Voodoo Ray's and Bird book feature.
We are delighted to see our projects, Voodoo Ray's and Bird featured in the beautiful book by Frame Publishers, Night Fever 5.
We are delighted to see our projects, Voodoo Ray's and Bird featured in the beautiful book by Frame Publishers, Night Fever 5.
Brinkworth have completed a new store for menswear fashion retailer END. Clothing in Glasgow. Set within part of the old Central Post Office building on Ingram Street, the new site is an evolution of their existing store in Newcastle. The cavernous space is celebrated with long sight lines, mirrors, a monolithic marble structure and the repetition of vertical perimeter elements to accentuate perspective and celebrate the extreme proportions of the space.
We were delighted to discover that Brinkworth have been included on the Dezeen Hot List 2016, a comprehensive guide to the most newsworthy and searched-for players in the design world in 2016. Based entirely on audience data, Dezeen Hot List is more than just a popularity contest: it shows who set the agenda and who made the news.
Brinkworth have been working with BDP to complete the latest BOXPARK just opened in Croydon. The new location is over double the size of the Shoreditch site, allowing for a bold and dominant construction. With BDP establishing the overall container-based architecture, Brinkworth have developed all other elements for the public areas. A black steel framework and timber scaffolding boards form a range of seating areas, platforms and planters, creating open and sociable spaces around the retail units.
Brinkworth have designed the latest Voodoo Ray’s restaurant in Camden. Situated in one of the historic grade 2 listed Camden stables, the original space offers a classic Victorian setting in brilliant contrast to the bright and dynamic interior built within.
Brinkworth were appointed to design the interior for the flagship store in Belgravia, to be as much a venue and creative hub, as a store and showroom.
The aim was to create a gallery style interior that would let the very warm, textured and rich furniture be displayed at its best. Brinkworth mixed elegant geometric black textured metal work features with a neutral palette of concrete and painted surfaces.
The latest Rapha Cycle Club, CCOSK opened in Osaka this summer, with a newly refined concept that continues to develop with the brand and its global expansion. The concept incorporates a framework from which to suspend bikes within the double height entrance area.
Timber flooring specialists Havwoods, have opened their first showroom in Clerkenwell to coincide with Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.
Brinkworth have created an airy and refined space where visitors can come in, browse and dwell.
“Brinkworth spent time understanding our requirements and then used their expertise to design a space which works better than we could have imagined.” Russell Calder, Marketing Director of Havwoods.
Rapha Cycle Club opened its doors to the newly relocated store in New York's Soho, as part of their continued strategic placement in key cities around the globe.
We are please to see that Elle Decoration have included Sonos Studio London in a piece on Creative Spaces in their April issue of the magazine.
The latest Supreme store has just opened in Le Marais, Paris. Following on from the London store Brinkworth and the Wilson Brothers have again worked closely with Supreme owner James Jebbia to formulate the ideal retail space for this legendary label.
Unisport are a premium Danish football retailer with a highly successful online presence. Brinkworth have designed their first flagship store providing a strong environment to showcase their product range and demonstrate their expertise in the world of football. The space also accommodates curated events and product launches to present an all-encompassing destination.
This book published by Modern House is packed with incredible properties around the UK. We are honoured that our Kent Reservoir has been included in this fantastic line up.
Our five storey steel staircase being craned into the top of The Lexicon in Shoreditch.
John Ryan has written a glowing review of the new Rapha Cycle Club in Spitalfields, London. "What has been created is an experience in its own right and certainly sets the store apart from its neighbouring rivals. It is exactly what fans of the brand should expect - products that speak money and design, and interiors that are about adding a twist to the standard operations within the cycling sector.
Puma x Bape launch campaign in stores worldwide now including Colette in Paris and a pop-up in New York. Another exciting collaboration between The Wilson Brothers and Brinkworth.
