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A Color-Blocked Cafe in London Inspired by Shades of the Seventies

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A Color-Blocked Cafe in London Inspired by Shades of the Seventies

April 20, 2017

We’ve been admiring London-based, Italian-born Martino Gamper’s first restaurant design, the dining room at the Marksman Public House, for a while now. Gambino anchors the second floor space, which is upstairs from the more traditional pub downstairs, with a tiled floor starburst patterned floor in what the New York Times calls his trademark “weird, jolie laide color palette;” Almost everything (save for the Ercol dining chairs) was made custom by Studio Gambino, from the to distinctive glass pendant lights. Join us for a tour.

Photos by Anabel Navarro Llorens and Jorge Monedero courtesy of the Marksman Public House.

The starburst-patterned floor is made from Forbo marmoleum. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
Above: The starburst-patterned floor is made from Forbo marmoleum. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
The off-kilter tables and banquettes were custom designed by Studio Gamper. Photo by Jorge Monedero.
Above: The off-kilter tables and banquettes were custom designed by Studio Gamper. Photo by Jorge Monedero.
The ceiling is upholstered in a bespoke fabric made in collaboration with the London Cloth Company, a micro-mill based in Clapton. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
Above: The ceiling is upholstered in a bespoke fabric made in collaboration with the London Cloth Company, a micro-mill based in Clapton. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
The glass pendant lights, topped by disks of colored glass, are a custom Studio Gamper design. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
Above: The glass pendant lights, topped by disks of colored glass, are a custom Studio Gamper design. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
The kitchen unit has a linoleum-clad countertop and color-blocked cabinet fronts. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
Above: The kitchen unit has a linoleum-clad countertop and color-blocked cabinet fronts. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
Brass cabinet pulls add a touch of glamour. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
Above: Brass cabinet pulls add a touch of glamour. Photo by Anabel Navarro Llorens.
A detail of the stairs leading to the second-floor restaurant. Photo by Jorge Monedero.
Above: A detail of the stairs leading to the second-floor restaurant. Photo by Jorge Monedero.

For more our favorite London haunts, see:

Fernandez and Wells at Somerset House

Rochelle Canteen in London

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