Holloway Li Studio has designed a bright and photogenic interior for a small cafe-bakery Entrée.

Photo: Ruth Ward 

The Georgian bakery Entrée with an artistic interior from the British Holloway Li has opened in London’s Notting Hill district. The founders of the studio, Na Lee and Alex Holloway, were inspired by the traditions of the Georgian Supra feasts and their own impressions of a recent trip to Georgia. Another source of ideas was a scene from Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel, in which the heroine Saoirse Ronan enters the Mendl’s candy store. 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

The authors decided to organize the cafe space as a theatrical stage: the place at the showcases plays the role of an advance stage, the cafe hall is a stage, the visitor service area becomes an arched proscenium, and the inner window behind the bar allows you to look behind the scenes, into the kitchen. The designers were helped to show the structure of the interior by saturated colors, one way or another connected with Georgia: shades of wine and grapes, the sea and dense greenery. Bright elements stand out against the background of pale beige plaster and sandstone floors, the tone and texture of which are associated by designers with samples of ancient Georgian architecture. Numerous arches that frame the bar counter and cafe windows are “taken” from the same source. 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

In accordance with the traditions of Supra, in the center of the main hall of the bakery, the designers installed a large, generously laid table with a thin tabletop and legs made of bronze. The architecture of the room helps to attract attention to it — rounded corners and built-in elements. The hall is “girdled” with two ribbons of color: grape at the top and blue at the bottom (fluted sofas smoothly flow into the tiled facade of the counter). The solution emphasizes the symmetry of the space and visually unites the interior. 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

Грузинская пекарня в Лондоне

Photo: Ruth Ward 

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