Mizzi Studio was ushered into the autumn season with an unforgettable moment of recognition. The team picked up the 'Best Outside Design' award at the end of last month during the fabulous Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ceremony in King’s Cross, London. We were honoured to be recognised for our work on the copper kiosk – Colicci Cafe – at London’s Westfield Stratford shopping centre, and thrilled to be joined by our wonderful clients, Josephine and Rob Colicci, on the celebratory night. “We took this leap of faith together – it was a super ambitious project, and it paid off,” Rob said. “Jonathan and his team took our brief and converted it into a piece of architecture that defies industry norms. I cannot thank the team enough for their work and shared vision”.
This year Mizzi Studio director, Jonathan Mizzi, was selected as part of the 2018 Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards judging panel. Mizzi will bring his track record in the restaurant and bar sector, as well as his holistic design approach, to the judging table. He joins a prestigious group of fellow judges including architects, interior designers, strategists, furniture designers, and more. When asked what he's looking for in terms of design excellence amongst entrants, Mizzi said, "[I'm looking for] designers [who] are pushing boundaries with technology and form for the benefit of the industry – that’s design excellence".
Director Jonathan Mizzi launched his yoga-inspired furniture collection – the Awkward Series – during the world-renowned London Design Festival, at the 40th Edition of leading Luxury trade show Decorex. We were delighted with how visitors reacted to the series, which showcased the studio's signature affinity for tactile and gestural richness. The new furniture range was designed by Jonathan Mizzi himself, and the inspiration for the shape of the tables came from an unlikely source – yoga. Captivated by the perfect state of balance, strength and poise of Bikram yoga’s ‘awkward’ poise, Mizzi resolved to try and capture this in sculptural form. Anyone who missed the fair can still get in touch if they're interested in ordering their own Awkward Table.