At Phipp street, we had to accommodate an industrious early morning bakery, bustling open kitchen, busy lunch service and elegant evening dining, allowing the space to change not just throughout the day but throughout the seasons.
Incorporating the warm tones of classical Italian canteens and sinuous lines of Riva boats, burgundy, mustard, polished brass and marquetry sit elegantly within the raw concrete of this double-height shell. We used craftspeople to reinvent the logo in marquetry, a classical technique that lets the beauty of the wood shine, just for this location. All of the materials we use are designed to age well and stand the test of time rather than attach the idea of the constant ‘new’. They are designed to last with small pleasing details in craft and material, with the surfaces shifting from matt, to glass, to sparkle, the surface creates a harmonious, sensuous whole.