THE PENROSENEW YORK GASTROPUB
Opening date: June 20th 2012 ( first day of summer)
An Irish Bar & Restaurant decorated in the upper east side of Manhattan, New York City. With the distinct characteristic of gastropub inspirations in mind, the owners old train car design ambitions & a correlation with four other sister bars ( The Wren, Wilfie & Nel, Sweet Afton & Bua) I was able to create a place setting
reminiscent of the early century post industrial revolution. Haunting vintage portraits, old machinery, weathered wood furniture, gold leaf, tiny white tiles, aged leather & course toile print fabrics, tarnished brass, delicate glass, hand-painted signs, hints of cotton plant, wheat & lavender stock the bar is like sitting within a decorated set itself.
Furniture, lighting & accessories mostly old vintage found all over New York state & USA, custom made curtains, pillows, upholstery, concrete bar, tables, tile work, signage, salvaged boards interior for bar, walls, ceiling & floors, custom designed plant arrangements & windows.
Opened on 2nd avenue between 82nd & 83rd in New York City, the bar name resembles a train station in Cork, Ireland. Train inspirations also relevant to the new subway station opening directly in front of the Penrose location in the UES.
Thanks to Ruairi Curtin, Mike, Moe, Carrie & the whole Penrose team who allowed this to happen!
Photos courtesy of Urban Daddy www.urbandaddy.com & https://daily.liftluxe.com/
Here’s a little peak how The Penrose was decorated over the Festive Season:
Garlands, wreaths, evergreens, silk bows & foiled gold decked the halls and booths. Fresh pine, holly & spearmint complimented the hot steaming cider with a cinnamon stick served daily during the season. Then a combination of miniatures made from holiday relics, folded paper & tiny trees that lit up in a few bell jars... a holiday setting made to take one back to ye olde cozy comforts of the traditional season.
Year of Production 2012