The latest ‘House of Peroni’ residence is not be missed! Based at 64 Lincoln’s Inn Fields for one month only, the fusion of art, design, fashion and food is a welcome escape after charging around the city of London. The atmosphere is one of fun and openness much, I imagine, like the year 1963 that served as inspiration for the project.
Walking into the house guests are confronted with a contradictory organic explosion of plastic brights growing across the ceiling and crawling down the walls. The stairs are dripping with a deep azure blue paper sculpture that screams out to be touched and changes shape as you saunter past it. Each room you enter offers something different to the last, from stark white gallery to vibrant Italian barber shop (complete with customers).
My personal favourite, purely because it made my brain question my eyes, was the Black and White Bar on the first floor that looked as though the walls, bar and tables were made from crumpled monochrome wrapping paper.
At the summit of this immersive experience you find a restaurant with one long, meandering table that flows seamlessly from one room through the walls and into the next. The menu, created by Lorenzo di Francesco and Daniele Miconi of Bottega Wapping fame, will whisk you to deepest rural Italy with one mouthful and thoroughly demonstrate the creativity and optimism that epitomized the decade the dishes were inspired by.
A programme of special events are on offer, ranging from a private multicolour dining experience, based on the red / green / blue colour spectrum, to Italian barber shop classes and gelato making (where do I sign up?!) throughout the residency. Tickets can be booked via the House of Peroni website.
The House of Peroni,
64 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
Open noon til 11pm from 2nd May to 31st May
Guests must be 18 or over