Renovation at American Flatbread

 

New bar area at American Flatbread in Middlebury
New bar area at American Flatbread in Middlebury

 

American Flatbread opened its Middlebury bakery and restaurant in the Marble Works District, in 2002. This spring, Stark Mountain helped the owners undertake a significant renovation to reconfigure the entrance area and expand the bar.

 

Bar top made of locally-sourced hardwoods
Bar tops made of locally-sourced hardwoods

 

The new U-shaped bar seats 18. It has a 2¼” solid wood top made from locally sourced woods including cherry, beech, hickory, white oak, quilted maple and some very old Vermont walnut. On the face of the bar we used Valchromat to make the frames that surround panels of smooth-sanded, reclaimed barn board. LED down lighting illuminates the panels and gives the bar a welcoming glow.

 

The soffit mimics steel framework located nearby and features backlit 3Form light diffusing panels.
The soffit mimics steel framework located nearby and features backlit 3Form panels.

 

Above the bar is a lighted soffit, designed to help define the area and provide more intimate lighting. The soffit was built to mimic the steel framework found throughout the space. It is illuminated by backlit 3Form panels. We also designed 11 pendant lights that are suspended from the soffit. They were made with Valchromat and light diffusing panels from 3Form. The new host station also has a back-lit panel from 3Form.

 

Pendant lights are made of Valchromat with LED strips and 3-Form panels.
Valchromat pendant lights with LED strips and 3Form inserts.

 

Room divider made from recycled barnboard with Valchromat barn sash.
Room divider made from recycled barnboard with Valchromat barn sash.

 

By expanding the bar area, American Flatbread has been able to double their offering of local beers and will soon be offering a full range of local spirits.  A popular local restaurant reimagined.

 

New host station with backlit 3Form panel in front.
New host station with backlit 3Form panel in front.

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