22-02-2011

Tom Dixon, Royal Academy of Arts restaurant

London,

Bar, Academy, Restaurants,

Design,

Stone, Metal, Glass,

The interior design of the restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts in London has been completed by British designer Tom Dixon.



Tom Dixon, Royal Academy of Arts restaurant British designer Tom Dixon, director of Design Research Studio, designed the interior of the restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The idea behind the project was re-establishing real and ideal contact with the Royal Academy and its history.
The entire dining area was divided into zones, each inspired by a specific theme: an architect or artist linked with the Academy, including John Soane and J.M.W. Turner. One glass and metal dividing wall frames a series of sculptures and busts from the Academy’s permanent collection dating back to 1897, never before exhibited in public. The new bar is a key element of the restaurant, a big sculptural object made of lava and handmade glass bricks and embellished with hanging glass lights.

by Agnese Bifulco

www.tomdixon.net
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