RA Café at The Royal Academy of Arts

  • Ben Masterton-Smith

To coincide with their 250th anniversary, we worked together with Lot Studio to transform the RA Grand Café, lobby space and courtyard bar at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Using a palette of materials that referenced the murals that dominate the space, particularly the colours from Leonard Rosoman’s Upstairs and Downstairs, we created a lighter and brighter all day café internally with terrazzo clad tables and food islands. In the courtyard we created a colourful mirrored bar, and splatter enamel tables. Photography by Agnese Sanvito