The Malta Bar
Our clients wanted a contemporary look to suit the architectural nature of the space, which is surrounded by full height glazed windows and doors opening onto the terraces for truly inside / out living. Their love of interesting and luxurious materials brought them to Ledbury Studio, and Charlie made full use of a wide palette of beautiful finishes in his designs. As the apartment has very few walls and an open glazed staircase to the floor above, the backs of the tall cupboards are on display and had to look as good as the fronts. Each element of the space had to be conceptualised in a freestanding context as they are clearly visible from all sides as well as above!
The skilful use of materials for the “bar that has everything”, creates a dramatic effect. Tall wine coolers fronted with hammered pewter and resin panels, sit below backlit onyx panels with metal frames. Shelves made from polished stainless steel provide a rack for glasses with antique mirror backpanels and glass shelves for bottles. The black palm cupboards below hide fridges and an icemaker and the worktop is underlit crystal quartzite, adding even more theatre. This whole wonderful piece is further framed in black stained oak and backlit honeyed onyx. At night the effect is true theatre!
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