Renowned for its large outdoor terrace in the university grounds, the eponymous Terrace Kitchen & Bar at Leeds University Union now boasts an impressive interior to match, following an extensive refurbishment, with furniture and lighting sourced from Andy Thornton. The main drinking and casual dining areas feature School side chairs and matching Dansk bar stools. These have been supplied in a heavily-distressed finish, in a mix of sky blue, pink, zinc yellow and mint colours.
These have been paired with stainless steel table bases with concrete-effect laminate tops to complete the urban look. The furniture selected is very versatile, the chairs being stackable, and all the tables and chairs are lightweight and portable, an important consideration when the huge area is used for such a diverse range of events.
In the lounge areas Andy Thornton Repton side chairs and bar stools have been used extensively throughout, matched again with stainless steel table bases and drink stands, all with concrete-effect laminate tops. The chairs have been upholstered in distinguished textured vinyl, in a mix of attractive yet practical grey and blue colours.
The bar itself features lighting from Andy Thornton, with industrial pendants running the length of the extensive bar counter. These heavy-duty pendants in a nickel-plated finish complement the prominent beer pumps on the bar top. The lights feature glazed diffuser panels sealed with locking nuts, to create an ambient, atmospheric illumination.