Interior design for a classic and timeless Great Western Railway café
“Inspired by the refreshment rooms of the GWR, Centenary Lounge captures the imagination of a bygone age.”
Faber had the opportunity to work with a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian building and transform it into a 1930’s inspired Art Deco oasis for cafe brand, Centenary Lounge.
One of three cafes, the new Centenary Lounge has moved away from the previous train station settings and instead lies in the heart of Worcester.
The brief was to create a more refined version of the brand, which takes its inspiration from the Great Western Railway (GWR), and convey a modern take on the days of old, when passengers enjoyed refreshment rooms as part of their journey.
At the centre of the design lies a huge circular staircase – inspired by the Queen Mary cruise ship – transporting guests from the more casual ‘waiting room’ style seating area downstairs, to the more formal ‘dining cart’ style area upstairs.
The existing space had been altered over the years, but stripping these additions out revealed some beautiful original features including Georgian paneling and tiles which were worked into the design to retain the buildings authenticity.
The resulting style is one of timeless elegance. Delivering Art Deco style in a contemporary way. The attention to detail is exquisite, from bespoke light fittings to branded tableware, everything adds to the 1930’s GWR experience.