Conveniently located close to the seafront in the classic seaside town of Worthing in Sussex is Ten Cocktail Bar and Restaurant. Housed in a former church which was converted into an eating and drinking venue, Ten has recently been subject to a complete renovation, with the contract furniture package sourced from Andy Thornton.
The designers on this latest refurbishment, Breley Design, specified a bold mix of Andy Thornton furniture throughout. Downstairs in the alehouse and kitchen – which now features its own micro-brewery – bespoke trestle tables with plank tops provide plenty of room for eating and drinking, with the company’s popular Industrial rivet tables adding a factory-style touch to the warm, stylish space.
Classic Prima table bases have been given a bespoke uplift, being sprayed an eye-catching red and matched with solid ash sandblasted tops to give a tactile finishing touch. A mix of seating includes classic Bentwood armchairs, providing contrast to French Café bar stools from the Andy Thornton Urban Vintage collection, which give a flash of bright yellow colour.
In the upstairs dining area, the eclectic mix of furniture continues, with vintage-style Cross back and School chairs sitting alongside the simple clean lines of CO2 side chairs painted in vibrant yellow and clean white.
Darby table bases in black cast iron are teamed with bespoke solid ash table tops with an attractive thick wire-brushed finish, hand-applied in Andy Thornton’s workshops. These unique dark ash tops complement the venue’s impressive vaulted wooden ceiling and wooden floor, adding to the cosy, intimate feel of the upstairs level.
In the upstairs cocktail bar, a more muted, subdued colour scheme features furniture from the latest Italian collections from Andy Thornton. Caen lounge chairs upholstered in subtle textured fabrics are teamed with glass tops coffee tables. Hippy side chairs and Carini table bases with bespoke black laminate tops provide inviting spots for drinkers to relax.
Andy Thornton also supplied bespoke pouffes upholstered in an opulent, rich velvet to finish off the luxurious, late-night look.