Armed with the brief, to create an accessible but opulent steak house and bar, reminiscent of the client, Liam Ganley’s, experiences in New York, we set about to create a contemporary take on these traditional venues. Paying homage to the incredible, building that houses it, we wanted the interior to feel perfectly married to the grand exterior. In order to achieve this, and be as sustainable as possible, we retained, preserved, and restored as many of the original features: We kept the wood panelling, with any new timber needed for additional panelling or joinery elements, being painstakingly stained to perfectly match the old. The building’s brickwork, sash windows and brass railings have all been preserved.
▼餐厅的前半部分，氛围较为轻松随意，the front section of the restaurant in a casual atmosphere ©Eugene Hyland
▼餐厅中心吧台采用大理石台面，the centrepiece bar with marble counter top ©Eugene Hyland
▼中心吧台将餐厅划分为了前后两个部分，the centrepiece bar separates the restaurant into two main areas ©Eugene Hyland
A centrepiece bar, with custom carriage way and shelves by Please Please Please, topped with dramatic New York Marble, reminiscent of traditional butcher’s shop, separates the two main areas. The front section is casual with high seats and a lounge bar. A more refined area at the back of the restaurant features tan-leather clam-shaped booths for sumptuous dining.
▼餐厅的后半部分空间，配有棕褐色的贝壳形座椅，the more refined area at the back of the restaurant features tan-leather clam-shaped booths for sumptuous dining ©Eugene Hyland
We repositioned the large cool room to the side of the venue, opening up the sightline to the kitchen, so that all the theatricality of the cooking process is on display.
▼用餐空间，原有的砖墙被保留了下来，the dining area, building’s brickwork has been preserved ©Eugene Hyland
▼用餐空间局部，保留原有的木制镶板，partial view of the dining room, keeping the wood paneling ©Eugene Hyland
▼新旧融合的用餐空间，the dining room blending the old and new ©Eugene Hyland
▼用餐空间局部，partial view of the dining room ©Eugene Hyland
We believe excellent interior design in hospitality delivers a space that functions efficiently, whilst also creating an escape into another world. Not unlike a good film. In order to achieve this, and enhance our design practice, we are big believers in collaboration with a wide variety of highly skilled artisans. From the wood turners who were able to manufacture the timber planters, table bases and sculptures we designed, to the scenic artist, who painted our site-specific artworks, to the arborist that installed the fully-grown tree and plants. We also embraced whatever the site had to offer us and encompassed these elements into our design. This added a rich layer to the outcome as well has being a lot less wasteful.
This project was all about quality and detail, to achieve the highest of finishes. The marrying of the old and the new required a unique blend of traditional craftsman skills, such as woodturning, carving and paint finishing, combined with the latest in cutting edge building technologies.
▼花盆细节，planter details ©Eugene Hyland
▼皮革座椅细节，leather seating details ©Eugene Hyland
Completion date: 2017
Projec Project team: Tiny bergman, Bergman & Co.t team