In 1920,the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed a draconian ban on alcohol,leading to the rapid spread of SpeakEasy in cities.They were usually located in nondescript neighborhoods with hidden entrances that take a lot of efforts to find,but push open the door and you‘ll find a surprise.
The absurd ban on alcohol eventually died out,but also lasted for 14 years， and the drinking culture of Speakeasy was inherited,and the style of bars sprang up all over the world.This also reminds people to cherish the moment.
「Bar π」as one of the real hidden bars in Chengdu,is definitely full of stye.The facade and front of the space are completely used by BARBERSHOP “BUTCHER”.Unlike other hidden bars,you will need to walk straight through the BARBERSHOP main space to the elevator door.Press the “mechanism” to enter into the narrow space,then open the door,finally enlightened.Then from the bar to the VIP ROOM at the back of the space,the whole progressive layer by layer,the marching line is full of exploring interest.
In addition to hiding the bar completely in the back,the floor is deliberately compressed to the extreme:the floor is raised 30 centimeters,the ceiling drops about 70 or 80 centimeters.The design of such reverse thinking is actually to reflect the concept of European retro railway cars to a greater extent.And I hope that through the presentation of such design details,the experience of the scene will be the best.
The key design inspiration for「Bar π」came from the Hollywood film “Hidden Figures” in 2016.The chandelier with vitreous chimney,retro shutter,square ground glass and THONET classic chair that can appear in the US office space in 1960s,built together the American style that differs from tradition.
The overall presentation of the space,each detail has its role,and it cannot be separated.But the clever details,the union of European railway carriage and American office style,the story of the space that the foil that moisten thing soundless gives stylist to want to tell.
「Barπ」作为设计师从命名、设计到共同经营的设计型酒吧，完全从设计角度，将对于「空间体验」的理解作出极致的表达。圆规与π之间的联系不言而喻，用圆规作为「Bar π」品牌的视觉符号，阵列式的圆规墙在获得辨识度的同时，超越了语言和文字的局限。酒单的主视觉元素和调酒的命名都围绕着数学的主题，如圆周率，三角函数，欧姆定律等等；甚至是经营时间播放歌单的选择，都是「Bar π」想要达到的更为整体的空间消费体验。
「Bar π」 as a design type bar,from naming,design to the joint operation,the designer shows the ultimate expression understanding of “spatial experience” from the design.The connection between the compass and π is obvious.With the compass as the visual symbol of the「Bar π」 brand,the array of compass walls can achieve recognition while transcending the limits of language and text.The main visual elements of the wine list and the naming of the wine mix all revolve around mathematical topics such as PI,trigonometric functions,Ohm’s law,etc.Even the choice of open time playlists is the more holistic spatial consumption experience that「Bar π」seeks to achieve.
“Have stood the test of time and are still going strong are the thing I want to express.” by iZ.
设计公司：iZ Design Studio
软装选型：Van Der Rohe 凡德罗家具
Project name：Bar π
Design Area：135 ㎡
Furniture：Vitra | Thonet by Van Der Rohe Furniture