INTERIOR - HOSPITALITY
Carlton Hotel, Singapore
Located Carlton Hotel Singapore, Joji Bar is a handsome and inviting venue that gently mediates the hotel lobby, drop off and the award-winning restaurant. The interior palette is warm, dominated by muted gold and padded surfaces in earthy tones, and accentuated by polished, brushed and perforated brass. Cosy nooks and smaller sitting areas line one side of the room while a sculptural bar – the venue – main feature occupies another. The bar extends to the far end of the space, where the shape is slightly ‘folded’ to create a seating area where bar patrons can sit facing each other. The concept of Joji’s interior is derived from origami, elegantly articulated with the shape of the bar and the ‘folding lines’ of the acoustic wall panels. It was an opportunity to play around with the origami concept to complement Shinji’s design and give character to the whole space. Reinforcing this concept and adding an extra dose of visual interest to the space is the black and white Tide carpet with a tide print from Danish brand Ege. Designed by Tom Dixon, Tide was inspired by the waves of the Thames in London. It represents the ebbs and flows of the bar patrons.