White Design dishes out eco-friendly Bordeaux Quay interior

Bordeaux Quay, an organic restaurant, bakery, bar and cookery school complex, is opening in Bristol next month, with a brand identity by Words Publishing and interiors by White Design.

Bordeaux Quay, an organic restaurant, bakery, bar and cookery school complex, is opening in Bristol next month, with a brand identity by Words Publishing and interiors by White Design.

The development is located in a converted 1500m2 warehouse situated on the Bristol harbourside. The project is the brainchild of local restaurateur Barny Haughton and property developer and environmental campaigner John Pontin.

Bordeaux Quay has been designed to minimise its environmental impact on the area. The interior, developed by White Design, is designed according to sustainable and eco-friendly principles, boasting low-energy solutions and recycled materials. The site includes two floors of workshops, kitchens and dining rooms. The spaces are connected through a light, airy central atrium. Overall, the scheme is contemporary and simple, says Scott Hills, project architect of Bordeaux Quay at White Design.

Words Publishing, a Bristol-based consultancy, has created an identity for the development. The group commissioned illustrator Caroline Back to create 20 ink and wash images (pictured right) which form the ‘backbone’ of the brand, says Daniel Penfold, head of design at Words Publishing. The identity will be applied to packaging, wayfinding, menus and corporate material created for the complex.

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