Green Beards, Ranelagh

Green Beards, Ranelagh

A modest budget focused design decisions on accentuating space in the long, narrow retail unit and integrating branding, signage and design with the business ethos (natural, raw ingredients for cold-pressed juicing). The existing floor coverings were stripped and the slab ground down and polished, with a pre-cast concrete counter complementing the floor. Existing plasterboard ceilings were stripped to reveal the untreated underside of the pre-cast concrete floor slabs overhead.

Angled fluorescent strip lighting contrasts with the existing curved wall. Hanging pendant lights made from Green Beards glass bottles highlight the counter area and front window display, which combines salvaged Belfast sinks in a bespoke mild steel frame.

Birch plywood is used for wall panels, door trims and door handles, as well as the counter and open shelving. Powder-coated mild steel is used for open shelving at high level in the kitchen/preparation area; exterior signage is made from lacquered mild steel. Powder-coated bespoke bar tables with perforated tops and stools made from salvaged seats sit against the curved blackboard display wall.

Client comments

“The whole experience working with Stephen was a success, he understood our needs and helped us complete the project in a very tight timeframe. He was very approachable and full of great design ideas. His clear communication guided us through each stage of the project. His ability to listen to what our vision was for Greenbeards and then to transform this into his design was quite remarkable. We appreciated his attention to detail, and his expertise in dealing with the builder on our behalf. We would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again. ”

Location: Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Clients: Green Beards Juicery
Completion: May 2014
Contractor: Tom Doyle, Maintenance-Plus
Subcontractors: Concrete by Uniqrete; pendant lights by Wink Lighting (designed by nineteeneighty)

Awards: Commended in the Interior Design & Fit-Out Awards, Architecture Expo 2014
Publicity: Architecture Ireland
Photography: Aisling McCoy