Take a Factory vibe, add a touch of , eliminate all glitz – and you end up with Baar.
‘We certainly didn’t want to do a bling thing,’ says as we take in , a new bar, restaurant and club he designed in the über-cool Belgian city of Ghent. ‘We were after more of a street effect. Sort of underground, like Andy Warhol’s Factory. Plus, we wanted a conceptual element in there too.’
The conceptual angle, adds Musschoot, was covered by Piet Hein Eek, who fashioned the bar, sofas and DJ booth upstairs largely from industrial pipes harvested in part from his factory in Eindhoven. Drama is provided by a double-height slice through the centre of the main space. The resulting void showcases a row of Metronoom XXL pendants, designed by and manufactured by . Cuir Cuir chairs by for are placed at every table. Elsewhere, recycled operating-theatre lamps lend a surreal accent.
See the full article in St-W 94, out 1 September.