The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch boasts a vast, four square, Victorian- inspired, ceramic tiled fronted bar. UK specialist tile company Craven Dunnill Jackfield was responsible for the project, from design to hand-manufacturing the tiles and then factory-mounting the tiles onto panels for rapid installation on site.
The faience tiled bar front was manufactured by Craven Dunnill Jackfield in keeping with the historical tradition which dates to the 1880s. It is opulent and rich in style, with a central motif which features a mythical lion’s head, embellished with swags and fruit. The deeply textured relief tiles are made using hand carved plaster moulds and decorated using metal oxide glazes which craze upon firing to create an authentic aged effect. Special moulded external corner fittings were designed and made, to allow the highly decorative and ornate patterning to flow seamlessly around the external corner of the bar front.
The bar installation was completed on time and is a stunning piece of ceramic craftsmanship, authentic to a Victorian bar from a bygone era. It is robust and hard-wearing and able to withstand the hustle and bustle of a busy, stylish themed bar.
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