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Interior Design | Interior Design by Kingston Lafferty Design | Pot Bellied Pig in Dublin 6
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Interior Design | Interior Design by Kingston Lafferty Design | Pot Bellied Pig in Dublin 6
Interior Design | Interior Design by Kingston Lafferty Design | Pot Bellied Pig in Dublin 6
Interior Design | Interior Design by Kingston Lafferty Design | Pot Bellied Pig in Dublin 6

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Featured In Pot Bellied Pig, Dublin 6, Ireland

The brief for this design was to create a fun, exciting and vibrant café space to tie in with the branding and name, and equally appeal to the broad demographic in the urban Rathmines area. The concept KLD presented was hugely inspired by the pig. A large part of the brief was that the business would be focused on catering to the young, professional, brunch market so the design required a cool aesthetic with maximum capacity for covers, providing both takeaway and eat in options, as well as an outdoor area to enjoy.

The main challenge of this design was the small space and how to create multiple experiences within the one small space. The solution was clever zoning, identified by stark changes in materials. a particularly innovative design installation of tubed lighting was designed by KLD for the front, initial entrance part of the café.

Texture and tactility were imperative to the overall design. KLD used a mix of tiles, brass, velvets, leather and lush planting for interest and excitement throughout. Nature and greenery were drawn in to enhance the palette of pink and green. The building’s limited natural light and a long orientation encouraged the design team to add a lot of mirror in order to bounce light and reflect the space, giving the illusion of a wider frame to the café. A mixture of velvet caged booths and green leather booths provide cosy seating and play on that idea of different experiences. Another side to creating different zones, related to the vast market in the area. Clientele was likely to be varied and so seating was design to cater for everyone from groups, couples, singles and families.

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Our designs take people on a journey, delivering fun and unexpected experiences. With a holistic approach, we study the way in which people live and work to create tactile and meaningful design; putting human behaviour at the centre of every project.

Longlisted in the Emerging Interior Designer category at the 2019 Dezeen Awards, Kingston Lafferty Design (KLD) is a Dublin based Design house founded in 2010 by Róisín Lafferty. Róisín is also creative director and in 2018 was named Image Interiors & Living Magazine’s Interior Designer of the year. Over the past nine years KLD has built a trusted team of talented designers, contractors and craftsmen and believes firmly in the power of creative collaboration, innovation and experimentation.

With the help of this powerful creative force, KLD has received a string of prestigious accolades, including best café design at the 2018 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. 2018 also saw KLD win Fit Out Project of the Year – Retail at the Fit Out Awards and two projects longlisted for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. Roísín also received the Emerging Talent Award at the 2017 KPMG Excellence in Property Awards.

In July 2019 Róisín Lafferty became President of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.

KLD’s work is of such a calibre that it has been featured in many Irish and international publications, including Architectural Digest Italy, Russia, Mexico and China, Italian and Australian Vogue, Elle Decoration Netherlands, Living ETC, IDEAT, Design Anthology UK, The Wall Street Journal and many others.