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! 

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeTetchan 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! 

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeBronte, 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.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeOX 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.


10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeHerzog, 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.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeGamsei 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.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeThe 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”.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeDonny’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.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeDishoom 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.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globeBar 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.

10 outstanding bar interiors around the globePunch, 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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