On November 30 of 2018 at the River Pavilion, Javits Center in New York City held the 13th-annual Best of Years awards. The Best of Year Awards become the ultimate measure of excellence. Today, Restaurant Interior Design show you the winners and honorees of Interior Design‘s 13th annual Best of Year Awards at the Bar Lounge decor category.
The Flow of Ecstatic by Daosheng Design
Baisheng Garden is located in the busiest business district in Dongguan City. It is located in the gathering place of high-grade residential areas. It has a strong commercial atmosphere and is close to convenient transportation.
This case is Baisheng Garden Lobby Club, in addition to providing reception, leisure and entertainment, and other basic functions, but also looking forward to providing modern people leisure in the joy of reunion, the joy of life and the beauty of the profound experience of art.
Camden Cocktail lounge by Studio Munge, Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
Camden Cocktail Lounge, on the resort’s ground level, and APEX Social Club, a mere elevator ride away on the astonishing 55th floor, are a couple of the city’s hottest new hotspots, for entirely different reasons. Art also comes into play for Clique Hospitality’s social spaces Apex and Camden, both designed by Toronto powerhouse Studio Munge.
The 55th-floor indoor-outdoor Apex sits atop the Palms, with panoramic views of the city and a large statement bar trimmed in bronze metal, midnight blue stone, and ombré glass. The avant-garde bar lounge decor atmosphere is enhanced by Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin’s Psychogeographies series—humanoid sculptures made of collages of paper from magazines and books, each weighing 3,000 pounds, laid on a glass and fused within resin to create a 3D installation.
Bar Auditorio by Esrawe Studio, Mexico City
The Auditorio Nacional is recognized as the most important venue for the entertainment industry in Mexico, stands out among the three best forums in the world in its kind and is a reference and a must for national and foreign artists. Esrawe Studio came with a bar design idea in the most important destination in Mexico City – Auditorio Nacional.
This bar lounge decor project is located in an underground space roofed by a staircase and has a special character due to its curved shape. the designers have created a brass counter-bar and carved the back bar from the wall, while the ceiling reflects all the place’s happenings with its glazed artisan ceramic tiles covering.
The project has a timeless character and a neutral chromatic contrast where the reflections of the ceiling created from the repetition of an artisan piece of enameled ceramic of copper tone. This piece was designed especially for the coating of the vault.
The Collective by Gensler, Seattle (USA, Washington)
The Collective challenges the functional program of social clubs of the past. Designed to spur a sense of community and camaraderie within the context of a private club, it reimagines traditional club elements and instead focuses on experiences that bring people together: art, music, dining, co-working, health and wellness, and connecting with nature.
Artwork can be found on nearly every surface — from the dramatic art installation on the ceiling that mimics the topographical features of the ocean floor in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the custom wall art commissioned from local artists — and it creates an atmosphere of casual comfort for members.
Balance Patch Cafe by Merge Architects and Ibanez Kim, Boston (Massachusetts, USA)
Balance Patch is Boston’s first social video gaming cafe, combining pay to play gaming stations, a full-service cafe, and event space for competition gaming. Located in the Allston neighborhood, nestled between several of the city’s universities, Balance Patch taps into a massive international market of social and competitive gaming that has since been underrepresented locally.
Formerly an abandoned recording studio, the existing space is stripped back to reveal the original waffle slab ceiling/roof structure, CMU walls, and concrete floor. This voluminous open concrete shell is stitched together with a series of strategically place pod-like interventions that contain various socially charged programs including; a dynamic entry threshold brightly lined with angled ribs, a cafe space at the end of the great hall acting as buffer and respite from the gaming programs, and a competitive gaming booth, located in the rear event space.
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