Case Study

Nando's Kensington


REF: 8211

The Brief

This new site for Nando’s needed a real wow factor in an area with lots of competition in places for eating out.

  • Tick iconHospitality
  • Tick iconKensington
  • Tick iconBanquette Seating
  • Tick iconPlain Back
  • Tick iconFluted Back
  • Tick iconPlinths
  • Tick iconStitching

Interior Design

Mathilde Whittingham at Harrison.

The Solution

In terms of the seating, there were two bespoke designs employed. The ground floor seats had extra high backs with a diamond stitched and buttoned design as seen below. Upholstered in CrestJMT Old English leather in Wine, the seating contrasts beautifully with the pebble wall behind and reclaimed timber panelling.


The basement utilised a stitch fluted seat and back with double rows of stitching to add even more definition. As you can see from the image below, the finished effect with the combination of the vertical stitching and the horizontal woven willow panels above make a stunning and rather intimate feeling environment. The seating here was upholstered in CrestJMT Cambridge leather in deep red.


Working together with Harrison, Nando’s and the main contractor French Joinery, the job was successfully completed on time and on budget. Congratulations Nando’s on another successful project!

“I like working with Craftwood as they are very thorough and dedicated. They always deliver a product of quality in the price and scale of time requested. Also, through their upholstery experience they think forward to make sure they will give us no less than we expect.”

Mathilde Whittingham from Harrison

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