Back to the future: Adventure Bar works with Design & Contract Furniture for a futuristic redesign

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Design & Contract Furniture has provided a range of its stylish furniture as part of the redesign of a popular London cocktail bar. Working with London-based design agency Mystery, Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction has undergone a complete brand refresh, including the refurbishment of the vibrant bar as well as new menus and design work to match the personality of the new futuristic setting.

It has been re-created to replicate a futuristic experience based in the home of a Victorian time-traveller, travelling into the future through their eyes. The new design offers visitors the choice of two experiences with Victorian steampunk and mid-century retro-themed bars available. Design & Contracts provided a mix of tables, bar stools and 32 metres of banquette seating to integrate with the theme of both bars.

Bryan Lloyd, co-owner of Adventure Bar, commented: “We are really pleased with the furniture supplied by Design and Contracts and how well it complements the redesign of the bar. The service provided by Design and Contracts has also been of a really high standard and we have since used the company for additional work on the other bars in our chain and we will without a doubt continue to work with them for future projects.”

The Victorian steampunk bar is furnished with a number of Design and Contracts’ industrial-style bar stools with character oak tops and traditional side dining chairs. The company also supplied traditional, back-buttoned faux-leather banquette seating for a more comfortable option. All seating surrounds a number of Italian dining tables with a walnut finish. The dark colours and wooden effects used on the furniture and other décor in the bar effectively create a scientific Victorian museum setting as proposed by the bar’s design team.

The mid-20th-century retro bar offers a complete contrast to the mellow tone created by the dark and industrialised setting of the steampunk bar. It displays plenty of bright colours and lights with its lively décor and vibrant furniture suggesting and encouraging a more upbeat atmosphere. The diner-style bar offers a range of seating, including faux-leather turquoise or black and orange banquette seating and stools, surrounding a series of metallic diner-style tables. The retro bar was redesigned to complement the rebrand of the bar which has introduced several eye-catching items to its colourful menu, such as a Ziggy Stardust cocktail.

Adventure Bar Clapham Junction

Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction is part of a group of cocktail bars across London, offering casual dining during the day and an energetic cocktail bar in the evenings. The bar has recently expanded its premises and is proving to be a very popular attraction, reaching maximum capacity every weekend.

It is just one of many projects for Berkshire-based Design & Contracts in the hospitality industry. It has completed a large number of schemes, manufacturing and supplying furniture to bars, restaurants and cafés through to hotels and office break-out areas.

Further information on Design & Contract Furniture is available from the company on 01344 628108, at or by visiting

Adventure Bar Clapham Junction

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