The Autoban architectural practice designed the Babaji restaurant’s interior located in the Soho neighborhood of London, England which specializes in the Turkish Cuisine and features a look that is inspired from the traditional Turkish design with artisan elements and crafting techniques.
The blue ceramic tiles define the interior and there are Iznik tiles incorporated as well on several surfaces with similar patterns on the soft furnishings. The tiles come from craftsmen in one of the last ateliers of Istanbul still creating handmade ceramic products.
The texture of the façade is still preserved as the original 19th century brick building but its plastering and painting over the metal structure gave it a more weathered and raw tone with large glass windows to offer glimpses of the activity inside.
The furniture pieces were designed by Autoban as well, some specifically for the project and others taken from their existing collections and the interior layout spreads over two floors with the ground level arranged around a stove, while the kitchen and larger dining areas are on the upper level and an additional dining area can be found in the basement.