The Dublin Liberties Distillery

Polished Concrete Retail Counters with Brass Inlaid Detail

The reception desk at The Dublin Liberties Distillery is truly a standout piece, showcasing a seamless fusion of materials and design elements. The combination of brass inlay and polished concrete brings a touch of elegance and modernity to the space. The collaboration between SSA Architects and S&K Carey Ltd. has resulted in a remarkable creation that perfectly suits the bustling environment of the visitor centre.

The use of brass inlay adds a sophisticated and luxurious detail to the concrete reception desk. This decorative technique involves embedding brass elements into the surface of the concrete, creating a visually striking contrast between the warm, reflective tones of brass and the cool, sleek appearance of polished concrete. The resulting effect is a harmonious blend of textures and colours that elevates the overall aesthetic of the desk. The use of  Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) displays a focus on both durability and it’s modern industrial aesthetic. Polished concrete is known for its sleek and contemporary appearance, while  providing strength and versatility in design.

The choice of materials also speaks to the desk’s functionality. Polished concrete offers durability and a contemporary industrial look, making it well-suited for high-traffic areas like the visitor centre. The natural design and expert craftsmanship demonstrate attention to detail and a commitment to quality. These retail desks not only serve as a practical space for customer interactions and transactions but also as a visually appealing focal point within the visitor centre.

It’s clear that attention to detail and the use of high-quality materials played a significant role in the creation of these concrete retail desks. The natural finish and handcrafted elements further contribute to a unique and artisanal feel.