Andy Thornton at Galoupet, Knightsbridge

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    Galoupet is a new restaurant in London’s Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge opened by renowned Provencale wine estate Chateau du Galoupet. Set in a chic minimalist interior, the venue features stylish modern restaurant furniture sourced from top UK contract furniture supplier Andy Thornton.The restaurant, with Chris Golding in the kitchen, offers light healthy Asian and Mediterranean inspired dishes, with a big focus on wine matching to every dish; the wine list changing continuously according to the menu.

    The owners wanted to create an intimate restaurant & lounge for people to enjoy food and wine with family and friends. They commissioned London design agency Blacksheep with a brief to create a smart, sophisticated informal feel for the restaurant, private dining area and lounge spaces.

    To help achieve the look of understated glamour and clean lines, Andy Thornton manufactured two 3.5 metre free-standing button-back sofas for the downstairs bar area, featuring ebonised frame and legs and upholstered in a high-performance, neutral faux suede. One sofa is matched with elegant side chairs in light grey diamond patterned chenille and beige painted legs, with white Pedrali tables with square solid marble tops.

    Facing the adjacent sofa are more chairs and matching stools in faux suede around specially made sleek round coffee tables in patinated brass frames and top edgings with marble tops, which create a touch of glitz and glamour to the whole interior.

    For the private dining room Andy Thornton manufactured two bespoke solid oak rectangular tables in a natural matt finish which features decorative inlaid solid brass strips.
    Andy Thornton is working closely with Blacksheep on a number of other interesting projects. To view our range and portfolio visit

    Daniel Fountain / 09.12.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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