Stained glass windows in "Angels & Gypsies" Restaurant and "Communion Bar" (Church Street Hotel, London)

16 November 2013

Interior design of the London restaurant "Angels & Gypsies"Angels & Gypsies and bar "Communion BarCommunion 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:mapka parter

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: 

Piwnica Expulsion from Paradise - stained glass in a restaurant The fight between Good and Evil - stained glass in a restaurant Trinity - stained glass in a restaurant Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea - stained glass in the bar restaurant Golden Calf - stained glass in the restaurant Jacob's Ladder - stained glass in a restaurant

Stained glass panel were made ​​using the best quality glass (coated glass from Lamberts in Germanycoated 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:

Additional Info

  • Date of execution:: 02-03-2007 - 01-11-2013
  • Designed by:: Pawel Przyrowski
  • Idea by:: Mel & Jose Raido
  • Technique:: Classical stained glass
  • Character of the object:: Restaurant
  • Location:: London
  • Additional information::

    Inspired by the warmth and sensuality of the Americas, the Church Street Hotel is a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of Downtown South London. With a Vibrant local Art scene, effervescent night life, yet close proximity to central London attractions, the Church Street hotel is a Sanctum of Inspiration and Vitality.

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