Bacchanalia is a spectacular, luxury restaurant, private dining and private members club; no expense was spared in this project, with sculptures by Damien Hirst, ceiling murals, 2000 year old artworks, and George Jackson Limited (GJL) decorative plasterwork.
The flamboyant, decorative style ensured the Interior Designer – MBDS – made the most of GJL’s extensive collection of over 11,000 moulds and patterns. Whilst GJL used their historical, timber-carved moulds to create sumptuous designs, the full effect required new artworks to be modelled and large geometric shapes created by 3D modelling and printing.
Combining craftsmanship and historical records, attention to detail, a responsive quick-acting team and a great deal of innovation; George Jackson Ltd delivered a complex project in a very tight timescale. Client, main contractor and designers were all very complimentary of their work and project performance; as the main contractors feedback summarised “In spite of the project challenges quality was very high and everything was installed on time or better. We genuinely couldn’t fault any aspect of GJL’s work or cooperation, we will without doubt use George Jackson again.”
Scope of Works
– Shells – balcony undersides. The largest shell cast was over 4m x 1m on plan. A mould was created by GJL creating 3D digital models of these, routing a polystyrene core into a mould outline, and then smoothing the surface to a usable plaster mould quality. The casts were all produced monolithically for quality of finish.
– Private Dining Room decorative ceiling. A traditional decorative ceiling with floral bands, rosettes at moulding intersections and large rosettes to the coffers. GJL also produced a highly decorative cornice and frieze.
– Roman inspired decorative panels above doorways in private members area and decorative arch surrounds. These were sketched with a basis on an inspiration image provided by the client (from a Roman historical record), modelled in clay and then moulded and cast, along with a decorative arched surround.
– Columns and corbels. Highly decorative, Corinthian capitals.
– Resin ornamentations for joinery. Based on historical Jackson Range of patterns.