Shake your Samba. Cabana is the Brasilian barbecue restaurant with outposts around London and beyond; Cabana Brixton is their gift to the borough of Lambeth, put together by London-based architecture and design practice Michaelis Boyd Associates, located within the locally listed Bon Marche Centre.
Roping in a number of artists, and local upcycling charity Remakery, Michaelis Boyd (co-founded by Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd in 1995) have pushed the brand to its limits in a space that expresses the inimitable visual chaos of Brazil. With experience fitting out spaces for the likes of Soho House Group and Michelin-starred Tom Aikens, the studio have pulled out all the stops, with a euphoric aesthetic that embraces craft and artistry.
Repurposed crates; locally-reclaimed wood; pallet boards; recycled fabrics; mismatched furnishings — the overwhelming eclecticism flows around a central cabana hut, that serves to physically divide sections with distinct looks. There’s also a sit-at ‘caipirinha and cocktail bar’, a first for Cabana, that has its own individual identity; another piece for a brilliant puzzle that revels in disorder.