Lanterna, Hackney

Project info
  • Location

    Hackney, London

  • Client

    Lanterna, Pizzeria and Deli

  • Status

    Complete

A new pizzeria and deli to occupy the Lanterna building, part of the new Fish Island development in Hackney Wick.

The design aims to create a contemporary version of the classic British pub. It is bright and bold with familiar touches of warm and characterful natural materials. This approach aims to create an inviting but innovative and contemporary space that responds to both its immediate surroundings and the building itself.

The columns were a collaboration and commissioned artwork by Choots (chootsart.com). Bespoke fluted tiles line the bar front and sit under a turquoise terrazzo bar top. Bespoke encaustic cement tiles form a perimeter around the bar and texture is added to the walls through handmade zellige tiles. The original building itself is expressed through exposed concrete, punctuated by the highlighted services.

The mezzanine includes hot desk space, a private dining room and the WCs. The ground floor is split into restaurant and deli space.

Suppliers include:

  • Bar front tile – Matter of stuff
  • Bar counter – Diespeker
  • Zellige tiles – zellige-tiles.com
  • Encaustic tiles – cement-tiles.com
  • Timber flooring – Ted Todd

Photography by Billy Bolton