Cobonpue designs a bar that’s like an–enchanted forest
Grey Goose Lounge is the first in Southeast Asia
Grey Goose, the premium vodka from France and owned by Bacardi, has opened its first lounge bar in Cebu.
It’s the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, designed by Kenneth Cobonpue. The local distributor commissioned him to renovate a dance club at The Loft in Asia Town I.T. Park into the Grey Goose Lounge.
“It’s like a sophisticated version of an enchanted forest,” said the designer. The walls and ceilings are covered with black mirrors for drama and give one a feeling of floating in a void.
The design uses a lot of raw wood, timber and polished metal to bring out the contrast against the sleekness of Cobonpue’s signature Bloom bar stools (pleated flowers) in black leather. “They look like Bloom on a tripod,” said Cobonpue. “Flowers made of leather seem to come out of the walls.”
Candlelights flicker like fireflies in the forest. Because of all the mirrors, you get the feeling that there’s light above and all over,” said Cobonpue.
A custom-made swing, plus Chiquita stools, whose seats are made of rattan poles on a metal base, serve as accents. Tables and seats are arranged in small islands for conversation. As the evening goes on, they are removed to open space for a dance hall. Marge C. Enriquez
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