The Decorators are a four person London based design collective. Recently the team was required to set up a restaurant for one of their projects and called upon PKL, the world’s largest supplier of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire, to supply the equipment needed for the kitchen.
The architecture and art collective that is The Decorators consists of an Architect, a Landscape Architect, a Psychologist and an Interior Designer, whose work is inspired and motivated by a desire to understand how the social relates to the built environment.
The project saw an exposed, derelict void in Ridley Road market in Dalston, London, temporarily transformed into a podium for outdoor exhibitionist eating. A line-up of guest chefs created different daily menus using only market produce, whilst diners were able to share a communal table high above the market. All meals were prepared in the ground floor kitchen, the hub of exchange and production, and raised by a mechanical table up to the guests on the first floor.
PKL provided a six burner, a double basin sink with hand washer, a two door fridge and a water heater to Ridley’s for the full three weeks of the project.
Landscape Architect of The Decorators, Suzanne O’Connell, says, “PKL were extremely helpful in supplying the relevant kitchen equipment we needed to help us put together such a demanding event. Our business relationship was exceptionally good – they really listened to our needs and exceeded all our expectations. I would, without a doubt, recommend PKL to other businesses and would most definitely use their services again in the future.”
Lee Vines, Managing Director at PKL commented, “We are delighted that Suzanne and the whole team at The Decorators were happy with the service they received. Here at PKL we can cater for anything, no matter how big or small and this exciting and innovative project is a perfect example of this.”
Temporary kitchen for pop-up restaurant