Tuesday, 4 October 2011
The Smack bar
The Smack bar in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire was designed by Steve Smith and Adrian Baynes and displays a club-like environment. However, the feel of this place is not just party-related, but is it also unconventional and highly creative.
The concept for the project was described by the developers as “shock and awe”. This is probably because the bar features graffiti-like writing on the walls, floors and ceilings and illuminated floors. Moreover, lighting effects were added around the bar also, in order to create an atmosphere that is surprising and almost dizzying.
One could appreciate that the most spectacular and innovative aspect regarding the design of the Smack bar are the hundreds of Polaroid photos on the walls. These all belong to the customers that visit this original place.
The striking black and white design and original decorations transformed Smack into the best bar in UK, according to the annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.