The Oscar’s bar in Prague, which is part of the Vienna House Andel’s Prague hotel, has undergone a complete renovation. The aim was to open a modern establishment in Prague’s Smíchov district, where hotel guests and working people in the surrounding offices will feel comfortable. They can visit the bar for a business meeting, combined with lunch, or for a drink after work. The interior design was completed by the Jestico+Whiles architectural studio, the studio that was behind the original design of the hotel, which opened in 2002.
The international architectural design studio Jestico+Whiles, the studio behind the original design of the hotel in 2002, completed Oscar’s bar renovation. The main architect of the project Dominika Rošetzká describes the main idea of the new design: “The brief from the client was to come up with an original design that would attract people from outside. So I set out to create a bold design based on elements of concrete, wood and Plexiglas.”
The basic elements of the interior are red, blue and black. The stone panelling from the hotel lobby, which partially extends into the newly refurbished space, has been retained but has been covered with a red PVC slatted curtain wall, creating a very distinctive wall. “The client’s wish was to create intimacy and privacy, so we designed planters and black blinds around the perimeter of the bar, which can be drawn down as required. The main eye-catcher is the long coloured ceiling above the bar, which we created with technical assistance from Studio Fabrik8,” specifies the architect.
The newly opened Oscar’s bar is dominated by a solid wooden table with red TON chairs, seating up to 10 people. Above the table hovers an original light fixture created by Studio Fabrik8 based on a design by Jestico + Whiles. Brandon L. Hammons was in charge of the realization for Studio Fabrik8, who collaborated with the architects and supplied most of the interior elements. The colourful ceiling above the bar, the planters lining the space, the red PVC slat wall and the wall made of ropes for climbing plants, the wooden tabletops, the entrance gate and the illuminated logos with Oscar’s name, which are placed at the entrance to the bar from the hotel lobby and from Stroupežnicky Street.
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