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Eneko at One Aldwych wins at the Restaurant & Bar Awards

Casson Mann‘s design for Eneko at One Aldwych  has won the award for Best restaurant in a hotel at the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The awards, hotly contested over thirty categories from best restaurant to best Middle Eastern & Aftrican bar, are judged by a team of industry-recognised figures and were presented at King’s Cross Events Space on 6 October.

Casson Mann’s scheme was judged to be the winning scheme from a shortlist of seven entries that included the designs of the new Devonshire Club in London, Rofuta in Birmingham & Refuge in Manchester.

The design of the restaurant necessitated a complete re-think of a difficult space: below ground  in a corner of a large London hotel, with no access to natural light. The scheme created a grand staircase entrance to a mezzanine bar that floated over the restaurant below, giving a sense of spaciousness and airyness to a space that had had little of either before. Casson Mann’s palette of textures and materials reflected the heritage of chef Eneko Atxa’s Basque heritage, using local woods for the tables and ceramics typical of the area for wall claddings.

DHA were engaged to provide the lighting scheme, including elements of concealed lighting so that diners are given the impression of being surrounded by natural light, despite being metres underground. Shane Holland Design was brought on board to create handmade suspended light fixtures over each booth table to a particular design by Casson Mann’s creative director, Roger Mann.

Feathers to the Stars opens in new museum in Miami

Yutyrannosaurus in the new gallery

Yutyrannosaurus in the new gallery – image from the Miami Herald

DHA’s newest collaboration with the renowned exhibition designers, Casson Mann, has opened at the Frost Science Museum in Miami. The gallery, Feathers to the Stars, tells the story of flight from the evolution of birds to the space race, using a huge range of media & objects from some of the key points in history. The star exhibit is a life-sized model of a feathered dinosaur, Yutyrannosaurus, displaying some of the latest thinking in the appearance & evolution of dinosaurs. The Miami New Times was one of the first to review the new museum, and described it as worth the wait

Benjamin Franklin Museum in Museum + Heritage article

The Ben Franklin Museum in Philadelphia

The Ben Franklin Museum in Philadelphia

The Benjamin Franklin Museum is the subject of an article on the Museum + Heritage website this month. Not only is the unique nature of the man discussed, giving rise to a fascinating exhibition about life in Revolutionary America, but also the level of Anglo-American co-operation required to make the project come to fruition. We worked with Casson Mann on this project, and the American curators, Remer & Talbott.