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The Orator Cambridge, Cambridge

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The Orator Cambridge, Cambridge

Our vision ensured that the brand would be imbued with the heritage and history of the Union whilst allowing the creative vision to feel contemporary and accessible to all. To do this we defined a brand essence of 'spirited independent sociability', suggesting an energetic, intelligent, and free-thinking brand personality, one whose charisma is a draw for all around.

Seeped in the city’s history, The Orator at The Cambridge Union Society welcomes students, members and now Cambridge locals and tourists, keen to discover unique new experiences.

Be attention-grabbing

Like some of the Union's most famous speakers, The Orator is designed to be the perfect mix of stylish and inspirational. With wooden framed black leather Hamilton sofas and leather armchairs, this space oozes relaxation. With many comfy chairs to choose from it will take some time to find your favourite spot. 

Stay on topic

A real sense of dialogue has been achieved between the revitalised union and the debating chamber itself, allowing those who visit to feel part of a world frequented by some of the world's most illustrious orators. 

Soft tones of the matcha green and hickory brown vintage style lounge chairs sit subtly alongside the décor. Amongst the sea of leather and wood, Peppermill’s Dijon Velvet Chesterfield sofa in rich navy, adds vibrancy to enliven the space.

Let personality shine through

Every detail has been carefully curated - from the variety of photo frames showcasing alumni, to the combination of parquet and tiled flooring - to perfectly capture the refined and worldly character of the Orator himself. The launch has been met with a hugely positive response from local Cambridge foodies who can’t believe the transformation.

Know your audience

Space planning has been key to ensure The Orator appeals to all who use it. Whether dining, having drinks with friends, or quietly catching up on the day’s events in the luxurious Chesterfield 2 seater sofa, this is an all-inclusive brasserie and bar.

For the diners, the Oslo stacking chairs have been paired with the bespoke A-frame table and matching A-frame pine bench to create casual yet sleek eating areas. We particularly love the use of our reclaimed pine chevron panels, used as tabletops, to mirror the natural wood flooring.

If you've spotted an item of furniture that you feel would suit your space, give our sales team a call on 01543 375872 or pop into our Burntwood showroom.

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