Projected Film at Pizza Express
Manchester Oxford Street
Manchester Canal Loop (Silent Continuous) from Sirius on Vimeo.
The link to Manchester's culture and history at Oxford St is provided by artwork which features the output of many local bands, and also a film which takes a run around the canals which criss-cross the heart of the city.
The film was edited and packaged for Pizza Express by John Burks:
"The canals in Manchester actually run below the city. In many ways they are completely hidden from what goes on above. This has always interested me. You can actually walk unhindered right across the city and be completely detached from it."
Further info on John and his videos :
Pizza Express Liverpool ONE
The challenge was to create a vibrant environment encompassing a variety of seating styles.
At almost 300 covers, the accomodation radiates from the kitchen, ensuring clear views of the chefs preparing the pizzas.
The striking black and white interior draws on the work of Op Art period artists from the mid-1960s - the period within which Pizza Express was founded.
Bespoke pendants, acoustic panelling and vibrant WC spaces combine with these elements of theatre to produce a unique destination restaurant.
Merry Creedmas 2010
"The Laura Centre is a Leicester based charity serving the East Midlands. They offer support to anyone who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a child and for any child or young person, up to the age of 25 who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a parent or carer."
Pizza Express Manchester
Manchester Oxford Road
The design brief was to create an open and engaging interior on a main thoroughfare. The restaurant had to appeal to local businesses, students, theatre goers and shoppers alike.
The awkward progression of spaces was united by a simple sloping ceiling, shot through with bright, colourchanging LED-lit coffers.
Strong shapes are allied to bold artwork with a local bias - featuring a short projected film by John Burks. The restaurant was recently completed - just in time for the Christmas party season.