We present you the brick bulges embellish ceiling of Fucina luxury restaurant by Andy Martin Architects. Hump-like protrusions extend down from the brick ceiling of this restaurant in London’s Marylebone by Andy Martin Architects, referencing the domed interior of pizza ovens. This creative ceiling gives a completely different look to the entire dining area and we love it. Get inspired with Modern Dining Tables blog.
The London-based studio wanted the space to be a “visual interpretation of contemporary Italian taste”.
The restaurant called Fucina, which translates as forge, opened recently and serves a menu of contemporary Italian fare.
An L-shaped bar is surrounded by a grey marble countertop with an undulating edge – echoing the ceiling – and used to display fresh produce, flowers and crockery.
“Raw materials such as brick, marble, timber and burnt steel dominate the 110-cover restaurant, harking back to the origins of the word Fucina,” said the studio.
Dining tables feature wooden branch-like legs and chairs have woven fabric seats and backs. Pale floorboards are offset by areas of colourful terrazzo, where marble chips have been set into a cement board.
Downstairs, a chef’s table and the toilets have a darker and moodier aesthetic, with black beaten-steel walls, an exposed concrete ceiling and an open-fire pit for cooking.
The facade of the building are fitted with a coloured glass and steel screen to block out the hubbub of the street, and an interior lined with brick, and filled with bespoke furniture, lighting and ironmongery.
“The restaurant’s crowning glory is the uniquely curved and distorted ceiling,” said the studio. “Handcrafted from brick, it pays reference to the inside of a traditional pizza oven and creates a bold and undulating focal point.”
The studio’s previous projects also include a barrel-vaulted conservatory in west London.
Photography is by Nick Rochowski.