Sundry and Vice, Cincinnati. Click on the photos above, or read the details below, to learn more about this bar, inspired by apothecaries and old school soda foundtains. Click here to view it in our digital edition.
LOST & FOUND
“There were [sections of] the wall where the plaster had crumbled away naturally and created these amazing, organic shapes,” says Julia Petiprin, founder and lead designer, PRN Interior Design (Los Angeles), about the empty space before Sundry and Vice moved in. Keeping the deterioration for a sense of authenticity, the designers mimicked the decay on other walls for a consistent feel.
In order to implement some bygone details while keeping the ambience contemporary, this ornate tin ceiling is finished in a high-gloss lacquer, and reflects light around the environment, both day and night. “It creates this cool, textural experience,” says Petiprin.
Patrons’ eyes are drawn to the highlighted product that pops against the black-painted back bar. Each bottle is illuminated from the bottom and arranged to create a gradient, with darker bottles toward the base and lighter ones at the top.
These retro soda fountain arms aren’t just for decoration – they’re functional. Using their high- or low-powered streams, Sundry and Vice makes boozy floats and milkshakes with the nostalgic fixtures.
KNOCK ‘EM BACK
Featuring a brass foot rail and a die wall with double-trimmed molding, the traditional style of the main bar was an important segment of the overall theme, Petiprin says. The stools, modeled after genuine soda fountain seating, complete the look.
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