Lesa is the latest venue from the renowned team behind Embla and The Town Mouse. Their newest venture, which sits atop Embla, needed to feel unique from its sibling but share its warmth and natural elements speaking to the restaurateurs’ love for honest wine and food.
The restaurant stands out against the city streetscape with bold letters waterjet cut out of speckled terrazzo. The material we chose speaks to the terroir of Lesa’s diverse wine list and echoes the unpolished concrete at the base of the staircase leading up.
For the wine list, menus and business cards we crafted a unique hand sculpted curved emboss that added depth and alluded to old world hospitality.
Lesa shares a number of letterpress coasters with its sister restaurant downstairs, Embla, featuring illustrations by Michel Tolmer and Andy Murray.
Lesa oozes charm and ease. To show this off we designed and built a website that feels like papers shuffling on a table and used a palette of earthy browns and creams. To add life, we worked with the talented Andy Murray in creating an animated rendition of the building and its daily goings‑on.