Bird, our most recent collaboration with Michael Marriott has been featured on Dezeen and in HUH Magazine. This new project is set in a converted pub in London's Islington. "It was a pleasure to work with Michael and Brinkworth again," says BIRD's owner, Paul Hemings. "I very much value their ability to adapt to new sites, using simple materials to great effect while always respecting and bringing out the best of my brand." HUH Magazine.
This week has seen the launch of Sonos Studio, a social, collaborative hub for the music and creative communities of London. Brinkworth was briefed to design an acoustically tunable space, offering an unprecedented listening experience. "Housed in a two-storey warehouse, elegantly made over by London based design firm Brinkworth (with a visual identity by Bruce Mau), Sonos Studio features a concert space, listening rooms, work stations and a café, as well as a creative programme of events and exhibitions."
Brinkworth were put forward by Nike to create a new design concept for the Dutch retailer Run2Day. The first store to open is located in the heart of Rotterdam. The design team anchored the design concept around the city and its running heritage.
Luxury shirt label Eton, came to Brinkworth for a new retail concept. The design has been launched in Copenhagen and shows immaculately detailed furniture, which provide an elegant platform to present the beautifully tailored shirts.
Brinkworth worked alongside Prime & Fire to create the Nike Court Club in Tanner Street Park, London. The event lasted for two weeks and was visited by both Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
The latest Rapha Cycle Club has opened in Amsterdam.
Located within the historic central area of the city, the existing site has been left relatively untouched, exposing ancient Dutch tiles alongside raw concrete and brick. Brinkworth have revised the furniture, designing free-standing display elements that sit independently from the listed building shell.
Our converted water reservoir in Kent for artist Dinos Chapman and Tiphaine de Lussy has been featured in the Sunday Times in a double page spread. As well as describing the raw space Kevin Brennan and Tiphaine de Lussy are interviewed on working together and realising a dream.
Brinkworth have just completed a project for Voodoo Ray’s, a New York style ‘pizza by the slice’ restaurant. The site is situated within three container units at BOXPARK Shoreditch. The linear nature of the containers are emphasised by high bars, each covered in Voodoo Ray’s signature tiles, creating dynamic bands of colour along each row. Stool tops are painted with a pizza shaped graphic corresponding to the tile colours, adding a playful element to the scheme.
Tonight sees the opening of an exhibition celebrating artists who have commissioned contemporary architecture, and our Kent Reservoir for Dinos Chapman are amongst the projects on show.
The exhibition is on at Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany.
This week we have launched The Bod (star) Prize in memory of our brilliant friend and colleague Bodrul Khalique.
The brief was announced by Adam and Kevin at Ravensbourne where Bod had studied. To launch the prize, we asked the students to come up with a design concept inspired by the idea of commemoration. We now look forward to seeing how the students will celebrate his legacy.
Together with Prime and Fire, Brinkworth created a dynamic environment for NIKE to launch the new MetCon 1 cross training product range. London’s Old Billingsgate Market was temporarily transformed for this one-day event.
Conde Nast Traveller admires MMW at Revolver and has written a 'Shop Watch' piece on the Newquay store.
The temporary skatepark designed for HTC One with Prime & Fire at the Old Selfridges Hotel won 'Innovation of the Year' at the PPA Connect Awards last night. It was a great project to be part of. Congratulations to Prime & Fire and the rest of the team involved.
The new Rapha Cycle Club has opened in Manchester. Set over three floors the club is a real hub for the keen cyclists of the North. The ground floor has a small coffee shop and bike storage for visitors, the first floor houses a larger cafe area and retail space while the third floor is an exhibition and cinema space.
We Heart celebrates our design for The Hoxton Hotel in Holborn.
"The rooms are unashamedly small (Shoebox, Snug, Cosy and Roomy: I adore their honesty), but full of character and packed with all the elements for a good night’s sleep. The Hoxton, Holborn is a budget hotel but – like its Shoreditch sister – doesn’t much feel like one."
Ollie Dabbous has completed his first cookbook. It's truly stunning, combining beautiful shots of food with images of the raw interior we designed for his restaurant. Like with everything Ollie does, it's like no other.
