By: Bethan Ryder
"Bar and Club Design" explores the cutting-edge interiors that provide the setting for the vibrant nightlife of international cities. An increasingly sophisticated bar market has meant a resurgence in cocktail culture and the explosion of the "style bar" - a professionally designed venue that serves quality spirits, wines and cocktails. Club culture has also changed.
Clubbers are no longer content with basic, ill-conceived spaces and this has led to greater attention being paid in contemporary club design to questions of space, materials and technology. At the same time, late-night lounge bars - offering the comfort and luxury of an exclusive bar, but also with an in-house DJ - have emerged to respond to the needs of the "grown-up clubber". "Bar and Club Design" contains an introductory essay placing the development of bars and clubs in socio-historic context.
Featuring venues around the world, this is a showcase of cutting-edge interior design at the beginning of the 21st century.