Brand Design
Concept Design
Design Management

Working in collaboration with hospitality innovators, Compass Group, we were briefed to develop the interiors concept and brand identity for a traditional British alehouse in a former cork warehouse serving quality cuts of meat.

Inspired by the unique location, we set about creating a contemporary interpretation that would resonate the brand values of quality produce, provenance and relaxed dining. Building on this authenticity and celebrating the rich heritage and dynamic future of Leith, we blended a backdrop of edgy raw materials with luxurious leathers and marble. The brand identity and interior concept work in harmony from the architectural cladding to the illuminated bar front to the geometric pattern of the menus.


One of the key drivers behind the concept was the on-site air drying beef refrigerators and butchery. We worked closely with the client to capitalise on this theatrical element of the dining experience, enabling customers to learn about every stage of the process from the provenance of the cow, to the chef that prepared their dinner.


In addition we helped refine everything from the bespoke charcoal grill and the heated booth seating to the central feature made up of pivoting fluted glass panels. Following the success of this inaugural venture, Four-by-Two have started designing Chop House II, and while each new site will tell a unique story, they will maintain the brand’s DNA.


Best of all, Chop House is directly under our Edinburgh studio, making it convenient for meetings, and after work gatherings!