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  1. THE Destination Venue : Dash Liverpool

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    Dash Restaurant – Paris Inspired Dining Destination in Liverpool

    The site of the former night clubs: Living Room and Sugar Hut in Liverpool has seen a major transformation in the hands of Wroot Design into an elegant dining destination and vibrant VIP basement club. Introducing Dash Liverpool.

    European Touch in Liverpool

    Designed with more than a touch of European elegance, the restaurant and bar are great additions to the city. Located on Victoria Street, the venue has became host to the newest dining and night life destinations. The recently opened Dash restaurant and XOXO night club, offer a taste of Parisian evening culture to the centre of Liverpool.

    round arabesque table tops

    Inspired by Travel

    The stunning restaurant is a true gem being added to the the city. The new owners of the venue, decided to remodel the location by taking inspiration from the European trip of the owner – Dean Jones, who said:

    “I was in Paris and went into this particular bar and was absolutely blown away by it. With the building being an old building in the city centre, with columns inside and outside and with all of the details, we thought it would be amazing to bring back an elegant, classy and vintage kind of look with a modern, high-end twist.”

    round table tops in arabesque marble finish

    Rooted in Parisian Culture

    The feel of the restaurant is deeply rooted in the Parisian culture of the 70s and 80s. It is also a nudge towards the current, and very trendy high end design, which blends elements of the old and the new. Working with Wroot Design the owners conceived a project with a unique feel, never before seen in Liverpool.The impressive toned down colour palette is matched by a wide range of lights that help to keep the venue bright and vibrant.

    Something Old, Something New

    The original staircase leading to the restaurant has been retained, leading customers up to a glass door with etched Dash Signature. Inside the venue, they are welcomed by a striking mixture of diamond patterned black and white floors and colour scheme of blossom and teal.

    Bar top in arabesque marble finish with a large drop edge

    Beautiful 10 Metre Bar Top

    One of the first points that greets the customers is the enormous 10 metre bar top in ‘Arabesquemarble finish from Versital. With the stylish stools offering seating for visitors and the full length spirit display the bar creates a captivating modern look adding to the overall design of the venue.  The designers decided to include the option of back lighting the bar top for a striking evening look.

    Gemma Stockberger from Versital said:

    “The design of Dash restaurant is perfect for the venue – a great mix of classic and modern style with the use of marble finishes from Versital combined with modern lighting and metal details. The colour palette and choice of style really suits the heritage building. We are always delighted to work on such beautiful projects, bringing something new to cities like Liverpool.”

    bistro sized round table tops in arabesque marble finish

    Fiona from Wroot Design added:

    “It has been exciting to create a new space for the social scene of Liverpool and I believe that there is nothing quite like this in Liverpool so it has been a rather enjoyable project.”

    Something for Everyone

    Beyond the bar, the restaurant offers sitting in curved booths, as well as 15 stand alone tables for smaller groups of people. For larger, more exclusive parties, the venue has a sophisticated dining room ideal for business lunches or occasion parties.

    All of the table tops across the restaurant have been provided by Versital in the ‘Arabesque’ marble finish. The room is finished off with a dazzling ceiling, filled with an expanse of high and low hanging chandeliers, adding to the classy finish.

    Arabesque round table top

    Gemma commented:

    “ Versital is an ideal material for busy venues like Dash. All of the table tops and bar tops are fully water proof and stain proof. With their natural marble look they offer a great alternative to the natural material.”

    Final Word

    The venue has become a massive success, with the design of it a great nod towards the beauty of old, while still looking towards the future. Dean said:

    “This is everything to me.  This is the biggest building I have ever taken on and the biggest project I have ever taken on. Having looked at the building for the last 11 years and dreaming of what it could be, it is a proud achievement for me to now be doing this and to bringing something so amazing to the city.”

    For more information on our marble bar tops or table 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. The Sir Thomas Liverpool – Hotel Bar Refurb

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    Stylish Hotel Bar Refurb and Re-design

    The Sir Thomas Hotel, located in the heart of Liverpool has undergone an extensive restaurant and bar refurb. Combining welcoming rooms and design with traditional 18th Century architecture.

    The brasserie and bar had seen a major makeover. Maintaining the original spirit of the building, it has been re imagined with a fresh colour scheme and modern feel.

    Bar top with pronounced drop edge in copper stratos metallic marble

    Wroot Design Liverpool

    Wroot Design  have worked on numerous projects with the owners, allowing them a better understanding of their needs and requirements. They suggested integrating  the rich heritage of the building with modern design for a timeless appeal.

    Fiona Wroot, Director at Wroot Design, commented on the project:

    “The Sir Thomas bar, restaurant and reception hadn’t been refurbished for about 14 years so they needed bringing up to date and given a whole new identity. That is what we were tasked with doing. In terms of a brief the client wanted something fresher, more modern and up to date that was flexible for the many varied events they host at the restaurant and bar.”

    New Bar Design

    The design includes the new metallic marble finish from Versital on the columns using Versital Panels, as well as custom made bar tops. The marble finish is a nod towards the traditional style of the hotel, whilst the subtle metallic veining taps into a more contemporary feel.

    Wroot design placed strong emphasis on lighting, making the space more inviting during the day. In the evening it can made cosy and intimate. The perfect solution for a busy hotel.

    The Sir Thomas metallic marble copper bar with sitting

    Again, Fiona Wroot commented:

    “It’s a lot lighter and brighter. Essentially, before it was a lot more like a gentleman’s club with dark leather couches and carpets. That’s all gone and it’s now a place that’s light and bright during day but can transition easily into an intimate and cosy space at night. It’s now a very comfortable place to sit in, no matter what time of the day.”

    Versital’s Copper Stratos metallic marble finish has been used by the designers not only due to its incredible stain and water resisting properties, but also for its modern beautiful finish. It works perfectly with the very modern greenery wall.

    The Sir Thomas bar picture

    Gemma Stockberger from Versital Commented:

    “At Versital UK, we offer a completely unique product – being the most true to life imitation marble you will find on the market, whilst also being totally waterproof and stain resistant. We take great pride in the manufacture of each item, paying attention to the smallest detail.”
    “Our customer service is second to none and our aim is to provide our clients with a stress free, simple buying process which ensures repeat business.”

    For more information on our marble bar tops or our metallic marble 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.