Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Philippe Starck, Shine Home, & The S Bar


Shine Home has been everywhere since coming on the design scene in 2005. Their clean fresh take on classic design motifs adds a crisp, fun edge to any interior.


So it's no wonder they caught the ever talented eye of uber-desinger and trendsetter Philippe Starck. It seems he was so inspired with their lighting that he chose to feature it as the focal point of his new watering hole and chic celeb hang out, The S Bar, in Los Angeles.



Shine Home table lamps are hung dramatically, upside down from theatrical wire over the bar and tables creating an almost Alice in Wonderland sense of confusion. What's up is down, what's down is up......


My favorite element of the space is the fabulous canvases that are hung against all the walls depicting antique french wall paneling, wallpaper and a dramatic faux portrait gallery.




I think it is a very fun, eclectic cocktail of modern and classic styles thrown together in an irreverent and somewhat imbalanced mix that works in that special way that only Starck can pull off.


My only question - What kind of cocktail would you order in a bar like this?

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4 comments:

Renee Finberg said...

very very wild, love it .

Renee Finberg said...

the lighting is so creative, wild,
out of the box.
i love it.

great place to take a first date, when there are those awkward moments with not alot to chat about.

xx

Sapna said...

hi - am trying to find this Shine Home store - your links go to some random other stores. I love Shine Home's stuff! Are they still going?

Sapna said...

Hi! Love your blog and these pieces. Am trying to find Shine Home by Google and your links - they do't show up. Are they still going, do you know?