Hoppers St Christopher’s Place
Inspired by the contemporary eclecticism of the Jungle Modernist movement associated with Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; Hoppers Wigmore Street is a demonstration of the light and dark contrasts exercised throughout Bawa’s designs.
The ground floor of the restaurant is flooded with natural light, accentuating the high ceilings encased in a textured lime plaster. A contrasting, monochromatic palette features throughout, with soft patinas of concrete and lime grained timbers to the floors and walls. Furniture styles reference the successes of mid century modern design, and provide an eclectic and unique character to the paired back palette of the dining room.
Diners can follow the full height feature screen down to the basement where textures and tones are enriched with darker timber panelling and smoked glass. Conglomerate marble stone finishes harmonise with a patterned terracotta floor. A circular aperture allows a vista through to the vaulted rooms, completed with traditional Sri Lankan patterned fabric and rattan screens.