We are excited to share that we have worked on a project with Distill Ventures. Our brief was simple and clear, to create a visually striking, stand alone bar that just happens to be adjacent to an office. Acting also as an everyday kitchen, we worked closely with the Distill Ventures team to achieve a […]
We are excited to announce that we are creating a new flagship restaurant concept, interior design and brand identity for Chef Gordon Ramsay in London’s Grosvenor Square.
We are excited to finally announce that our in house publication The Salmon Issue 3 is here! Our latest edition focuses on the changing face of luxury hospitality design. With no signs of slowing this is a sector that is growing worldwide, with some of the greatest design breakthroughs and trends filtering through from this […]
The great Chris Osborn recently interviewed hospitality designer Afroditi Krassa. During the interview they chat about how Afroditi got her start in design and her work helping restaurant groups such as Itsu and Dishoom achieve huge success. Listen the full interview here!
Afroditit Krassa is honoured to be part of the special issue of CODE hospitality that is devoted to the women making waves in hospitality world. CODE’s inaugural list of the 100 most influential women working in hospitality is now out. Have a sneak peak here.
Curzon has arrived in the City of Dreaming Spires with a beautifully designed cinema set over two floors incorporating five screens, a cafe-bar with a light bites menu and pizza, as well as a night-time bar with lounge areas to enjoy a drink before and after your film. Alongside the latest digital technology, the new cinema […]
For all Gin Lovers: If you have never tried Cambridge Distillery’s gins, we urge you to go out and get your hands on one of those beauties! There is simply no more passionate or knowledgeable people than founders William and Lucy Lowe. We have worked with them for over 6 months in creating what is […]
Afroditi Krassa recently took part of the collaborative gastronomic symposium participating in a discussion with other multidisciplinary experts of how they can tackle the gastronomy and food systems of 2050 with multisensory design solutions. Project Gastronomia is a global initiative working towards the future of the Gastronomic System before 2050, led by the Basque Culinary Centre. The aim of […]
Channel 4s ‘Tricks of the Restaurant Trade’ focuses on how to get the best quality food and service at restaurants and so, not surprisingly, Afroditi was delighted to be asked to share her 15-year experience on the tricks behind successful restaurant design and branding, as part of the third series of the show. Series 3, […]
Afroditi Krassa voted one of London’s most influential people. The studio is proud to announce that Afroditi has been voted one of London’s most influential people by the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000. Progress 1000 recognises outstanding achievers within their field and Afroditi is truly honoured to be listed amongst London’s most talented designers. The full […]
We are delighted to share the news that Bala Baya’s Eran Tibi has been voted 2018’s Rising Star in Tatler’s Restaurant Guide 2018. This is a hugely deserved achievement for such a talented chef and has followed a continuous stream of successful reviews, since Bala Baya opened its doors earlier this year. We are honoured […]
Wulf & Lamb, a plant-based, all-day, fast-casual restaurant is our latest brand and design concept to launch in the trendy Sloane Square. Our approach here was to create an environment that harmoniously reflected the ‘fiercely kind food’ created by talented chef Franco Caslin, formerly of Vanilla Black. Emerging onto London’s food scene during the height […]
Read the latest interview with Afroditi Krassa on EveningStandard. Here is a tiny teaser: What has been your most exciting project to date? The creation of Dishoom, the much loved Indian restaurant concept. Our studio took a massive design gamble that paid off, the unexpected design and overall concept revolutionised not just the Indian dining category […]
Flavour Bastard is due to launch in Soho this month, founded by restaurateur Vic Singh and Pratap Chahal, founder of That Hungry Chef, a London-based fine-dining events company. The press is buzzing with the new flavours in Soho and you can read more about it at The Caterer. The restaurant has been designed by AfroditiKrassa. The […]
Our Bala Baya featured as No.1 in Stylist ”Dream designs: step inside Britain’s most striking bars and restaurants.” Nestled under a railway bridge at Union Yard Arches, you’ll find Bala Baya, a stylish restaurant designed by Afroditi Krassa that captures the energetic, sun-soaked climate of Tel Aviv. Look out for mosaic tiling, Israeli palm fronds and pops of […]
Peaty porcelain: Afroditi Krassa designs limited edition ceramic flask for Royal Salute’s dynamic aged blends and it was just launched as part of Royal Salute product range. “The Flask Edition was first exclusively released in China and sold out immediately. Given this success, we are delighted to release limited quantities of this extraordinary product globally and […]
We are delighted with the opening of Suvlaki, based on Batemen Street in Soho. Suvlaki redefines Greek food in London with roaring success.
