Norfolk Collaboration

March 18, 2017

As many of our followers know, our Beachcomber has been really popular since we launched it back in August 2016. Just before Christmas, we were asked by Rocky Bottom's whether we could create 80 Bespoke seat covers for their beautiful North Norfolk Restaurant situated in West Runton near Cromer. (Pictures Below).




The Restaurant is called 'Rocky Bottoms' and it started out originally as a 1800s brick kiln with a purpose to fire bricks. Eventually the brick kiln was unable to compete with larger competitors and closed down post WW2. Since this time the brick kiln has offered itself as agricultural storage until it collapsed and stood derelict.


In 2008 the brick kiln’s potential and need of restoration was spotted by local fishing family; The Matthews. After years of love and attention, Rocky Bottoms, as we know it today was born. Their doors opened in May 2015, just in time for the start of the crab season. They deliver local shell food from pot to plate in a laid back environment. Rocky Bottoms believes in enjoying the simpler things in life!


At the head of the family, husband and wife are Richard and Alison who are quite the duo in providing Norfolk and it’s many local businesses with Weybourne’s famously delicious crabs and lobsters.


This was a very bespoke project for us as we have printed our crab, lobster, mussel & mackerel designs so far onto 100% white cotton fabric, but due to the fact that the restaurant is so busy, it was decided by Alison and Richard that it would be best to have a blue background of the fabric. We went away and found a range of samples for them to choose from and settled on a fantastic blue hardwearing cotton fabric.


It took us just under a week to screen print 14 metres of fabric which resulted in there being 3.5 metres of each design from our beachcomber collection.



The next step was for the fabric to be reupholstered to the seat pads. We sent it to Sue who we use for our upholstery needs and she is based in Attleborough, Norfolk. Sue runs Sulma design and did a fantastic job of stripping the pads, cleaning them and recovering them with the beachcomber designs (pictures below) as well as then fitting the pads to the chairs.





Once completed we delivered the chairs to Alison and Richard before the reopening of Rocky Bottoms for the season. 
The final pictures of the chairs are featured below and we are so happy with the results. 



Let us know what you think and if you want any information regarding doing bespoke projects or about Rocky Bottom's, please don't hesitate to email us. 

Witts Design