First Impressions Count - Il Rosso Mansfield

t4 design was recently approached by Lee Everett, the owner of Il Rosso - a stylish modern Italian restaurant based in Mansfield - to assist in a project that he was contemplating for the entranceway to his popular and fashionable venue.

Previously, anyone opening the door to the restaurant would be met with a pub-style window located in the small reception area. Wanting to break with tradition, Lee decided he would prefer to showcase a piece of artwork that would generate a greater rush of endorphins than the original piece of etched glass.
t4 design has worked closely with talented Bath-based artist Carole Waller on a number of key projects, as she specialises in working with colour and light through the use of textiles, dies, paint and glass. Consequently, the company felt this project would be perfect for Carole and therefore she was given the brief as to what was required.

In her inimitable manner, Carole produced a work of art created from painted silk, which was exactly what Lee was looking for. By using its tried and tested process of glass lamination, t4 design then encapsulated the fabric artwork between two sheets of glass and finished the piece so that it would fit perfectly into position.
The photos accompanying this case study show that the transient light coupled with the effect of the lamination, brings out the colours within the artwork. Lee was understandably thrilled with the outcome:
"I really appreciate how the team at t4 design understood exactly what I was looking to achieve and how they were able to recommend an artist that would produce something that really fits the bill. Great work guys!"

Mansfield is home to another piece of artwork by Carole Waller, which is located in t4 design's own reception area where, once again, it has been beautifully encapsulated within two pieces of glass. Look out for it on your next visit to the factory!

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Silk Fabric Pre-Lamination

Paul & Lee admiring the glass before installation

Fabric Laminate installed at Il Rosso

Il Rosso Mansfield