Andy Thornton at Jamie’s Italian, Threadneedle Street, London

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    The latest Jamie’s Italian, the hugely successful award-winning Italian restaurant concept, has recently opened on Threadneedle Street in London. Located in the heart of the financial district, the building is itself rich in banking tradition featuring many original mouth-watering architectural features. The designers, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS), have made stunning use of the decorative high ceilings, stone columns and arched windows and entryways. Much of the restaurant’s loose furniture has been sourced from Andy Thornton, the well-established UK suppliers of contract furniture for restaurants, bars and hotels. They worked closely with MBDS to provide furniture from their extensive range, with special finishes and high quality upholstery.

    In the main dining area, Andy Thornton supplied traditional country-kitchen style slat back dining chairs. These high quality solid beech chairs have been specially lacquered and hand-waxed in a deep purple/red colour and upholstered in dark brown pull-up leather, carefully finished with a blend of oils and waxes to create a pleasing distressed finish.

    Andy Thornton also supplied 80 solid oak table bases in a mixture of single and twin pedestal and matching rectangular and circular oak tops featuring a special ogee shaped edge profile. Again the tables have been stained and waxed to an exact specification, to help create the desired effect.

    These unique touches reflect the ethos of Jamie’s Italian – appealing, informal and unpretentious; a place where everyone feels comfortable.

    Go to the Andy Thornton website at or call their sales team on 01422 376000 to find out more about their extensive range of hospitality furniture.

    Daniel Fountain / 22.11.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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