The Souvenir Book of Crystal Designs, 1951
The Regatta Restaurant sat on the river next to Hungerford
Bridge, adjacent to Skylon, the soaring vertical feature. Designed
by Misha Black and Alexander Gibson of the Design Research Unit,
the Regatta Restaurant was the principal showcase for the Festival
Pattern Group, a unique project at the 1951 Festival of Britain
involving X-ray crystallographers, designers and manufacturers.
Crystal structure furnishings and accessories were omnipresent.
Waitresses at the restaurant wore collars made of Hydrargillite
lace, and the same star-shaped motif was emblazoned on the entrance