A concept and build project for Artisan’s ground floor bar. While Artisan Restaurant, located on the first floor, offers a more formal dining experience, the bar needed to be redesigned in order to tempt in and accommodate passing footfall traffic.
Duality was a big part of this project. The bar needed to echo the visual brand identity of the restaurant upstairs without replicating it, and the space needed to work equally well for lunchtime customers and evening revellers.
The lunchtime crowd at Artisan want to stop in, sit down and chill out, either with a drink or a bite to eat. We designed the bar to be a visually arresting but welcoming space.
Custom glazing, lighting and metalwork play a prominent role in Artisan’s new look. The design includes bespoke restaurant furniture, statement pendant lights, and bold flashes of neon, featuring Artisan’s ‘A’ motif.
We worked closely with Artisan’s bar guru to create a striking, 20-foot, stainless steel commercial bar system, including bespoke cocktail stations, hanging glass racks and speed rails to cope with high demand.
A key consideration of the bar layout was the furniture, set out for lunch and quickly cleared for the evening. A raft of stylish, freestanding tables and chairs, complementing the fixed seating, was the solution.