SPECIAL GUNMETAL FINISH
Vine is an exciting new cocktail bar located in the historic Victoria Mills in West Vale near Halifax, opened by partners Lynda Gianotti and Chris Ball. Vine serves a wide selection of classic and bespoke cocktails, fine wines and craft beers, transforming into a ‘hip’ lounge later in the evenings. Most of the furnishings were supplied by contract supplier Andy Thornton Ltd, whose showroom is in the same building.
On entering Vine, through the impressive arched stone entrance, the industrial-style metal inner lobby sets the tone for what lies beyond. The entryway with two doors and a glazed screen was manufactured by the architectural metalwork department at Andy Thornton. The framework features gusseted corners and rivet-style fixings, and the toughened glass screen incorporates an etched ‘Vine’ logo. It has been sprayed in a special gunmetal finish with rust detail to give an aged appearance.
GLASSES DISPLAY RACK
Andy Thornton supplied the bar counter and highly visual bottle shelves and glasses display rack on the back bar. This was manufactured using scaffold-style clamp components and steel tube sprayed in the same gunmetal and rust finish. This incorporates reclaimed pine shelving for the bottles, stemware rods for holding champagne and wine glasses and even a matching hook-on ladder for accessing the high shelves.
SCAFFOLD-STYLE DRINK STANDS
Adjacent to the bar Andy Thornton scaffold-style drink stands with reclaimed pine tops have been matched with French café bar stools in a mix of antique red and pewter finishes. Above the drink stands are striking glass and mango wood pendants with rustic lamps. These are complemented by factory-style cage pendants above the bar, again from Andy Thornton.
In the lounge area Andy Thornton supplied a 10 metre run of fixed button-back banquette seating, upholstered in a contrasting mix of contemporary tartan check with antique brown faux-leather seat to provide a warm inviting feel. Cast iron cruciform tables with reclaimed pine tops and French café style metal chairs face large window-like mirrors with steel frames to follow the industrial theme.