Interior design of the London restaurant "Angels & Gypsies" and bar "Communion Bar" is enriched with the use of stained glass. The specific design was recognized by customers and critics. The restaurant has been recognized by "The Times" as the one of the top 20 in the UK.
Stained glass windows were made in two stages. First stage was in 2007 when a cycle of "Angels & Gypsies" panels were executed in the restaurant. Three stained glass windows: "Angels and Gypsy Dances", "The Dancer", "The Gypsy Camp", fills external windows and welcomes the Guests. Fourth stained glass panel "campfire" hangs on the wall in the dining room (as a highlighted decorative picture). Detailed photos of stained glass panels can be viewed by clicking on the map below:
In the second stage, in 2013, the newly developed "Communion Bar" in the basement of the building was filled with 15 illuminated stained-glass windows. Religious themes are visible where one enter to the basement: "Jacob's Ladder", "Trinity" - a set of three stained-glass windows, "The Golden Calf" and a set of nine stained-glass windows - portraits - "Expulsion from Paradise" and "The struggle between Good and Evil." The bar is decorated with "Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea." This stained glass panel fills the space under the counter by mapping its shape - bent in an arc. Stained glass can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails on the map below:
Stained glass panel were made using the best quality glass (coated glass from Lamberts in Germany). Advanced art techniques have been used. Coated glass was etched to obtain gradations of color or multicolor within a single piece of glass. In addition, glass was stained with silver oxide. Then glasss was painted with ceramic paints. These works can be vieved at the videos attached to the galleries (entrance through the map).
Stained-glass panels mounted on the walls and in the buffet bar counter are highlighted with even, warm light (by using a special plastic light diffuser).
Here are the photos inside the hotel and restaurant: