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Award-Winning Restaurant and Bar Designs 2019


The results of the 2019 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are in and we'd like to say a huge congratulations to all 17 of our nominated projects that we had the absolute pleasure of working on.

Here are this year's shortlisted designs that we supplied furniture to with the winners at the top.

Dirty Matini in Birmingham By Grapes Design. Winner - UK Bar

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Also shortlisted in the Heritage Category, Dirty Martini Birmingham, deservingly took the glory for best UK Bar. Featuring: a great spec of the Glow Barstool with diamond stitching for added effect, Parigi Barstool, Berlino Table bases, Cararra Marble Table Tops, Inox Table Bases, Black granite Table Top. 

Design: Grapes Design  Photography: Michael Franke.

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The Vaults Parlour Kingston Lafferty Design - Winner - In Another Space International 


We absolutely love this cafe space attached to The Vaults attraction in Dublin by Kingston Lafferty Design. Arabella Chairs & Alvor Table Bases typify the interior space: a twisty classic with more than a hint of falling through the looking glass. Photo by Barbara Corsico.

Designer: Kingston Lafferty

The Botanist Coventry By The New World Trading Company. Winner - Biophillic Design 

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Featuring The Rossini Armchair. The Botanist is a place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Our Rossini Armchairs with their handcrafted rattan frame are the perfect travel companion for this old world beau. We're delighted to have worked on several of these venues; you can view images of The Botanist Bath here.

Designer: The New World Trading Co

Pirana London by Sella Concept. Winner - Colour

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Hot off the heels of Pimlico restaurant @omarsplaceldn and Hackney nightlife hub @nighttalesldn, dream design duo @sella.concept are back with another pilgrimage spot for design-loving foodies – South America-inspired bar and restaurant Piraña in South London’s Balham. Although the menu is a modern take on South American flavours, brothers Alistair and Nicholas were keen to swerve a derivative aesthetic. Instead Sella Concept founders Tatjana von Stein and Gayle Noonan developed a bold, retro design focusing on their eye for detail. ‘The brief was to create something unique with no particular cultural reference but that invites guests to eat and drink in a relaxed manner throughout the day.’ Follow the link in our bio to take a tour of the space. #Pirana [Photo by Nick Worsley]

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Following on from their inspired work in Omar's Place designer duo Sella Concept have devises a gorgeous scheme that brings bold retro colours to a South-America meets South London restaurant encouraging relaxed all-day dining.   We supplied the Grace Flip Top Table Base and Lyze Side Chair in white and green for the outside area.

Designer: Sella Concept

Annabel's London By Isometrix & Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Winner - Lighting


Annabel's is a maximialist masterpiece split over several floors with mixed interiors throughout. There has been no expense spared on decadence in this venue making it arguably the most elegant private members' clubs in the world. Our 1900 Armchair and Side Chair feature in the outdoor area, which MBDS added gloriously tasselled chair covers to for extra extraness.

Designer: Isometrix and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Everyman Crystal Place by Fusion design and Architecture. Shortlist - In another space

plain-back-banquette-everyman-crystal-palaceEverything about the design is effused with cinematic glamour, from the selection of richly patterned fabrics to the brass edges on the table tops. Tantalising details are everywhere, including the addition of black onyx fringe to House of Hackney Florika Velvet on our Komodoro Lounge Chair, which is simply sublime.

The Tonella Lounge Chairs are show here with Black & Gold marble top with brass edge on the Dream Table Base but there's a veritable smorgasboard of delactable furniture to be seen within. View more photo of Everyman Crystal Palace here.

Designer: Fusion Design and Architecture Photograph: Johhny Stevens Photography.


The Lantern Room Huddersfield by Sara Presley. Shortlist - Hotel 


Manor House Lindley is a fantastic example of an independent boutique hotel. Every aspect of the interior specification has been carefully considered to create an opulent retreat as well as an exciting events destination. Featuring Liberty Table base. View more images of the Manor House Lindley here.

Designer Sara Presley. 

El&n Cafe Selfridges London by Holland Harvey Architects. Shortlist- In Another Space


The El&n franchise is Instafamous as its pink chairs outdoors and floral features guarantee a the perfect shot . Dubbed "London's most Instagrammable cafe" by the Metro the brand has expanded to open a location in Oxford Circus this, the second at Selfridges. This project features the Strike 829 armchair, Strike 831 barstool, Strike Lounge Chair, and Carrara marble table top with brass edge on Inox Table Bases

Designer: Holland Harvey Architecture

Fiesta Del Asado Shirley by Spencer Swinden Design. Shortlist - Biophillic design


Spencer Swinden has helped to bring an Argentinian oasis to Shirley high street, Solihull creating the most fun, colourful and fiery dining experience this side of Buenos Aires.

It's easy to see why the venue has made the shortlist for a Restaurant and Bar Design Award 2019 in the Biophilic category, as the venue feels part vibrant cantina, part tropical rainforest. The chairs feature colourful leather upholstery from South-American hides alongside intriguingly shaped outdoor furniture and the excellent Pelleossa Barstool in Canaletto walnut frame.  View more images of Fiesta del Asado here.

