Located in the heart of Kapana, which literally means ‘the trap’ in the new creative quarter of the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Beer-bar and Concept store wears its name well.
From a requirement for a simple beer-store the designers went above and beyond and created “a place for degustation of the hundreds of Belgium beers, as well as a place to meet and chat with other beer-lovers in a simple and cozy home-environment” says Studio 8 ½.
Located on the ground floor of a 100-year old 3-storey house characterized by a small front- and minimal floor size, the bar also works as a showroom for local craft design furniture.
“The most common materials in the interior that underline the cozy feeling are plywood and natural wood. At the same time they are in contrast with the non-painted steel/metal elements, black walls and ceiling, as well as exposed old brick-wall, part of the original construction of the building.”
“Special emphasis is put on steel as an industrial material – it can be seen in the ‘invisible’ parapet made of metal wires, the copper tubes running along the walls and the real traps used as an accent on the lamps hanging over the bar, etc.”
Concept and Design by: Studio 8 ½
Date: April 2015)
Area: 20.00 m2
Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria