Located within Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, Pharmacy 2 is Damien Hirst’s restaurant, launched in collaboration with Mark Hix.
The restaurant opened on February 23rd and serves traditional British, European and Mediterranean specialities to the Gallery’s visitors during the day and in the evening after the gallery is closed.
Thanks to a long tradition in the processing of marble and to the use of cutting-edge technologies, Margraf was chosen by the Caruso St John Architects firm to create an extremely original floor: a white surface of marble resin, inlaid with 21 large pills, carved using new generation waterjet machinery, finished by hand, and made with 35 types of brightly coloured fine marbles (green, red, yellow, blue, pink, blue, etc.). It is a spectacular match of workmanship and technology.
The company based in Chiampo, near Vicenza, has been for years a leading player in London through its collaboration with the city’s most prestigious architectural firms: from the Main Tower in the Canary Wharf finance complex, through the prestigious Fenwick Bond Street luxury mall, to the Burlington Arcade, the historical shopping gallery that hosts luxury shops, reopened in 2015, after a long and complex renovation effort.
- .Architect: Caruso St John Architects
- .Location: London