Synecdoche Design Studio
Winner in Ambient Lighting
Ann Arbor, MI, USA, United States
The conversion of a downtown basement into a cyberpunk-speakeasy bar. Using the raw material palette of fieldstone foundation, brick infill, and fireblock tile, the space has a haphazard texture brought together by delineating space through light. Custom fabricated furniture include linear lighting fixtures. A blue backed high-top bench sits across from the pink toned bar. A pair of purple metal mesh booths with black vertical stitched vinyl references vintage car seating while replicating the cyberpunk industrial style with metal mesh. The entry stairs and drink rail mimic light movement through the dashed pattern while simultaneously highlighting the custom mural. Framed openings in the bathroom wall presents a view not of yourself in the mirror but of the exposed fieldstone rock. A low light frame in pink or blue gives a depth deceiving view of the wall. A full length mirror opposite the rock light abyss allows guests to check-out their look with a textured and lit background.