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The Cutty Sark is the last surviving tea clipper. The Scottish clipper was built in 1869 for the Jock Willis shipping line and has been a museum since 1957 which can be visited in the heart of Greenwich, London in close vicinity to the Greenwich Pier, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime museum. She is one of three ships in London on the Core Collection of the National Historic Ships Register. Cutty Sark was one of the UK’s fastest but also one of the last tea clippers, intermediately used in Portugal as a cargo ship. In 1922 she came back to the UK and served as a training ship operating from Cornwall and sixteen years later as an auxiliary cadet training ship until 1954. Following 3 years of restoration she became the popular tourist attraction that she is now visited so far by more than 13 million people. The gallery beneath the ship shows the world’s largest collection of ships’ figureheads.

In the night of 21 May 2007 the Cutty Sark bursts into flames caused by a vacuum cleaner left on overnight. Luckily it was closed and partly dismantled for conservation work so that it could be renovated. The reconstruction took nearly five years. But finally on 25 April 2012, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, officially re-opened Cutty Sark. Now the Cutty Sark can be seen from below, in a new glass-roofed visitor centre that has been built beneath the ship in the dry dock. There is also a new café which we provided with restaurant furniture. With the view of the ship’s shiny gold painted hull you can enjoy a hot coffee sitting on our Acqua chair. The seat of the Acqua mimics the ripples of water which fits the Cutty Sark’s submarine atmosphere. Also we delivered the three-legged Ypsilon tables for the café. The beautiful stainless steel Ypsilon table bases with practical white laminate tops compliment the chairs perfectly and are able to withstand constant use in a contract environment.

So if you need any help with selecting the furniture for your bar, café or restaurant, just give us a call on +4420 8305 3130 and we’ll be happy to help. Also visit our website.