Ruby Violet is an artisanal ice cream and dessert brand which has grown from its early days behind a stall at local markets to a busy desert bar in Tufnell Park. It’s popular ice cream and desserts have impressed the media, winning ‘Best Shop in Kentish Town’ in the Time Out Love London Awards and having been acknowledged in the London Evening Standard as it’s favourite late-night dessert bar. We were delighted to design the brand’s second parlour in the Granary Square development at Kings Cross. Within the constraints of a listed building and a 45 sqm footprint we designed a bespoke display counter, seating areas, customer facilities, a freezer cupboard and external serving hatch. The design is an eclectic mix of patterned concrete flooring, embossed pewter tiles, rich timber joinery, brass detailing, fittings source by the owner on trips to India and the existing brick walls.