‘Show me the way to the next whiskey bar’
The task: creating the interior of a speak easy bar, making a cozy, comfortable place for conversation.
The challenges: a dark, cold underground space with no windows and very bad acoustic and a solid echo. So we started with soundproof panels on the ceiling.
We’ve studied various technologies of manufacturing the stained glass and got inspired by the aesthetics of Soviet futurism and Andrey Tarkovsky’s Solaris.
The round panel is meant for mapping.
Welded shelves along the perimeter of the bar for plants, dishes and additional light within the shelves.
Furniture and seating places were inspired by the subway.
The aesthetic of the interior is very author-is and ‘analog’, meant for deep conversation, not superficial small talks — there is no Internet, no mirrors for selfies, but there is a great collection of vinyl records.
The mirror in the bar
A hole in the mirror in the rest room