Portuguese cork and the aged wood from up-cycled Sandeman port vats and port pipes were the predominant materials used for this restaurant fit-out.
We were careful to retain the look and feel of both materials, creating banquettes and a feature basket-weave wall from the vat staves which were carefully flattened or planed as required, before being finished and waxed to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.
We were delighted to be working with cork suppliers Amorim once again, having worked closely with them on the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion. Amorim created the cork floors and also provided the slab of cork from which our 5 axis CNC machine cut the shape required to form the bar. This was then topped with a warm, high-gloss oak formed from reclaimed 100 year old vat ends and staves.