Maison Du Champagne by John Lin,
Joshua Bolchover and Jason Carlow

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Hong Kong designers John Lin, Joshua Bolchover and Jason Carlow have designed the interior of a champagne bar in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

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Each block is punctured by circular holes, increasing in diametre towards their tops and revealing interiors coated in high-gloss, bright colours.

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The inside of each box is colour-coded according to the area of the bar and its use.

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Here's some more information from the designers:

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Press Release: Champagne Bar, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tucked away in Hong Kong’s infamous Wanchai neighbourhood is a newly completed bar design by upcoming designers John Lin, Joshua Bolchover and Jason Carlow.

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Located on the third floor of a densely packed neon-lit street, the bar has a very different atmosphere to its surround.

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As a response to the client’s request for numerous different functional spaces, the main area was divided into programmatic zones and organised through a landscape of built-in furniture pieces to create a bar, a lounge, a dining area, a stage, a dance floor and a viewing platform.

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Each is designed to allow for different types of social interaction; for pairs, small groups or larger parties, through low benches, platforms and raised areas.

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Each of these elements was CNC fabricated in China and assembled on site.

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The perforations in the surface increase in size from small holes at ground level to larger openings at eye-level to create varying degrees of transparency and visual connections between different zones.

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Each zone has its own colour that is emitted from reflected light on the interior of each furniture block.

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The intention is to reverse standard bar decoration: we chose to expose raw MDF on the outside of each block and paint the inside with high gloss colour.

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The transparency gradient made by the perforations of each block allows for different viewing and spatial experiences as one moves through the space.

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Along the edge of the bar a wall, clad in customized wallpaper designed by artist Camilla Holmgren, leads you to the more private VIP rooms beyond.

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The wallpaper, based on a hand drawn pattern, forms a wrapper that is graduated from white to black and then black to white, an optical gradient that complements the spatial gradient of the perforations.

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Project Name: Maison Du Champagne
Address: 313 Jaffe Rd. 3rd Floor, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Designers: John Lin, Joshua Bolchover, Jason Carlow
Artist: Camilla Holmgren

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  • PERTH GLORY GHOLES

    connect 4 anyone?

  • paul

    looks very high end

  • pop

    where is the champagne?

    i like though the idea of a fancy place made out of cheap material

  • jos

    very nice!

    I like the continuous concept that divides the area and makes it at the same time also functional

  • one

    grossy

  • http://futabita.blogspot.com/ futabita

    mind blowing!

  • http://www.micro-architects.com Ninian

    Will the place not smell of MDF dust if it is indeed ‘raw’.

  • evan

    “Will the place not smell of MDF dust if it is indeed ‘raw’”

    yep.. that’s the question i ‘d like to ask as well

  • calvin

    The best ever. Well done and love the design.

  • Tony Sully

    Would like an hi-res image for a book on interior design that I am writing. Is that possible please?

    • http://twitter.com/Dezeen @Dezeen

      Hi Tony. You'll need to contact the architect directly.