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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. 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.