Winner - Furniture, Polytec Design Awards 2019
Bar Espresso is a self-service refreshment concept for contemporary hotel interiors and guests on the go.
Produced in collaboration with Pelican Rouge Commercial Coffee Machines, Bar Espresso features a fully-automated under-counter coffee brewer complimented by hand-blown glass lighting (pictured) or suspended shelving, and optional lockable castors.
Bar Espresso was launched at the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference & Exhibition in May 2019 at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. Later the same month, Bar Espresso won Polytec’s VIC Furniture Design Award.
Photography by Earl Carter Studio
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under construction 2019
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Manufacture and supply of custom pendant lights, floor and desk lamps for guest rooms, as well as public area furniture for lobby and conference facilities. Design by Woods Bagot.
Manufacture and supply of wall panelling, joinery, doors, screens and ceilings to guest rooms and corridors. Design by Bar Studio.
Technical requirements encompass fire-retardancy of materials and finishes, made-to-measure sizing to suit on-site dimensions, detailing to accomodate integrated lighting, switching and wiring, engineering to support feature stone linings, as well as custom-made cabinet hardware and concealed fittings.
Built-in galley kitchen joinery. Materials include stained veneers, coloured stainless steel, wallpaper, stone and lacquered panels.
With no windows or natural light in these spaces, special attention was paid in mixing materials and incorporating concealed LED lighting to create a sense of openness and vibrancy.