TIVOLI Boutique Cinema
TIVOLI is an exciting new breed of boutique cinema, a fantastic screening venue that is also a high-end social and dining destination in its own right.
TIVOLI, which has been designed by London-based consultancy Run For The Hills, has four, fifty-seat screening studios and a twelve-seat Directors Lounge/Screen, offering an exclusive cinematic and dining experience in a premium environment. The first location in Bath boasts state-of-the-art technology, stylish interiors and an impressive food and beverage offering.
Creative Director, Anna Burles of Run For The Hills said: “This is our first foray into cinema design and we’ve absolutely loved it. TIVOLI is an old, charismatic new concept and our interior styling marries seamlessly with TIVOLI’s branding, also designed by our graphics studio. The overall look and feel of our interior scheme is laid-back luxe, super stylish but very welcoming and ultra-comfortable. Our client really enjoys the design process and it has been a privilege developing the concept with him.”
TIVOLI has an earthy and warm palette, paying homage to the natural world, but with an urban, Deco twist. The core colour palette features rich golds, green, ochre and dusky blue tones in slouchy linens, brassy velvets and deeply textured weaves. In terms of materials, chalky and marbled stones and tactile finishes are paired with a strong mix of painted metals including bronze, antique brass and blackened steel.
The first thing which greets people on the first floor is a beautiful hero bar, with glamourous bar stools in a mix of antique brass, blackened steel and dark tropical patterned velvet. A bold, monochrome tile-patterned floor leads you to a 9m long arabescatto marble top bar with heavy antique brass bullnose edging and a softly lit mesh front. The exposed bar storage is crafted from a mix of rich toned timber, antique mirror and blackened metal and brass joinery. An orange/red TIVOLI neon sign, designed by Run For The Hills graphics team, takes centre stage above the bar before adding a vibrant shot of glamour. Floor-to-ceiling pillars are dotted throughout the space and the columns close to the bar are wrapped by circular drinks tables and upholstered bar stools. Custom-designed black iron and opalescent tube light fixtures wrap around the top of the columns, highlighting this show-stopping new bar-hop destination for Bath.
Beyond the bar is a beautiful, inviting and relaxed café-bar and lounge area, dotted with comfy chairs, sofas, deep armchairs, decorative rugs, warm wooden chairs and upholstered stools in contrasting textures and patterns. A black iron picture rail surrounds the entire perimeter of the space, used for hanging art on decorative chains and adding softness with textured curtains and drapes. Flooring and tiles are kept monochromatic, ranging from stone-hued neutrals to black and white strips, letting the upholstery and soft furnishings play with colour and pattern.
As TIVOLI is an all-day venue, Run For The Hills styled the space with a morning-through-night feel. Oversized Georgian lattice windows cast streams of sunlight and long shadows onto the herringbone oak floor. After sunset, atmospheric lighting adds to the buzz around the bar area while soft flattering pools of light zone the seating and dining areas. The designer’s custom designed many of the decorative lights to create an original TIVOLI style, with modern features playing homage to decorative old-world chandeliers, juxtaposed with industrial-chic, shapes and finishes.
The four screening studios are glamorous boutique-sized cinema auditoria that use a palette of midnight blue and gold. Decorative trims and border details frame bold painted walls, creating a powerful backdrop to the relaxing atmosphere. The interiors and graphics teams also worked closely to merge lighting and creative signage throughout the space.
Seating and tables within the lounge includes an eclectic mix of leather, wood and upholstered dining chairs and chunky tables in wood, antique brass, marble and zinc. Armchairs, upholstered stools and beautifully upholstered banquette seating offer a range of eating and drinking zones.
Fabrics and soft furnishings feature block colours, bold geometric patterns and pastels with pops of bright colours with contrasting piping trims. The velvet-clad, sink-into two-man and single sofas are paired with decorative cushions for extra comfort. Each sofa has a handy shelf on the back for personal effects and is matched with a table for in-screen drinks and dining. The sofas on the front row are paired with velvet and leather foot stools. Inky-blue fabric-draped walls are lit with soft washes of light and low-level bespoke table lamps add to gentle ambiance. For the floor, Run For The Hills designed a bespoke carpet featuring a pattern derived from TIVOLI’s logo.
The cosy, exclusive twelve-seater Director’s Lounge is sleek and sophisticated. The room has its own dedicated foyer and entrance with private adjoining hospitality lounge featuring high-end leather sofas and an in-screen honesty bar. Dark leather-seating, geometric wall-fabric and upholstered wood panels are used throughout. The room is filled with custom joinery and brass accents and each of the two-seater sofas is paired with a footstool ensuring the ultimate cinematic experience.