Grinders, Beijing China
A pleasant local pub recently opened in Shuangjing (just down the road from fellow pleasant local pub The Brick). It is the newest venture to bear a stamp of approval from Chad Lager – formerly of The Rickshaw, currently owner of Fubar. Grinders’ plain green walls are decorated sparsely, although a large bar stacked high with wine bottles on one side and spirits on the other adds character. A first floor mezzanine reached via a spiral staircase overlooks the main area, where tables and chairs are laid out in a fashion that suggests restaurant rather than bar. Shuangjing is an area densely packed with foreigners. As well as rival bar The Brick, the same small street also plays home to popular American diner Lily’s. If the aim is to get a loyal crowd of regulars, then this area is a good choice. The distance from Sanlitun may put people off, but Grinders’ high quality service, affordable prices and convenient location means it should have no problems staying busy.
Renault, Beijing China
The Headquarters in China is a reflection of youthful sophistication; it embodies the company’s essence for the upcoming years as a modern technological institution.
Featured in: Interior Design China Magazine 09'11
Volkswagen Cafe, Beijing China
This interior concept is created to integrate a social environment for internal & external clients of the Volkswagen community. The cafe is in the Volkswagen showroom located in the heart of Sanlitun Beijing China.
Macquarie Bank Reception, Oriental Plaza, Beijing - The Macquarie Group is a diversified international provider of banking, financial, advisory and investment services, headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Combining neutral colors with their corporate identity made this recieving office stand out drastically.
Chad Lager, owner of Fu Bar, was the biggest winner in the Beijinger's 2010 Reader Bar and Club Awards.
Fubar & Stadium Dog, Beijing China
A hushed, high-ceilinged cavern hidden behind an electronic door in Stadium Dog. A raised platform at the back leads off into a cozy, secluded side room. Fubar is styled as a speakeasy and this feeling is enhanced by the eccentricity of its stock; the Serdar Turkmen vodka features the visage of the late Turkmen president-eccentric Saparmurat Niyazov. Manager Chad Lager, once of Rickshaw and Tun fame, offers 42 Below and Bombay Sapphire as house spirits, reasoning that they are less counterfeited in Beijing. Mixed drinks come in at a very reasonable RMB 30. Fubar is an experience that won’t be secret for long. Happy hour everyday from 3pm-9pm.
Upcoming interior design book featuring the Volkswagen Cafe
Book was released Mar 15, 2010