One of Copenhagen’s most attractive places in town, Balthazar Champagne Bar, is a lunch/evening bar and has been realized as part of a complete renovation of the iconic and leading classic luxury hotel, Hotel D’Angleterre. What you’re about to see is a mixture of mysterious, iconic and magic bar lounge seating area ideas, creating an atmosphere that benefits Peter Bundgaard Rützou and Signe Bindslev Henriksen (Space Copenhagen partners) classic decoration ideas.
The renovation of the bar design was quite demanding in terms of refurbishment and construction as it was originally used for storage and small offices. The main goal was making the bar design area grow from the proportions of the modified space and it’s innate and ambient qualities. The row of massive columns facing the street on two sides was a strong architectural and structural element Space Copenhagen decided to enhance.
Mirroring the rhythm from the columns on the street-facade onto the facing walls and ceiling, they aimed to create a balanced and symmetrical structure. As a small modern temple with a neoclassic feature. To enlarge and highlight the spatial frame and sensation, large elements of handmade vintage mirrors in the walls and ceiling, utilizing the reflections to generate an additional magical effect.
Keeping the spirit of Hotel D’Angleterre was a choice to strength all the bar furniture, since the counter height stools, wall lighting…to create a hotel luxury bar with elegant classic features, while maintaining a contemporary, seductive, poetic and playful approach inspiration.
Seeking a metropolitan lounge seating area ideas, Space Copenhagen wish was to balance out all the choices, resulting in a bar area that stays true to the spirit of Hotel D’Angleterre. This results in a balance between light and dark, soft and hard, rustic and refined, elegant and dreamy, graphic and colorful.
Balthazar’s bar lounge seating area has the long black lacquer counter with surrounding bar stools. The counter spans from front to back of the space. The base of the bar is hand painted with accents of brass along with the wall panels. The long bar is surrounded by smaller groups of soft chairs and built-in sofas through-out the window niches. The chairs, sofas, and curtains are all in variations of soft colored velvet.
The backdrop of the interior is fitted with floor-to-ceiling champagne cabinets featuring antique mirrors and darkened brass frames. The floor is an anthracite grey antique and rustic marble with white borders framing the space. The venetian Barovier Chandeliers in goldened glass above the entire scenery, act as huge champagne sculptured clouds that tie the space together.
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