Case Study

Jamie's Italian


REF: 6967

The Brief

The restaurant needed to be individual in its design, but still retain the now recognisable Jamie ‘twist’! As the restaurant is situated in the stunning 19th Century Grade II listed Guildhall on Wheeler Street, Cambridge, the designers called for a banquette seating design that was sympathetic to the building’s architecture, but still incorporating a modern feel.

  • Tick iconCambridge
  • Tick iconBooth Seating
  • Tick iconBench Seating
  • Tick iconButton Back
  • Tick iconSettee Style Box Arm
  • Tick iconTurned legs
  • Tick iconPlinths

Interior Design

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

The Solution

In the rotunda area the seating was formed as 4 long runs of banquettes positioned around marbled columns. MBDS specified a single row of float buttons to the backs of the seating combining traditional with modern. The traditional style is further enhanced with the solid oak cappings and turned arms at either end of the banquettes. This is then combined with a contemporary twist of using burgundy leather on two of the banquettes and a vivid green on the other two.


Martin Brudnizki Design Studio really wanted to create a wow factor upstairs. To do this an 8.5 metre Chesterfield style banquette was produced in bright pink leather. To ensure every detail was just right, we manufactured a 1 metre prototype prior to full production. To ensure the highest level of comfort was achieved, a webbed base on the seat was retained whilst still having the deep buttoned seat. The buttoned scroll arms at either end were made as an integral part of the design providing a seamless flow from arm to back. The solid timber turned legs added a final touch to the “free-standing” Chesterfield banquette


The finished effect is magnificent; mixing traditional with modern in an amazing setting.

“It is always a pleasure to work with Craftwood for their professional approach and fine quality of the fitted furniture, delivered within our tight program.”

Michael Reed, Managing Director, duBoulay Contracts

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