Ten years ago, when Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall first opened its doors customers would have experienced a very different interior than they do today.
Reaching our anniversary this year we’ve been looking back fondly on some of our original features, including the incredible and unique mural designed and painted by local designer and artist Ross Imms of A-Side Studio.
Panoramic views across Watergate Bay enthral visitors through the day and as the evening draws in, attention is brought back into the restaurant and its activities. Ross wanted to create something eye-catching for the restaurant, which reflected its energy and approach. He describes his design process:
“The image transitioned from cityscape, through fields and into the ocean, taking viewers on a journey from city to surf. I am a compulsive doodler so all the elements came together on scraps of paper, probably to a soundtrack of Chet Baker (I was going through a jazz phase at the time), then I set about the task of arranging them into a composition that would envelope the kitchen.
“The intention was to develop the sketch into a tighter composition, but the loose approach seemed to compliment the sleek interior and reflect the energy of Jamie Oliver and the Fifteen apprenticeship scheme. It’s heart warming to know that this piece still resonates ten years after its conception.”
In 2013, Fifteen underwent a refurbishment and the Ross Imms graffiti sadly had to go as part of the refit. Ben Allen’s mural now features above the kitchen, incorporating inspiring words which reflect the Fifteen ethos.