The Savoy Grill

Working for Russell Sage Studio, I was senior designer for the recent refurbishment of the Savoy Grill at the historic Savoy Hotel in London. The design was part of a major refurbishment completed in 2010. Our brief was to provide a new and lavish interior which reconnects with the restaurant’s history while preserving the existing seating plan. The hotel is the only one in the world with a full-time historian, who provided us with a visual history of the space. From there we developed a theme inspired by the hotel’s original Edwardian interior designer, Basil Ionides, the glass palace Art Deco interior of the Savoy Theatre and the great ocean liners of the 30’s.