Nitehawks - Gusto UK
A collaboration with Joe De Giorgi, the man behind Newcatle's most iconic bars - DatBar, Bierrex, Poison Cabinet to name a few, and Marc Ross from Dirty Hands. T he theme was inspired by the Edward Hopper painting 'Nighthawks,' and has many influences from machine-age and futurism styles from that era.
Ghetto-blaster wall with feature lighting and single secret operational tape deck which overrides the sound system.
The veg-tan leather stools which are stained with English breakfast tea and finished in Bison wax (Joe says after a lifetime of buying and trying stools these are the comfiest he's experienced!)
The polished aluminium poseur rail which runs around the entire bar - this is wrapped in thick laser-cut veg-tan leather and baseball-stitched over a layer of neoprene for squishiness.
The potshelf and upstand are re-claimed teak desks from the science lab of a school in Tynemouth (graffiti and chewing gum still present on the underside). A stainless stell and opal acrylic light pyramid for displaying the numerous fine spirits.
Curved cedar ceiling in the basement inspired by clinkerbuilt boats, with custom laser-cut copper fasteners.
Customised surgical OR table with mechanism locked-off for safety and custom made CNC glass top with fixings to look like they were part of the original design, with hand painted glass detailing (The table was one of a set of 3, its two siblings were bought by Marvel and feature in the latest Avengers movie!
Valchromat wall panelling throughout.
Amazingly fun one. Thanks again to everyone involved for another inspiring project.