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Interior design of Olivogelo ice-cream shop, London

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London-based architectural practice, Andy Martin Architect, has designed the Olivogelo project for Olivo Restaurants and Shops Group. Completed in 2013, the ice-cream shop is located in one of London’s most exclusive districts Belgravia.

Established in 2000, AMA can be described as a new generation architectural practice. The studio incorporates architects, interior designers, furniture, lighting, and product designers. Andy, who has worked with some illustrious names in design and creative fields, has created some of the most memorable spaces in London such as Chotte Matte, Isola and recently completed an important residential projects for musician, Noel Gallagher and his new wife Sara.

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The architectural practice was asked to create an aesthetic that reflected both the craft of ice cream making and that of the crafts that make up a large part of Sardinian culture, where the client originates. Having a confined space of just 17sqm the firm looked to use one
wall as the focus, drawing the public into the space to discover the ice cream display.

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The designers created a 3D bespoke ʻlickableʼ tiles with hints of colored flavours to cover this wall and then placed a reflective ceiling over everything to accentuate the colours. The wall tiles were produced in the north of England and were glazed by Lubna Chowdhary. Five tile types were prototyped and 450 tiles were then produced by slip casting. Each tile is 200 x 200mm and slightly different due to the firing process.

Images courtesy of AMA

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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December 17, 2013 | Property | View comments

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