John Salt (London, UK):
King Mob

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Having started with a blank canvas, Ben Chapman of King Mob has transformed this space into John Salt, creating a cutting edge space with a warehouse feel, juxtaposed with some of the luxury finishes you’d expect to find in a Meat Packing District bistro.

John Salt, named after the 1970’s Birmingham photorealist, is full of striking pieces of reclaimed wood; in thick chunks atop the delicate-looking bar stools, or the long dining tables.

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Pendant lights from Historic Lighting are strung from the ceiling above the bar in great sweeps.The stand out feature is the long tiled bar, in complementing hues of blue, grey and white reclaimed Spanish quarry tiles from Lassco.

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The flawed concrete flooring was left exposed after having been sealed by the designer, to add to the raw warehouse aesthetic.

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John Salt is shortlisted this year for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in the London Bar Category.

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