UCL university sits in the heart of Londons Bloomsbury. Its student population is truly international and the combination of these two factors provided the brief for this interesting project.
TONIK. were asked to review the catering operations at UCL and align them with the needs of the consumer and competition.
TONIK. developed a portfolio of food brands for the university site designed to entice both the student, tutor and public alike. The identities and environments created sat alongside high street concepts and revitalized the food offers at the University.
River island have a knack of staying in front of the trend curve on the High Street.
TONIK. works alongside the River Island in house team working on special projects:-
River Island kids - a targeted brand concept investigating the potential of stand alone kidswear. TONIK. developed a tailored brand look intended to be rolled out initially in the middle east.
Special projects – Fashion accessories, mens denim, large format stores and seasonal window displays are just a few of the ongoing projects that TONIK. have led for this client.
As part of this pioneering development of student accommodation in central London TONIK. were asked to develop a cool urban café brand for the business.
A place for students to meet, eat and catch up whilst providing a café concept open to the public provided the real challenge to the concept.
Using simple stylish materials complemented with retro graphic treatments the café provides a real “sense of place “ and has been a real success for students and public alike.
Designed as part of the refurbished Whitbread Brewery on Chiswell street “the Jugged Hare” is now firmly established as an integral part of the Montcalm “The Brewery” Hotel in the city of London.
Our brief was to create a destination,“All things game” Pub/Restaurants the menu is firmly led by the season and the interior is a combination of traditional Victorian city pub with a contemporary twist.
A large theatre kitchen forms the centrepoint of the dining room whilst strategically position taxidermy adds to the theme and provides focus and interest.
Now called #61 a fine dining experience within The Montcalm Hotel at Marble Arch under chef patron Arnaud Stevens.
#61 was conceived as a neighbourhood restaurant located in South Marylebone and now boasts 3 AA Rosettes.
‘Fire & Smoke’ combining coppers, leathers and timbers reflecting the quality and style of the food in a relaxed, sophisticated setting.
Awarded 3 AA Rosette and the OpenTable Diners Choice in 2014
The Roux at Parliament Square is contemporary and luxurious, combining period features and modern furnishings set in a grade 11 listed building originally designed by the architect of London's iconic Natural History Museum
The opulent Library Room accommodates up to 10 guests while the contemporary Drawing Room accommodates up to 18 guests
TONIK. Associates is a multi disciplined creative design studio delivering imaginative interior solutions as well as branding and concepts. Commercially lead we like to reinvent ourselves and work with small niche businesses as well as big brands and international projects.
We work hard and play hard. Design is in our bones and creative solutions are in our blood. TONIK. provides joined up thinking and understands the needs of the client as well as the end user.
We continually exceed expectations and always deliver on our promise
We are proud of our personal relationships with our clients which is reflected in the amount of repeat business achieved.
We bring added value.
We enjoy making things happen, and putting really good people together.
Time Out says it all:
"The Spanish may best be known for their ‘mañana attitude’ but maybe that’s because they are living life, rather than being stuck in the office. Undoubtedly a party nation, they really do know how to eat, drink and be merry."
New restaurant Copita del Mercado has taken these priorities and, with the help of Tonik, created an authentic tapas dining experience. Customers could even be forgiven for thinking they are a stone’s throw from Las Ramblas rather than in the heart of Spitalfields.The warm golden glow that is now Copita del Mercardo seems very far removed from the cold grey concrete shell that was the venue only a few weeks ago."
A Tonik Associates commission from Tim Luther and David Garcia, owners of Copita in Soho, who wanted to maintain the essence of the look and feel of their very successful bar. The original Copita is a grade 2 listed townhouse in D’Arbley Street. Sadly not all projects start off with such beautiful canvasses. This latest incarnation was to be created from a brutally modern commercial retail unit – with some logistics issues to be conquered before anyone could even consider colour schemes and light fittings. The end result is something we are proud of, the client is very happy with and which is already proving popular with diners; Copita del Mercardo is a new restaurant which already feels well established and inviting.” From the natural light let in by the huge plate glass windows to the various sources of creative lighting within, Copita del Mercardo conveys a different atmosphere throughout the day with several areas of interest.
