Beaujolais Bistro is another signature design build project for Tutto Ferro. For this project, we partnered with general contractor WCC Design Build and owner/head chef Bill Gilbert to design and spec the full finish and fixtures package for the interior public space of the restaurant. Subtle details and solid craftsmanship create a cozy and inviting space that calls to mind a classic French bistro while maintaining a decidedly contemporary edge. Strategically using a combination of custom work and off the shelf materials, Tutto Ferro created a unique and inviting space within the client’s budget and schedule. The end result is a symbiotic experience of food and setting that creates an atmosphere that is truly unique and inviting.
This building stood for years in an overlooked corner of town and served as a halfway house before its purchase and development into the space that it is today. Entrusting the identity of his restaurant to Tutto Ferro, head chef Bill Gilbert released the space to Paolo’s vision and grasp of the potential the 80 year old structure held. The ultimate result of which is a modern space with a vintage soul. This project is a text book example of the creation of a modern space using time-tested and classic materials such as rough sawn lumber, zinc, copper, heavily lacquered wood and time-period correct hand-laid tile. The use of these classic components in modern ways preserves the historic presence of the building, while establishing a classic setting for an exceptional French bistro.
Beaujolais was one of our favorite projects for 2014 because it afforded us the opportunity to work in a number of different materials that we excel in, whether the polished concrete bar top, or the water jet cut copper-plated coffee tables. The installations in this restaurant carry a quality and permanence that we seek to create in all our work.