Asian Bar and Restaurant Design

Asian Bar and Restaurant Design

Kim Inglis

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0794604072

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Asian Bar and Restaurant Design

Kim Inglis

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0794604072

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Asian Bar and Restaurant Design is a selection sleekly designed and wonderfully executed bars, restaurants and clubs from across Southeast Asia.

Author Kim Inglis personally selected 45 bars and restaurants that showcase the new wave of architecture and interior design that combines Eastern aesthetics and materials with Western know-how. In fact, many of the designers featured have recently completed restaurant and bar designs in the West. Be it a Flank Lloyd Wright influenced establishment in Ubud, a metropolitan club with a view, or a New York loft/Shanghai chic billiards bar and saloon—it is sure to excite those within the hospitality industry and without.

Information on lighting, interior decor, table decoration and space planning is given—and photographed in detail—and there are reports on materials, art, furniture and soft furnishings. Aimed at hospitality sector, foodies, interior design aficionados, as well as people who love beautiful and well-designed spaces, Asian Bar and Restaurant Design is the first book covering this exciting and growing field in Asia.

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all sorts of bottles for columns and space dividers. Designer Yuhkichi Kawai said he got the inspiration for these from the supermarket! Different parts of the space are characterized by different seating: A row of Philippe Starck’s Louis V Ghost Chairs contrast with animal printed upholstery on the bar stools. Above left The stunning entrance to MyThai features a swirling noodle motif in steel, and floor-to-ceiling columns made from Thai celadon tea cups. Fresh and original, it sets the style

motif are used on ceilings, while flooring is in teak and hand-made tiles made from raw compressed volcanic ash from the Merapi volcano in central Java. Walls are in arabescato marble, glass and volcanic stone, and padded Thai silk panels add texture and softness. At the entrance, which has a space-age Japanese diner feel, sexy padded chocolate brown leather day beds, the arms of which cleverly double up as back rests, are perfect for pre-dinner lounging. Elsewhere, “adz” finished teak tables and

buildings in Chinatown, the hotel interiors signified a departure for supposedly staid Singapore: boudoir-bold, with a red-and-gold palette and lashings of luxe, its design was lauded and applauded by local and international press alike. It’s not surprising, therefore, that its bar has become the hang-out of choice for local fashionistas and the advertising crowd as well as hotel guests. Aptly named Bold, it is a snug cutie hideaway for those in the know. From its black leather padded bar to its

galleries and craft shops selling innumerable goods ranging from trad tat to sublime sculptures and paintings. Indeed, it’s well known as a haven for painters, sculptors, writers and more. Nonetheless, apart from one or two exceptions outside the town center, Ubud’s architecture has veered towards the traditional or the functional. That’s just the way it’s been. Until the GreenHouse came along, that is. A modern, linear, bright white construction, it literally springs out at you on Jalan Monkey

the lobby, SynBar is accessed via a raised, open-plan antechamber that acts as a stepping stone from the cool, minimal reception area to the hot-toned, sexy bar beyond. This area is overlooked by a spare stone sculpture executed by local artist Natee Utarit who is also responsible for the paintings in the all-day dining café below. Red and orange upholstered low-level seating, custom-designed mesh-like rattan chairs, teak coffee tables and small tables in fiberglass and automotive paint are

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