Bar

february's featured project: navy strength by Claire Grotz

With Seattle being adjacent to Puget Sound, it is no wonder that the water played an integral part of Seattle's history. Inspired by the maritime background of Seattle, owner of the soon to be Navy Strength wanted to convert a 2,422 square foot retail space into a Tiki bar. We were more than happy to help with the process. This space is located right next to No Anchor restaurant in the neighborhood of Belltown. With just a few more finishing touches to be made, Navy Strength should be open in no time!




multifaceted design, multiple ways by Unknown

Check out these cool new furniture pieces from Knoll, by David Adjaye!


We love the faceted design! It reminds us of the bar and desk that we designed and built at Orange Studios!

The reception desk is the first thing you see when you come in the space. Here, we really learned how tricky designing with triangles can be! The ins and outs of the shape direct visitors to certain places along the length of the desk, and provide an exciting foundation for the graphic design used throughout the space.



The bar was designed to have a solid top, to provide for a coffee and drink serving.



Check out what they've done with their graphic design! See the connection? hint: facets! triangles!


Our very own Shane Staley built these two pieces. Check out his furniture website at shanestaley.com



Kinoya Restaurant | Jean de Lessard by Unknown

In Japan, an "Izakaya" is a traditional bar and a place of socialization. Here at Kinoya, the narrow space forces to relate to one another, and creates a space that bonds the occupants.



















Wood from local barns are reused as finish for the interior, and it was assembled irregularly and with angularity to help muffle the ambient noise.
















Drawings and graffitis catches eye and confirm the urban character of this Japanese Bar. Kakemono banners that are used in the streets also vividly expresses the Japanese tradition.


















Read more about this project here.