November 12, 2021
Crosby Studios Designs a Cocktail Brewpub in Brooklyn
This duality is also reflected in material choices and contrasting elements. “I love to combine different surfaces, textures, and forms of lighting to create futuristic environments,” says Nuriev. “With this project, I enjoyed contrasting a matte concrete interior with vibrant colors and lustrous materials.”
Stark yet crisp, the concrete-clad space is peppered with bright notes of tangerine and pink that can be found in a series of reconfigurable seating and prismatic furniture allowing for a variety of permutations at the user’s discretion. Curved space dividers are made of blush acrylic encased in orange frames and retrofitted with soft, low-glow LEDs—a contemporary interpretation of candlelit booths for a dining culture that increasingly values personal space. The tasting bars extrude from the concrete floor while sinewy stools and thin pendant lighting sit and hang in tension with them, respectively.
The brand’s ethos and visual identity are made tangible in the monumental lightbox flanking the bar, which floods the interior with a saccharine, ethereal haze. The fruity, floral, and woody notes found in the spirits, as well as packaging, are referenced in a composition of plant life backlit by LEDs. The fixture is orange in color and the ribbon-like, vertical grain of the lighting is diffused by greenhouse panels.
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Open to the public as of October 8, the Wandering Barman provides respite for in-person patrons all the while bottling its unique spirits for others to enjoy off-site. Through a kaleidoscope of colors and materials, the brewpub promises a bright future for the post-industrial spaces that are so common in the neighborhood.
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