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Bar Alt Amsterdam

1 June 2018

In May 2018, Bar Alt opened in front of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. A distinctive and exceptional restaurant where the combination of gourmet food and special beers is at the centre. In collaboration with interior designer James van der Velden of Bricks Studio, we were commissioned to design a lighting concept. This resulted in a imaginative and inspiring lighting plan that fits seamlessly with the robust and sturdy interior of this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

What have we done

For the basic lighting we have utilized subtle black 3-phase rails with Paso Mini tracklights. In addition to the basic lighting and to complete the interior, we have used atmospheric decorative pendant lamps throughout the restaurant. For this we have included the Global pendant lamps from Metallux. These timeless golden pendants, with an elegant glass ball, fit seamlessly with the trendy and fashionable interior of the restaurant and are at the same time genuine eye-catchers. In addition to the glass balls we have used the Crystal Bulbs pendant lights.

The bar area

Above the bar we have used a stunning, rugged Eichholtz cylinder luminaire. The nostalgic look of this lamp, made of brass and glass rods, will almost make you feel like you’re back in the 1920s. The look and feel of this type of fixture is increasingly reflected in interiors and is becoming a real trend. Anyway, with this kind of fixtures you are guaranteed to make a statement. In the toilets we have added extra accent lighting by means of  minimalistic wall fixtures.

Collaboration with Bricks Studio

The trendy interior of Bar Alt was designed by interior designer James van der Velden of Bricks Studio. James started his career at design studio Piet Boon, but soon he came up with the idea to start his own label. In 2010 he founded Bricks Studio and quickly acquired international allure. James is known for his unique and striking mix of materials, structures and objects from different periods. Characteristic projects of James is the Citizen M hotel in New York, Paris and London. But also Pink Flamingo restaurant in Amsterdam and Robert Kranenborg’s Thrill Grill hamburgers chain are his work.

Bar Alt Amsterdam
James van der Velden
Bricks Studio
T&B Montage