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Canteen

Situated on the ground floor of the new development by Foster & Partners, Canteen by Universal Design Studio occupies a prime location facing into the iconic Spitalfields market in East London.

By: Universal Design Studio

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Exterior view of the restaurant.

Project Details

  • Project Name: Canteen
  • Client: Modern British Canteen
  • Project Type: Restaurant
  • Principal Designer/s: Universal Design Studio
  • Date of commencement of project: July 2005
  • Date of completion of project: September 2005
  • Location of site: London E1
  • Site Area: 2,200 sq feet

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A rigorous language was developed based on an arrangement of central communal benches surrounded by three clusters of upholstered banquettes lining the extensively glazed facade.

Situated on the ground floor of the new development by Foster & Partners, Canteen occupies a prime location facing into the iconic Spitalfields market in East London.

Words from Universal Design Studio

"We were approached by Modern British Canteen with a creative brief for a new restaurant; conceptually, to bring together the best in British cuisine and design."

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Rigorous attention to material and detail set the design apart.

"From this detailed and highly visual brief, the crux of our approach was the ambition to create an uncompromisingly modern environment that recalled the best in dining experiences of the mid 20th century."

Floor Plan [opens in pop-up window - 37KB image]

"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 extensively glazed facade."

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The design evokes memories of the mid 20th century.

"Derived from 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."

Credits

  • Text: Courtesy of Universal Design Studio
  • Photographs by Simon Phipps, Courtesy of Universal Design Studio
  • Compiled and edited by Mitesh Saraf

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