Concrete Worktop for a Tapas Bar
Brindisa at Battersea Power Station
We were very excited at Fluid Stone to be commissioned to produce a concrete bar-top at the prestigious site of Battersea Power Station. Having already completed another bar-top for Brindisa at their Soho site, it was a real pleasure to be working with them again.
For this particular project, the designers decided to use a Mediterranean aesthetic throughout the space. Traditional earth-toned colours were specified such as the terracotta floor tiles, always a classic choice for tapas bars. A dark hardwood with a vertically fluted design was used for the main bar area. As this was the centrepiece for the restaurant, the clients wanted something to stand out and make a statement. We were given some mood boards and colour swatches and after sending out a few of our own custom cast colours samples the designers decided to go with a muted warm tone to sit between the hardwood and floor tiles. The bar-top was cast at a 60mm edge thickness with large sweeping curved corners to give a more spacious feel to the place. We decided upon a natural feeling densifier to seal this piece for a luxurious polished feel that will slowly age and mark with time. These photos were taken a few years after it was installed and if you look closely, you will also see the start of some light shrinkage marks. These small fissures give the piece a ‘nice worn in’ and rustic feel like it’s been there for 100 years!
If you would like to see any of our work in person, feel free to pop in for a drink and some tasty tapas.
If you would like to see some of our colour range, just drop us a line with your address and we’ll post a couple of our sample tiles out. We have a large range of both vibrant and neutral colours along with classic concrete grey tones. We can give a full detailed quote from a simple drawing and we will always endeavour to do our best to help nurture and collaborate on any design ideas you may have.
Our lead times vary depending on workload, but we can typically fabricate a project in a 4 week time period meaning we can install about 4-6 weeks.