Evolution ClubEclecticism and contrasts for the new Evolution Club, made with HI-MACS®
Location Bucharest, Romania
Design Sebastian Barlica
Material HI-MACS® Light Green
Fabrication Atvangarde Surfaces
Photo Credit Ciprian Stoian, Serban Bonciocat
Located at the historical centre of Bucharest known as “Cafeneaua Veche” (The Old Café), the eclectic Evolution Bar is designed – using HI-MACS® - in contrast with the old 18th century neo-gothic building’s style in which is inserted, bringing a fresh and contemporary feel for the new interiors.
Evolution Bar – situated in the basement of the building - is part of a major renovation project by young designer Sebastian Barlica. The owners’ desire was to design a space with a Mediterranean restaurant on the ground floor and a night club in the basement. The basement area is a brick vault with transverse arches; it has a relatively small net area and it was used initially for storage, so the task of transforming it into a contemporary space for clubbing and nightlife entertainment was quite challenging.
That is why the designer came up with the idea of harmonizing, on one hand, stylized classical decorative elements with byzantine-like paintings on the main transverse arch, and, on the other hand, contemporary furniture and decorations using Solid Surface HI-MACS®. To this end, the countertops were designed in the shape of classical fireplace mantels painted in contemporary colours and the chandeliers are made of garden hoses. The oriental carpet-like stone flooring features contemporary motifs and a bottle support is suspended above the bar like a transparent honeycomb. The HI-MACS® bar itself is an eye-catching Light Green colour. Internal space is maximized with a large, central floating green organic bar made entirely out of HI-MACS®. The designer opted for the Solid Surface material because no other material could have been molded into such an unusual shape, while showcasing all its great properties.