Industrial Breakfast Bar
This industrial style breakfast bar was one of our very first projects. Designed to upgrade a kitchen space by creating a bespoke island to house a fridge, and a comfortable area to eat, giving a spacious an industrial feel to the space.
Client: James the barber, UK
Made: Early 2014
Back when I used to get my hair cut, James was my regular hair dresser. We frequently spoke about modifications to his Kitchen, he eventually bit the bullet and we collaboratively planned and sized the project up. This was my first ‘proper’ sizeable commission in late 2013, I worked with a growing tool collection and an open sided workshop in mid-December (he didn’t know that, of course…but shh).
I planned a double-level Kitchen island and breakfast bar combo. The project eliminated the need for a dining table in his small town flat, and provided concealment for his fridge. Tidying and simplifying the space, while adding storage and an eating area. James wanted the reclaimed look to add style to his flat, so the project was made from 100% recycled materials. We struggled deciding on the best option for the fascia, so James pulled a printed photograph off his wall there and then, which happened to be just the right size to fill the gap with a bit of fettling, so we used that.
With James being a barber, I thought it was quite an appropriate measure to add in a set of old scissors. Found dusty in an old antique shop in the centre of Sheffield, the scissors live to tell another story. They were buffed back to a smooth finish and welded in position. This allowed them to form part of the structure for supporting the top level bar.
I loved building this breakfast bar, and James loved it when I left it with him. My hair is now long, so hopefully James is still enjoying the project to this day. For more industrial and reclaimed furniture, check out the rest of my portfolio.
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