BAR DESIGN IDEAS: PACIFIC COLUMNS ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK FOR BAR DESIGN

When I began designing nightclubs, I was searching for a line of architectural products that were classical in nature and scalable for large applications. Most millwork houses don’t carry anything that fit these requirements. Specifically, I was looking for Roman columns and related millwork. Believe it or not, this wasn’t an easy product to find 12 years ago, but…

BAR DESIGN IDEAS: HUNTER DOUGLAS LINEAR METAL CEILINGS IN BAR AND NIGHTCLUB DESIGN

There are numerous products to consider when remodeling a nightclub or stripclub. Flooring products, wall coverings, ceiling products, the number of furnishings can be overwhelming. Then you have your budget to consider. Many issues need to be addressed, to be certain and you haven’t even given a thought about how to fit them all into a…

BAR DESIGN: TOP 5 DESIGN IDEAS FOR PPG SOLARCOOL GLASS IN NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

Architectural glass is one of my favorite finishes in nightclub and bar design. I covered many of the common applications of tempered laminated glass in an earlier post (refer below). The glass I’ll be covering in this post is the tinted, reflective variety, produced by  PPG Industries (@PPGIndustries), as commonly seen as curtain walls of commercial buildings, such as that shown in the…

BUILDING A BAR: LAVI RAILING SYSTEMS FOR NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

You’ve seen them everywhere and if you’re in the nightclub and bar sector, you may have even purchased them – railing systems. You will see railing systems commonly at your local Appleby’s, Chilli’s and Wendy’s. There is no shortage of sources to purchase railing systems, but if you’re in the nightclub industry and have purchased…

BAR DESIGN IDEAS: GENOTEK FLOOR TILE TRIM FOR NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

Successful nightclub and bar design is punctuated by thoughtful detail, and I am always searching for new product ideas – nothing is beyond consideration. I admit that I have an obsessive interest in architectural trim of all kinds because, in the end, it’s the little things that make a huge difference. Just as with well-chosen…

BAR DESIGN IDEAS: CHICAGO METALLIC STAMPED METAL CEILINGS FOR BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

I admit it, I’m a sucker for writing about my favorite products. And for good reason. Nightclub and bar owners need to know about all the great stuff that’s out there. I want them to understand value – not only in terms of price but also from the eyes of one who researches and specifies…

BAR DESIGN IDEAS: HUNTER DOUGLAS OPEN CELL CEILINGS FOR BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

Included in my list of favorite architectural design products is the open cell ceiling, manufactured by Hunter Douglas Contract, a division of Hunter Douglas. Since first introduced to the open cell product over 12 years ago, I fell in love with its beauty and simplicity and have designed it into many nightclubs and bars and…

BAR DESIGN: ARCHITECTURAL CROWN MOLDINGS FOR BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

Design professionals are always looking for a new product or finish to add to their bag of tricks, and I’m certainly no exception. In our quest for being cutting-edge, however, it’s comforting to also rely on the tried and proven. Sometimes the real design “win-win” is when we can adapt the new to the tried…

BAR DESIGN IDEAS: SHIMMERSCREEN CHAIN CURTAINS FOR BAR AND NIGHTCLUB DESIGN

One of the most enchanting architectural design products I’ve used in nightclubs and bars is thebeaded chain curtain. For those unaware, the beaded chain curtain is kind of a spin-off of the plastic beaded curtains of the late ‘70’s. Today’s product is similar, but much more refined. Today we have metallic beads strung together by…

BAR EQUIPMENT: I.D. SCANNERS FOR NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

oday we live in a world where technology grows exponentially. Hardly a day passes where we don’t shake our heads in astonishment. However, with progress comes opportunity – often times of the nefarious sort. The banking system and our identities are constantly under siege. We recently learned about the NSA’s interest in our internet activity. Now…