Talented British interior designer Geila Daughtrey launched her own firm last year in Singapore, Rockett Studio. Her latest project, The Disgruntled Chef at The Club celebrates Singapore’s heritage architecture as well as premium craftsmanship.
December 21st, 2015
Geila launched Rockett Studio in 2014 in Singapore, an innovative, concept-driven interior design studio that creates enduring environments in the everyday spaces in which we live, work and play. Some of Rockett’s design projects include BW Furniture, Harry’s Bar and Italian home interior brand Novamobili.
Rockett’s latest project, The Disgruntled Chef at The Club, celebrates Singapore’s iconic heritage architecture. Acclaimed Chef Daniel Sia’s restaurant is set with a lush garden tucked away in a conservation building in the middle of Chinatown.
The interiors are designed by Rockett to compliment the building’s historical architectural detailing and proportions. Embracing Chef Daniel’s culinary vision, Rockett has created a space blending simplicity with subtle sophistication. “A Strong Commitment to Design Thinking” is the structure followed by Rockett studio to achieve their results.
Inside The Disgruntled Chef, Rockett’s touch can be seen, starting with the banquettes and booths upholstered in handmade fabrics from Venice and American leather. Tables are handmade in Singapore with fine brass detailing, with much of the feature lighting imported from Belgium. The feature mirrors set within the wall paneling were commissioned from artist Ruth Parker. In a private dining room, a hand-painted geometric silk wall paneling, custom-made for the restaurant, lines the walls.
These details are examples of Rockett’s creativity and varied combination of elements coming together to produce an aesthetic piece.
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