Flexible exterior seating
Situated on the ground floor of this Foster & Partners development, Canteen occupies a prime location facing into the iconic Spitalfields Market. Universal were approached by Canteen with a creative brief for a new restaurant concept to bring together the best in British cuisine and design.
Looking beyond the brief, the core of Universal’s approach was the ambition to create an uncompromisingly modern environment that recalled the best in dining experiences of the mid 20th century.
Size: - 2,200 sq ft
Client: - Modern British Canteen
Photographer: - Simon Phipps
Location: - London
Works: - Interior & Furniture Design
Interior proposal drawing
Working with a tight and regular floor plan, a rigorous language was developed based on an arrangement of central communal benches surrounded by three clusters of upholstered banquettes lining the extensive glazed façade. With reference to the ingenuity and attention to detail of the best in transport design, the dining experience for the guest is designed to respond to every need with individual ceramic table lamps, coat and bag storage and bespoke Corian storage trays adjacent to each of the solid oak tables.