Fortnum & Mason’s to open its first store away from Picadilly
On Friday 8th November, Fortnum & Mason will open its first store and tea salon in St Pancras station. Inspired by Fortnum's heritage of servicing the needs of travellers since the early 18th century, Universal has designed a space where customers will be able to escape the throng of the station during the day for breakfast, tea and supper. More coming soon
Hoi Polloi restaurant opens
The modernist brasserie Hoi Polloi is now open at Ace hotel London. Design details include a complex palette of materials like fluted timber-panelled walls, banquettes finished in pale pink leather and hexagonal timber flooring. We collaborated with Atelier Ace, Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque to create a dynamic space ideal for daytimes spent working on a laptop and also for evening drinks or supper. A sense of spontaneity fosters the feeling of 'an occasion'.
Ace London opens its doors
Universal Design Studio have designed the interiors and facade of the new Ace Hotel London that opened today in Shoreditch. There are 265 guest rooms, a 2,700 square foot restaurant (opening in October), a 3,900 square foot lounge and reception area comprising of retail units, bar, cafe and art gallery. More details coming soon.
Elle Decoration British Design Awards nominee
First glimpse of Ace Hotel, London in Monocle magazine
Universal Design Studio's work on Ace London has been published in the latest issue of Monocle magazine. Located in Shoreditch, the hotel is due to open in mid September and is a stone's throw from Universal Design Studio. More on the hotel coming soon.