Malta’s very own Jonathan Mizzi has just won an award for the incredible Colicci Coffee kiosk at London’s Westfield Stratford shopping centre. Mizzi Studios won the ‘Outside’ category of the Restaurant & Bar International Design Awards ceremony in King’s Cross last week.
The Maltese in the crowd can be heard loudly whooping their support at the ceremony, with a happily surprised Jonathan taking the stage to accept the award.
The Colicci kiosk is a unique take on the usual kiosk’s design, bringing the ice-cream and coffee brand a literal new sheen of cool. With an eye-catching copper roof that manipulates the material and pushes modern manufacturing techniques beyond their conventional boundaries, the Mizzi Colicci kiosk is truly architecture that defies industry norms.
“We took this leap of faith together – it was a super ambitious project, and it paid off,” said Rob Colicci, director of the Colicci brand.
“Jonathan and his team took our brief and converted it into a piece of architecture that defies industry norms. I cannot thank the team enough for their work and shared vision.”
The kiosk beat out a lot of tough competition due to some unique features. While the roof may be a giant copper structure, the windows are transparent with maximum glazed openability, keeping customers warm in all weather while still in an outdoor setting.
Nabbing a Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is an honour for any design company, let alone a fairly new Maltese one with such stiff competition.
This year’s judging panel included experts from store developers to design critics, entrepreneurs and world-class chefs; with representatives from high-profile brands including Ralph Lauren, Domus, Architectural Digest, Jamie’s Italian, St John Restaurant, and many more.