Designer: Spencer Swinden Design 

Farmer J London by Biasol. Shortlist - Fast Casual


Designers Biasol looked to the founder’s Israeli background and the food and architecture of Tel Aviv for inspiration. With materials, colours and textures evocative of Israeli food and architecture, the space is casual, unpretentious and authentic, balancing functionality and atmosphere.  Featuring Triangle Barstool, Amy Barstool, Deli Barstool, Amy side chair, Character Oak table top and Linea Round table base. Learn more about the Farmer J project here.

Designer: Biasol. Photography: Focal Interior Photography

Avobar London By DesignLSM. Shortlist- Cafe

avobar-destinational-design3DesignLSM has created a ‘must-visit’ destination for health-focused millennials. Bentwood chairs in honey-rich stains, rattan chairs & stools with brightly striped woven upholstery pair with scaffold board table tops and clean white bases. Bespoke seat cushions in a range of colourful Clarke & Clarke fabrics provide extra comfort and colour inviting the diner to linger longer. This is sun-soaked, sand-swept California cool at its best. Furniture that makes you think, chilled times, healthy vibes & a great quality of life. View More images of Avo Bar

 Designer: Design LSM. Photos by James French.

Lost & Found Sheffield By Concorde BGW. Shortlist - Biophillic Design


We love the Lost & Found venues so much, we interviewed Concorde's designer Emma Scarff about the design a while back. Previous venues have come home with awards, though sadly it was not to be for Sheffield's Victoria B Darcy. This project featured out Sully Wicker Barstool, Inox Round Dining Table Base, Slatted Iroko Table Top, Arc en Ciel Rectangular Folding Table and Arc en Ciel Side Chair.

Designer: Concorde BGW

Omar's Place London By Stella concept and Holloway LI. Shortlist - UK Restaurant


Sella Concept has transformed a Victorian corner pub in Pimlico into Omar's Place, a curvaceous Mediterranean restaurant inspired by the warm sun and earthy colours of the region.

Tubular rust-coloured banquettes with brass touches upholstered are the epitome of the decadent comfort trend we're currently experiencing. Add in gorgeous terrazzo as colourful as the Med itself and this restaurant is the perfect place to savour sun-kissed tapas with too many glasses of wine, and Instagram yourself while you're at it. Featuring our Emy Barstool, Tonella Armchair, and inox table bases in a gorgous brushed brass finish. View more images of Omar's Place

Designer: Stella Concept  Photography by Nicholas Worsley.

Vivi London By Gordon Young Architects and Nulty Lighting. Shortlist - Heritage Building and Lighting and Ceiling

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With a sophisticated design by Gordon Young Architects, VIV's retro-inspired interiors, create a relaxed and stylish destination serving delicious brasserie classics for lunch, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

In keeping with the Grade II listed '60s architecture of the building, the furniture supplied has touches of brass, from the feet and kickplate of the Ava barstools to the plinth of the Goldy Poufs. Featuring Ava Barstool and Goldy Pouf. View more images of Vivi here.

Designer: Gordon Young Architects  and Nutly Lighting.  Photography by Chris Orange.

The Peacock Bar Crowne Plaza Edinburg By LXA. Shortlist - Hotel

LXA has created a slick-looking bar that evokes all the enchantment of the Scottish Highlands with botanical themed wallpaper and patterned carpet and a healthy amount of foliage. Our Essex Lounge Chairs, pictured here are striking in their luminescent  burnt orange velvet, the room is the epitome of modern stately home.

 Design: LXA

Tivoli Bath by Run for the hills. Shortlist - In Another Space 


Run for the Hills have envisioned a venue that merges art-house cinema with a cafe and a restaurants, creating a place for people to meet in a variety of different ways. Drinks with friends, date night or private events, this is a multipurpose space that's a versatile as a hotel but cosy as a 1950s living room. 

Keeping in-style with the Art-house theme RFTH have specified our Bridge M181 Armchair, 215 Tub Chair, Rasmus Sofa, Dedalus Armchair, Drop stool, Pop ottoman, Round pouf, Chesterfield seater sofa and Dot table base to create a need breed of boutique cinema, and hopefully the first of many for the Tivoli brand. 

Designer: Run For The Hills

Bluebird cafe white city by Sagrada. Shortlist - Lighting


Sagrada have created a colorful cafe at the Bluebird Cafe in White City. Heavily patterned throughout from floors to the bar, the angles are muted by a soft palatte that is warmly inviting rather than chaotic. The globe lights radiate a cosy glow while a roughly-hewn wood panelling adds a beach-side element.

We supplied the Nolita Side Chair, white CompacMel Table Tops with Dark Core on Nolita Table Bases for their fresh outdoor terrace space.

Design: Sagrada

By Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth on 04/10/19 11:36
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