2023 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

BAR MORI

Entrant Company

YOO DESIGN

Category

Interior Design - Restaurants & Bars

Client's Name

Country / Region

Taiwan

Imagine drinking to your heart’s content in a secluded tree cave in a forest. Sitting at the bar in a corner that belongs to you, staring silently at the starry sky, quietly tipsy, and enjoying stories and warmth in here - this is the unique romantic touch and perfect relaxation the forest-themed bar-restaurant Bar MORI has to offer.

Walking through a garden with lush vegetation and opening a glass door, you enter a transition hallway for a switch of setting, emerging from the hustle and bustle on the other side to a natural sphere of tranquility and elegance. Once indoors, a perfect spot for Facebook check-in consisting of a swing, vines, and a wall resembling a sand painting comes into view. Its design draws on the existing Japanese style and forest vibe, combined with unique details and motifs, forming for first-time visitors a memorable spot that is refined and invokes artistic conception.

The bistro has a rectangular layout with a six-meter-high ceiling that serves to visually open up the space. What comes next is mystery and openness that feel like entering a forest, with the concept of a tree cave creating a visual contrast of front and back, in and out. In the bar section further inside, a cave-like image is made by lowering the ceiling, shaping a small zone where people can connect. In this way, the imagery of people telling their secrets to a tree cave is turned into a heart-warming venue for chatting and sharing life with the bartender while dining and drinking tea.

The bar area has a ceiling height that gets lower further inside. Not only does it look like stepping into a secret sanctorum from an open forest, but it contributes to a unique color scheme of going from light to dark tones, creating a feeling of going from the bright outdoors to the calming interiors.

It is characterized by natural, rustic, original wooden furniture and low-back Japanese sofas, paired with vegetation as a finishing touch conducive to a wonderful experience of being in a forest under the star-studded sky embraced by nature.

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