A Willy Wonka world for whiskey drinkers awaits at this bar in
Influenced by the distillation process, the interior of INNS is wrapped in rippling copper and honey-hued finishes. Referencing the symbiotic relationship between whiskey and their copper stills, the bar is an homage to whisky culture.
Embodying the meaning of the word ‘Whisky’, which is ‘Water of life’ for the uninitiated (I am one of the recently initiated), the interior transports you to another world, one that takes place entirely inside a whisky distiller. Snaking walls guide patrons through the rooms while a wrinkled spherical device floats in the deep cove ceiling. Drunk on materiality, the space feels more like an art installation than a
Experiential down to the smell, a small pond gathers at a floating wall spiked with whisky – the scent absorbing patrons further into this singular world.
The sleek and mysterious entrance only hints at what can be found inside. Volcanic ash tiles and chrome accents complement the oblong-shaped door. A shiny patina covers the
This maximalism of materiality is characteristic of Wooton Designers – the space itself acts as an art piece, while the decoration is kept minimal. Leather and volcanic stone add depth to the warm palette, the earthy materials anchoring the space.
Geometric symbols embedded in the volcanic stone bar wall represent time, with whiskey of all ages lined up against the grooves, ready for tasting by keen aficionados.
At INNS, whiskey, space and time fuse together in the silkiest of blends for this lush and otherworldly bar fit-out. We’ll drink to that.
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