Para Siempre tapas & wine bar by Dimitra Koutoulogeni, Athens
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The generous interior covers two levels, the upper level for the objects and gift items. A simple white palette creates a backdrop for a variety of display options. Vintage round tables, contemporary dark framed wall units and an elegant glass fronted cabinet, all play their role in creating a consumer friendly space in which to browse at one’s leisure.
Reusing the materials of the previous interior, brick lined walls are created on which colored lamps are contrasted. Red steel is used to create shelves and gunnels. Furthermore, the ceiling’s blackboard surfaces aim to maximize the intensity of the interior contrasting with the pine tables and chairs.
What was the Olympic Palace Hotel in Plaka is now the New Hotel, which incorporates three different themes of Athenian culture in its design. First are rooms that display historic postcards, giving guests an insight into old Athens. Other rooms pay homage to fictional characters from Greek folklore called Karagiozis. The third theme for rooms embraces the ‘evil eye’ – a superstitious bead that guards against bad omens.
On entering, the interior typifies a male domain which embraces a contemporary take on old world elegance which offers a high degree of comfort for its discerning clientele. Comfortable leather chairs greet the customer and a choice of high-end products for male grooming are displayed against a brown faceted wall.
The simple black facade and the NY inspired hanging metal sign and somewhat extreme Christmas window display welcomes visitors to browse in its brightly lit black and white interior. An amazing display of colourful sneakers along one wall and clothes and accessories along the other are joined by the elegant black and white leather seating.
Panels scattered with black and white photographs with references to rock concerts while the canvas with animated spheres hovering like dancers, a technical illusion, creates a sense of absolute relaxation.The breath of art is spread throughout the space, which resembles the photographic studio of a progressive artist.