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Friday 17 May 2013
WASBAR© is a brand new concept in Ghent, where young professionals can wash their clothes while relaxing with a cold beer or a fresh coffee, and have a delicious bite to eat. WASBAR© is the coolest way of managing your time, sipping coffee, working on your laptop or even getting your hair done while your undies are getting washed.
Brains behind the successful WASBAR© are Dries Henau & Yuri Vandenbogaerde, two 20-something, young entrepreneurs whose living spaces were very small; there was no room for a washing machine and they got tired of taking their laundry to their mum's. They approached design studio PINKEYE to create the interior and the graphics. The aim was to design a cosy home-like interior using upcycled old interiors. Dries & Yuri worked with brands such as L'Oréal, Electrolux, Ecover and Douwe Egberts to renovate a former bookshop with the aim of creating a cosy yet stylish meeting place for locals.
The lamps were made out of old wire hangers and the cupboards are upcycled from old drawers. To name the washing machines, Dries & Yuri crowdsourced on their Facebook page: names like Mariette and Alphonsine were found amongst the grandparents of Wasbar fans.
At Wasbar, you can get your laundry done, have a coffee, grab lunch, meet with your friends, use free wifi and also get your hair done! WASBAR© has a full event calendar with concerts, brunches, DIY-evenings, Red Bull Elektropedia evenings and more - never a dull moment!