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Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½ (BG)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.06.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Polina Ilieva

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Polina Ilieva

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.

 

 

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

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.

 

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

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.

 

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

“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.”

 

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Polina Ilieva

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Polina Ilieva

“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.”

 

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

Cat and Mouse Beer-bar & Concept store by Studio 8 ½, photo: Dinko Mitev

PROJECT DATA
Concept and Design by: Studio 8 ½
Date: April 2015)
Area: 20.00 m2
Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

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