Charlie’s Sports Bar
Project: Interior Design, Identity Design
Location: Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan
The mixologist-owner of Charlie’s is also a sports fanatic–tough guy manliness juxtaposed with the thoughtfulness of quiet creation.
The design concept is inspired by the nets, flags, and banners of sports games, while the choice of font strikes a balance between vintage and contemporary, creating subtle, exciting tension.
The arrangement of space and materials like coloured glass, metal, concrete, and wood enriches the interplay of light, sound, sight lines, and the interactions between the customers and the owner. Colour, though, is the star in this space: shades of grey combine with woody tones to add depth; brass detailing draws the eye to the small things; and the dramatic black and orange store front reflects the owner’s vibrant personality.