Market House

Interior design for a new Asian-inspired foodie destination

Interior Design
Graphic Design
Lighting Design
Kitchen Design
Turnkey Project

"East meets West; Market House celebrates the coming together of Asian and British food culture."

What's the Story?
Client
Market House, Cambridge
Area
550m2
Services
Interior Design, Graphic Design, Lighting Design, Kitchen Design, Turnkey Project

Our client, a Chinese born entrepreneur, and her husband, an ex-Michelin starred chef, purchased the freehold on one of the few buildings in Central Cambridge not owned by the University. Their goal was both simple and ambitious; to create a 'foodie destination' celebrating the crossover between Asian and British food culture.

As a Grade II Listed building that had been a family owned Italian restaurant for 47 years, the project was as much about restoration as it was transformation. Set across five floors, the building was stripped back to a bare shell; restoring many original features whilst giving the building a new lease of life.

Market House has a lot to offer; a cozy basement wine bar, ground floor open-kitchen and takeway, first floor bar and restaurant, second floor cookery school and private dining, third floor meeting spaces and office. A journey through the building is a journey through the design language of Asia and historic England; from the first floor dining room based on an ancient Chinese proverb, to the beautifullly restored plaster mouldings and timber panelling; the perfect backdrop for people of all cultures to come together.