An interior covered entirely in graphic art.
Cristal Bar, Hong Kong: 9/F, 33 Wellington Street,The Loop.
An interior based around graphic art and the application of a visual language in an entire space. In this project, of an interior of a Bar, Katrin Olina exploits the film and printing technology of 3M to create a huge seamless painting that expands throughout the bar’s four interconnected areas that cover a floor area of 1200 square feet.
The bar countertop is encrusted with more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals, which are illuminated from above by a ripple projector, and below by multicolored LEDs, in that way the counter’s surface changes hues while shimmering in undulating waves over the course of the night. Furniture was designed specially for the project by Michael Young's Hong Kong Office.
We breathe in the fresh air that cools the senses. A mix of mint and sweet sun. The air is light, almost still, apart from the puffed, airy flowers that lift and drift and nod as they bounce off each other and float upwards. As one flower touches another, it pops lightly and leaves a glittering trail in the air. Then a fishy Finder appears with a key and drops it into our lap as we bask in the green calm and chew mint leaves.
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