The (not so) shortlist of 190 has been published for the 2013 UK and International Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. So here are a few of my faves. So far I have only made it to “D” on the alphabetical list.
Above Bar Saint Jean in Berlin by Thilo Reich. I like the concept of having a few cold ones in a timber yard, with low light and the smell of freshly sawn timber. Where’s the sawdust?
Althaus, Poland Studio & Filip Kozarski. A classical look with different tones of timber, rich forrest green velvet and fashionable copper factory pendants.
The awards are in its fifth year and receives entries from the UK and world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. Judges consist of some influential design personalities and have included the editors of Wallpaper and Frame magazines, Karim Rashid and Alberto Alessi. This year’s Awards ceremony will be held on the 12th September.
Radical fractal black mirror with comfy leather lounges, with glamorously fun toilets at Alegra in the UAE by Mr Important. I wonder how the girls fix their make up in those mirrors?
The sophisticated, pristine, highly architectural and ecclesiastic Atrium Bar by Foster Partners in London. I would expect an epiphany with my champagne please!
Bills In Sydney by Russell George – the sculptural wine display makes it.
Biutiful, (not a typo) in Bucharest by Twins Studio. I think I will do a post on this alone – so much to discover here.
Sophisticated, secretive and luxurious, Boujis Hong Kong by Blacksheep. – Purple & bronze velvet, with deep blue and rich timber = yum!
The very Nordic Brasserie X in Norway – a fresh, casual outdoor feel
The richness created by colourful – posters and Deisel-esque booths in Cabana, London by Michaelis Boyd.
Extreme rigour and restraints, Capo, China by Neri & Hu. Please do not have a hair out of place here. The ceiling frightens me.
Very rich, theatrical, decadent and fun, Ananas created by Luchetti Krelle in the Rocks, Sydney. The industrial rawness of the heritage building is a great base for the Parisian-Burlesque-pineapple inspired concept!
Stay tuned for the next installation….
Image sources; restaurant and bar awards