Interior Fit - The French Quarter
We really enjoyed working with Cedric and Catherine on this project. They found us after looking for some design influence that was less prescriptive and more personal than what they’d found with more conventional shopfitters. We made extensive use of our distressed timber technique which we’ve developed over the years and combined this with some more sleek and unusual details to develop a look and feel which was distinctive, comfy, smart and rustic at the same time.
For the shelving we repurposed steel rebar, using it’s keyed edge to mimic the wrought iron details found in traditional Parisian Metro entrances or balconies. This was colour-coded with expanded steel mesh panelling on the doors which feature modernist Bakelight machine knobs for handles.
The beer tabs emerge from a black-oxide teated panel on the back bar which has a pattern resembling leather. We also developed a bench design featuring a unique frame design with leather upholstery suspended with custom made leather straps with brass details.