most beloved burrito brand Barburrito a fresh look and refurbishing one of Soho’s most treasured Greek restaurants. We will also be publishing issue 2 of The Salmon; our research publication featuring people and places that challenge […]
We are hiring!
If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new, exciting job, then we have some good news for you! We are looking for talented interior & product designers to join our studio in 2015. This is a real opportunity to work with a studio that is challenging the status quo in interior design, working […]
Curzon Canterbury – Cinema Design
Following the success of Curzon’s five-screen flagship in London Victoria, we are thrilled to present the studio’s second cinema design for the brand. Curzon Canterbury opened this month! Located in the historical Westgate Hall, the cinema comprises of archetypical home cues to create an outmost comfortable experience for customers. The loft-inspired open plan space is […]
Hilton TwoRuba – Hotel Design
September has been a busy, busy month at the AK HQ. And it finished with a bang: the opening of the Hilton’s bar, TwoRuba, located in the heart of London, near Tower Bridge. The launch party for this sleek, yet opulent bar proved a massive success. Even our favourite boxer, Mister Haye, popped in for […]
AfroditiKrassa catwalk bar design
What better way to launch a signature product collection than a catwalk? We collaborated with fashions’ hottest new talent to turn our Super Brands London bar into a live fashion show adorned by our latest work, our very own product collection, the AKollection. Thanks to all who came, it was nice to see old friends […]
AfroditiKrassa to launch AKollection During London Design Festival 2014
2014 sees the launch of the long-awaited, signature product collection by designer Afroditi Krassa. The inaugural range consists of tiles, wall panels and lighting and is inspired by the bold and graphical glamour of Art Deco. Under the title of Urban Opulence, the AKollection aims to pioneer a pared-down sense of elegance for the future. […]
Restaurant Design for Heston Blumenthal – Opening in Heathrow Terminal 2
We are very excited to announce the opening of our new restaurant project for Heston Blumenthal in Heathrow Terminal 2.
It’s Showtime – Interior design for Curzon Cinemas
Our latest project is a category-defining new cinema for boutique cinema chain Curzon. Newly opened and located at 62 Buckingham Gate, this state of the art, new flagship cinema is arranged over 4 floors, featuring two bars, a sound & vision library archive, 5 screens and a private cinema room. We are currently busy working […]
AfroditiKrassa designs for Heston Blumenthal
We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Heston Blumenthal, one of the world’s greatest chefs. AfroditiKrassa has designed the interior scheme of the much anticipated Heathrow T2 restaurant. Planned to launch in June 2014, please visit our site for more news closer to the time. Photography by Alisa Connan
Curzon – Hello World!
Here at the studio, we are buzzing with cinematic excitement. AfroditiKrassa have partnered up with Curzon World on a bid to redefine the future of cinema. With several new sites coming up in 2014, we have plenty of research to catch up on and loads of popcorn awaiting for testing. In the meantime, enjoy a […]
Welcome to myhotel – Hotel Branding & Design
We can officially announce our collaboration with one of the UK’s most loved boutique hotel groups, myhotel. As always, we cannot reveal much more at this stage, but in good time you will see the results of our studio’s work in their London and Brighton properties.
The Independent Hotel Show
AfroditiKrassa has been commissioned to design the Independent Hotel Show’s key networking area, The Hub. Inspired by the ephemeral nature of the event, we designed an imaginary hotel that is entirely built out of lightweight, transparent fabric. Utilising the latest digital fabric printing technology, this ghost-like imaginary hotel is hanging prominently in the centre of […]
We have a new home!
We have just moved to our bigger, better, faster, stronger studio at the Great Western Studios. Our new studio number is now 59 and it is overlooking both the building’s garden and the Canal, just on time for the good weather. We look forward to having you around. We would also like to take the […]
New Brand & Restaurant Design for Café Rouge
The Tragus Group approached us 6 months ago with the task of revolutionising this iconic and hugely popular restaurant brand. Our new brand and restaurant design scheme is inspired by classic, urban Parisian bistros and has just been launched in Café Rouge Southgate, with plenty more sites to follow shortly. We will keep you updated […]
itsu Cool Brands
Great news, itsu is now part of UK’s CoolBrands, the official barometer of Britain’s coolest brands, people and places. AfroditiKrassa created the original branding back in 2004 and has continuously been involved in the development of the overall concept and future direction of all aspects of branding and design. We are truly proud to see […]
Virtus – Workplace Design
It is always nice when good, old friends get together and this is the case with our latest project. We have been working with Virtus for many years and we were delighted to be invited to design their new offices in the coolest of buildings on Market Place, W1.Virtus designs and builds cutting edge data […]