We are absolutely delighted to have been selected by Hyatt Hotels Corporation to work on the room renovation project of Andaz London Liverpool Street.
As a prominent Central Saint Martins Alumnus, Afroditi has been invited to design an exclusive bottle for premium vodka brand Grey Goose. The bespoke design went to auction on the 2nd of July, amongst designs by 21 CSM Alumni incl. Matthew Williamson, Sir Terence Conran and our favourite hero Jarvis Cocker. The auction, hosted by […]
We are just back from the Milano Salone del Mobile 2015, where we unveiled our Dram & Mór Whisky Flasks design for Scotch whisky brand, Royal Salute of Chivas Brothers, as part of The Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition. The flasks were designed using 1000 year-old Chinese mineral firing techniques in partnership with Fürstenberg Porzellan and will […]
As whisky lovers, we were delighted to be tasked with creating a limited edition bottle design for the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky brand, Royal Salute of Chivas Brothers. Our handmade, porcelain bottle design will launch at Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition during Salone Del Mobile 2015. Please visit us at The Wallpaper Arcade, via San […]
We are delighted to have won the Best Independent Restaurant Design award at the Casual Dining Design Awards 2015.
We are welcoming the New Year with some very exciting projects. To name a few, we are giving UK’s most beloved burrito brand Barburrito a fresh look and refurbishing one of Soho’s most treasured Greek restaurants. We will also be publishing issue 2 of The Salmon; our research publication featuring people and places that challenge […]
If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new, exciting job, then we have some good news for you! We are looking for talented interior & product designers to join our studio in 2015. This is a real opportunity to work with a studio that is challenging the status quo in interior design, working […]
Following the success of Curzon’s five-screen flagship in London Victoria, we are thrilled to present the studio’s second cinema design for the brand. Curzon Canterbury opened this month! Located in the historical Westgate Hall, the cinema comprises of archetypical home cues to create an outmost comfortable experience for customers. The loft-inspired open plan space is […]
September has been a busy, busy month at the AK HQ. And it finished with a bang: the opening of the Hilton’s bar, TwoRuba, located in the heart of London, near Tower Bridge. The launch party for this sleek, yet opulent bar proved a massive success. Even our favourite boxer, Mister Haye, popped in for […]
What better way to launch a signature product collection than a catwalk? We collaborated with fashions’ hottest new talent to turn our Super Brands London bar into a live fashion show adorned by our latest work, our very own product collection, the AKollection. Thanks to all who came, it was nice to see old friends […]
2014 sees the launch of the long-awaited, signature product collection by designer Afroditi Krassa. The inaugural range consists of tiles, wall panels and lighting and is inspired by the bold and graphical glamour of Art Deco. Under the title of Urban Opulence, the AKollection aims to pioneer a pared-down sense of elegance for the future. […]
We are very excited to announce the opening of our new restaurant project for Heston Blumenthal in Heathrow Terminal 2.
Our latest project is a category-defining new cinema for boutique cinema chain Curzon. Newly opened and located at 62 Buckingham Gate, this state of the art, new flagship cinema is arranged over 4 floors, featuring two bars, a sound & vision library archive, 5 screens and a private cinema room. We are currently busy working […]
We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Heston Blumenthal, one of the world’s greatest chefs. AfroditiKrassa has designed the interior scheme of the much anticipated Heathrow T2 restaurant. Planned to launch in June 2014, please visit our site for more news closer to the time. Photography by Alisa Connan
Here at the studio, we are buzzing with cinematic excitement. AfroditiKrassa have partnered up with Curzon World on a bid to redefine the future of cinema. With several new sites coming up in 2014, we have plenty of research to catch up on and loads of popcorn awaiting for testing. In the meantime, enjoy a […]
We can officially announce our collaboration with one of the UK’s most loved boutique hotel groups, myhotel. As always, we cannot reveal much more at this stage, but in good time you will see the results of our studio’s work in their London and Brighton properties.
We have just moved to our bigger, better, faster, stronger studio at the Great Western Studios. Our new studio number is now 59 and it is overlooking both the building’s garden and the Canal, just on time for the good weather. We look forward to having you around. We would also like to take the […]
The Tragus Group approached us 6 months ago with the task of revolutionising this iconic and hugely popular restaurant brand. Our new brand and restaurant design scheme is inspired by classic, urban Parisian bistros and has just been launched in Café Rouge Southgate, with plenty more sites to follow shortly. We will keep you updated […]
Great news, itsu is now part of UK’s CoolBrands, the official barometer of Britain’s coolest brands, people and places. AfroditiKrassa created the original branding back in 2004 and has continuously been involved in the development of the overall concept and future direction of all aspects of branding and design. We are truly proud to see […]
It is always nice when good, old friends get together and this is the case with our latest project. We have been working with Virtus for many years and we were delighted to be invited to design their new offices in the coolest of buildings on Market Place, W1.Virtus designs and builds cutting edge data […]
We have done it again, second year running! Oriel in Terminal 3, Heathrow has been shortlisted for Best Restaurant Design at the very prestigious Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. The design for this Art Deco inspired brasserie features some striking, unique finishes and features and we are very honoured that the judges thought so too!
