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  1. Harts Boatyard – Surbiton

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    The Harts Boatyard is centrally located in the picturesque town of Surbiton, overlooking the peaceful & idyllic surroundings on the banks of the River Thames.

    JMDA design were tasked with enhancing the already peaceful setting, whilst injecting a burst of energy into this charming riverside venue.

    Part of the Mitchells and Butlers restaurant group, this venue has an established client base upon which to improve and update. The bones of the building worked well, but a face lift and refresh were needed.

    Bright colour combination

    JMDA have once again brought an interesting and modern take on a this bar/restaurant.  Using a combination of bright bold fabrics and wallpapers, and dark contrasting walls.

    Harts boatyard surbiton bright and dark colour combination

    Zoned Areas

    The design team added interest to the venue by dividing it into sections using a variety of design and colours.

    Darker colours are used in the dining areas for a cosy feel, whereas the bar has been kept light with vibrant fabrics and burnt orange tones.

    Some areas of the venue are designed with families in mind, whereas others have been tailored to appeal to a grown up crowd.

    Classic Marble bar tops and table tops

    Marble bar tops are still a popular choice – a timeless material that works well with a lot of other materials and colours. The drawback with real marble is that it is naturally porous and can stain and watermark.

    Bar design inspo at the Harts boatyard

    JMDA opted for Versital cultured marble bar tops and marble table tops. Being a resin composite hand made to replicate real marble, it has the massive benefits of being waterproof and stain proof whilst having the look of marble.

    The bar tops have a modern twist. The Metallic Marble finish in Copper Stratos incorporates veins of shimmering metallic thread throughout.

    Combining Materials

    The marble bar tops are complemented perfectly by the bar frontage, a combination of burnt orange tiles from Parkside and oak panels.

    Lighting

    Lighting is an important design element for any venue. As well as LED’s to the bar frontage, a mixture of feature pendants, wall lights and spotlights are dotted throughout the restaurant to create atmosphere.

    Not forgetting The Washrooms!

    The washrooms have become an important consideration to any bar and restaurant. They are regularly the location for selfies and Instagram images, and the lighting and decor often sited as important to visitors.

    Striking marble vanity tops, in a custom ‘Carrata’ style marble from Versital are the main feature.  The tops are fully waterproof and stain proof, ideal for busy washrooms. They are also extremely hygienic and easy to clean.

    Harts boatyard marble washrooms

    Custom Details

    The back splash incorporates a beautiful curved detail to the top corners for an art deco appeal, crafted in the Versital workshop.

    The gold and teak style wood to the front of the vanities is the perfect complement to the marble top.

    To find out more about this project, or how we can help with your next job, please contact Versital on 01204 380780 or email sales@versital.co.uk

  2. Versital Marble Bar Tops Commissioned For New Whitbread Concept Cookhouse & Pub

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    Versital is thrilled to have been commissioned by interior designers JMDA Ltd to provide bespoke bar tops and kitchen pass tops for their latest project with hospitality giant Whitbread. Cookhouse & Pub located in Oldbury, West Midlands, is the newest concept venue by the company and features Versital’s on-trend ‘Arabesque’ marble finish surfaces.

    New Informal Dining Experience for Whitbread

    Described by Whitbread as ‘an informal, all day restaurant, with the relaxed vibe and affordability of a pub’ the new space is now a striking new eatery that has replaced the previous site. Speaking of the renovation, Simon Tyas, director of JMDA said

    ‘Much of the original interior was stripped out. The kitchen and back of house areas were retained in the same location, but the kitchen was converted into a theatre-style, extending into the restaurant and including a bistro oven, so diners can see their food being prepared.’

    Whitbread latest brand roll out Cookhouse & Pub featuring marble bar tops from Versital

    Made to Order Bar Tops

    Versital’s made-to-order surfaces were commissioned for the bar tops and kitchen pass tops in a luxurious white marble finish. The handcrafted surfaces bring a fresh and modern feel to the space, effortlessly complementing the contemporary colour palette of teal, mushroom and off white. Punctuated with pops of ochre yellow and showcasing wooden and copper accents, the new restaurant displays industrial elements throughout for an informal yet sophisticated dining experience.

    Cultured marble – Water Proof and Stain Proof

    Versital’s solid marble surfaces offer all the beauty of natural marble without the issues the natural product often brings – a totally unique product and the most realistic faux marble on the market. The true-to-life marble is 100% waterproof, non-porous and stain proof making it a preferred choice for bars and restaurants alike. Boasting an impressive range of over 100 exclusive finishes, Versital caters for all interior styles whether domestic or commercial.

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    Gemma Stockberger, Head of Marketing and Sales for Versital UK said

    ‘Being involved with a prestigious brand such as Whitbread is always a proud moment for us. We were absolutely delighted to be specified, once again, by the designer JMDA who we love working with. All our surfaces are hand-crafted with care and it’s fantastic to see them used on beautifully designed projects being enjoyed across the UK. We can’t wait to see this new brand concept roll out across the UK over the coming year.’

    To find out more about Versital marble bar tops, or hospitality surfaces, contact  the team on 01204380780, or email sales@versital.co.uk 

  3. Mixology 2017 : Versital Finalist Second Year Running for Top Interior Design Award

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    Luxury surface manufacturer, Versital is a finalist for the second year in a row in the ‘Product of the Year: Surface’ category for the Mixology North Awards 2017.

    Versital is delighted to announce that its signature ‘faux’ cultured marble surface material has been selected yet again as a finalist for a prestigious design award. This year the brand new ‘Metallic Marble’ finish has been short listed as a contender for product of the year.

    Mixology award finalist 2017 metallic marble

    The Mixology Awards acknowledge the very best in design; awarding products that bring something truly unique to the industry. The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges made up of architects and industry experts. Finalists have been judged based on a criteria that considered factors such as sustainability, design originality, aesthetics, ease of use and commercial viability.

    Gemma Stockberger, Marketing Director for Versital, comments

    “We couldn’t be more delighted to have been short listed for the second year in a row for our brand new Metallic Marble finishes. A Mixology award is the stamp of approval in the interior design and hospitality industry. Our surfaces bring a fantastic solution to the industry and have been specified in a number of upmarket projects both in the North and the rest of the UK this year, including Whitbread and Mitchells & Butlers.”

    The Mixology North Awards were created by the team behind the highly regarded design publication, Mix Interiors, to support and recognise the many dynamic brands within the interior design industry, regardless of their size. The winners will be announced on the 7th December 2017 in a ceremony at Manchester Central that will be attended by over 800 members of the interior design community.

    Versital’s product offering for the hospitality sector includes bespoke bar tops, table tops, washroom vanities, shower trays and shower panels in faux marble and granite, as well as high gloss and high sparkle finishes. Versital’s shares the same classic and stylish looks as the natural material, however is non-porous, 100% waterproof and stain resistant, and is available in a vast range of colours and made to order sizes and shapes.

    For more information on Versital’s marble bar tops, table tops or washroom surfaces you can view on our website, or call us direct on 01204380780 to speak to one of the team.