An outstanding interior design can do as much for a cafe, restaurant or bar as good food or drinks do. If you don’t agree with our statement, the following 10 bar interiors will prove you’re wrong. Travel from a Shanghai punch bar with bamboo-lined booths to a Tokyo venue covered in colourful electrical cables… Let’s toast!
Tetchan Bar, Japan, by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Kengo Kuma & Associates enveloped every wall, chair and tabletop of this Tokyo bar with multi-coloured electrical wires. The result is a space with a hairy and jumbled aesthetic. Stunning!
Bronte, UK, by Design Research Studio
Anchored around a pink concrete bar and jade-green banquet seating, Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio based its design of this London restaurant and bar on British collectors and explorers of the Victorian era.
OX restaurant, Helsinki, Joanna Laajisto
Finnish designer Joanna Laajisto combined mint-coloured corrugated metal wall panels with red-orange marble furniture inside this Helsinki bar and restaurant, which was inspired by a slaughterhouse.
Herzog, Germany, by Build Inc. Architects
This bar makes reference to the modernist building it is located in – the New Maxburg in Munich. It features paths of narrow brass strips along its floor and walls, which are intended to guide visitors through the space.
Gamsei cocktail bar, Germany, by Buero Wagner
Bueno Wagner designed this bar for a mixology company that wanted its visitors to see bartenders make cocktails. The company favours locally sourced ingredients, which hang from the ceiling in ceramic bottles.
The Cellar Door, Australia, by Kerstin Thompson
A discreet doorway leads into this dark and moody underground bar created by Kerstin Thompson at Australia’s TarraWarra vineyard. Skylights illuminate the textured concrete and wooden furniture, to recreate “the subterranean charm of a European wine cellar”.
Donny’s Bar, Australia, by Luchetti Krelle
Lucite Krelle teamed exposed brick walls and concrete floors with a range of recycled materials to create this atmospheric bar in Sydney, conjuring up images of a Chinatown back alley and a New York loft.
Dishoom King’s Cross, UK, by The Thakrars
One of London’s most popular restaurants, Dishoom invited The Thakrars to design its space in a former railway transit shed close to King’s Cross station. The designers created two bar areas, one featuring a large station clock and tiled floors, and one featuring cobbled flooring and dark wooden furniture.
Bar Non Lieu, Vienna, by Breaded Escalope
Modelled on Adolf Loos’ iconic speakeasy, the American Bar, Breaded Escalope constructed this intimate drinking space for two – which features just a central surface and shelf on which guests can place their drinks.
Punch, China, by Neri&Hu
To make this Shanghai punch bar feel like a back-alley venue, Chinese studio Neri&Hu combined reclaimed timber with bottle-green glass and bronze piping Brick and bamboo were used to create private booths, each lined with graphic wallpaper.
Original article: dezeen
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