KSh Design Bureau is a Ukrainian architecture and interior design agency. For the project THE Sweet Cocktail Bar in Abu Dhabi, KSh was asked to design a space that can function as a tearoom during the day and as a cocktail bar in the evening.
KSh searched for the common denominator between the two contrasting functions and decided to make the flavours 'sweet' and 'spicy' the basis of the entire concept. The spatial design resembles a melting ice cream due to its organic shapes and undulating lines. The colour palette consists of pastel pink, bronze, beige and a hint of turquoise. THE Sweet Cocktail Bar is located on the ground floor and overlooks a courtyard with swimming pool. The soft colour palette and the incoming sunlight create beautiful renders that are reminiscent of a warm, sweaty summer evening.
The soft colour palette and the incoming sunlight creates beautiful renders that are reminiscent of a warm, sticky summer evening
Not only the design of the space but also the shape of the lighting is based on sweets, in this case caramel rings. Two floral arrangements of dried herbs hang in between the lights and add a magical element. All these aspects create a space with the look and feel of a stylish, luxurious cocktail bar and the accessibility of a cheerful ice cream parlour. Courtesy of KHs Design Bureau