Electric Shuffle Canary Wharf London

Our Interior Design of Electric Shuffle Canary Wharf delivers a contemporary, experiential reimagining of the classic game of shuffleboard within a beautifully designed, conceptual space. The 9,000 sqft venue in the heart of The City, is set over two floors and comprises 10 Play Spaces and two bars.

As part of the brief, the game of shuffleboard has been redesigned and ‘electrified’, therefore the Studio took inspiration from the pioneers of electrical technology, in particular the work of Nikola Tesla. The Studio created an interior which fuses references of the past and, entwines them with cutting edge gaming technology to form an engaging and original, contemporary, multi-layered scheme.

Ellis Design Studio was thrilled to be the chosen to create the interior design of Electric Shuffle Canary Wharf. The first of Red Engine’s new shuffleboard competitive socialising concept.

Merging exquisite design & gaming technology 

Our custom-designed shuffleboard tables take centre stage, reimagined by our Studio to be social hubs within the scheme. We’ve meticulously chosen materials and lighting to showcase these tables as key design features and seamlessly integrate gaming technology. The table design draws inspiration from the grand Art Deco ocean liners. They feature curvilinear forms in timber, decorative copper pipework, inlaid copper details, leather upholstery and laser-cut metal elements. It’s a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary, Art Deco and industrial.On the ground floor of our interior design of Electric Shuffle, our main bar boasts a dramatic double-height design. This is inspired by power plants of the 1940s and early electrical transmission experiments.

A central, bespoke rotating light fixture dominates the space, resembling an electrical turbine. Copper accents and fluted timber details create a sense of countless copper tubes powering the venue. The bar front showcases industrial-inspired strapping, rivet detailing, and back-lit glass blocks. Reminiscent of mid-century Bauhaus factories.

We merged some exciting ideas to create what we call the ‘beautiful factory’ design scheme. Our design celebrates the beauty of functionality and gives a fresh perspective to industrial and Art Deco-inspired aesthetics. All with a nod to the brilliance of Tesla. The essence of the interior design of Electric Shuffle is a fusion of the glamour of 1940s Palm Springs Arts Deco and the grandeur of early 20th-century power plants and factories. The factory inspired look is utilitarian and industrial, yet inherently beautiful. It serves as a captivating contrast to the opulence of Art Deco elements.

Custom made

The central light feature was a collaboration with specialist lighting designers. Together, we created the illusion of simultaneous clockwise and counter clockwise rotation, like mechanical cogs. Custom-designed, pylon-inspired lights hang in the double-height void.Upstairs, the first-floor bar offers a contemporary take on utilitarian metal factory panelling, adorned in vivid electric blue. It’s layered with embellished meshes and bespoke bronze domes resembling electrical circuitry. Artisan ceramicists crafted oversized decorative domed ‘rivet’ features and bespoke mid-century-inspired lighting for the columns flanking the bar.

The radial first-floor wall light feature reimagines the ground floor ‘turbine’ light feature in a digital way. And, the custom-designed ‘Control Panel’ feature wall is another nod to our industrial and electrical inspiration. This is complete with ‘sound-to-light’ activation and vintage-inspired buttons and dials, making the venue feel alive and powered up.

Our studio took great care in designing key lighting elements, with table lighting resembling electrical components and staircase lighting inspired by ceramic electrical resistors. Hand-painted wall finishes on the ground floor evoke movement and lustre, reminiscent of patinated, rusted metals and the beauty of swirling oil slicks. Upstairs, the inspiration comes from the delicate beauty of mould blooms and faded watermarks. The Interior Design of Electric Shuffle Canary Wharf brings together the luster of Art Deco, the utility of early power station and factory design, and the unexpected beauty of aged metals. It pays homage to the pioneers of electrical technology and its transformative effect on the reinvented game of Electric Shuffle. You can read articles for this project in our press page.