Newhey Carpets: Steak of the Art

Newhey Carpets, a leading British manufacturer and specialist designer of innovative, high performance and sustainable commercial carpets, recently manufactured 3 bespoke designs in a heavy contract Colortec+ carpet for the quirky Steak of the Art restaurant and art gallery in Cardiff.


Steak of the Art, Cardiff, generates a surreal concept of a steak restaurant along with an affordable art gallery. The eatery features a range of inventive booths that owe to the psychedelic atmosphere. Newhey, who had already created carpet for their other restaurant based in Bristol, were asked to manufacture 3 designs for the restaurant. The restaurant features a phenomenal carved tree sculpture which creates a real focal point, Newhey were asked to create a small feature rug that acknowledges this amazing sculpture. Another carpet design was that of a Welsh Dragon for the Private Dining Area, this carpet fits in with the ‘stand out’ feel of the restaurant. This design features bold colours that represent the country and draws customers into the patriotic presence. The final design was to resemble the Steak of the Art logo and to link back to the restaurant branding.


All carpet designs were bespoke Colortec+ creations. Colortec+ is a carpet construction that is tufted using computer yarn placement technology. This product allows for a cost effective carpet with strong durability for areas with high footfall. Colortec+ also allowed the restaurant to develop a scheme of striking, bespoke designs.

Newhey’s Colortec+ carpet is exclusively constructed using 80% wool and 20% Nylon hank dyed pile yarns to create a high quality carpet which makes a perfect solution for the private dining and main dining areas.

The bespoke carpet designs fit perfectly into the restaurant/art gallery’s special atmosphere and help create an unusual but brilliant eating environment.


All Images © Newhey 2015


About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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