Soutine

Taking inspiration from the great boulevard cafés of Paris and the artistic heritage of St John’s Wood, Soutine is an informal neighbourhood rendezvous from restaurateurs, Corbin & King. the team behind The Wolseley, and The Delaunay. Brintons worked with London-based studio Brady Williams to create bespoke carpets for the main dining area within the Soutine Restaurant as part of an extensive refurbishment programme.

Brintons transformed the elegant art-bedecked space working with the team at Brady Williams to select a design from Brintons renowned archive, which was in-keeping with the period of the building. Brintons designer Jodie Hatton worked on a detailed specification to prepare the designs for manufacture. To meet the demands of a busy location, a high performance Brintons axminster carpet with a complex wove and locked yarn that creates a strong, integrated three dimensional structure was selected.

Taking its cues from the neighbourhood’s history and heritage, in particular the nearby St John’s Wood Art School, the restaurant evokes the Arts and Crafts Movement, whilst taking visual cues from Edwardian architecture.

It was a pleasure to collaborate with Brinton’s on creating the design for the elegant Belle Epoque inspired carpet at Soutine. The new carpet complements the main dining room beautifully and we are delighted with the quality of workmanship and the finished product, which has helped create a welcoming environment for our guests.

Bryndal Bennett

Senior Marketing Manager, Corbin & King

Named after French-Russian expressionist artist Chaim Soutine, who was famous for his portraits of waiters and pastry chefs the formal restaurant has a large horseshoe shaped dining room with seating around a curved edge. The space features an opulent stained-glass skylight and a bespoke commissioned hand painted mural wraps the staircase, echoing the spirit of the neighbourhood in the early 1900s.

Project summary

Name
Soutine
Details
Custom  axminster carpet
Date
January 2020
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