The Chester Grosvenor is flying the flag for British design!
2nd April 2012
The Chester Grosvenor is flying the flag for British design in a collaboration with leading designer Nick Munro.
The luxury hotel commissioned Nick, who is Chester-based but internationally renowned, to create stylish new tableware to mark the reopening of the La Brasserie restaurant.
The 200,000 cups of tea and coffee served in La Brasserie every year will now be served in sleek stainless steel designer tea and coffee pots, milk jugs and sugar bowls from Nick’s Sphere and Domus collections.
The new teapots are proving popular with tea aficionados because the 10 different loose teas that the hotel buys from another Cheshire-based company ‘Tea from the Manor’ can now be served using the teapot’s in-built tea strainer.
The Chester Grosvenor were introduced to Nick by a regular hotel guest who was so impressed by his work that she recommended it to hotel manager Ross Grieve and food and beverage manager Mark Bevan.
The pair paid a visit to Nick’s Chester shop incognito to see his innovative designs – on products from watches to egg cups – for themselves.
They were so impressed they commissioned Nick to produce new tea and coffee sets to celebrate the reopening of La Brasserie as part of a multi-million refurbishment.
Mr Grieve said: “Nick’s designs are elegant and timeless and that’s why they fit so beautifully with The Chester Grosvenor.
“The new tea and coffee pots look brilliant in the restaurant and we’ve already had diners asking about the beautiful new teapots that their favourite tea is served in.
“It’s great to be able to champion great British design like this and the added benefit is that Nick is a Chester-based business so we’re supporting another local business.
“The Chester Grosvenor is a proud Chester business and so is Nick Munro so the collaboration is a natural one.”
Nick’s products are sold worldwide and his customers include the Gleneagles hotel, P&O Cruises, John Lewis across the UK and Bloomingdales New York.
Nick said: “Chester has been very good to me and I am very proud to have opened my first shop here with customers and tourists dropping in from all over the world.
“I often visit The Chester Grosvenor for coffee and I am thrilled to see my teapots and coffee pots being so elegantly deployed in the new La Brasserie – you will probably find me in there even more often in future!”