4th Wall Cocktail Bar

Taste Space blends Retro-future, Modern, and Postmodernism styles at 4th Wall Cocktail Bar, featuring a 60s cinema-inspired entrance, playful textures and colors, and a central bar focal point promoting interaction with mixologists.

  • area / size 1,076 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Bangkok, Thailand,
  • 4th Wall Cocktail Bar draws inspiration from 60s cinema, envisioning the future through the lens of that era. The concept of ‘intervene time’ emerged as the designer researched the past and present, blending Retro future, Modern, and Postmodernism styles. The bar’s mission is to be a Neighborhood cocktail bar, breaking down walls between mixologists and customers “Break The 4th Wall”, reflected in its name ‘4th Wall’ from film terminology.

    The interior starts with a entrance reminiscent of a 60s cinema, leading customers through a corridor that transports them to another era. Inside, a central bar encourages conversation with mixologists, becoming a focal point.

    The influence of design from Bauhaus-modern-brutalism-postmodern, shaping the concept of retro-futurism.

    Materials like textured concrete and orange-green hues influenced by brutalism and postmodernism create a playful and raw atmosphere. The designer uses high-gloss, retro TVs along the corridor, symbolizing the widespread use of plastics in the 60s.

    Acrylic and tinted glass decorate the space, providing vibrant and diffused lighting. Illumination within the bar takes cues from 60s lighting, using chrome-coated bulbs to control the ambiance.

    The shapes derived from 60s TVs, such as curved glass frames, TV sets, poles, and the bar, offer a blend of curvature and geometric shapes, presenting a novel perspective on 60s aesthetics.

    Combining these elements, The 4th Wall becomes a bar that seamlessly blends the old and new, communicating a 60s bar experience with a fresh twist through the fusion of retro and future elements, conveyed through colors and shapes.

    Design: Taste Space
    Contractor: SD+
    Photography: Adisorn Ruangsiridecha