The Cut & Craft Leeds : Prestigious Grade 2 Restaurant Transformation

Studio Two has worked with The Cut & Craft on many sites. This time, the brand appointed the designers for the historic venue in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds to create a restaurant transformation like no other.

Made up of two former retail units, The Cut & Craft sits in a prestigious grade II listed building. No expense was spared on the £1.3million refit which has resulted in a multiuse restaurant and dining space.

The restaurant transformation design incorporated the original features of the building, maximising them throughout the venue with bespoke joinery and combining a variety of materials and texture.

Titanic Influences

Conceived based on the tale of the British passenger liner The Titanic’s bandmaster, Wallace Hartley, who played in nearby Bradford at Collinson’s Café as part of their regular string quartet, the restaurant’s design concept is massively influenced by the colour blue.

“We experimented with several shades before collating an array of tones that were strong, striking, welcoming yet regal”

“We used the colour to embellish key areas of the space such as the reception, booth seating and the unmissable bar. We ensured the blue was standalone and paired with sympathetic more muted hues, creating a crucial sense of harmony.”

Studio Two

“Working with the clients established branding, we were keen to enhance the ‘Cut & Craft’ identity throughout the space whilst designing to our carefully curated concept,”

Studio Two

Bathroom Goals

Not to be outdone, the washrooms for this venue were created to be something of a talking point in themselves. Walking into the washrooms you are greeted by what can only be described as a riot of colour and opulence. The main focal point of this area has to be the custom vanity tops designed by Studio Two using the pink marble Rock N Rose from Versital.

They went all out, embracing the curved walls of the room with huge semi circular vanities and splashbacks. The addition of art deco style details with the brand new reverse waterfall edge detail was the perfect finishing touch.

Feature lighting highlighting details to the mirrors and ceiling coving adds to the overall effect.

It is always a pleasure to work alongside Studio Two on projects – they are always so creative with their designs and push the boundaries with the materials they use. They opted for a beautiful jewel toned pink marble vanity and then added to it with a gorgeous art deco style edge detail. Just stunning!

Versital is ideal for washrooms and bathrooms where the design calls for a striking finish, but they also need to be mindful of practicalities such as upkeep. Being waterproof and stain proof it is ideal for washroom vanities, as well as being extremely hygienic.

Gemma Stockberger – Versital

The Details

The walls are the perfect complement to the vanities. This striking wall paper from Arte’s from new range adds a grandeur to the space and perfectly complements the vanity area as the main focus for the room.

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 Faber.

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.

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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