Location: London E1
Project Year: 2011
Cost: N/AThe building works involved the complete fit-out of a 4.5m high ‘shell & core’ retail space with new services throughout.
The design of this space is a development of the Tinderbox Islington N1 Centre concept. We have built a larger mezzanine and booth structure all clad with American black walnut ‘brick’ panels. There is a large feature wall clad with different shades of green and stained MDF strips to match the front of the main counter. A number of unusual finishes are used such as the natural sisal matting cladding to the large expanse of wall adjacent to the staircase and at high level above the windows.
Similar to the Tinderbox N1 Centre, one of the main concepts is to create a wide range of varying seating experiences to suit different uses – whether this be individual booths on both levels, long banquettes, long communal tables, perimeter counter seating, central concrete plinths, raised mezzanine seating for laptop users, raised ‘stepped seating’ and outdoor seating.
Many of the light fittings were bespoke designed such as the grouped oversized ‘coffee cup’ shades and the 'scattered' lampshades over the communal long tables.
View over raised stepped seating area
Main counter elevation
Mezzanine seating areaVarious seating type arrangement Mezzanine seating area balconies with booth's underneath Formica clad seating areas on mezzanine level 3D visualisation Exterior view