Project: 7 Tales
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Award: Hospitality Interiors: Entertainment, Silver, 2023
Design Practice: LW
Client: Grosvenor House, Dubai
This fun and immersive speakeasy bar on the 44th floor of Dubai’s Grosvenor House features dark and moody interiors with graffiti and canvases on the walls and ceiling. The captivating artwork is combined with carefully planned groups of more traditional and subtle seating, including a centralised Negroni gaming table. This focal point involves guests in a unique dice game that determines their drink of the night. Windows offer views over the ever-changing Dubai Marina skyline and strategic use of mirror on the columns and portions of the ceiling, helps to vary the space. All finished off with a simple but effective lighting scheme.
The customised graffiti on the walls and ceiling is titled, "Relight My Fire, My Heart's Desire" and hand painted by talented artist Gary Yong. It references Japanese pop culture, traditional paintings, Art Deco and 1960s and 70s graphic design.
Photo credit: Natelee Cocks
PARTNER & DESIGN DIRECTOR: Pooja Shah-Mulani
ASSOCIATE: Jesper Axel Petersen