By: Bethan Ryder
As the sequel to the highly successful "Bar and Club Design", this volume examines current international trends, showcasing 47 bars and clubs. The resurgence of cocktail culture and the explosion of the 'style bar' - places that are professionally designed and serve high quality spirits, wines and cocktails - continues in cities such as New York, London and Tokyo but also Beirut and Kuala Lumpur. There is also a trend in lower budget designer bars that are as visually interesting as the big budget productions - such as Andy Wahloo in Paris and Opal in London.
Likewise club culture continues to thrive. Nightclubs have grown cosier and cater to the 'grown-up clubber' offering comfort and luxury rather than an empty shell in which to dance. 'Superclubs' now have the very best in technology and audiovisual entertainment, like Avalon in New York and CocoonClub in Frankfurt.