Kährs and Jameson Distillery Bow St
TWO wood floor designs, from Kährs Da Capo Collection, have been supplied by TileStyle for the newly refurbished Jameson Distillery Bow St – Jameson’s Dublin-based brand home and visitor experience.
Located in Smithfield, on the site of the original distillery, the new building combines whiskey tasting with ‘state-of-the-art storytelling techniques’.
Its €11m redevelopment was led by BRC Imagination Arts; Dublin-based architects, The O’Toole Partnership and Main Contractors, Flynn Management & Contractors.
All Kährs flooring was installed by Floor Form (Ireland), from Dunboyne, Co Meath.
Formerly called the Old Jameson Distillery, the ‘home of Jameson’ on Bow Street first started distilling Irish whiskey in 1780. After production was moved to Midleton in the ‘70s, the site was converted into a visitor centre, which attracts over 300,000 tourists each year.
During the refurbishment, the original fabric of the listed building was carefully protected and historic findings carefully managed.
Kährs designs - Oak Domo and Oak Unico - each reflected the building’s heritage and rustic interior, with timber elements – including existing truss beams, bar areas, barrels and shelving – playing a big part throughout. Both floors have a lively, rustic grain and are brushed, smoked, handscraped and beveled to give a vintage finish.
The installed floor area spanned over 230sq m and included ‘The Ticketing Hub’; the Water Tank Building Lobby, Welcome Lobby and Craft Experience Welcome Lobby; the Maturation Warehouse corridor and JJ’s Office, a secret tasting bar.