451life.com | RESTAURANT
PART 1 - THE ARCHITECT | 6'16"
Albion is a restaurant that describes itself as a celebration of Britain and the local area in every sense – wherever it’s location. 451 was present at the very early stage in the development of Albion Clerkenwell – the Mother Ship! We are at the drawing board and also in the empty shell a few months before opening. The architect, Isabelle Chatel de Brancion, gives us a behind-the scenes view into the process right from early discussions to the evolution of the space and the design.
PART 2 - THE PROPRIETOR | 5'11
In our second film, ‘behind the scenes’ at Albion restaurant, we talk to proprietor Peter Prescott three days before opening. This is Friday afternoon and the official opening is Monday morning. Some customers are there so this is both a live performance and a learning and testing exercise. Every detail is under scrutiny from the number of raspberries on the raspberry tarts to lighting and temperature variations in the space. The proprietor is both eyes and ears and, of course, Anglepoise assembly expert.