The Moon Club is a brilliant collaboration of Czech design and architectural studios, Formafatal and Machar&Teichman, who worked in harmony to create this striking interior, located in the vibrant Prague city area of the Dlouhá Street.
The newly opened club brings a brand-new and original style of interior design in this city area.
The client’s vision was to create an interior with details that would be on a significantly higher level compared to other venues in the area.
The club, a former bank, connects the original central hall and inner courtyard with glass roofing.
The space within the inner yard was one of the biggest design challenges here, not only finding a spatial solution but also dealing with the technical aspect of the acoustics.
Acoustic measures, such as double glazing for the roof, acoustic buffer wall constructions and special plasters are incorporated into the interior concept.
Different zones were created in order to overlap the original building layout with the needs of the club’s operation.
Cosy seating areas with comfortable lounge furniture and mild light intensity are placed under arched ceilings alongside the central hall, while the dance floor is placed opposite.
One has an overview of the central bar from the courtyard gallery and guests can move freely from space to space – through the lounges or into the Alchemist bar located on the second floor.
The name of the club is linked to the main concept and motive – the Moon.
Major topics are the ‘mysteriousness of the night-fall’ and the ‘alchemistic mystique’.
The walls of the club are covered with a grey patina paint, a common link to all the spaces, whilst the materials used for the interior elements vary and include patinated metal sheets, dark burned wood, old stained mirrors, ornament paintings on the walls and velvet upholstered furniture in several colours.
Perhaps most important is the lighting, created through a combination of diverse intensities with hidden light sources as well as designed light fittings and elements.
Much of the lighting is designed to provide a cold, moonlit effect.
The central main bar is a dominant unit, with a moon silhouette floating above the yard.
Three big round pendant lights and groups of metal pendants above it create a reflection on the glass ceiling. This effect evokes a starry night and creates a feeling of being outside.
The main bar is covered with a reflective gold corrugated metal cladding and the DJ booth overlooks the club from the back of the bar, which is housed in a rounded wall made of burned wood.
The club has a welcoming view from the street – looking through the entrance passage you can directly see the central yard of the bar.
This is intentional to draw guests into the club although there is a smaller bar placed in the entrance area to welcome customers as they arrive.