Twist In Architecture were commissioned in May 2013 to design a restaurant / coffee shop in the prominent & busy Commercial Street, just 2 minutes away from trendy Spitalfields Market. Due to the rich commercial heritage of the area the clients have named the shop quite suitably ‘Trade’.

The existing run-down space went through a number of modelling changes, with new staircase location, new large opening to the back wall to get natural light in, a complete re-organisation of basement and most importantly the interior fit-out to create a completely new feel of the shop. We wanted to achieve a warm and materially expressive interior and to break away from the shabby chic norm while still exploiting the interiors existing brickwork and timber floors.

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