While traditionally not much attention is given to ceilings, creative design ideas will transform any commercial space into a work of art and certainly a point of interest for clients. This brandy bar in Odessa, Ukraine showcases an example of a novel use of brandy bottles. The warm wooden tones on the walls add a cosy element to this unique design concept which features brandy bottles that hang from the ceiling.
US coffee chain Starbucks is not known for ceiling innovation, however one of their cafes in Amsterdam stands out in its design. The ceiling comprises 1876 pieces of individual cut blocks of Dutch oak. This creates a relaxed atmosphere for customers and complements the use of wooden benches throughout the rest of the store.
A pleated concrete ceiling adopts a futuristic feel in this Shanghai tower, Hongkou Soho, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for property developer Soho China. The use of aluminium mesh foils that drape down as a ceiling feature create soft aesthetic that is ‘akin to that of a woman’s pleated dress’ according to the architect. This contrasts nicely with the use of stone throughout the rest of the space as well as the exterior of the building.
Premis has also worked with a number of clients who were looking for exposed ceilings or a sleek, sophisticated ceiling for their project and we recently completed work on a project for the Parliamentary Annexe on the river side of Parliament House.
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