Jacob's Ladder - stained glass in a restaurant

"Communion Bar" was founded by Jose and Mel Raido - eccentric brothers from Spain. Playing with the convention, they managed to create a place with a unique character. Interior design deriving from religious motifs has been appreciated by critics. The bar stands out with the unique decor but also with fantastic musical events and excellent drinks. Definitely a must-see while visiting London.

In the "Communion Bar" there are 15 stained glass windows created by us. One of them is "Jacob's Ladder".

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Stained-glass windows were made using the best coated glass from the Lamberts Glass Factory in Germany. We used advanced glass techniques, like etching of coated glass in order to obtain subtle color gradations. Some pieces were painted with silver oxide and other with traditional ceramic paints. Stained glass windows are illuminated with an even, warm light (thanks to the use of a special plastic light diffuser).

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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

  • Date of execution:: 01-11-2013
  • Designed by:: Pawel Przyrowski
  • Concept of:: Jose and Mel Raido
  • Technique:: Classical stained glass
  • Character of the object:: Restaurant
  • Location:: London, England

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