Unpackaged : Multistorey
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Unpackaged is a London café, bar and grocery, selling the majority of its products without packaging. Multistorey is a London-based studio, founded in 1997 by Harry Woodrow and Rhonda Drakeford, after both graduating from Central Saint Martins. Visual keys were a utilitarian 1950s pre-supermarket era of local grocers and busy high streets; coupled with Mediterranean café influences, inspired by the Spanish food and wine. This is manifested in our palette of rich ochre, inky and duck-egg blues, dusky coral with more vibrant tomato red, sunflower yellow and turmeric. Three primary materials were used: Marmoleum for the ziggurat patterned floor, marble off-cuts for the bar and counter tops, and pegboard for the walls and wheeled room dividers. These create abstracted booths and visual breaks between the 40+ seats and tables, bringing intimacy to the originally quite cavernous space. A motley crew of salvaged and collected chairs and stools were stripped and painted black, creating unison and an informal texture to the landscape of the space. Without the budget to physically alter such a large and awkward façade, we decided to embrace the strange grid of windows and multiple doors, creating a bespoke typeface which expands and contracts to fill each window unit, with a condensed version used throughout the shop for signage and labelling. The original jar logo has been updated and is joined by a wine glass, knife and fork and coffee cup.
  Inspirations.  
The Great Travelling Art Exhibition
Nordic Seating
sound pen
Sweet bubbles
Dismaland
algorithms that distort, abstract and taint
Two Glass
Tensegrity
hitoshi koizumi
Dim Sum for designers
Boxed
Light of Thought
Hell & Heaven
Ladies in Living Rooms
Handmade Cafe
Paper sculptures
Cardboard Armchair
Summer seating: Hoop chairs by Raymond Loewy, Hans J. Wegner and Franco Albini
Australian time
Supercenter disruptions
The apartment of Pierre Charpin
椎名林檎
Daniel Widrig
Why do you look like that?
A Mirror Darkly
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Designing a 56 sqm bistro in Tokyo
Samuel Bradley Photography
Cartlidge Levene
The Art of Writing. The Rebirth of the Ogatsu Inkstone
Lighting
Daniel Lorch
Flat for Anna
SAYAMA FLAT
A ROOM IN MARUYAMACHO
OKOMEYA
Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel
A Chair Thing
タツヤオカザキ Tatsuya Okazaki
ホームジュエリー Home Jewelry
Superstructures
Constructing the sixties
Paintings On Books
Eduardo Paolozzi
Anthony Peters
佐藤 卓 Taku Satoh
Olivetti Ads
Contemporary Turkish Design: Naiftasarim
Fernando & Humberto Campana: Quintessentially Brazilian
Duncan Loughrey
also:
Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
DNA Paris Design Awards
Digital Biology
Charles Tassin
Maurice Binder
A Flat Named Desire
Carlo Scarpa: Sketch and Work
E=C=L=I=P=S=E
Struth: Nature & Politics
In Orbit
This City
Obsolete Distinction
Francois Morellet 1926 - 2016
Xavier Antin: Printing at Home
Memories of Ruins: Rebecca Bathory
BASILE ARTECO "Ferro/D" design Enzo Mari
BASILE ARTECO "Ferro/A" design Enzo Mari
BASILE ARTECO "Monoblocco/L" design Donata Paruccini
Amor Vacui
Carreaux
Tribe
Serge Mouille
Principles Of Motion
Opie
Eleni Karpatsi & Julio Calvo = (fos)
Pareidolia
Domestique
ice
Wonderland
Pencil Factory
Spatial Objects
Mark Fast
The Slave Ship
Spin it
Ink kisses paper
RGB Studio
Dinu Bodiciu: Monsters
Le Corbusier: Original Interiors
Aeronauts
Naturoscopie