In 2017 the famed Woodpecker Bar and Restaurant in Lanark’s town centre changed hands after 36 years. The new owners wanted a fresh look to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the Woodpecker’s history and our products played a key role in the transformation.
Woodpecker owners Ali and Claire Campbell, and Tim Lowe called on the expert services of celebrity interior designer and Selkie Brand Ambassador, John Amabile, to help with their venue’s revamp. They wanted to create an industrial and contemporary feel, while giving consideration to the many practical elements involved in running a bar and restaurant.
For the bar area, our Selkie wall panels were an obvious choice for John. Having worked with the product for several years, he is extremely confident in recommending and specifying Selkie to current work projects. As well as the aesthetic benefits, Selkie is extremely hard wearing, making it ideal for a commercial area such as a bar. With its easy clean, wipe down properties, Selkie also copes well with the inevitable spillages and sticky residue from alcoholic beverages. With 30 designs to choose from, the industrial style Textured Concrete was selected for the Woodpecker, with its interactive, textured surface giving an opulent edge.
Keeping with the luxury-industrial feel, John selected an Egger worktop in Stone Grey from our stocked range to compliment the wall panels. The surface ST9 Smoothtouch Matt creates a sense of warmth, with its almost velvety touch and natural character. A popular contemporary design, it teams perfectly with the smooth curvature of the Woodpecker bar. Its laminate surface also makes it highly practical, with resistance to grease and stains, easy clean surface and general longevity.
The combined effect of the Selkie panels and Egger worktops played a central role in John’s industrial, grey palette inspired design. Modern, stylish and completely fit for purpose, John achieved an interior which is aesthetically pleasing, practical and easily capable of standing the test of time.
2440 x 1220 Concrete Matt 903m Laminate Sheets
Egger Stone Grey U727 ST9 Worktop
Worktops are available in a variety of 25mm / 38mm thicknesses and as 4100 x 650mm (edged on one long side) or 920mm (edged on two long sides) Collection EGGER Decorative Collection 2017-2019
Colour & decor worlds Warm Greys
Surface Texture ST9 Smoothtouch Matt
Decor group Uni
Colour level Medium
Colour Tone Grey