5 Hotham Street, Collingwood
Victoria 3066, Australia




Pop Down Bar

DesignOffice were asked to work alongside Space Furniture, Architecture Media, American Hardwood Export Council and Britton Timbers to create an ephemeral bar room in the basement of Space’s Richmond showroom.

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Visitors to the bar ducked beneath the roller door and passed through a compressed threshold of stacked Kambia Ash into the golden timber-lined bar room beyond. The lining to the space was made using a simple system of demountable American Ash screens, illuminated by a backdrop of glowing golden fabric. An angled capping was inserted into place to create a cohesive and immersive environment.

DesignOffice utilised the acrylic display system from the Zoom installation created for Melbourne Now to form a backdrop to the room on which to display the shortlist of the Eat Drink Design Awards. The stacked timber was returned to the timber yard and the demountable screens dismantled for future display purposes.

Location Melbourne
Client Space Furniture / Architecture Media / AHEC / Britton Timbers
Photographer Peter Bennetts
Completion Date August 2014