London based Blacksheep has unveiled The Gorgeous Kitchen, an all-day dining concept launched as part of a regeneration project at T2, Heathrow Airport, operated by HMSHost International.
“Set within a fast paced environment that is often more associated with stress, confusion and fast food, The Gorgeous Kitchen allows guests to escape to a world of tranquility before they even step onto the runway.” says Blacksheep.
“Having the award-winning design of Jamie’s Italian Gatwick under their belt, meant Blacksheep are no strangers to working within the challenging airport environment.”
Says Nathalie Gibbs, Creative Director of Blacksheep; “There is still much work to do in improving these environments in terms of the experiences they offer their guests, but the entire regeneration programme at T2 is promising as it reflects the shift in this thinking. The Gorgeous Kitchen is just the type of beautiful and indulgent dining experience that travelers today deserve to enjoy before they jet off.”
Blacksheep were involved with developing all aspects of the 360 degree brand experience from the design of the identity through to the interiors. The restaurant’s interior evokes feelings of tranquility, peace and calm, an escape within an escape. The layout of the restaurant itself is based on natural organization and freedom of form.
“The introduction of delicate copper vinaigrettes help connect the spaces from a central point creating pockets of natural rest. Antique Murano glass shades appear to float effortlessly complimenting the calm atmosphere of the safe haven whilst giving it a certain ethereal quality.”
“The solution provides the ultimate sanctuary for busy travelers to detach themselves from the hustle and bustle of the typical airport environment. A voyage designed to delight the senses and capture the imagination; it draws the guest into the beautiful quiet luxury that is – The Gorgeous Kitchen.”