Project Name: Bar Bardem

Location: Finland

Date Completed: November 2019

Interior Designer: Fyra

Bardem is a distinctly modern and unique cocktail bar nestled right in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. Fyra had a goal to create the perfect space for a wide variety of occasions, everything from celebrations with friends and family, to drinks after work with colleagues. With this in mind, Fyra have designed a cohesive and exciting space, set to interest and please guests with its refreshing aesthetic.

The idea behind the design layout was to literally centre the entire restaurant around the large bar counter. The bar is the stand-out design element of the project, featuring a delightful array of prominently placed bottles. The bar is the showstopper, meant to grab the attention of the guests as soon as they enter. The design layout then allows guests to relax and enjoy their own personal space whilst having one of the many drinks available from the bar.

The interior of Bardem naturally combines the old with the new, creating a unique and laid back atmosphere inside. The recycled and reupholstered furniture and curtains create a soft and intimate acoustic environment throughout the entire space. Bardem is a modern-day speakeasy where nuances from the 80s, all the way up to the present day, come together to create something completely new and refreshing.

Specialist artisan skills where used in this project, with a beautiful collaboration with a local florist in Helsinki. The florist played a vital role in the design and created floral art pieces which are decorated throughout the bar. The vibrant and interesting floral designs aim to be both visually pleasing for guests in their beauty, whilst adding texture and depth to the overall design. The lighting is low-lit and dark, creating a moody and peaceful ambience, whilst providing protection from any prying eyes. The vibe is laid back and pulls guests in to provide a refuge from the hectic life of the outside world, just behind the wall.

Bardem is a relaxing, yet exciting cocktail bar, the ideal spot for both the Helsinki locals and visitors.