No your eyes aren’t playing tricks, that really is a cafe designed to look like a giant camera. Dreaming Camera is located in the breathtaking countryside of Yangpyeong County in South Korea. It was built by a photography enthusiast who lives in a bungalow right next to the cafe. The design is reminiscent of a Rolleiflex camera, with two floors boasting high panoramic, round windows. Continue reading for more.
5. Chocolate Bar – Opole, Poland
Yes, chocolate really does appear to be dripping down the walls at this cafe in Opole, Poland, as interior designers Bro.Kat created that look on purpose. Located in the extremely popular market square, this cafe only occupies a svelte 30-square-meter unit, but Bro.Kat built a mezzanine for additional seating. “The chocolate melting on the walls is the only embellishment of the room,” said designers Roma Skuza and Bogna Polanska, before explaining that the “milk drops” hanging from the ceiling are lamps.
4. Electric – Paris, France
Called “Electric”, the bar features soundproofed music rooms, an outdoor terrace and a dance floor overlooking the beautiful city skyline. Mathieu Lehanneur partnered with architect Ana Moussinet to design the interior and added split levels to define different zones. The faceted windows and diagonal panels give texture to the walls in one of the spaces. Others can be used as screens for lighting and video projections.
3. Joben Bistro – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Joben Bistro is unlike any other pub you’ve seen, situated in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, it takes you back in time to the world of Jules Verne. The lights, decor, the objects encompass the elegance of brass and copper, while the installations and the abundance of details produce the ideal hideout for your close friends in an inspiring setting. It’s divided in 3 rooms, every with its particularities. Area no. 1 was envisioned as a vintage art gallery, with outdated photos hanging on the wall. The 2nd space, comprising also the bar, boasts concrete walls and plenty of quirky installations. Room no. 3 is filled with objects of all varieties.
2. Truth Cafe – Cape Town, South Africa
Nestled in Cape Town, South Africa, this amazing steampunk space for artisan coffee roasters shows us how such an establishment might have looked during the Victorian era. Its owners David Donde and Mike Morritt-Smith were both heavily involved and even physically helped build parts of the interior. The 600m2 (6458 sq. ft) ground floor serves as Truth’s headquarters and includes: a 120 seat restaurant, cafe, bar and kitchen, a 3-ton Probat roaster, a barista trainee school, public event space, coffee bean warehouse, espresso machine workshop, management office, and restrooms.
1. H.R. Giger Museum Bar – Gruyeres, Switzerland
The Museum HR Giger Bar, located in Chateau St. Germain, Gruyeres, Switzerland is themed along the lines of his biomechanical style as shown in the Alien films. The roof, walls, fittings and chairs are all modeled by the artist and fit into the same designs as seen in the films he designed, notably “Alien”. The prominent high-backed chair design was originally intended as a Harkonnen throne for an abandoned Dune film project.