Cult East London restaurant Bistrotheque has opened the doors to CULTUREPLEX, its new concept space in Manchester. The huge space is located on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and was designed by New York-based design studio LOVEISENOUGH.
The space is described as “a community center for a modern city” and mixes an 80-seater restaurant with an all-day eating and relaxing area, events spaces and a cinema. CULTUREPLEX will feature a changing programme of commissions covering film, performance and visual art.
Celebrating its role as a modern community center, the space’s interior references Manchester’s great libraries and halls. Additionally, local artisans and creatives including Standard Practice, Liverpool-based Granby Workshop and rug-maker Knot Collective have all collaborated on furnishings and bespoke pieces. Take a look around the CULTUREPLEX in the gallery above.
In other design news, Fritz Hansen has linked up with nendo on new recycled plastic chairs.