Night Tales — London, UK
Creating a coherence between multiple drinking and dining concepts under one railway arch is no mean feat, but design studio Sella Concept has embraced the challenge with its latest project, a permanent home for the pop-up bar-club-restaurant, Night Tales.
Located in an archway of the newly minted Hackney Central station in east London, Night Tales’ vast offerings combine a nightclub, a kushiyaki-style Japanese grill – helmed by ex-Umu and Pitt Cue co chef Gregory Rounds – a pizza parlour from Sons of Slice and three bars, including Asahi Super Dry, a prosecco shack, and the 10-metre indoor Agave, which serves up killer mezcal cocktails.
Peachy tones feature heavily, with soft orb lighting and plants juxtaposed with raw materials such as concrete and powder-coated metals, and a Japanese-inspired burnt wood roof. Rounded edges of bars and booths reference the archway location. With some of the city’s most exciting names taking to the decks, Night Tales is proving to be the perfect summer hotspot.§