New York, NY
At the iconic Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, a vacant atrium was transformed into a sophisticated bar and restaurant, Center Bar. To distinguish Center Bar from the rest of the fourth floor, JBI built the entire space on a raised platform; this, coupled with the linear shape of the layout, creates the illusion that Center Bar is sailing through the atrium. Three glass towers, illuminated to showcase colorful bottles of spirits, comprise the back bar and are reminiscent of the New York skyline. An L-shaped banquette, upholstered in dove grey with soft pinstripes, invites guests to enjoy the breathtaking views of Central Park and Columbus Circle.
I love the aesthetic of those intimate, unexpected bars in Europe that are thoughtfully detailed and personal. That’s what we wanted to achieve with Center Bar.