The German magazine Sportswear International has just published a great profile piece on Brinkworth. Journalist Oliver Horton came to the office to interview Adam about our global work, the future of retail design and Supreme being a personal dream come true.
Hypebeast and Bright Magazine have both posted the Puma Select concept we developed in collaboration with the Wilson Brothers which launched in South Africa this year.
Frame has just published Night Fever 4 showcasing bar and restaurant design from around the world. We are very pleased that the editors chose to publish both Dabbous and Barnyard in this lovely book.
Wine bar and restaurant Margaux is featured in Casa Vogue, Brazil. An extensive article showcasing Brinkworth’s design and reconfiguration of the two floor venue in London’s South Kensington.
This week saw the opening of Puma Select in Johannesburg. The Wilson Brothers and Brinkworth have developed the new retail concept, a scheme specifically designed to showcase the brand’s luxury product range that fuses performance with culture and fashion.
Lauren Ho, Travel Editor at Wallpaper* included Bird in this months 'Editor's Picks', describing the interior as 'cheeky, fun and crisp'.
Design Week have just released their Top 100 Design Agency Survey 2013. We are very proud to feature at number 62 in the Top 100. Further more, we come in at number 36 in their survey of the Top 50 UK Design Agencies.
Our latest project to launch in London is the new flagship store for Karen Millen in Knightsbridge. The store sits over three floors and introduces new bespoke furniture. Next stop New York.
Velo City, published by Prestel, is a great book which looks at environments built for bikes. We are very pleased to have Rapha Cycle Club included in the book.
Highly acclaimed designer Michael Marriott invited Brinkworth to collaborate on the interior scheme for Bird, a unique fried chicken restaurant.
The result is a vibrant venue of intense high gloss colours and glowing neon signage set within a rough interior shell. Many of the design details give a cheeky nod to typical fast food interiors, but in a sophisticated and crisp way.
Following the success of the highly acclaimed restaurant Dabbous designed by Brinkworth, Barnyard is the latest project from Ollie Dabbous and his business partner Oskar Kinberg. Ollie returned to Brinkworth with a clear concept from which to design this latest restaurant interior, Dezeen paid the project a visit.
Phil Young of Prime and Fire instructed Brinkworth to develop his skatepark concept for The Old Selfridges Hotel, following the success of their recent collaboration for the Nike BaySixty6 Skatepark. Brinkworth have developed the master plan of the 18,500 sq.ft. floor and coordinated the installation of the temporary skatepark. Although only open for one month, the park has been built with the integrity and quality of a permanent fixture.
This book looks at 55 international projects all distinguished by an interplay between the architectural history of a space and the present age. Dabbous is one of the examples, with Brinkworth’s bare-boned approached to the existing space, purposely drawing attention to the fabric of the building.
Powershop 4 unveils the latest and greatest retail interiors from all over the world. The editors of this prestigious book chose three Brinkworth projects for inclusion. The Rapha Cycle Club, Diesel Village and Supreme.
Brinkworth’s concept for the Rapha Cycle Club has just been installed in Australia, when the club opened its doors last week in Sydney. Next stop New York.
The Diesel Village concept gets 10/10 stars in Draper's weekly feature 'Shopwatch'. "Making a splash in the denim world is rarely easy and normally requires heavy investment. There can be little doubt that in this case, Diesel's outlay seems worth it.' John Ryan.
Diesel Village has been shortlisted for Best Pop-Up Store of the Year at the Retail Week Interiors Awards 2013.
Max Creasy visited the studio for an extensive interview with Adam Brinkworth based on BaySixty6 for Grey Magazine. The article covers diverse subjects such as furniture design, Adam's background in skateboarding, how to resolve lighting issues and the re-designing the iconic skatepark.
Journalist Dominic Bradbury and photographer Richard Powers visits Dinos Chapman and Tiphaine De Lussy’s Kent Reservoir. “This home in the English countryside could have seemed severe, converted as it was from a disused water reservoir, but architectural designer Kevin Brennan of Brinkworth used brick and timber throughout to add warm textures and to contrast the exposed concrete of the reservoir walls”.
