Cornerstone is the the new restaurant opened by celebrated chef Tom Brown in Hackney Wick, London. The restaurant has been designed to connect the chef and his Cornish heritage with the industrial history of London’s east end.
The central feature of the restaurant is a unique kitchen that much like a stage, sits in the middle of the room, allowing the diners to watch the chef and his team perform, while sitting at the tables arrange around it.
Architects Holland Harvey and the fabricators Weber Industries worked together to design and make this unique centrepiece The specified material Richlite fulfilled the architect's vision of a 'black monolithic' design object, while also meeting the client's demand for a hardwearing structure.
The form of the kitchen is singular- almost sculptural, yet it is driven by its functional requirements. Everything has been carefully considered to serve the day-to-day operations of a busy restaurant.