All Eyes On Me
Restaurant and Bar Design Awards
Interiors
 
Attended by 800 leading designers and their clients, The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrates the world’s most innovative food and beverage spaces. Conran and Partners, alongside three other design studios, were asked to design a pop-up bar for the evening’s celebratory party, that a temporary bar encapsulated a particular decade of Street, from the 70s to the 00s.

Technology projected the human race so much faster culturally in the 00s than in any other decade. It is quite astonishing how much our lives have changed, so we took this technological revolution as the starting point for our design. Playing on tensions between privacy and visibility, with a nod to the growth of predatory surveillance in the decade of Big Brother, the installation “All Eyes On Me”, invited people to see and be seen.
 
A striking central CCTV installation used simple lighting in a dramatic way to pulse spot lights at random on guests in the bar, enhancing the feeling of being under scrutiny.

As many of the components of the bar as possible need to be made beforehand and assembled smoothly on site. We used white foamex and white painted mdf as the main materials, with a seaside style cut-out as a fun and tangible take on the virtual selfie.
 
Photography by Richard Lewisohn and Emir Hasham
Attended by 800 leading designers and their clients, The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrates the world’s most innovative food and beverage spaces. Conran and Partners, alongside three other design studios, were asked to design a pop-up bar for the evening’s celebratory party, that a temporary bar encapsulated a particular decade of Street, from the 70s to the 00s.

Technology projected the human race so much faster culturally in the 00s than in any other decade. It is quite astonishing how much our lives have changed, so we took this technological revolution as the starting point for our design. Playing on tensions between privacy and visibility, with a nod to the growth of predatory surveillance in the decade of Big Brother, the installation “All Eyes On Me”, invited people to see and be seen.
 
A striking central CCTV installation used simple lighting in a dramatic way to pulse spot lights at random on guests in the bar, enhancing the feeling of being under scrutiny.

As many of the components of the bar as possible need to be made beforehand and assembled smoothly on site. We used white foamex and white painted mdf as the main materials, with a seaside style cut-out as a fun and tangible take on the virtual selfie.
 
Photography by Richard Lewisohn and Emir Hasham
 
 
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