A Peek Inside Bibo Ergo Sum Bar in Los Angeles
Bibo Ergo Sum, meaning “I drink, therefore I am,” is a coctail bar in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, mixing drinks with hopes of bringing a locals bar with serious drinks from a simple well-known cocktails all the way to an avant garde, deconstructed dirty martini served with a sidecar of olive leaf soda. The design of interior was completed by Home Studios, a creative studio for interiors and buildings based in New York.
“The overall concept was inspired by the graphic symmetry of turn of the century Vienna architecture, muted color palettes and pastels of French new wave cinema posters, the playful modern curves of Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, and the innocence of the Mike Nichols film “The Graduate.” The result is a dynamic blend of surreal details, unexpected materials and dramatic proportions that deliver a completely unique aesthetic. Everything in the space is custom – from the light fixtures, banquettes, tables, and back bar, as well as many materials. We want guests to feel transported into a setting that feels both of the future and familiar at the same time. Everything from the rigid symmetry of the space, to the strict color palette, to the tinted lighting and glass, as well as the blacked out ceiling are meant to create an experience as transportive as a trip to the cinema,” says founder Oliver Haslegrave
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Design: Home Studios