ISH Milk & Whisky Beijing
Total Surface 110 sqm
Description read more Ish owner was one of the first man running a disco club in China back in the 80's. After 30 years in the business he decided to retire and approached us with the idea to create a small bar for himself, his friends and some of his loyal clients. A place where they could spend their free time day and night suitable for breakfast or late night drinks, the requirements were an elegant atmosphere with a little touch of glamour. We were chosen not only for the interior design but for the whole identity included the name. We decided to call it Ish.
The space is a small store that we enlarge it by building a second floor, but in order to avoid a suffocating effect in such a small area we decide to leave a clear double space on both entrance sides. The first floor it's arranged with a bright bar with a corner bottle display amplified by the use of mirror in the background, a seating area with books and magazines. The staircase to reach the second floor play a fundamental role on the design of the space because they cut the duplex space with a diagonal tube visible from the outside. The second floor is devided in two areas. The vip area which can be closed partially to make the space more private and a seating area facing outside. We achieved a classy yet urban atmosphere by using grey concrete, black painted wooden bars and golden details.