25 Catherine St., WC2B 5JS
Artesian is a welcome addition to London’s sophisticated bar scene and has a strong cocktail concept specialising in rum.
In working their magic, David Collins Studio have embellished traditional decorative elements, bringing them boldly into the 21st century. Most dramatic is the ornate wall panelling inset with silver-leaf bevelled mirrors and bespoke decorative features.
The bar itself is equally eye-catching; a focal point of the room, this towering, intricately carved altarpiece, displays a mix of influences, best described as ‘Chinese Chippendale.’ These influences are echoed in the elegantly sculpted timber chandeliers suspended throughout the room.
The marble bar counter is a classic touch, but one that resonates with the rather more modern colour palette of mulberry and lilac accents, present most strikingly in the embossed leather upholstery of the seating.