The fight between Good and Evil - stained glass in a restaurant

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.

A set of five small stained-glass windows located on the right, tells the story of the struggle against sin. They present: precipitation rebel angels, Archangel fighting a dragon - which symbolizes evil, Judgment of souls, the victory over death and sin for salvation and reunion with God in heaven. Last stained glass is Christ as a lamb whose sacrifice and resurrection brought man to Salvation. Lamb's blood dripping into a cup, symbol of the Eucharist and communion.
Each of the stained glass has a dimension of 075 meters x 0.7 meters. Panel are mounted on the wall of the hall bar next to each other in wooden coffers.

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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

Additional Info

  • Designed by:: Pawel Przyrowski
  • Technique:: Classical stained glass
  • Character of the object:: Restaurant