Project steps:  ALL:

  • Briefing and site visit
  • Interior design concept
  • Design development and sourcing
  • Detail drawings and specification
  • Trade liaison
  • Purchasing
  • Designer on site
  • Installation
  • Client binder
  • Branding advice and implementation
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Nostos Hove

I recently completed a restaurant project near the beautiful Palmeira Square in Hove.  My clients were businessman Kyriakos Baxevanis and chef Alex Tsimos have dreamt of creating this modern Greek cuisine restaurant for ten years.  I have worked on previous business concepts for Kyriakos in the past and I really didn’t want to let them down with the concept.  Between us, we created Nostos and it’s been really popular since opening this Summer.  The clients were very open to incorporating animal-friendly, human-friendly and planet-friendly specifications.  This was an easy process of presenting alternatives to finishes traditionally used and was done easily without adding cost.

Photo credit:  Jim Stephenson

Nostos Hove
Nostos Hove

The following elements were incorporated into the design:

  • Reclaimed tiles
  • Reused floor – main area
  • Recyclable sheet flooring
  • FSC certified sustainable timber bar
  • FSC certified sustainable timber furniture
  • FSC certified sustainable timber shelving
  • FSC certified sustainable timber chairs and stools
  • Wool-alternative felt-look upholstery fabric, Oeko-Tex certified for safe use of chemicals
  • Low energy lighting
  • Non animal-tested paint – internal and external
  • Recyclable aluminium external sign
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Nostos Hove
Nostos Hove