Pizza Express - Coulsdon

Restaurants & Bars

A redesign with a little slice of local history

The Pizza Express in Coulsdon is set in a new mixed use development with very tall ceilings. Fitting it out as a cosy dining space involved plenty of careful thinking. One of our big ideas was to put in huge ceiling rafts with distressed white timber, making the roof feel lower. Bespoke ‘rise and fall’ copper pendants did the same job – representing the region’s copper and chalk mining industries at the same time. Orange leather upholstery has been used throughout to match, as a vivid contrast to the polished black chairs.