The Cygnet Bar, Helmsley

In 2011 we completed the Cygnet Bar, which is the public bar of the Black Swan Hotel.

This space had previously been a lounge, but our remit was to design a brand new bar that felt as though it had always been there, as part of the fabric of this historic building.

The design is loosely based on a traditional Yorkshire shooting lodge, represented by our use of wood and country fabrics like wools and tweeds.

This masculine theme is softened by the use of cheerful and warm colours.

The pewter top on the bar provides a contemporary feel with a traditional furniture profile.

The Cygnet Bar is enjoyed by hotel-guests, who might have a cocktail or two before going through to dinner. It is also a welcoming bar for non-residents who can meet friends for an evening in a sophisticated setting.