Kindred is a new venture with the aim of making it easier for people to connect with one another and with their community. It will have a permanent home, designed by Studioshaw, opening in December 2018.
Studioshaw are delighted to be involved with this amazing and worthwhile project and have designed a multi-use venue offering space for food and drink, live events and co-working.
Kindred's mission statement;
‘We believe that community in London is hiding, and that without it we’re missing out. So we’re trying something. A three floor experiment of mixed spaces for you to use and share, as your living room, play room, kitchen and study... with kindred spirits doing the same.’
The venue is situated in Hammersmith, West London, and will occupy an existing 3 storey listed building. The design reflects the different uses and characters of the 3 floors of the building. The lowest level is open to the public, with the middle and top levels reserved for members and their guests.
The lowest level connects to the surrounding streets and to an outdoor terrace space. This level has an all day cafe/bar offering, from breakfast with great coffee, to all-day light plates and stone baked pizza in the evening. The design is contemporary, with a classic bar feel, including faux leather banquettes and marble surfaces with brass detailing.
The design of the central level is intended to allow for a variety of functions. By day the space will facilitate co-working and in the evening will become a dining space, accommodating a special sharing meal, central to Kindred philosophy. Bespoke tables will accommodate both, and a small stage is fully equipped for live music and performance. The design is simple and classic, revealing the listed walls of the building and the large Georgian windows and the finishes focus on warmth with timeless fixtures and furniture.
The upper level contains a series of elegant rooms intended to host meetings, quiet work and private dining but which can connect together for larger events. One of these rooms contains ornate original Georgian wooden paneling and cornicing. We intend to decorate these rooms with characterful colours and comfortable stylish furniture.
Sean Lever, Co-Founder at Kindred: “A huge amount of credit to Studioshaw, we gave them an almost impossible timeline and strict budget, but they delivered at every stage.”