Lavazza Flagship Store

London, West End

Completed: January, 1970

Service: Interior Design

Sector: Leisure

Client: Lavazza

Size: 500m²

Self led the delivery from conception to completion of a new store for coffee giant Lavazza in Central London. The Lavazza flagship cafe and restaurant is only the second such store in the world and the only one outside Italy, and is the first of a new international design concept. The cafe is located on a prominent corner of Great Marlborough Street, opposite the Liberty store.

Novel Solution

Self found a novel solution of steel beams in response to the challenge of supporting a new ceiling with a chandelier of 700 LED lit resin coffee beans, in a grade II listed building where the existing listed soffit and cornices could not be touched. The range of luxury wall finishes required very high tolerances necessitating precision co-ordination from the team.