Brinkworth’s new retail scheme for Carhartt WIP has just launched in Coventry. A strictly minimal palette of materials has been applied, balancing a combination of concrete, oak and steel to provide a complimentary backdrop to the product range. The result is an honest and utilitarian concept, true to Carhartt’s core values.
The UK Design Week Awards 2013 have announced this years’ shortlist of projects of outstanding quality. Brinkworth are proud to have three projects featured on the list. BaySixty6, Dabbous and the Rapha Cycle Club.
Following on from the success of Velo in 2010, German publishing house Gestalten has just published Velo 2nd Gear, a book that illuminates and celebrates contemporary bicycle culture. Brinkworth are proud to have Rapha Cycle Club included in this inspiring book.
Dabbous has been shortlisted for Best New Restaurant in Wallpaper's global design award. With only five projects shortlisted we are very honored to have been put forward for this prestigious award.
'London's not short of great places to hang out, but up until August this year it did lack a cycle club where you could go and watch road racing while getting your bike fixed and enjoying a coffee. Not anymore though as Brinkworth have designed the stunning (trust me I have been) Rapha Cycle Club.' It's Nice That's Top 100.
Brinkworth’s skatepark for Nike, BaySixty6 is celebrated as an outstanding creative project in the Annual. Nike was nominated Client Of The Year “for consistently commissioning and supporting forward thinking work which is executed to the highest standard”. Brinkworth are proud to have produced work contributing to this nomination.
In collaboration with the Wilson Brothers, Brinkworth has just completed a large pop-up store for Diesel. The designers captured the essence of pop-up retail by creating a quick and cost effective installation based on ready-made greenhouse structures. This bold concept sets the store apart from the neighbouring shops on Regent Street.
Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. The London guide features Dabbous and concludes “Brinkworth’s interior design is all bare-duct functionalism, with great attention to detail.”
Brinkworth won Best Fashion Retail Interior of the Year for the Ben Sherman store on Carnaby Street at this years Retail Week Interiors Awards. 'With windows featuring rotating garments, a retro tiled interior and museum-style display cabinets, this store puts a big tick in the innovation box'. Retail Week Interiors Awards Program.
Published by the German publisher Gestalten, Let's Go Out is a contemporary survey of extraordinary restaurants and bars from around the world. Dabbous has been chosen for its intelligent design and use of raw materials.
The Ben Sherman store on Carnaby Street is reviewed in this issue of the American magazine Retail Design International. The review is followed by an extensive 6 page feature called Meet the Designers, which looks at Brinkworth's recent work across both retail interiors and branding.
Hypebeast celebrates the collaboration between Nike, Prime & Fire and Brinkworth for the iconic skatepark in West London. Challenged to develop a scheme that encourages a spirit of inclusion and community, Brinkworth reworked the complete layout which transformed BaySixty6, ensuring its legacy will continue to inspire generations.
This book celebrates intelligent workspaces around the globe. LBi has been used as an example to illustrate the successful conversion of a large building into a fully functioning office space. The book points out that by adding glazing to the facade, Brinkworth provided extra light in the dramatic three-story atrium entrance, and by cutting the floor slab back, light floods into the basement to become a pleasant sociable space.
For the second time Brinkworth makes it on to It's Nice That's 'The Weeks Most Popular Posts' this time with Baysixty6 which is described with wonderful words such as 'absolutely stunning', 'superlative job' and 'triumph of style'.
Night Fever III is the latest book to be published by the Dutch publishing house Frame. The publishers chose to include Tinello in this atlas of global hospitality design. "Brinkworth has succeeded in creating an appealing dining space that reflects the Tinello ideal of relaxed informal dining in comfort and style."
The Chicago based magazine Design Bureau interviewed Associate Director Howard Smith about the longstanding relationship with Karen Millen. Smith explains the importance of material choice depending on global store location and the evolution evident in the design over the past twenty years.
