We were delighted when WFC and Robert Angell Design International, commissioned us to manufacture seventy metres of bespoke seating for the refurbishment of the prestigious Spanish restaurant, Aqua Nueva. Located on Regent Street, London, the fine dining restaurant is part of the unique venue Aqua London, which includes the Aqua Spirit roof top bar and Japanese restaurant Aqua Kyoto. Aqua London is part of the acclaimed Aqua Restaurant Group which has several high-profile locations worldwide.
Robert Angell Design International has designed an ‘exciting new space, inspired by historic Spain and its sun-drenched streets. An elegant palette for furniture of burgundy, dark stained wood will be flattered by champagne gold leafed metal gates, limed dark timber walls and copper leafed ceiling complemented by beautiful herringbone timber floor and mosaic patterns for the dining room.’
Working alongside Robert Angell Design International we initially developed a prototype for the bespoke banquette. The prototype allowed the client to approve the design, durability and comfort of the seating before going into manufacture. The stylish seating is constructed on a frame of oak which has been stained dark using a specialist triple process and has show wood inlaid with brass details. The seventy metres of seating has been upholstered in fine grade Italian burgundy leather. Back seat pads fabricated in dark tan saddle leather and finished with white stitching detail and brass studs, cleverly strap around the seats. The elegant seating is capped with fiddle rails assembled from solid brass with a distressed antique finish and wrapped in fine leather. We manufactured, delivered and installed the bespoke seating on time and within budget.
Robert Angell commented “We worked closely with Noble Russell throughout the design process and they managed to interpret and deliver some of the more challenging and intricate details of the furniture, which included wrapping leather straps to fiddle rails and hand trialling the stitched saddles to the backs of the banquettes. This coupled with their expertise allowed for timely delivery and a fabulous end result.”
The refurbished Aqua Nueva restaurant opened in June.