In partnership with TT Architects, James Tobias were asked to engineer a bespoke storage solution for Z Hotels. This collection of boutique hotels had recently opened a new venue in Bedford Street, London with an adjoining café area. TT Architects approached James Tobias to create a storage solution for the café.
As Z Hotels were looking for a wine and crockery storage solution that would maximise space effectively TT Architects conceived a triangular wine rack concept using ply wood. On suggestion from James Tobias it was determined that the storage system should be built from bamboo. We suggested bamboo as the benefits would be threefold; the storage was stronger in its structure, more visually appealing, and furthermore, built from a more sustainable material.
Taking the architects brief to create the low-level units we delivered a solution which was a bespoke hybrid of our StorageWall solution and a traditional kitchen unit concept. The sides were cladded but seamless with doors overhanging the top to omit any handle details. James Tobias created additional storage space through modifying the size of the wine racks to allow one more bottle per row to be stored. For the back section, we used powder coated steel with capped concealed fixing in order to ensure there was enough strength in the structure. At the same time, the minimal thickness of the material choice and the concealed fixing kept the bamboo as the focus point.
Having chosen James Tobias for the quality of our manufacturing and design, TT Architects and Z Hotels were pleased with our solution which was successfully delivered within the project timeframe.