Andy Thornton furniture & furnishings at the happenstance

Andy Thornton furniture & furnishings at the happenstance from Andy Thornton Ltd

By: Andy Thornton Ltd  23/07/2013
Keywords: contract furniture, Bar stools, restaurant furniture

Situated high up on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, striking new bar and restaurant the happenstance is blessed with magnificent views of St Paul's Cathedral from inside a beautifully crafted interior. The sixth bar to open from independent, innovative London-based bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan, the happenstance is more than just a drinking and dining destination; it features a deli, mixology table and florist, with food and cocktails as cool and innovative as its creators. Interior designers Fusion Design & Architecture chose to combine an industrial backdrop of exposed brickwork and open ducting with luxury furnishings to create visually exciting areas. They selected contract furniture specialist Andy Thornton to supply much of the eclectic pieces of furniture and furnishings. In the main bar area, Draughtsman’s bar stools from Andy Thornton work well with the tall metal tables and impressive contemporary chandeliers to create a light and airy colour scheme which runs throughout. The bar stools have a tubular steel frame, with a wooden back rest and the seat upholstered in leather for additional comfort. A key architectural element adjacent to the bar and leading through to the restaurant is a long feature wall, created from embossed metal tiles sourced from the USA and supplied by Andy Thornton. These have been finished in a heavily distressed antique white finish, to replicate the interior of a decayed 1930s industrial space, whilst providing unique acoustic properties, which enhance the unique atmosphere in the bar. Andy Thornton also supplied machinist's bar stools in a polished metal finish to the quirky deli and florist. The stools feature a durable wooden seat and are height-adjustable to perfectly suit the height of the deli counter. The stools sit amongst the vases of flowers, food and shelves full of interesting produce. Circular bar tables with a green lattice table base are hand-distressed to create an effective contrast to a smooth solid oak top. Bar lounge low stools, again from Andy Thornton, provide additional seating in the relaxed dining areas, next to the large floor-to-ceiling windows, so diners can enjoy the great food at the same time as watching the world go by. Steps lead up to the spacious restaurant area, which overlooks an open kitchen. Here a mixture of materials, including reclaimed timber flooring and a selection of industrial-style lighting, work together to create plenty of visual interest. Low-slung Draughtsman’s chairs with bright yellow frames and upholstered seats, sourced from the Andy Thornton Urban Vintage Collection, are matched with long refectory style industrial tables in heavy steel and timber tops. The overall look is stunning: sleek and industrial yet welcoming and comfortable. the happenstance’s interior abounds with light, style and the promise of ‘curiously good times and happy coincidences.’ Visit for images and full details.

Keywords: Bar Furniture, Bar stools, contract furniture, factory style furniture, Industrial Furniture, metal tiles, pub furniture, restaurant furniture, tin tiles,

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