PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS → BAMBI

Bambi

By Nikki Weetch

DATE

2023

LOCATION

Hackney, London

Take an inside look at the hottest bar in Hackney

Bambi is bringing a fresh take on what a wine bar should be; with a focus on good food, good wine and good music, Bambi’s sense of community is at its heart.

Kirkdale has had the pleasure of working with Bambi to help bring their vision to life by supplying bespoke welded stools and tables.  Since opening this hidden gem has been gaining popularity not only for its exquisite wine selection and delectable small plates but also for its captivating interior design. The interior of Bambi focuses on bringing warmth and vibrancy to the space. Golden wood panelling paired with soft lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere throughout the bar and restaurant space. While pops of colour are brought in from the labels on their wine selection and their impressive record collection that sits centre stage and is played by their house DJ. Soft, ambient lighting creates an intimate atmosphere, allowing patrons to unwind and savour their chosen wines in a space that feels both cosy and sophisticated.

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Kirkdale Studios, Bambi, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

Seating is laid out in long communal tables and around counters to encourage interaction between guests and create a welcoming environment that draws its patrons in. The solid wood tops sit on custom welded steel bases in an industrial style that have been handmade in the UK.

All the seating was bespoke designed and manufactured by Kirkdale. Working closely with our UK factories, we were able to explore the manufacturing boundaries to create these beautiful industrial style bar stools. Although deceptively simple, these stools were a challenge to produce due to their tight angles sweeping curves, despite these issues we worked tirelessly to ensure that the stools were finished to perfection and exactly what the client envisioned. The frames were finished in a protective matt black powdercoat and upholstered with soft leather and boucle fabric that matches the colour palette used throughout the venue. 

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Kirkdale Studios, Bambi, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality
Kirkdale Studios, Bambi, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

We knew the furnishings had to be a testament to Bambi’s commitment to quality and style. As a result we paid close attention to detail in the furniture to keep elevating the overall aesthetic to create a sense of refinement that resonates with the bar’s dedication to excellence.

With a menu designed by chef Henry Freestone, Bambi offers a selection of light bites and more substantial meals throughout the day and even offers a sensational oyster happy hour if you’re looking for a little decadence. Meanwhile the soundtrack of your visit can all be found in their enviable record collection curated by London DJ Charlie Dark MBE and as the weekend rolls in the bar stays open late for drinks and dancing with a legendary high-fidelity sound system.

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Kirkdale Studios, Bambi, seating chair interior, interior furniture for restaurants, hotels, bars, bespoke furniture, contract furniture for hospitality

So if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, a cheeky glass of wine or to dance the night away to old records, Bambi is the perfect place for you.

Did you like the barstools we made for Bambi? If you have an idea for a bespoke project or you are looking for something a little bit different, contact our sales team and let us bring your vision to life. →  hello@kirkdalestudios.com

Good food. Good drinks. Good music. Good times.

Indulge in a delightful array of luscious wines and delectable sharing plates available daily from 6 pm to 10 pm, with the bar extending its hours into the late night on weekends.

CLIENT

Bambi

PHOTOGRAPHY

Claire Lewington