Düsseldorf restaurateur, Walid El Sheikh, joined with Moritz von Schrötter and Charles Bals from design agency, Parasol Island, to bring this versatile mix of restaurant, bar and club to life.
The centrepiece of the bar is its spectacular custom-made counter, which measures an impressive 16m long and can seat around 30 guests. HIMACS solid surface material in the colour ‘Arctic White’ was used for the work surface at the back of the counter, while ‘Ispani’ from the LX Hausys Marmo collection was used for the visible part of the countertop, and the front and side elements of the counter.
The designers took full advantage of the one-of-a-kind visual properties of the solid surface material, which align perfectly with the current trend of a high-quality marble aesthetic. When the bar is lit up in the evening, the marbling of the solid surface material shines through even more.
Stylish wall panels, also in backlit HIMACS, with inset elements at different depths, cover 10m of the back wall behind the bar.
Walid El Sheikh was highly impressed with HIMACS’ versatility and flexibility, including the extensive colour range available and the ease of processing and thermoformability.
“The first time I saw HIMACS was in a hotel bathroom, and I was immediately taken by the unique look and feel of the solid surface material,” comments owner, Walid El Sheikh. “It’s like stone, but with a smooth, non-porous surface and consistency of colour that put it in a superior class!”