The Vaults Parlour: German Design Award Nomination

Our beautiful Vaults Parlour Design has been nominated for a German Design Award 2020 in the category Excellent Architecture.

The Vaults Parlour


We are thrilled with the news that The Vaults Parlour has been nominated in the category of Excellent Architecture at the 2020 German Design Awards. We are so incredibly proud of this already award-winning project’s achievements, and that it is being appreciated internationally.

Inspired by fascinating Irish history, The Vaults Live is an innovative and theatrical large-scale tourist attraction located in the heart of Dublin City. The Vaults offers a unique and exhilarating tour and experience by taking the visitor on a journey throughout the most scandalous and exciting tales in a stunningly renovated original four-storey Victorian building. The experience includes stunning 360° sets, state of the art lighting, lavish costumes and special effects.

The Vaults: A view through the original arches with a central marble high table to the new extension.
The Vaults: A view through the original arches with a central marble high table to the new extension.


Kingston Lafferty Design were appointed to design a café parlour and retail space that visitors are brought into at the end of the one-hour experience.

We took a creative and inventive approach when designing both the café and retail spaces, continuing the overall immersive theatrical experience whilst delivering a fully considered and highly operational F&B and retail aspect to the business.

Located in the Victorian vaults themselves, our designated area for cafe and retail was a combination of the original heritage building and a much newer contemporary extension design, providing us with a mixed style foundation to work with.

The Vaults Table detail
The Vaults table and wallpaper detail


To see a full description of the project visit the The Vaults Parlour project page.

The German Design Awards will take place in February 2020.