Revolution Exeter

LOCATED IN HISTORIC EXETER, THIS FUNCTIONAL BAR, RESTAURANT AND EVENTS SPACE UNFOLDS ACCROSS THREE FLOORS. THE LAYOUT LEADS GUESTS THROUGH A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION OFFERING GLIMPSES INTO THE NEXT SPACE, WITH EACH OFFERING A UNIQUE BUT HARMONIOUS EXPERIENCE WHETHER ITS A DRAG BRUNCH, COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS OR A NIGHT ON THE DANCE FLOOR. After a 4 year pause in new site openings for Revolution, we were delighted to collaborate with the client to once again to bring the vibrant brand to the historic university city. The site was a amalgamation of 3 historic and Grade II listed buildings on Queen Street that presented the design & construction teams with plenty of challenges along the way to create an experience that represents the brands rebellious attitude whilst being sensitive to the constraints of the historic fabric. ​Combining the features and character of each individual building with a colour palette of amber, copper and red, accompanied by exposed original brickwork creates a inviting warmth and elegance, juxtaposed by contemporary artwork, graffiti, murals and LED signage features that create a memorable experience for guests. We took a "Kinsugi" approach to show the layers and story of the building through time, repairing rather than replacing where appropriate. We also endeavoured to re-use and enhance as much as possible from the inherited site, such as repurposing bar countertops and timber wall cladding.