Black NOMAX Island structure, Walnut veneer, Black tinted Oak, Mirror laminate, Pink lacquer, Grand Antique marble, PAN-Beton
Sanba stands for ‘Sociéty Anonyme de Navigation Belgo-Américain’.
The bar is located in the former luggage warehouse of the RED STAR LINE, a company that shipped thousands of European emigrants to the United States in the early years of the 20th century.
The interior is based on Brazilian brutalism.
The bar, playful tables, colorful accents and hand-crafted details lighten up the rough concrete space.
Plants and greens bring nature back inside.
You can find references to the architecture of Oscar Niemayer in the concrete construction of the bar and the slats that filter the lights above it.
The tables designed for this project are now part of the permanent furniture collection of SERAX. (www.serax.com) Later, a Sanba chair was added.
On regular days it function’s as a bar and co-working space open to the public.
In the evening and weekends it’s available for private and commercial events.
( Scenography for the leading Belgian art fair )
A ‘landmark’ literally means a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area.
The main concept of the interior of Art Brussels 2013 is to create ‘an art city’.
Throughout the 2 halls of Art Brussels several interventions and modules will be spread. The Cinema,The Stage and First Call Square become important landmarks visible from a distance.
The visitor follows and reads colored groundmarks, referring to an enlarged subway plan, which will lead him to his destination.
Clear orientation and understanding of the big fair is a must.
Open space is important in this design. For this, we place all loose and movable furniture within a given territory.
Hereby a natural, dynamic Art Brussels arises, which will be determined by the visitor.
( In collaboration with Walt Van Beek, vitage selection by Frank Pay )
Fashion festival organized by MAD BRUSSELS (https://mad.brussels/en)