The Glade – Sketch Immerses Diners In An Enchanted Fantasy Realm
The Glade in Sketch, London transports its visitors to an beautiful enchanted fantasy land. Nestled away in the chic Mayfair neighbourhood, Sketch opened its doors to visitors in 2002 to offer both newcomers and connoisseurs rich and exciting experiences centred around food, drink, art and music. The polyvalent site of Sketch features multiple areas, each with different interesting visuals: the Lecture Room and Library, the Parlour, the East Bar, the Gallery, and the Glade which is one of the newer refurbished areas of Sketch.
The Glade serves food and drinks all day within a mystical intimate 32-seat enchanted-forest setting. The Glade was designed by Sketch founder Mourad Mazouz in collaboration with artist Carolyn Quartermaine, the bar’s mesmerising interiors create a peaceful atmosphere and offer a much-needed break from London’s busy streets through a highly immersive and sense enhancing dining experience.
The beautifully elaborately restored space features a magical decoupage forest by Quartermaine and a hand-woven carpet by sculptor Alexandra Kehayoglou; reminiscent of the thick moss and plentiful pine needles of a carpeted forest floor. The velvet upholstery in shades of green, violet, and cobalt blue brings a whimsical element to the bar restaurant, which is perfectly accentuated by the coloured pearlescent table tops that reflect the tinted glass ceiling above like reflective bodies of glistening water.
And above all, experience is only truly immersive if the right senses are stimulated. It goes far beyond taste and sight, even in a restaurant or bar: The Glade’s soft lighting beautifully imitates bright rays of natural sunlight peeking through winding tree branches, as if in the middle of an enchanted forest. The space even has self-playing illuminated piano, which ties the room together with an eternal soundtrack, bringing even more magical enchanted fantasy charm to the Glade.
Also, Sketch has a very cool website: http://sketch.london/