Role: Lead Architect
Amanzi Tea opened in February 2013 and presents the prototype for a projected chain of characterful tea shops that both sell and serve a range of specialist fruit, Indian and Chinese teas.
The shop is located in the heart of Marylebone Village, its design provides three areas, the “Tea Wall”, the “Tea Station“ and a comfortable seating area where customers can relax while teas infuse and enjoy the range of cakes and sandwiches also on offer.
The Tea Wall occupies one side of the unit and graphically presents the produce to customers through the large open windows addressing the street. The large mother of pearl chandelier hung to locate the tea station and cake counter also catches pedestrians’ attention. The seating area is to the rear of the unit where the customers and various teas and displays are captured in array in large picture mirrors below ceramic light fittings providing a gentle and convivial ambience.