DANDELYAN, THE MONDRIANsea containers, southbank
Awarded ‘World’s Best Cocktail Menu’, the Mondrian’s hip and hugely popular ground-floor cocktail bar is a heady mix of green and purple, highlighted with gleaming brass. Ben Whistler made the bar’s enveloping green velvet chairs, as well as the Chesterfield sofas.
It took some time to develop the chair design (by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio) to make sure that the rake in the back and arms was spot on while giving an authentic vintage look. The Chesterfields are more classic in style, with beech frames, deep buttoning and scrolled arms.