Butcher & Banker is a stunning new bar/restaurant/club concept from Finland. The interiors are so unique that its recently opened second venue, in the city of Vaasa on the west coast, has already been nominated for Best European Bar interior in the 2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Designed by Jaana Ekman of Visionary Design Partners Helsinki, the restaurant interior draws from steampunk spirit, with its tin tile clad bar front with solid brass top, abundant copper pipework, caged bottle racks and a cogwheel display feature on the bar back. Even the black chandeliers above the bar have an industrial slant, with swags and drops formed from re-purposed motorcycle chain.
Here the vintage-style furniture from Andy Thornton was perfect for the design and had a major impact, with our popular Factory bar stools in contrasting tan leather seats and back a perfect foil for the steel and brass clad bar counter. These iconic bar stools continue to be one of our best-selling designs, with their innovative design and robust construction.
Likewise, in the lounge area, the matching Factory dining chairs add a dash of warmth and colour against the backdrop of black painted brick walls, black button-back leather banquette seating, factory light pendants and quirky props.