Beautiful new interiors at Coworth Park
London based interior design studio Martin Hulbert Design (MHD) has unveiled the interiors for Woven by Adam Smith – a new restaurant to open at luxury country house hotel Coworth Park.
Entirely bespoke, the theatrical and contemporary interiors blend seamlessly into the fabric of its Georgian manor house setting.
This is the second time Martin Hulbert has been given the brief for the restaurant, having overseen the original renovation of Coworth Park in 2010.
The opening aptly coincides with the start of autumn and continues a theme that runs throughout Coworth Park in which spaces are split into seasons relating to the aspect of the room.
Conceptually designed around the season of autumn, MHD has subtly referenced this throughout the space from the warm, earthy colour scheme and use of natural materials, through to the lighting, all of which is bespoke to the project.
At the entrance to the restaurant, guests are met by an eye-catching set of sculptures by Marcus Crane and Dan Ainsworth.
Made of recycled wood, metal and resin, the work draws inspiration from the gardens at Coworth.
Once inside, guests are welcomed into an impressive new wine room and pantry.
Entering the room, to the right is a light-filled conservatory space with floor-to-ceiling windows framing beautiful views of the expansive countryside and living walls that are top to toe with plants.
An extension of the restaurant, this space also seats 12 in a private dining setting.
The main dining room, which seats 44 guests, is lively and luxurious.
The interiors champion quality, craft, and natural materials at every turn – oak wood, linen, and mohair.
Mounted onto the back wall as the centrepiece of the restaurant is a striking, original plaster plaque made by artisans Locker & Riley set with root vegetables.
Eyes are drawn up to the wonderfully inventive contemporary lighting installation, which is designed by British architect Umut Yamac in collaboration with MHD and mimics a forest canopy with rays of light pouring through the trees and over the restaurant interior.
The bespoke wool carpet complements this with a subtle shadow effect.
There’s a mixture of sumptuous banquette seating, covered in teddy mohair with a playful fringe trim and dining chairs, by Italian designer Poltrona Frau.
The tables have faceted edges and are made using layers of recycled paper that give a subtle striped effect around the rim.
Bespoke pendant lights that can be elevated during breakfast and lowered for dinner hang over each table, providing a clever change in atmosphere.
Privacy screens set with soft LED lighting break up the space, gently enclosing the tables, and providing more intimacy for diners.
The walls, which are again a bespoke MHD design, feature a subtle hand-drawn oak leaf motif printed onto linen.
The floor-to-ceiling curtains, which frame the dramatic Georgian windows, have an ombre effect, bringing warmth to the space.
Dotted throughout the main restaurant are several sculptures to be used as waiter stations.
Made from papier maché and resin, and inspired by the works of British artist Henry Moore, these represent the buttress roots of trees.
A nest of beautiful wooden handbag stools has been made by a local whittler out of fallen oak trees.
Every small detail is original at Woven; the handmade cutlery and plates are all different, some vintage and some modern depending on what is being served, adding yet more theatre to the dining experience.