Tincan was a pop-up restaurant project in Soho, serving the best tinned seafood in the world. While designing a new cultural centre in Lisbon, the AL_A team discovered a former fishing tackle shop, which was transformed into a tiny, vibrant restaurant serving only tinned seafood. What started as lunch quickly became an idea, and subsequently a new project.
Tincan elevated the tin to an object of desire in an environment designed by AL_A, which offered 30 different tins, all of the highest quality seafood, to eat in the restaurant or to buy in the shop.
Working with our collaborators, we designed lights to showcase LG’s OLED technology, a wafer thin light source, stackable aluminium stools and tables made by Iduna of Portugal, and walls in black Corian® as a backdrop to display the iconography of the packaging.
The idea remains very compelling: no kitchen, the finest tinned seafood delicacies, super healthy, and great graphics with the tin as the hero.