The use of coloured, small format, tiles from Solus Ceramics has brought a sense of style and individuality to this new sour dough pizzeria in Crystal Palace, South East London.
Designed by Richardson Studio, Four Hundred Rabbits is a restaurant with an eclectic Aztec twist: fun, simple, inventive and far from traditional.
The design features standard timbers and pegboard to create a layered backdrop to the colour and artwork. Instead of conventional Italian colours, the designers specified Solus Ceramics’ Bright and Modular ranges and opted for a modern approach by transforming red and white into pink and jade.
These striking colours can be seen in the tile and grout selection, with pink tiles and pink grout applied to the bar front and counter, and jade tiles used in the bathroom.
The Bright range is a collection of energetic porcelain wall and floor tiles offering a wide selection of over 40 plain and uniform colours.
The Modular range boasts a choice of formats to create stand out designs, whether it’s a checkerboard effect, diagonal stripes or a triple colour mix. As featured in Four Hundred Rabbits, all of the range’s tiles can be paired with different coloured grouts. Modular is available in over 40 different colours, ranging from pearly greys through to vivid electric blues and deep shades of burgundy.
Celia Richardson, Design Director of Richardson Studio, says: “The tiles we used can be seen on the bar front and counter. All of the tiles used were 100 by 100mm in size to allow us to maintain a fluid sense of continuity throughout the restaurant.”
“We specified Solus Ceramics’ Bright range not only for its aesthetic appeal, but also because of its durability, helping to meet all of our clients requirements. To ensure the restaurant had its own identity, we needed to make sure we had a selection of colours available to choose from that offers a unique individual style.”
“The overall result of the project is something we are incredibly pleased with. It has been great to see our ideas come to life and allow other people to share something that we created.”
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2017.