Cargo Bar

BARANGAROO, NSW

Client

Australian Venue Co.

Builder

Next Constructions

The interior is a tongue-in-cheek response to the clients (playful) brief to ‘design a New York-style bar’. The majority of the design process was occuring while Donald Trump was meeting with Emmanuel Macron in Paris to cut ties with the Paris Accord. In response to the political context, the space is anchored with a Statue of Liberty DJ Booth—rather than being a realistic interpretation it’s ironically designed as a injured and run-down American icon with insertions of French blue. Retaining the bones of the original Cargo Bar build out, new furniture and backlit glass blocks were added to imply a 1980’s New York disco dance floor.