Brasserie of Light – Selfridges – London

Almost all of the colour in this dramatic space comes from the vibrant leather upholstery, in coral, blue and mustard yellow. The client specified a blue Verbier leather for the restaurant’s banquettes, while custom shades of Bilbao leather were developed for the yellow chairs and coral bar stools. The coral colour was also used as contrast piping on the banquettes. The finishes of these two leathers are slightly different, creating a further, much subtler contrast: Bilbao has an elegant translucency, while Verbier has a high-gloss appearance and a gently crackled finish. The banquettes were made by Ben Whistler.