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Proper tea at manchester cathedral


Proper tea at manchester cathedral

Continuing our work with Sparklestreet, NoChintz have recently completed the interiors for Proper Tea, a new tea-bar offering located at Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre to coincide with the renovation of the Cathedral itself.

The space has been completely transformed to reflect the heritage of the area and create a comfortable relaxed environment to enjoy the fine range of loose leaf teas on offer.

We designed a feature tiled floor picking up on traditional herringbone and chequerboard patterns and a muted palette of whites and wood tones to compliment.

We used a number of reclaimed doors to create fixed seats, partitions and bar cladding within the space and continued this by screen-printing bespoke designs onto the bar counter top and table tops made up of teacup patterns developed by our graphics team NoChintz Identity. Quirky brass details finish off the design and bring it to life.

Lighting is subtle to compliment the relaxing surroundings and incorporates feature cut glass pendants hung above the bar and a beautiful linen fabric cord.

The resulting space is an elegant and contemporary interpretation of heritage features and patterns.

Proper Tea is owned by Sparklestreet and TV star Yvette Fielding.

Photography by David Lake