Best Tea Time: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Sweet treats from Connaught Hotel in London scoop a coveted win at Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Sweet tea time treats win at Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021
From left, pain au chocolat, organic egg mayonnaise croissant with confit egg yolk, St Honoré cake, hazelnut Paris-Brest, and lemon pie, all from The Connaught Patisserie ‘Bontà’ collection, prices on request, by Davide Oldani and Attila Veress, for Artemide.
(Image credit: Neil Godwin at Future Studios for Wallpaper*)

When London’s Connaught Hotel opened the doors to its new Patisserie, designed by Ab Rogers, in October 2020, we were first in the queue to sample executive pastry chef Nicolas Rouzaud’s classic treats, including St Honoré cake, and contemporary delicacies, such as yuzu and honeycomb éclairs and chocolate tonka tarts.

You can eat in when lockdowns allow, amid its elegant, rose-tinted surrounds, but if you decide to take out, The Connaught’s treasure trove of treats can be displayed to stunning effect on Artemide’s ‘Bontà’ collection, designed by Davide Oldani and Attila Veress. The portable lamp, which gives a soft light diffused by white milk glass, and the jewel-hued dishes are designed to explore the connection between light, food and conviviality, adding delightful new dimensions to the entertaining experience. 

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms