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Gundry & Ducker : North Audley Canteen

Inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, this small underground bar has enough to attract the crowds of workers in the Mayfair district of London (UK) after their hard day's work. A place from another time signed by Gundry & Ducker, where noble materials, pastel shades and comfortable furniture create a friendly atmosphere.

What was originally a dark and uninviting establishment is now reborn from the ashes, under the leadership of local agency Gundry & Ducker. No more question of moping in this subterranean place: pink monochrome on the walls, brightly colored furniture and diffuse light are the soul of this bistro of 34 square meters, whose noble and refined setting can accommodate up to 22 guests.

"We were interested in 1940 Hollywood for its combination of optimism and glamor, a deliberate contrast to industrial aesthetics, still common in London. " Gundry & Ducker

In this powdery boudoir sit three blue velvet benches (one circular, two rectangular), which frame pink marble tables; as well as a stainless steel counter and its brass shelves, in a composition reminiscent of speak easy of the American prohibition. A metallic finish that is also found in spherical suspensions and circular mirrors attached to the walls. Elements that provide a feeling of enlargement of the space of this narrow surface, while illuminating it largely ... it does not benefit from any source of natural light. A lack of windows that does not make the North Audley Canteen a dark place.
What to disconnect from everyday life for a drink.

To learn more, visit the site of Gundry & Ducker

Photographs: Andrew Meredith

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