Absinthe – Bar Tender Training School, Thuir, France

International Manufacture and Distribution


We were approached to manufacture the new fixtures and fittings for Absinthe, a bar tender training school steeped in history and culture set within Thuir in France. With a design concept in place, we made it work by adapting the design to suit the practicalities and purpose of the overall space.

With a stainless-steel bar construction and a 3-dimensional veneered timber cladding bar front, the central hub of the space was not only functional but striking. The stainless-steel bar top has a dramatic effect with a 4.5m high rear gantry (a structure containing inverted bottles and fitted with optics for serving measures) which opens to a private bar area.

We crafted bespoke furniture for the mezzanine level along with wall to ceiling book cases and display units. To add some grandeur to the space we made 5m velvet drapes designed to make the experience feel real and set to a high standard.

As we are based in Kinross-Shire, this was a logistically challenging project and required seamless communication between all the teams involved. The job completed within 9 weeks with regular onsite visits from the Director at Izon to ensure everything was running smoothly at both ends.

A highly successful international project.


  • International Distribution
  • Manufacture
  • Project Management
  • Design
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