Chilango Upper Street

Mailen Design, London, 2012


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Graffiti Wall 

Kristen McCluskie (website)     Download Original

  • Graffiti Wall    
  • Entrance    
  • Chandelier    
  • Booth seating    
  • Servery    
  • Window view    
  • Ground floor restaurant    
  • Upstairs seating    
  • Upstairs communal table    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Floor communal table    
  • Ground floor high table    
  • First floor booth eating    
  • First floor communal table    

Refurbishment of an existing Mexican restaurant refreshing the space and bringing the interior feel up to the chain’s current brand standards

The existing shell was stripped back to the bare masonry and overlaid with a raw interior design including street graffiti, industrial lighting and materials used throughout the build process including scaffold poles, boards and raw steel.

A bespoke refrigerated larder was created on site displaying ingredients used in the kitchen alongside the customer queuing area, bringing the feel of the kitchen operation out into the space. Bespoke furniture with a raw feel creates the impression of an external dining experience upstairs, while a new kitchen and servery counter downstairs increases customer flow.


  • Begun: Jul 2012
  • Completed: Aug 2012
  • Floor area: 90m2
  • Sector: Retail
  • Total cost: £135,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jul 2012
  • Procurement: Bespoke
  • Address: 27 Upper Street, London, N1 0PY, United Kingdom

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