New In London : Prada’s Charming New Caffè, Housed In Harrods
- 17 Apr '23
- 4:48 pm by Crew
Prada opens a delightful new cafe at Harrods in London, swathed in the brand’s iconic green hue. Slated to be a nine-month popup, the Prada Caffè isn’t a permanent fixture. It has been designed, however, to add a new dimension to the brand and offer customers a unique and engaging experience. Situated at the corner of Hans Road in London, the cafe is accessed via a bright mint green latticed storefront that stands out against Harrods’s Edwardian baroque terracotta facade.
The interior reflects Prada’s identity with every choice – right from the decor and menu to the tableware and atmosphere. The walls, ceilings, and velvet-upholstered sofas and armchairs have been delicately coloured with a pastel shade of green commonly associated with the brand, whereas the floors reproduce the black-and-white chequered floor of the iconic Prada boutique in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. In addition, the floral bas-reliefs on the walls pay homage to Prada’s flagship stores across the world.
Meticulously selected by Prada to match the surroundings, the tableware includes pale-blue Japanese porcelain and blown-glass crystal glassware, including the Triangle series with its quintessentially Prada triangular pattern. The Prada Caffè takes inspiration from the interior of Pasticceria Marchesi, a Milanese patisserie from 1824, which was bought over by the Prada Group in 2014.