Artigiano Espresso and Wine Bar has opened on New Oxford Street in London’s West End, providing a haven for visitors who appreciate crafted espresso coffee, artisan food, craft beers and good wine.
Following the success of the first Artigiano venue near London’s St Paul’s, owners Joe Hill and Steve Keough were keen to develop the concept to enable a future roll-out. As part of this evolution, Joe sourced most of the furniture and accessories for the brand’s second unit from contract furniture supplier, Andy Thornton.
The stand-out feature as visitors enter the venue is a striking decorative wall, which continues from the ground floor to the top of the open mezzanine. This has been created using pressed metal tiles supplied by Andy Thornton, which have been specially painted in a distressed antique finish to give the appearance that they have been in place for decades.
The bar furniture includes a large refectory table – which features six swing-out seats – two factory cart coffee tables and several draughtsman’s bar stools, which have been positioned at tall drink stands in the main windows recess areas. Andy Thornton also supplied its cast iron Liberty table bases with solid ash tops, which have been wire-brushed and polished to create a textured, weathered finish.
On the mezzanine level, Andy Thornton supplied several elegant dining armchairs, all upholstered in a variety of Sunbury fabrics. These have been combined with cast-iron table bases and 600 square solid ash tops.
Artigiano’s owners are delighted with customer feedback regarding the new venue in New Oxford Street, and have since opened a branch on Exeter High Street.