Geometric patterns have been popular in commercial design for several years now. Their popularity is tied to a resurgence of retro designs and the mid-century modern aesthetic but also because they are a fantastic way to add visual intrigue with minimal amount of application. This is particularly good if you're trying to create an Instagrammable venue on a tight budget. The possibilities are also endless, whether it's upholstery, table base metalwork, flooring patterns or wall tile designs, the potential is huge. And now with the Maximalist trend on the rise patterned materials are being in increasingly bold and daring ways.
Dirty Martini Cardiff
Art deco patterned mirrors, zig zag flooring with back and gold touches, diamante backed banquettes and a geometric bar emphasised by clever lighting give this slick cocktail bar its decadent feel. Add in an assortment of marble table tops and Cocktail Lounge Chairs in Agua Mystique Titan Gold faux leather and Gatsby's house has nothing on this venue.
Everyman Cinema King's Cross
Another excellent Everyman Cinema designed by Hudson Rock made distinctive by the sublime fabric choices and striking table top selections.
In this image the Goldy Poufs are upholstered in the art deco inspired Residence by JAB, the jacquard tiles of the Hanoi Low Stools are upholstered in a mid-century inclined jacquard -Huston Verde by Gaston Y Daniela . The fabric on the Morelia Lounge Chairs is a 3D hexagon honeycomb in velvet - Scream also by JAB. And there are other geometric gems throughout the venue. These daring but suave choices give the venue its air of dapper sophistication and combine perfectly with the herringbone parquet.Photography by Tom Lee.
The Nandos brand is synonymous with a colourful palate and vibrant patterns. The fusion of styles is indicative of its South-African origins and the Mozambican-Portuguese style chicken it serves. Every Nandos has original commissions of South African art on the wall with its unique combination of patterned tiles, and herringbone floors, walls and ceilings, as well as geometric upholstery and woven chairs. The Dixie Armchair is pictured here with a geometric seat back in Iceni Fabric by Margo Selby.
Las Iguanas Chester
Similar to Nandos, the Las Iguanas restaurants also feature vibrant interiors and bright colour schemes. Patterned floor tiles have been popular in interior design for some time but the retro circular patterns on the bar shown here are particularly eye-catching.
Michael Sinclair, design director of Catering Design Group explains that designers are now looking beyond wood for flooring to create geometric patterns in a wide range of materials. "Concrete is making a comeback, while reliable vinyl is regaining popularity, as manufacturers create more modern designs, including eye-catching herringbone and chevron." Similarly wall design will include "exposed structures and cleaner coatings, with some detailed geometric, vintage or random pattern styles. Wood still holds its own but again, the large plank coverings are falling out of favour as smaller wood tiles move in to create more intricate configurations."
Dirty Martini Clapham
The dark and stormy indigo interiors of Dirty Martini Clapham make the geometric tiles of the feature wall even more stunning. The metal frames of the barstools, the bases of the Code Coffee Tables in pearl gold and the fan-like lattices of the ceiling lights echo this geometry.
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The Clubroom design features a combination of lush fabrics and marble table tops to create a relaxing space that is part private member's lounge, part hotel lobby. A more subtle geometric design than the others, but the monochrome feature wall patterns and complementary scatter cushions in the cobwebbed Koto Indigo by Harlequin and zig-zag Moroko Linden by Harlequin add a striking element to the otherwise muted grey and blue colour scheme. The overall feel is a smart, exclusive and chic comfort.
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