INSTALLED: Kettner's

London's SOHO is a maze of small lanes and pedestrian walks that conceal some of the oldest eateries and institutions in the UK - Kettner's is no exception.

Napoleon III's chef Auguste Kettner opened the doors on the Romilly Street establishment in 1867 - Today, on the same site, Kettner's still trades.

Under the expert eye of Ilse Crawford of StudioIlse, the entire comlex (four Gerogian terraces) was revived in a style that Crawford puts simply as

"...fresh, fun and french"

Private dining and boutique bars dotted around the venue are linked by myriad smaller halls and staircases.  Within, the furnishings range from traditional, plush upholstery behind velvet curtains to more contemporary pieces such as Geoffrey Harcout's iconic  C248 Chaise for Artifort from 1970 as well as Pierre Paulin's saddle-leather loungechair the F444, designed in 1963.  This melange of styles and the breadth of historical furnishings has worked famously in the heritage space.

With their tag-line proposing that you "Let Kettner's house be your home" -   It's evident that this is pure London glamour and old school opulence with a strong, important, emphasis on comfort.

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