Thursday, 19 April 2012
We are currently working on The Crowbar for the guys at Riot a bunch of very clever chaps who develop apps, websites etc. It includes swinging saloon doors with metal inlay, a bar/meeting table and a gambling club style low light shade. The bar itself is a rugged welded steel frame with crisp birch-faced ply that has been CNC cut to include apertures for laptop cables and bottles of rum (Sailor Jerry their particular favourite), the company's fist logo and a banner text which reads "Rum and Code". The bar has a void running all the way along its length and five foot long red flouro tubes inside which spill light across the walls of the room and aluminate the cut details and the glass bottles. The brief was to design a space which encompassed the clients many aesthetic obsessions including lasers/neons, speakeasy clubs from the 30's and rugged industrialism.