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  1. Versital Proudly Selected for Vivi: The Premium Dining Destination

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    Versital table tops and bar tops specified for a premium restaurant Vivi, in London.

    Versital is proud to announce that its’ faux marble table tops and bar tops have been selected to compliment the latest project by a premium hospitality group: rhubarb.

    Vivi restaurant is located in one of London’s most iconic buildings of the sixties: The Centre Point. The new venue has an interesting and modern ambience inspired by the sixties as a tribute to the designer George Marsh and the building itself.

    VIVI restaurant daylight picture

    SAY Architects Director Gordon Young about the restaurant’s look:

    “The design takes inspiration from the 1960s. Centre Point is an iconic building that was completed in 1966. We referred back to that era as we felt it was appropriate and respectful to the building, as well as being a fun reference for the interior fit out.”

    Modern British Dining in Exquisite Style

    The large 16,000 square feet venue features two spectacular galleries overlooking New Oxford Street and new public plaza. Designers wanted to divide the space in order to create distinctive dining experiences in each of them.

    VIVI booth in baby pink

    Versital’s Table tops in ‘Arabesque’ tops found their place in the more feminine part of the restaurant due to their subtle finish, while ‘Norvein’ marble finish compliments the masculine northern gallery. Both galleries are brought together in the main dining area inspired by a sixties dance hall with a glamorous bar at one end and walnut and rose-coloured mirrored feature wall at the other end.

    VIVI gallery with a baby pink sofa

    Gemma Stockberger the sales and marketing director of Versital says:

    “We are very proud to have been selected to create this stunning design with the premium hospitality design practice rhubarb. We have been following their work for some time and find their projects absolutely breath-taking. We believe that Vivi is an astonishing project that will really add to the iconic London development and we are delighted to be a part of it.”

    Stunning Marble Table Tops

    Rhubarb has a portfolio of well-recognised restaurants in London including Sky Garden, CODA by Eric Chavot and Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall.

    Norvein metal banded table top

    PB Jacobse, Managing Director at rhubarb, says:

    “We are delighted to be developing another distinctive new food and drink concept in what is one of the London’s most iconic buildings. We have every confidence that VIVI will reflect the creativity, style and precision synonymous with the rhubarb brand.”

    Metal Banding Creating a Statement

    The restaurant uses a range of complimenting features to create an ambience sympathetic with the design of the iconic London development. The designers made use of reflective surfaces and metal accents including the table tops from Versital and the incredible chandelier from a Danish designer called Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt to really create a statement.

    VIVI restaurant at night

    Gemma Stockberger the sales and marketing director of Versital says:

    “We believe that the restaurant will be one of the main go-to places in London not only due to the fantastic design, but also the incredible menu that is a signature of the rhubarb practice.”

    SAY Architects Director Gordon Young about the restaurant’s look:

    “When you look back on the initial concept, we haven’t lost too many of the initial ideas, that is rewarding. Of course to see the whole Centre Point be redeveloped back to its original intention to be the centre of London, and be part of that development, is also very gratifying.”

    Practical Restaurant Solution

    VIVI Ladies toilets design

    Versital provides an exceptional solution for projects like Vivi where the areas will undergo heavy usage. Versital can offer a true to life cultured marble that is 100% stain proof – ideal for tables and bars, which can be a problem with the real material. Versital’s extensive range of colours offers a freedom of design being fully handmade and bespoke to each designers’ requirement.

    For more information on our marble bar tops take a look at information guide. If you would like advice, samples or wish to place an order for a bar tops or table tops, please call us on 01204380780, or email us at sales@versital.co.uk.

  2. Bar panels a big hit in ‘Tangoed’.

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    Club and Bar Panels proving to be a hit on the Night Scene!

    Versital has long established a reputation for manufacturing beautiful bar tops and public washroom products for commercial installers.  One of the latest trends has been the move towards using Versital paneling for front of bar panels in nightclubs and wine bars.

    This example shows a fantastic use of this year’s colour, Orange, to create a striking look for this golf club.  Here panels in ‘Tangoed’ from the Reflect range have been used to great effect to create this beautiful look.

    Versital bar and club panels

    Pantone announced at the end of last year that Bright and burnt Orange and Tangerine were to be the colours of 2012.  In which case Woll golf course pictured here couldn’t be more on trend!

    Here they have used Versital’s panels to creat a striking and trendy look for their wine bar using the ‘Reflect’ sparkle finish in ‘Tangoed’ and used LED’s to light it up to great effect. Versital panels, like the other products in Versital’s range are waterproof, stain resistant and can be refurbished should the need arise. This makes them ideal for everything that can be thrown at them in the bar environment.

    “We are absolutely delighted with the end result and will definitely be recommending Versital!”
    Emma Smith, New Woll Estate 

    Versital club panelling in Orange sparkle high gloss finish

     Versital bar panels used for front of bar in Tangoed Orange

    As well as looking fabulous, Versital protective bar panels keep their high gloss beautiful looks for many years to come, making them extremely cost effective over the lifetime of an installation. To find out more about Versital surfaces for commercial installations, have a look at Versital’s surfaces for bars, clubs and restaurants. Alternatively, feel free to call us direct on 01204380780.

  3. Home Breakfast Bar Idea

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    Breakfast bar top in 'Noire'

    Breakfast bar a cut above the rest

    It’s not just in the home bathroom that Versital can be used.  This Versital customer decided to use the ‘Noire’ finish from Versital’s Granite range to finish off their breakfast bar in style! (more…)

  4. Unique Glittering Curved Bars Are Proving a Hit!

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    Glittering Curved Bars

    Peter Langley at Langley Interiors used Versital for his latest design and delighted his customer with this unique and fabulous bar installation.  Glamour was the name of the game and Versital definitely did not disappoint! Coming up something as unique as curved bars, will ensure you stand out from the crowd and have something completely different to what is typically on offer.

    Adding a unique touch of glitter to curved bar, adding ultimate opulence to the bar installation.

    The finishes chosen in this instance were ‘Glacier Pearl’ for the bar top and ‘Noire Reflect‘ for the curved front bar panel. The design is simple with curved lines and curved bar top.

    If you are wanting to add a touch of glamour and luxury to your home then the addition of marble touches from Versital will be perfect for what you need. Offering bar tops, bespoke shower trays and shower panels. Made to measure so they fit perfectly to where you need them. With over 90 colours available, you will be able to create the perfect luxury home.

    “Each customer and installation is unique and this one was no exception. My client was in the process and designing a brand new home and wanted to really push the ‘wow’ factor. Versital and the ‘Reflect’ range really allows me to give the customer exactly that.”

    I always choose to use Versital with these kind of designs as I know I never have to worry about whether it will be possible to create the look I want. It is also much more cost effective than other branded solid surfaces for designs such as this, as it is a moulded product as appose to fabricated. Therefore I am only paying for the material I use, not for the extra that would be used it fabrication and simply thrown away.”

    -Peter Langley, Langley Interiors

    Easy To Maintain

    Not only does the customer 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.


    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.
    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

    For more information on this project or others like it, or how Versital can work for you have a look at the Hospitality section. Alternatively, please call us on 01204380780.