Client:

INK Nightclub

Location:

Leicester Square, London

Designer:

CID

Area:

325m²

Duration:

6wks

Value:

£200K

Hugely successful UK music artist Stephen Manderson, A.K.A Professor Green, joins forces with London’s influential cocktail and club legend, Gerry Calabrese, to launch INK.

East London boys Stephen and Gerry, plus brother and right-hand man Jon Calabrese, bring Hoxton Square to Leicester Square with their latest venture. Born from a love of tattoos, good music and creative cocktails, INK encapsulates the attitude of the East End tattoo parlours that the boys so often frequent.

Bringing together reputed tattoo artists Nikole Lowe (London Ink, I Love Good Times) and Ibiza’s Neil Ahern of Inkadelic fame, the masters of their craft contribute their designs as artwork displayed on the walls alongside graffiti murals and neon sculptures at the 5th Floor Leicester Square venue that has been expertly designed and created by Dimension Interiors Ltd. With an impressive seasonal cocktail list influenced by Gerry’s Calabrese’s lauded and awarded Hoxton Pony club, the cocktails on offer are created from the UK’s freshest, locally sourced produce, featuring homemade syrups and unique recipes. Serving food platters to share, there is something for everyone.

John Hall, Managing Director of Dimension Interiors, said:

When we were asked if we would have the honour of working with Gerry and Jon Calabrese for the second time, with Stephen Manderson added in for good measure, it was an instant Yes..!

Knowing these guys from the project we carried out at the “Hoxton Pony”, and understanding their desire to strive for perfection and detail, we knew that Dimension Interiors was about to be involved in something special.

We were put under huge pressure, as the deadline demanded everyone involved had to pull together and work 24/7 in order to be ready for the hugely talked about launch night, which had the paparazzi performing cartwheels for prime positions. The design was to be “Raw, urban with a naughty feel” – which gave us the opportunity to utilise all our knowledge and experience, as well as our fantastic range of contacts for sourcing reclaimed materials from across the UK.