Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
HAVE WE PICKED A WINNER?
The organisers of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have released their shortlist for 2021.
This is a truly global annual design event launched more than a decade ago.
This year there were 835 entries received from 67 countries and these have been narrowed down to a shortlist of 279.
There are 45 categories and a panel of eminent judges (with representatives from every continent) will face the daunting task of selecting 45 winners.
Each year, when the shortlists are announced, we pick our favourites to see how many of them make it to the Awards night.
For us it’s just a bit of fun although for the designers who put their projects forward it’s important.
Winning an award of this magnitude is hugely prestigious and is a sure fire way of getting potential clients to take notice.
The projects that appear below are our choice only and have been chosen from the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, hotel category.
Interestingly four of the five chosen by us are projects based in Asia and the Far East, with just one from Europe and none from the Americas.
This may be more than just coincidence – we have been impressed by the emergence of exciting new design talent coming from the East.
And unsurprisingly these projects really stand out.
Why not check out the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website and see if you agree with us.
1. METROPOL UNDERGROUND
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Design: PIA Interior
Photography: Robert Kleiner
We Love: the references to train travel depicted through colour, materials, artwork and spatial design.
2. LOBBY LOUNGE
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel, Bankok, Thailand
Design: P49 Deesign
We Love: The sheer luxurious scale, the mass of natural light and the wonderful ‘temple’ bar to the centre of the lobby space.
3. SPICE & BARLEY
Spice & Barley
Avani + Riverside Bankok Hotel, Bankok, Thailand
Designer: Enter Projects
Photography: William Barrington Binns
We Love: The strong photographic imagery on the wall. The limited use of colour and the illusion of billowing smoke; flow and movement from a static structure.
4. Ô MAZETTE
MGallery Hotel, Puteaux, France
Design: Maison Numéro 20
Photography: Francis Amiand
We Love: The pepper mill columns, the art deco styling , the colour scheme and the panel layering on the walls which provide an attractive acoustic solution to the triple height space.
5. MORE 7 BAR
More 7 Bar
The Linow Hotel, Xi’an, China
Design: Republican Metropolis Architecture
We Love: Theatre, pure theatre. This is a dynamic and decadent looking interior created with the clever use of lighting, glass, mirrors and a reflective ceiling. A genuinely exciting and dramatic space.