With 21 years of experience working in the region, Paul Bishop needs little introduction. His recently completed projects include BOA Lounge, which was named the Best Club at the 2017 CID Awards; Bazxar; Cubano Lito; Little Black Door; and Waka. However, Bishop is most excited about the upcoming restaurants he has designed for chefs Jerome Lagarde and Hide Yamamoto in the new Dolce Sky venue, and Torno Subito – the eagerly awaited venue for Massimo Bottura. He has also worked on new hotel designs for Hilton and Rotana, dining venue concepts including Scalini’s of London, Chili’s global rebranding, and Opus Tower by Zaha Hadid.
His team is working on various international projects, which he says will see a diverse and “somewhat controversial” design approach, representing the studio’s new ideologies for 2018.