Pintura, (Spanish for ‘work of art’), is a new Basque kitchen and bar concept from Ged Feltham’s Leelex Group. The first of its kind in Leeds, it is located inside the city’s popular Trinity Centre. Inspired by the food-crazed Basque region of Spain, Pintura offers a modern take on traditional tapas recipes with artisan ingredients.
Based over 4 floors the new venue incorporates furniture and furnishings from Yorkshire-based contract furniture supplier Andy Thornton. The company supplied fixed button-back banquette seating to the ground floor, first floor and mezzanine levels upholstered in a selection of black and rich red distressed antique leathers. These have been matched with a mix of copper topped tables and solid oak/steel banded tops which contrast well with the traditional glazed green wall tiles and striking posters.
Elegant vintage-style ‘Feltham’ swivel bar stools were specified and subsequently named after the proprietor,these are simple in design, featuring a circular base and foot rest, curved timber back rest and comfy seat upholstered in in antique green leather. They look equally at home along the blue tiled first floor bar as they do around the poseur tables on all levels.
Tucked away in the cellar is a wonderful Gin Bar, which features a huge range of gins from around the world together with a Spanish inspired cocktail list. This floor combines a bar counter and wall panelling in block panel parquetry against the original brickwork. Here again the Feltham bar stool has been used extensively along the front of the bar and around poseur tables.