June 2010

Opposite Cafe Kiosk in the Victoria Quarter in Leeds

We are delighted to inform you that we have been commissioned to design a kiosk for Opposite, a soon to be in demand coffee place that will be located in the picturesque surroundings of the Victoria Quarter in the heart of Leeds.

The Victoria Quarter was originally designed by architect Frank Matcham. He used rich marbles, gilded mosaics, handsome cast and wrought iron, as well as carved and polished mahogany and teak, to create two streets, two arcades and the Empire Theatre (now Harvey Nichols). Today Matcham's work has been restored to its original splendour. If you manage to avoid the flashing pompous fancy shops and hordes of tourists taking random pictures of shop windows, just look up and you'll see the most beautiful architectural ornaments glowing with decorations, mosaics, gorgeous little alleyways and floral balconies. 

The design of the kiosk will respect the vision of Matcham and it'll be in line with the architectural and visual choices that he dictated. Soon you'll see the result of this humongous project!