Mischbar by Aretio & Kloos, Nuremberg – Germany

November 8th, 2013 by retail design blog

A place that serves salads, soups & curries, ice creams, coffee, smoothies and juices, only deserves a name: “Mischbar” (Mixbar for the non-german speakers). The claim from Mischbar “We bring you fresh local food” took the design studio formed by Marcos Aretio & Udo Kloos to their concept: an INDOOR MARKET, full of sunshades, hanging bulbs, trolleys and high tables, where fresh local ingredients are transformed into salads, smoothies or curries.

The counter of this special “market” is built in 3 different materials and textures, depending the food that you get; striped white Corian (which looks like tiles) for ice-creams, oak wood for the soups & curries and concrete for the salads area. Cold, warm and fresh materials respectively. As a small detail, a tray dispenser was built inside the counter.

The bench is a non-stop 7 meters long oak bench supported on only 2 “V” metal pieces located in the center. The back of the bench was used to house a representation of the city of Nuremberg, a piece created by artist Martin Tibabuzo with rubber stamps made out of his own illustrations. Tibabuzo also illustrated the menu board, the columns and the tray-trolley.

Probably the biggest challenge was to create the soups & curries menu. Mischbar has a menu of 90 different soups and curries, but only 6 are daily served. The menu had to be easily interchangeable and visible. The solution was given by creating 30 wooden triangular pieces (like Toblerone chocolate), engraving with laser one dish on each side. The coat hanger was designed making a wink to ice-cream lovers, using metal scoops to create the hooks.

Design: Aretio & Kloos (Nuremberg)
Artwork: Martin Tibabuzo

Mischbar is located in the historic city center of Nuremberg, very close to the Hauptmarkt where the (probably) most famous Christmas Market happens every December.




























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