Intelligent design – this is what I think about the bar design Alegra completed by Mr. Important Design. Dubai is renowned to be a place where a sense of grand theatricality pervades in hospitality venues but I think Alegra has a design that was based on objectivity and creating an opening for people to explore imagination.
According to Charles Doell, founder of Mister Important Design based in Oakland, California, it is important to create a believable sense of space which allows people to explore beyond their usual state of mind – which in my opinion is a space where objectivity is the way to explore imagination. Alegra can be found in Al Murooj Rotana hotel, which is close to Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest skyscraper.
This bar design is anything but far from being ordinary. It has taken in a new design direction that could probably take Dubai along with it especially where everything looks too familiar with each other. Well, I think there are already a number of places in Dubai with nice interior theme but this one is the most stunning impact. It is a combination of glamour, confusion and comforting sense, which created an environment that will be unforgettable.
Inside Alegra, you will be greeted by an elegantly warm, golden light that subtly spreads out into the entire space. You get to sit in comfortable tufted metallic leather chairs in ottoman style and be under the amazing linear chandeliers, which are inspired by candelabra and fluid Arabic calligraphy.
Alegra is created in a 2,000-square foot area which is the first challenge that the designer has to take on. It turns out that Doell had taken advantage of the cramped quarters and now as you can see the low ceilings are attention seeking – I’m sure you’d agree just by looking.
Even if the place is essentially cramped-out, the interior surfaces have been created with large shifting planes so that it will look spacious and not entirely claustrophobic. The reflectivity of the material is the solution so that the space will look open and not look tight.
The low ceiling, as I have said, is the major obstacle in the design. LED lighting has ripped the space open as if you’re looking on a giant hole to the sky. In my opinion, this bar design is really cool that you can just go in and check it out to see and experience.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 10 October, 2012