Glovers Alley, Fitzwilliam Hotel
Glovers Alley is a new restaurant within the 5 star Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin. Project Orange have worked on a number of projects within the hotel over a fifteen year period and are currently engaged on a major refurbishment of the whole property, of which the restaurant is the first part to complete.
Our brief from the client for the new restaurant was clear without being prescriptive. He required an interior that would be sophisticated, glamorous and meet the demanding and sometimes conflicting requirements of both fine dining and hotel breakfast service. His ambition, with new chef Andy McFadden, was to regain the illusive Michelin star.
For the original design concept for the hotel we coined the phrase ‘Baronial Moderne’. This conjunction of apparently contradictory style references serves as a device to help generate a new signature aesthetic for the project. In this instance it described the bringing together of the signature elements of a grand county house with a modernistic aesthetic redolent of the art deco period.
Project Orange has just completed Glovers Alley, the new restaurant in The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin. Launching on February 2nd, the concept for the new restaurant reimagines Pullman Class dining through a contemporary lens. Fluid lines and luxurious materials unite a sequence of intimate spaces in an elegant whole. Evocative of the Streamline Moderne style of the 1930s whilst confidently of their time, the glamorous yet informal interiors are defined by linings of rich fumed oak and brass, coved plasterwork and Deco-Pastel leathers.