VIVI Bar design with gold elements

Versital metal banded table tops and bar tops specified for a premium restaurant project in London.

Versital is proud to announce that its’ recently released metal banded faux marble table tops and bar tops have been selected to compliment the latest project by a premium hospitality group: rhubarb.

The restaurant located in one of London’s most iconic buildings of the sixties: The Centre Point. The new venue has an interesting and modern ambience inspired by the sixties as a tribute to the designer George Marsh and the building itself.

VIVI restaurant daylight picture

SAY Architects Director Gordon Young about the restaurant’s look:

“The design takes inspiration from the 1960s. Centre Point is an iconic building that was completed in 1966. We referred back to that era as we felt it was appropriate and respectful to the building, as well as being a fun reference for the interior fit out.”

Modern British Dining in Exquisite Style

The large 16,000 square feet venue features two spectacular galleries overlooking New Oxford Street and new public plaza. Designers wanted to divide the space in order to create distinctive dining experiences in each of them.

VIVI booth in baby pink

Versital’s metal banded ‘Arabesque’ tops found their place in the more feminine part of the restaurant due to their subtle finish, while ‘Norvein’ marble finish compliments the masculine northern gallery. Both galleries are brought together in the main dining area inspired by a sixties dance hall with a glamorous bar at one end and walnut and rose-coloured mirrored feature wall at the other end.

VIVI gallery with a baby pink sofa

Gemma Stockberger the sales and marketing director of Versital says:

“We are very proud to have been selected to create this stunning design with the premium hospitality design practice rhubarb. We have been following their work for some time and find their projects absolutely breath-taking. We believe that Vivi is an astonishing project that will really add to the iconic London development and we are delighted to be a part of it.”

Stunning Marble Table Tops

Rhubarb has a portfolio of well-recognised restaurants in London including Sky Garden, CODA by Eric Chavot and Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall.

Norvein metal banded table top

PB Jacobse, Managing Director at rhubarb, says:

“We are delighted to be developing another distinctive new food and drink concept in what is one of the London’s most iconic buildings. We have every confidence that VIVI will reflect the creativity, style and precision synonymous with the rhubarb brand.”

Metal Banding Creating a Statement

The restaurant uses a range of complimenting features to create an ambience sympathetic with the design of the iconic London development. The designers made use of reflective surfaces and metal accents including the table tops from Versital and the incredible chandelier from a Danish designer called Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt to really create a statement.

VIVI restaurant at night

Gemma Stockberger the sales and marketing director of Versital says:

“We believe that the restaurant would be one of the main go-to places in London not only due to the fantastic design, but also the incredible menu that is a signature of the rhubarb practice.”

SAY Architects Director Gordon Young about the restaurant’s look:

“When you look back on the initial concept, we haven’t lost too many of the initial ideas, that is rewarding. Of course to see the whole Centre Point be redeveloped back to its original intention to be the centre of London, and be part of that development, is also very gratifying.”

Practical Restaurant Solution

VIVI Ladies toilets design

Versital provides an exceptional solution for projects like Vivi where the areas will undergo heavy usage. Due to the properties of the material Versital can offer a true to life cultured marble that is 100% stain proof  ideal for tables and bars, which can be a problem with the real material. Versitals’ extensive range of colours offers a freedom of design being fully handmade and bespoke to each designers’ requirement.

For more information on our marble bar tops take a look at information guide. If you would like advice, samples or wish to place an order for a bar tops or table tops, please call us on 01204 380780, or email us at sales@versital.co.uk