Glenfiddich

2005: Glenfiddich Maltbarn bar and restaurant.

Client brief
Design and revise existing visitors centre to create bar and restaurant, in the 1887 malt barn building.

Paul Hodgkiss design solution
A long flowing bar curving around an awkward support column for best use of space and to accommodate many different parties of customer at the same time. Solid Oak furniture with our trademark natural reminders formed around a huge fireplace with our design fire basket as a central feature. Use the existing stone wall as the back drop for the gantry. Oak, granite, glass and hand wrought steel. The building had a lot of architectural, family and brand heritage so restoring and strategically positioning parts of the building allowed Paul good opportunity to keep the brand firmly in site. Paul and his team achieved success in achieving more than the clients expectations.

2009: Glenfiddich Reception.

Client brief
To design and build a reception desk, touch screen information pods and hero plinth for a rare bottle.

Paul Hodgkiss designs solution
To design a desk that was strong in design, curved for ease of customer flow. Solid Oak for tactility and longevity. An inviting design where LED lights, resin and oak were used to produce the Glenfiddich logo.

2011: Glenfiddich Malt Barn bar restaurant.

Client brief
To develop the space to create a bar atmosphere were Glenfiddich could serve malts only available only from their Dufftown distillery.

Paul Hodgkiss design solution
A bar and gantry with relaxed but exciting atmosphere. Keep with the established Oak and granite interior. The first thing Paul came up with was the idea to use a wall that stretched the height of the ground and mezzanine levels, allowing the customer a full view from wherever they stood in the building. He then designed the sweeping curve staircase to evolve out of the bar, leading up to a mezzanine level, combining curved glass and oak to blend the areas with views of the restaurant and bar below. A clock design was realised in oak, copper and resin – containing only Glenfiddich aged numbers of 12, 15, 18 and 21.