The results of the 2017 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are in and we'd like to say a huge congratulations to these five winning designs that we had the absolute pleasure of working on. Here are our highlights of the individual restaurant and bar designs and their winning furniture selections.
UK Category Winners
Winner, London Bar: The Kitty Hawk, London
The Kitty Hawk by Russell Sage Studio is an example of industrial-inspired design at its best. From the metal studded edging on the counters, to bare bulb chandeliers behind mesh screens and an open-fire extraction system that's to be celebrated rather than hidden away. The wide selection of leather upholstered chairs softens the metallic frames, exposed wooden beams & concrete walls, and elegant tiled details and splashes of marble add touches of decadence.
Winner, Restaurant or Bar in a Heritage Building: Lost & Found, Knutsford
The Lost & Found, designed by Concorde BGW, originated as a botanical Victorian hideaway in the heart of Birmingham. Today it is a haven for all to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. A beautiful hideaway for discovering imaginative cocktails and fresh British food in a quirky environment. From upholstered chairs with botanical prints to intricate table bases and wooden cabinetry, this venue is a cornucopia of Victorian inspired delights. Read more about the Lost & Found bar design here.
Photography by Ben Carpenter.
Winner, Standalone Restaurant: Clerkenwell Grind, London
This gorgeous venue by Australian creative design consultancy Biasol has been picking up awards left, right and centre and it's easy to see why. Soft pink chairs and teal banquette seating around marble table tops and velvet bar stools with brass finish to the frame. Add in a delicious pink neon sign, herringbone flooring, pill-shaped mirrors & art deco domed brass wall lamps and the decadence barometer has just burst its glass casing. View more images from the Clerekenwell Grind restaurant design.
Photography by @paulwf
Winner, Pub: No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, London
Red Deer Architects & Box 9 Design have created a clean, white, ultra-modern design with a great selection of contemporary furniture and spectacular courtyard adorned with fragrant white Japanese Wisteria by local artisan florist Michele Ferriday. Chiswick Fire Station is a versatile space with zones for casual drinking through to dining and weekday co-working.
The overall whitewashing of the floors, walls and ceilings mean that any use of colour really stands out so the intricate details of this design become truly eye-catching. From the greens of the cacti, on both the tables and in huge pots, to the golds of the light fittings and the rich red velvet lounge chairs. Even the browns of the leather banquettes and wooden chairs become a feature in this superb example of less is more designing. View more images of the bar design for No 197 Chiswick Fire Station.
Fusion DNA's design for Nandos Kitchen Putney includes a colourful collection of textured surfaces including a great choice of weave and rope chairs and lightshades. The use of organic forms including giant seed-like lighting and ethnic furniture is in keeping with the Afro-Portuguese inspiration behind the Nando's brand while the geometric wall patterns give the restaurant a modern twist. The living wall in the conservatory also makes an impressive feature. Overall, a briliant fusion of styles by the team at Fusion DNA.
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