A trendy Turkish eatery offering diners a tantalising taste of the Mediterranean, Gökyüzü Finchley’s interior has been beautifully designed to reflect the rich heritage of the country that influenced its inception. Solus teamed up with Katy Robinson, Director of Norfolk- based Moxon Design, to compose an original yet authentic aesthetic throughout the spacious three-storey restaurant. Immediately setting the scene, a stunning star-shaped mosaic catwalk, featuring Solus’ triangular Brexon and Garten, and the rhombus-formed Flesk, sourced from the Halogen range, greets guests on arrival. The emblem offers à la mode visuals with a nod to centuries of tradition, while its ecru, dove and raven shades provide a striking juxtaposition to the vibrant teal, rich burgundy and worn wood of the stylish setting. The mosaic forms an eye-catching aisle through the dining space towards the bar where it has been expertly laid to create an appealing apron around the serving area. The vibrant metallic gold of Zingy and bold blue of Lusty, both from the Dynamic range, adorn the walls behind, providing a chic contrast with the rustic counter. The concept is mirrored on the first floor where a bespoke mosaic path, composed of slate-effect Bromine from Solus' Cosmology range, directs diners through the space towards the bar area where Dynamic’s Zingy and Lusty have again been used to create a statement wall. The Eastern theme continues in the second-floor washrooms where the hexagonal design of Focus from the Serif range presents a dynamic aesthetic on the floor, complementing the cool, glossy tones of crackle-effect Satchley tiles from the Harlo range which bedeck the walls. Photography: Franklin & Franklin
Solus CeramicsAn innovative and dynamic company, Solus is renowned among the architectural and design community for being one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles. We pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve, sourcing cutting-edge ranges and predicting future trends, and are passionate about providing first-class customer service. We recently augmented our extensive catalogue of approximately 100,000 porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal and natural stone products by launching organic flooring, luxury vinyl tile, engineered hardwood flooring and cork ranges. Our nationwide team of Area Sales Managers can also source custom-made products to assist in the creation of truly unique designs, and we provide a wide variety of bespoke tile cutting services at our head office in Birmingham. Well established within the industry, having launched in 1995, we are partnered with some of the world’s leading tile factories including Italian-based Casalgrande. Over the years, we have amassed a wealth of experience and expertise, and the business has grown substantially, catering for projects across a wide range of sectors. From the automotive and retail industries to hotel and leisure, office and workplace, swimming pool and spa, and restaurants and bars, it is our mission to provide the perfect solution for any design project. We provide comprehensive technical information for all of our products and are able to offer detailed fixing specifications. In addition, we can deliver advice on British Standards, and offer information on cleaning and maintenance, environmental and sustainability credentials, pendulum testing, and tile matching. We are featured on NBS Source, offer our clients free RIBA approved CPD seminars and provide a complimentary next day sample service.