Christies Brasserie in St Peter Port, Guernsey, has been welcoming shoppers, commuters and tourists through its doors for 21 years. The venue has just reopened following a major refurbishment and Andy Thornton is delighted to have supplied key elements for the new look interior.
The Art Deco theming features a black, white and shades of grey colour scheme, with contrasting brass metalwork and lighting creating a contemporary French bistro feel. Centrepiece in the cocktail bar is an L-shaped polished brass over bar bottle and glasses rack system above the counter. This eye-catching feature is over 5 metres in length, with a 2.25 metre return and mounted flush to the ceiling.
Working to drawings supplied by the architects Tyrrell Dowinton Associates, we fabricated the brass gantry in our workshops. The bottle shelf was fabricated in solid brass square section, whilst underneath glass rack stemware rods were brazed to the framework to hold the stems of the wine glasses and champagne flutes.
We also supplied decorative brass balustrade panels that front the raised seating area. These bespoke panels, which were fabricated to fit into the existing timber balustrade frame and handrail, feature solid brass rods with circle detail fitted into a solid brass channel. These complement the rest of the interior and in particular the geometric wallpaper.