Design agency, Five Line Projects recently commissioned us to create bespoke furniture for their new project, Tea Room. A speakeasy-style bar, situated beneath Bun House – a Chinese steamed bun street café. Located in bustling Soho, on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street, the just-opened café and bar are in an ideal position.
Bun House & Tea Room is a joint venture from husband and wife team Alex Peffly and Z He, working closely with Z’s design company Five Line Projects on the interiors and façade. The Tea Room’s design evokes the mood and atmosphere of a traditional Chinese drinking den, with dim lighting, neon fixtures and dark wooden booths furnished in deep red velvet.
We were asked to create various pieces of furniture for the bar, including a large curved feature wall with faceted mirrors; the frame of which has been finished in high gloss green lacquer. The wall provides a striking backdrop for the lighting and neon lettering, achieving a very distinctive bar.
A number of different booth-seating configurations were required for the bar. Each has been fully upholstered in deep red velvet and leather with fluted backs, edged with oak plinths, topped with oak capping, and have specially developed brushed brass effect metal rails.
Table tops have been custom-built using further specialist methods – fixing a marble effect material to the underside of toughened glass. These have been fringed with the same bespoke fine brushed brass effect metal and stand on green lacquered cast-iron bases.
The completed furniture was delivered on time and within budget, fulfilling the client’s high expectations for the stylishly designed bar.