The Modern Pantry is a restaurant in Clerkenwell occupying a converted Georgian townhouse. For this project we worked with Jump Studios on a range of tables and vanity units. In keeping with the setting we worked in solid timber using traditional techniques, as well as some more contemporary designs.
For the smaller tables in the main restaurant space, we laser etched motifs of Georgian kitchen equipment into the surface of the Himacs solid surface tops. These were then in-filled with acrylic colours to increase the contrast of the designs, and mounted on hand-turned pedestal bases with cast aluminium lower sections.
Also in the main space we created a 4.8m long refectory table, with large hand-turned timber legs and a top tiled in an intricate pattern of constructional ash veneers. This allows for communal dining, and provides a focal point for the space.
Throughout the other areas of the restaurant we produced a range of bespoke solid ash tables, with cnc machined cabriole legs. It’s this mix of traditional materials and modern production techniques that best represented Jump’s vision for the whole building.