Case Study: The Vibrant Pink Marble Bar Making An Impact

With a growing desire within hospitality to be the most memorable amongst its peers, Ate O’clock York has definitely set itself ahead of the rest. Using a brightly lit stunning pink marble bar as a central feature, Ate O’clock certainly won’t be lost in the crowd.

JMDA wanted to create “an iconic, modern place for those dining and drinking”.

– JMDA Ltd


The owners of Ate O’clock are keen to work with local suppliers. This led them to choosing to work with York based JMDA Design to rejuvenate the venue and create the perfect bar.


Ate O’clock is located within the heart of York, offering European and British food throughout the day and night. The redesign wanted to attract those looking for a modern and youthful bar in a historical city. Catering to those who live in York and those who enjoy visiting, as well as a large student population.

Due to the struggles within the hospitality industry over the last few years Ate O’clock wanted to create a lively, exciting place to visit. The use of the striking pink marble bar creates the perfect memorable centre piece. The designer JMDA opted to use the exclusive pink marble Rock n Rose from Versital and included a custom decorative edge detail for more impact.

Alongside the comfy booth seating and mood lighting, this is a place you want to spend your time.


As you enter the new bar and lounge area, the lively energy will greet you. With a new drink’s and reinvented food menu, Ate O’clock didn’t leave anything out.

Food is obviously very important too, so a lot of time has been spent with the chefs, making sure the menus are delicious, relevant, and tempting.

Same goes for the drinks, which have been created with a mixologist so they taste delicious and can be enjoyed with food or in the lounge area.

–       Alex, Owner

The vibrant pink bar has been partnered with a monochrome marble and botanical features, creating a contemporary and lively ambience. A quirky design feature includes an array of clocks of all shapes and sizes, frozen at eight O‘clock – you will lose all track of time amongst the beautiful interior and new menus.  

Multiple areas have been created within the venue for many purposes, from sitting at the bar and watching cocktails being made, through to more intimate seating within the booths ideal for dining.

Take a look at their site and plan your visit. Find out more about Ate O’clock

Easy to Maintain

Not only does Ate O’clock benefit from the beautiful aesthetics of Versital marble, it of course comes with all the benefits you’d expect from our marbles. Versital is extremely hygienic offering the anti-bacterial protection of SteriTouch, as well as being waterproof and easy to clean.

Working in Partnership with Designers

As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

We were able to offer our expertise in creating a beautiful custom drop edge detail. It really helps to work alongside experienced designers like JMDA.

Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.

As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain

Gemma Stockberger, Director

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To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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