by Lloyd Alter, Toronto on 08.15.08
In Deptford, London, the City’s first suburban railway station dating from 1836 is being redeveloped. In the meantime, a pop-up café, designed by Morag Myerscough, has been installed on a historically listed Victorian carriage ramp.
The restaurateurs say “Our coffee is sourced from sustainable farming projects around the world which is then roasted and packed for us here in the UK. Our food is home-made from ingredients sourced locally.” They even raise their own free-range chickens.
According to Dezeen: “Myerscough was responsible for the creative concept of the train carriage, the graphic, interior and furniture design. The exterior of the 35 tonne carriage is decorated with images inspired by local history – an arm and hammer denote the local ship building industry, rope text recognises Deptford’s long history of marine rope-making and pictures of animals symbolise the livestock originally transported to Smithfield on the railway.”
“The interior has been kitted out with bespoke furniture (designed in partnership with artist Luke Morgan) including hand-painted stools with sitting-related slogans. The loo (also by Morgan), is set in a garden shed on the adjoining terrace and is a shrine to Elvis. Visitors are invited to photograph themselves as ‘The King’ in the painted mirror and text the pictures for display in the shed”. ::Dezeen
Posted on 24 Mei, 2010 by Admin