Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Apotheke

Laurie commented that Dark Nostalgia featured a bar in New York called Apotheke -- she wants to move in. I don't blame her.


It's designed to look like a 19th century Austrian royal apothecary. Designer Christopher Tierney took inspiration from researching old European apothecaries, absinthe dens, and the Biedermeier design era.


The space is anchored by a 30-foot performance bar made from imported carrera marble. The hand-carved back bar is filled with hundreds of antique medicine bottles that were collected from around the world.


I love the wood floors, with tile inset corners.

I can't tell what the ceiling is made of, can you?


Tierney also fabricated wall sconces and a chandelier from chemistry glassware...

Chemistry graffitti -- how clever!

Wallpaper from vintage apothecary adverts.

11 comments:

So Good for Bunnies said...

Love this!

Waterbug Guy said...

The ceiling looks like fabric to me.

Lynne said...

That chemistry chandelier is just tremendous! I could definitely move in....

Garden Pheenix said...

Do. want.

Interior design ideas said...

the chandelier Lighting, infact the room and ceiling is quite modern.

Catherinette Rings said...

Amazing Bar ! I have to go there on my next Trip .

Poison Pennies said...

Amazingly gorgeous! I want to live there too. Or at the very least, I wish I lived in New York and could hang out there.

Lynne Rutter said...

what a cool place! i think the ceiling fabric might be orchestral music scores. will have to check this out next time i am in nyc!

Scott said...

I was mighty excited about this until I read the Cityseach comments:
http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/47277733?reviewId=49877511

18 of the 24 reviews are 1 or 2 stars, largely citing a hyper-arrogant doorman, $35 absinthe drink prices, shady check inflation ... what a shame, it IS so beautiful!

Malsperanza said...

Reminds me a little of the Night Hotel: http://www.nighthotelny.com/

Kelsey Sunshine Fenn said...

so incredibly beautiful!

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