The German publication Bright Magazine, interviewed Brinkworth Director Murray Aitken about interpreting the US phenomenon, Supreme, into the only European store, working with founder James Jebbia and artist Mark Gonzales, the design concept and the opening party.
"This space may be laid back and seem simple at first sight, yet in reality its overall look is finely constructed; the more time you spend in this venue, the more you comprehend how diligently eclectic it really is. This is achieved by ensuring that all the elements of the restaurant design work together to create an atmosphere that, to an extent, veil its constructiveness through the introduction of organic textures and materials." Yatzer posts a glowing review of Dabbous.
The Japanese magazine Spa-De wrote a 4 page feature on the Converse Pavillions, explaining how the scheme resourcefully re-appropriated low cost and readily available building materials. The structure was clad in pressed wood-pulp pallets, sprayed mat black on the outside whilst the inside was left raw, showing evidence of the ready-made nature of the cladding.The article concludes ‘The innovative designs success could be judged by the huge popularity of the stand at both events.’
'Sunk into a former reservoir that last saw service in the 1970s, is an extraordinary piece of new domestic architecture – as beautiful as it is dramatic – that is now the second home of British artist Dinos Chapman and his wife Tiphaine de Lussy. Even by Chapman it’s an extreme work of art.’ Journalist Caroline Roux writes a glowing 6-page feature on the Kent Reservoir.
‘One might venture that the assumed affinity between form and function is implicitly denied by the very act of adaption, but that seems too blunt an assertion; perhaps it is that all such work must assume a mannerism, where meanings are sometimes diverted, inverted, subverted to make a new poetry of the existing. Such is the achievement of the house, reached with intent, subtlety and control.’ 6 page review written by Professor Fred Scott.
The collaboration between Brinkworth and fashion brand All Saints has been highlighted in this great book published by FRAME. It focuses on the bold design of the flagship store in Camden Lock, London, and its solid riveted-steel façade which runs the full height of the store.
The book also celebrated the literal interpretation and graphic approach Brinkworth applied to the Fullcircle store, where two full circles appear as optical illusions within the store.
Journalist Amy Tipper-Hale interviewed Dinos Chapman about working with Kevin Brennan on his two residences. Chapman had this to say: "It’s like working with my brother making art – you kick each other along a bit. One person has an idea then the other person goes away and thinks about it, develops the idea and that way it becomes more extreme. With Kevin it’s been really interesting as it’s all been happening on paper."
1000 Interiors is a collection of projects from over 80 different countries, featuring the very best of interior design. Five Brinkworth projects were selected for inclusion: Casio, two projects for Selfridges, Karen Millen and All Saints. Whilst celebrating the 22 year long relationship with Karen Millen, the book also comments on Brinkworth’s work for Selfridges, highlighting the striking reinterpretation of American roadside graphics defining the men’s casual wear area.
Alannah Weston, Selfridges’ Creative Director Said, “What I like about working with Brinkworth is their ability to translate an adventurous creative brief into a functioning retail space. As designers, they aren’t afraid of product or customers for that matter. They could make a hospital trolley into jeans fixture, or turn playground fencing into a visual merchandising unit.”
Venture 3 commissioned Brinkworth to design a flexible open-plan office with an enclosed meeting room for its stunning but echoey double-height premises. Brinkworth enhanced the generous interior by keeping plaster walls and ceilings pristine white and laying raw, untreated oak for the flooring and staircase, which leads directly up from the entrance. A huge acoustic wall, 4.5m wide and almost the full ceiling height, doubles as a presentation wall, with work hung from hooks on its grid.
Journalist Liz Farrelly in conversation with Kevin Brennan and Dinos Chapman about the artist East London home designed by Brinkworth.
“What I like is that the house is a series of planes, horizontal and vertical, made in different materials and stripped down to basics. After the lights go out I have to do a tour and look at all the luminous stuff. Then I go down to the big room to look up at the house because it’s just a fantastic place to play with lights” Dinos Chapman