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Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Mama Lan

INFO

Mama Lan

CLIENT:PRIVATE
DATE: 2013
LOCATION: CLAPHAM, LONDON
PHOTOGRAPHY: BEN MILLER COLE
SERVICE: FULL DESIGN SERVICE
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Mama Lan is a traditional noodle bar with a street side edge. This family-run restaurant serves up a market-style menu of handmade dumplings, noodle soups and Beijing street snacks.

Before Photographs:

Mama-Lan-Before-Project-Images

The design honoured the humble origin of the Chinese street stall by furnishing the space with industrial materials: scaffold tables and factory stools set at close quarters, a moulded concrete bar with metal mesh shelving and graphic wall art.

The glint of late night Beijing back-alleys was applied in gold leafed walls, long lines of carnival lights behind sliding doors and oversized diamond bulbs. A shipping crate was upcycled into a lighting feature and hung over the front table, laden with plants, encouraging passers by to peep in through the windows.