Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tues 19th July: Patternity for Restaurants in Residence

Whilst combing the muddy quarters of the green fields to find a feast at Glastonbury Festival, Anna and are were chewing the fat about what projects Patternity were working on back in London. She told me about collaborating with Bistrotheque on artwork for a pop-up restaurant in a disused 80's tower block in the city. The theme of the 4 week jaunt is the year 1988 to fit to the space being transformed for this period ......... taking it back to its original and heady hey dey of London in the 1980's. From the sound of their colour palette inspired by prawn cocktails, I was imagining printed pastel pink napkins with green napkin rings ....... or perhaps the napkins folded into a jazzy fan. But no, the girls have actually created a series of 4 limited prints drawing on the graphics of the 80s and the monochrome structures of the Canary Wharf building itself. Here are snaps from their first recce of the site to source the architectural shapes to be translated into the works. This is the perfect commission for a business that's brand identity is transforming mundane patterns of everyday surfaces into exquisite and functional design.
The fine food and fun times from Bistrotheque is the final installment of the series which has been in the hands of "A Little Of What You Fancy", "The Clove Club" and "Shacklewell Nights" in the previous weeks. To book a ticket for a speed boat ride to a night of Mumm Champagne, pavlova and Patternity prints ........ head to 88*
Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 July 2011


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