As far as the saying goes, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! And we were totally flattered to discover one of our signature collection pieces in the form of moss street art in a cool part of Brooklyn, NY. The work has been created by the infamous & mysterious street artist Mosstika, do check […]
Boy, oh boy, it is summer, it is hot and all we’ve been doing is daydreaming! On a serious note, the task for Tablet has not been easy: to find the holy grail of urban hospitality: a hotel where guests mingle freely with locals, and with other guests. Based in Chelsea, NYC, our concept is […]
Finally, Oriel is back. This Sloane Square institution has been one of London’s most loved brasseries for almost a quarter of a century. The Tragus Group approached our studio with a simple brief: to relaunch this iconic restaurant. And we did, with great pleasure too.
2011, what a year this has been! We launched several new concepts for start-ups and for some of the big guys too: Coco Di Mama, Gelato Mio, itsu, Obsidian Group, Tragus Group. We won pitches and awards, moved our home to the Great Western Studios, threw a cool Summer Party and welcomed some very talented, […]
Trying to find Modern London in this ancient map has proved weirdly addictive. Summer has come and almost gone and our studio has been working day and night in transforming the face of our favorite city… or at least the sites that are indicated on this relic of time. From brasseries to grills and sushi […]
Itsu berkeley square, here we come! Nothing can be more satisfying that picking up where you left off. Having created the original branding and retail design identity for the internationally loved itsu brand, we were called to come back and help the company move on to the next level. With very ambitious expansions plans, our […]
And the award goes to…Well, we do not know yet but we are delighted to be shortlisted for the very, very prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards for our design for Dishoom. We are working on a little Dishoom surprise to be revealed later on this summer, so check this space for the news.
We had a lot of fun creating this range of cool photography for Coco di Mama, the new kid on the block of Italian eateries. But it is not all fun and games, we got our hands dirty too. We had to come up with the name, strapline, branding, interiors, packaging, in-store graphics, marketing and […]
Welcome to our new home! The move to our brand new canal side studio at the Great Western Studios, W2 is almost complete. The Great Western is a stunning piece of contemporary architecture and we are very proud to be part of it. We are strategically placed right next to the cafe, front of house […]
We have been saying it for a long time, but it is true, the Paris Sandwich (Banh-mi) is the newest food trend. It is very exciting to have appointed as Brand & Design Consultants for this new Vietnamese food eatery.
Afroditi Krassa has been asked to re-brand and re-design an expanding chain of food retailers. We can’t tell much about it right now, apart from the fact it is going to be a truly unique project. Keep checking!
Breaking News! Afroditi Krassa has just been selected as a finalist for the EDIDA International Young Talent of the Year, 2011. Afroditi has been selected as best young designer by Elle Deco Greece and is through to the international final. The international winner of the EDIDA (Elle Décor International Design Awards) will be announced during […]
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A drink to all of us, because we all deserve it. After 2 years of hard work, we can all put our feet up for a minute. Dishoom, one of Afroditi’s most recent brand identity and restaurant design projects, just got shortlisted for Best New Restaurant Design by Time Out. The Time Out Eating & […]
The studio has won a new brand identity and retail design project and we are very excited about it. Retail design is a tricky business but it is something we love doing. Afroditi has been given the challenge of creating a brand from scratch and then translating it to a retail interior for a completely […]
Dishoom, one of Afroditi’s most recent brand identity and restaurant designs, is now up and running. Dishoom is located on 12 Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London. Visit Dishoom
It was time for our beloved old site, admittedly a work of genius by programming master Vasili, to get a complete overhaul. So, welcome to a brand new afroditi.com. This is, also, the official launch of Afroditi Krassa’s new corporate identity, a development of Lola Llorca’s original 2002 design. Log in regularly to check the […]
This year’s Milan Furniture Fair saw the launch of Afroditi Krassa’s new range for leading Italian furniture manufacturer Bonaldo. Named Icosi, due to its construction based on the use of twenty (Icosi in Greek) identical steel rods. Visit Bonaldo