Hospitality - Restaurant LW Design Seventy Seventy
The task for the designers was daunting: transform an under-utilised mezzanine level into a standalone bar lounge that draws inspirations from the music, fashions and iconic style of the 1970s.
The main challenge of the space was to extend the mezzanine level to accommodate the new design without compromising the structural integrity of an existing vertical slab. To accomplish this, a new cantilevered mezzanine floor was placed above the restaurant to create the space for the standalone bar.
The intimate space is clad in oak timber panels whose soft curves are highlighted with discreet low-level lighting. Danish design classics are clustered in small groups on the black slate floor, which is layered with wool and sisal rugs. The recessed shelving displays a collection of old transistor radios, vintage vinyls and gramophone players. Details such as a genuine record player with classics from the time that can be chosen and played by the guests, and even cocktail menus within record covers, further recall the strong musical influence of the time.
The judges admired how the designers overcame the vertical challenge of the wall boundaries while creating a warm, elegant ambience and a beautiful – and funky – atmosphere.
Jesper Peterson and Poojah Mulani of LW Design with Lesly Lobo, Managing Director, Lobo & Listone