Get the Look: Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf

Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf, Michaelis Boyd Associates / Photography: Richard Lewisohn

Photography: Richard Lewisohn

 

Having successfully established Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea and at Somerset House, British chef Tom Aikens has moved out east – great news for the financial fixers and urbanites of Canary Wharf.

However, it’s not only the Michelin star winning chef that’s attracting attention. Recently shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf is also hosting an exclusive event as part of Restaurant & Bar Design Week (28th July – 3rd August 2014).

Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf

Photography: Richard Lewisohn

 

On Tuesday 29th July, Tom Aikens and Michaelis Boyd architect Ben Masterton-Smith will co-host a ‘Design Bites’ Q&A session to explain the key design objectives and how the design brief was created, challenged and achieved.

Michaelis Boyd Associates, who worked on the Chelsea and Somerset House restaurants, was the first port of call as Aikens explains; “We want to work with someone who understands the needs and requirements of our restaurant but also our brand.”

Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf, Michaelis Boyd Associates / Photography: Richard Lewisohn

Photography: Richard Lewisohn

 

Inspiration for the project came from French bistros and Aikens cooking, resulting in a warm, comfortable and relaxed environment.

While the restaurants colour palette, materials and atmosphere reflect the successful flagship, Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf has a distinctly modern feel impart due to the challenging long and narrow space.

Clever use of space, white glazed tiles, soft coloured leather and chevron wood make for a welcoming restaurant and bar.

Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf, Michaelis Boyd Associates / Photography: Richard Lewisohn

Photography: Richard Lewisohn

 

“My favourite part of the design is always going to be the open-plan kitchen as it just lends to giving a better atmosphere to the overall kitchen and feel,” says Aikens.

The transformation from former office space to effortlessly elegant all-day dining destination is truly remarkable and definitely a highly sought-after look we want to emulate in the home. Channel the understated elegance of Tom’s Kitchen in your home with our edit of furniture, lighting and home accessories.

Shop our top 10 Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf inspired buys:

1. Superleggra chair by Gio Ponti, was £1170 NOW £994.50Superleggra chair by Gio Ponti

2. Skygarden pendant light by Marcel Wanders, £1547Skygarden pendant light by Marcel Wanders

3. Navy 1006 chair by Emeco, was £450 NOW £405

Navy 1006 chair by Emeco

4. Cherner bar stool by Norman Cherner, was £800 NOW £680

Cherner bar stool by Norman Cherner

5. EM solid oak dining table by Jean Prouvé, was £2850 NOW £2422.50

EM solid oak dining table by Jean Prouvé

6. Lampe Gras 222 wall light by Bernard-Albin Gras, £320

Lampe Gras 222 wall light by Bernard-Albin Gras

7. Beat Stout pendant light by Tom Dixon, £675

Beat Stout pendant light by Tom Dixon

8. Swan sofa by Arne Jacobsen, was £10010 NOW £8508.50

Swan sofa by Arne Jacobsen

9. Adnet mirror by Jacques Adnet, was £500 NOW £425

Adnet mirror by Jacques Adnet

10. Marble coaster by The Conran Shop, £20

Marble coaster by The Conran Shop

For more information read our interview with Nick Shute, Senior Design Consultant at Conran Contracts, and visit Restaurant & Bar Design Week.

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