The Ivy recently opened its doors to the public once again. The interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) retain elements of the previous colour palette, but with contemporary additions. The much-loved features including the wood panelling, harlequin stained glass windows and work by British artists remain and have been incorporated into the new design to establish the restaurant firmly in the 21st century.A particularly noteworthy aspect of the new design, and one that the media has frequently highlighted, is the restaurant’s fantastic central dining bar. The stone topped bar boasts beautiful lamps made by the Dernier & Hamlyn team in its London factory working closely with MBDS.
The brief was to achieve a luxurious appearance and decorative feature combined with subtle lighting. The lamp bases were cast in solid brass using handcrafted wooden moulds and the glass shades were hand cut to accomplish the desired faceted look and their internal facings sandblasted to provide a soft spread of light.
Jeremy Quantrill, Dernier & Hamlyn’s managing director says: “These bar lamps look fantastic in The Ivy. Our team’s attention to detail throughout the project has enabled us to help MBDS create such a beautiful space.”