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nEW yORK, NY  |  COMPLETED: 2002  |  PHOTOS:

 
 

THE CLIENT REQUESTED A DESIGN THAT WAS UNPRETENTIOUS, COMFORTABLE, WARM, AND SEXY WITH RETRO-CUBAN FEEL. WORKING WITH THE LIMITED BUDGET, WE USED SIMPLE MATERIALS, BOLD COLORS, AND DYNAMIC LIGHTING TO CREATE A RICH ATMOSPHERE.

TO EMPHASIZE THE LONG AND NARROW SPACE, WE DESIGNED A BAR THAT ANGLED OUT OF THE WALL AND GRADUALLY LED PATRONS INTO THE COZY LOUNGE IN THE BACK. TO ACCOMMODATE THE NARROW BAR AREA AND TO RELATE TO THE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE, THE PADDED VINYL BAR FRONT WAS DESIGNED TO CUSHION THE KNEES AGAINST THE HARD SURFACE. FOR THE RETRO-CUBAN FEEL, A CUBAN CIGAR LOUNGE WITH RICH PALETTE WAS MIMICKED.