There are a number of things that have to come together to make a fantastically designed bar. Depending on the person making the list it could be a number of different features. The interior design of any bar can make or break it, just as much as what is being served over the counter and the customer service.
Being able to create an amazing interior is an art in itself, and there are designers around the world that do a fantastic job. When it comes to designing a bar, there are literally hundreds of factors to bear in mind. What kind of style is trying to be achieved? Can beauty be achieved as well as function? Can safety regulations be met easily? Will staff be able to perform their duties in a bar with an out of this world design?
Let’s look at three bars, located around the world, that have been able to hit the nail on the head. If you’ve got a bucket list, make sure you add them and go and visit.
Giger Bar, Switzerland
There are two locations to choose from if you want to experience the ultimate in bar design. One is located in Chur, Switzerland and the other in Chateau St. Germain, Gruyeres, Switzerland. Both are designed by Swiss artist HR Giger. The interiors are fashioned in a bio-mechanical style that will be familiar for those who have watched the Alien films (for which he was the set designer). The bar in Gruyere is made up of a skeletal structure with double arches made from vertebrae. These criss-cross the ceiling of the ancient castle in which the bar is located. It makes you feel like you’re enjoying a drink in the belly of a gigantic whale.You might also be fooled into thinking you’ve been transported into the future.
Bicycle Bar, Bucharest, Romania
As well as serving a wide range of beverages, this interesting bar also accepts donations of used bicycles and any bicycle related items. The designers of this bar space have made good use of bicycle parts and other vintage items. Rusty pieces of metal have been cleaned and polished to within an inch of their lives, taken apart and put together away in a range of interesting ways.
Electric Bar, Paris, France
This penthouse bar and nightclub was designed by Paris designer Mathieu Lehanneur. It features lighting projectors and cables, hanging from the branches of some very unusual looking black trees. The music area includes sound-proofed music rooms, a terrace outside and a dance floor that looks out over the city.
If you’ve got some great ideas you want to bring to life, Dawnvale will help and advise you on the ultimate designs.