About the project
Designed by DesignLSM, the show-stopping cocktail bar is a key focal point of the ground floor space drawing guests in with its elegance and grandeur. An imposing metal fretwork staircase adds to the drama, exquisitely framing the bar with illuminated wine walls and decorative pendant lighting that is emphasized by bespoke arched metal work screens. The design purposefully positions seating around the bar providing a nod to the building’s historical roots as a meeting place.
A confident palette of cladded brass, warm timbers, stone and velvet upholstery adorned in rich tones of terracotta and deep greens has been adopted to enhance and complement the original period features. They worked closely to curate a bespoke selection of artwork that playfully depicts the fictional characters behind the Klosterhaus concept. Drawing inspiration from the Bristol-Hannover connection the pieces play on Bristol’s industrial past, inventively mixing earthy toned imagery with the rich colors of Renaissance Old Masters portraits.