Hibou Blanc by Collective Design

Collective Design have been shortlisted for Restaurant – Europe Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020. 

The client wanted a stylish and sophisticated interior to showcase his vision of a luxury bar and restaurant that offers a high-end complex food and drinks offering. The interior was to have a beautiful ambiance created with mood lighting, dark wood panels, lavish marble and saddle leather. Brass and lead glass was requested to add sparkle and highlights. Traditional detailing with fluted platers, authentic corbels, raised and fielded panels and oversized cornice work and skirting’s were to create a timeless decor.

This venue was to attract fine diners and connoisseurs who enjoy the finer things. Part of the brief was to include an island bar which gives a social aspect to the venue. A private dining room for special occasions. An open kitchen to create theatre and plenty of seating options offering flexibility to the space. The interior was also to be adorned with fine art and cabinets of wine, whiskey and champaign. The clients final wish was to ensure this was an interior which would be unforgettable and offer the customers and experience.


Detailing traditional joinery was a real pleasure to draw and see come to life at such a high standard. Working with quality materials ensured this was a project that would last the test of time and potentially be there for generations to come.

The design answered as the client had a strong idea and it was fulfilled through the interior design. The vision they had allowed for pure luxury and as a result ensured that both the operation and the design was at a very high standard making the restaurant a huge success. The site is in an up and coming part of Newcastle which over the last few years has seen a great amount of investment. It was the correct time to create such an offering in this area. Its success has proven this to be correct. The introduction of Hibou Blanc has raised the overall profile of the area and is leading the way for hospitality in the city.

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