Tim’s brief was to continue the themes of his other venues – and to bring the flavour of Spain to London, not only in the food but through the decor and ambience. With earthy tones throughout, using natural materials – the restaurant which opened at the start of December feels like it’s been there for years. Given a good bottle of Spanish Sherry, a speciality of which there are many to choose from, it’s the kind of place you could happily while away an afternoon, night… or both!
Chiswell street dining rooms boasts five private rooms ranging in size from 10 - 100 people for a sit down meal and up to 250 people at a standing reception..
Working closely with the ETM group TONIK. were able to create a stunning and elegant restaurant within the Old Whitbread Brewery in the City. Using quality leathers, timbers and fabrics the interior scheme evokes a relaxed dining space reflective of the modern British menu and appealing to the local business market as well as individual diners.
‘Pure Listening Pleasure’
Unique in the world of High Fidelity audio systems retailers Audio Lounge included the best acoustic listening room in London. As part of the brief, the challenge to TONIK. was to create a soft feel but still to remain commercial and flexible space. The emphasis is on personalisation both for Audio Lounge as well as their clients.
The hospitality and food services had to match the speed and glamour of the circuit. From corporate events to grab ‘n’ go TONIK. was engaged to provide ‘wow’ factor environments which reflect the indulgent high octane excitement. Whether you’re living the dream or just aspiring to it Silverstone is more than just a race track, it is a world class venue
With roots in the 1950’sand 1960’s the brand wanted an interior reflecting their significant heritage. Munsingwear – a Minneapolis based underwear and military garment manufacturer launched the Original Penguin golf shirt in the United States. TONIK. collaborated with the brand to create an authentic but modern interior incorporating original vintage furniture from the period. ‘The Players Lounge’ includes iconic t-shirts and bowling balls
TONIK. were appointed to develop the 'Original Penguin' brand in the UK - starting with a new flagship store at Westfield Sratford. The double level 400 m2 store includes a bespoke 'polo lounge' together with a feature shoe and accessories wall and promotes the entire range of Original Penguin products
TONIK. were appointed alongside the Ascot team to identify new commercial branded and unbranded opportunities within the racecourse site.
By rebranding the hospitality spaces and reformatting the retail spaces and bar areas the portfolio of offers both on racedays and non racedays became more targeted and appropriate for the end user client.
Tonik is a key stakeholder in the creation of 15,000 square metres of retail space at the new Paramount entertainment resort currently being planned near Bluewater in Kent. One of the biggest film studios in Hollywood is now coming to the UK!
The resort will have over 50 exciting rides and attractions, themed around some of the most famous films, television programmes as well as ‘The Best of British’ The retail offer will be an extension of the ride experiences and something never before seen in the UK theme park world!
“ To challenge and change the way you use your mobileforever by creating an experience that is more useful, more entertaining and more valuable than the one you use today” Canning Fok HWL Group MD
It goes without saying that the brief to TONIK. was innovation, innovation, innovation! The retail stores needed to reflect the company ethos and yet be practical for both staff and customers to understand and operate in
Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions. They are a leader in the fields of advance technology, finance, hotels, fashion, communications and many more. Tonik is working alongside Samsung to deliver their vision to both business customers and consumers
Appointed to translate a new concept creating a destination hotel as part of the Terminal 5 development. TONIK. created a world class interior in all aspects from the public areas to the individual bedrooms. The brief was to provide a memorable experience for the business traveller as well as international holidaymakers and create a destination local businesses.
The spacious guest rooms are relaxing and feature sound proof windows and black out curtains. The 1,474 square metres of flexible conference space is specifically designed for global conferences, business meetings and large scale events.
Tonik Associates have a long history of successful projects undertaken for the American based Danaher Corporation, working with a large number of its brands including, AB Sciex, Tektronix, Beckman Coulter and Linx Printing Technologies, an internationally-reowned supplier of a range of coding and marking solutions including Continuous Ink Jet, Case Coding and Thermal Transfer printers.
We have just completed a new purpose built production and administration facility in St Ives, Cambridge. This 51,000 sq ft centre is state of the art environmentally, and meets BREEAM Very Good certification. Both the technical specification for moving solvents and the general building have been fully inspected and given FM Global risk management approval for commercial property loss prevention.
This was a challenging project both technically and financially, but has resulted in a C21st solution being delivered to better than the clients expectations.