Collective design started up 6 years ago and is headed up by designer Simon Mcilwraith. Collective based in the centre of Newcastle and specialize in Bar, restaurant, retail and hotel design. This entry looks at a cross section of Simons work during 2016.
These commercial projects include the following. Viceroy an underground stylish city centre cocktail bar, End Clothing a contemporary flagship, gents clothing, retail shop and Toronto lodge a destination rural pub and restaurant in the countryside of Bishop Auckland
OVERVIEW OF PROJECTS -
END CLOTHING -
This British fashion retailer specialize in contemporary men’s' clothing for international, urban and sports brands and footwear. The store was designed to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the store spans three floors, split into a basement dedicated to cutting-edge sportswear and leading Japanese brands; the ground floor featuring contemporary menswear; and the first floor offering luxury collections from iconic French houses.
TORONTO LODGE -
The Toronto lodge is a rural Pub and restaurant situated in the small Hamlet of Toronto outside of Bishop Auckland. This destination venue is sited on a hill top surrounded by farmland overlooking the river wear. This stunning setting was not so true of the original interior at the Lodge. This bar had long since traded and was in disrepair. Last refurbished in the early 1990’s painted magnolia throughout with artex ceilings and peach carpets. No obvious original features existed and damp was found in every part of the building.
Sonnet 43 a brewery based in County Durham bought the building and decided that this was to become their first Sonnet brew pub concept. They asked us to come up with a full interior design from concept through to completion and so began this exciting project
Vice Roy is an underground hidden cocktail bar in the centre of Newcastle. This basement gem is an intimate space, dark, exclusive and sexy.
Viceroy is a truly unique city hideaway, inspired by Victorian Colonial design which also influences the cocktails on offer through there ingredients and flavors.