Jannet Gibson Butzinger
For our Hotel Bar Project, we were asked to renovate an existing Bar/Restaurant space in Stuttgart, Germany. Before, it had a mixture of colors and textures that did not come to a conclusive design aesthetic. However, we wanted to keep some of the color scheme, as it had to compliment the neighboring room, which was to remain the same. The Hotel Bar is located near the airport, so we took that into consideration when planning the space for the customers needs. We wanted it to be a place where people can enjoy a drink at the bar as well as some food, either alone or in a small group. For this, we planned banquet seating along two of the walls as well as two larger tables in the center for a maximum of 4 people, and a Bar height table for 5 guests. As far as lighting, we chose two main lighting features in the center of the room in an oval shape, mirroring the shape of the tables below and pendants for the surrounding smaller tables. For a feature piece, we used a great material which is an intricate chain-link hanging curtain at the entrance to the bar. On the remaining walls, we applied light wooden slats, as well as a greenery feature wall and a tall chalkboard by the bar. The bar itself also has wooden slats. The ceiling was dropped down along the edges of the walls, and above the bar. See the dotted line below on the Floor Plan. We had fun planning this project and implementing interesting wall features and lighting to make this airport bar inviting and interesting!