Showcase: Tapas Restaurant
Materials used: Salvaged chicken wire glass, distressed mirrors
Cata is a modern tapas restaurant with an emphasis on Spanish cuisine, specializing in Gin and Tonics, and located at 245 Bowery, New York.
The Cata Restaurant is the place where you find an environment richly enhanced with vintage hammered chicken glass and salvaged stage lighting from the Philadelphia Convention Center. Philadelphia Convention Hall was a complex of more than five buildings developed out of a series of buildings that were dedicated to expanding trade, which began with the National Export Exhibition in 1899.
The Philadelphia Convention Hall was built in 1931 by Philip H. Johnson. The site was the host for national political conventions in 1900, 1936, 1940 and 1948. It was torn down in 2005.
The Olde Good Things team salvaged the original vintage chicken wire glass, which is now at this cool restaurant down town. The designers melded Bowery brick with a chateau’s grand arched windows and ceilings, to furnish this establishment with the look and feel of an old-time Spanish brasserie.
Bringing Old and New Together
The vintage hammered chicken wire glass, distressed mirrors, vaulted ceilings, and iron accents at Cata Restaurant create old world vibes, and are an example of how well old and new can meld together.
Cata boasts metal chairs painted firehouse red, instead of chair. There is a long bar and glass case displaying the day’s fresh seafood. Long communal tables are ideal for groups that want to linger over small plates and a long list of gin-based cocktails.
Cata’s chef, Larry Baldwin, has a talent for infusing his classic recipes with a combination of old fashioned elegance and modern heft.
Benefits of Using Chicken Wire Glass
Chicken wire glass is effective because it doesn’t just offer translucence but is shock resistant as well.
Chicken wire glass is fire retardant, with wire mesh inlaid in the glass to prevent it from shattering and breaking out under stress or when exposed to high temperatures. With the window intact, the glass keeps the fire at bay, protecting those on the other side from the harmful effects of smoke and flame.
As the largest architectural salvage company in the US, Olde Good Glass is proud to offer the widest range of unique chicken wire glass for your vintage building needs. Please contact us directly with any queries about stock availability.
Please inquire should you have custom size requirements. We can cut chicken wire glass to your size specifications at an additional surcharge of 10% of the cost of the glass.