Lockets Wine Bar
Smithson Plaza is an iconic modernist campus in the heart of London’s St James’ area completed in 1964. Conceived by renowned British Architects Alison and Peter Smithson, the Plaza development is formed from the 14 storey Smithson Tower which is flanked by two lower rise buildings of the same Grade II Listed brutalist architectural style. On entering the building from Smithson Plaza, floor to ceiling glass windows shower the room in natural daylight. The selected interior material palette of copper, cork, and green veined marble are coupled with autumnal colours drawing inspiration from nearby St. James’s Park. These are read against a striking monochromatic 60’s inspired marmoleum floor which forms the backdrop for the bar’s bespoke burnt orange resin tables designed specifically for the project. Timber ribs are used to emphasise the subdivision of the glazed elevations. These ribs wrap across the ceiling to define the interior spaces creating framed views out to the surrounding streetscape.